Berlin is a city where history has a way of following you around. Especially so on this walk from Brandenburg Gate to Potsdamer Platz. We will first learn out about the Brandenburg Gate's history and its significance to German history. Martin will then take you across the Holocaust Memorial and get to hear about the symbolism and history behind it. Continuing along the trail of the infamous Berlin Wall, we'll also pass by the Memorial to the Murdered Gays until we reach Potsdamer Platz, which, over the course of its nearly 200 year old history, went from hub to wasteland and back to hub again!
Berlin’s stunning landscape can stupefy you. Home to over 200 parks, forests and green spaces, and over a hundred lakes - replete with beautiful lidos and sandy beaches - it’s one of the greenest cities in the world. Martin helps you discover all this, and more! Having experienced the fall of The Wall first hand, Martin lived abroad between 1994 and 2010 and experienced a potpourri of different cultures. At university, he explored German history and studied German-Jewish exile organizations that emerged as a result of the rise to power by the Nazis. Following his graduation, he was then offered to contribute to the exhibition “Eichmann on Trial”, organized by Berlin’s Topography of Terror. This led Martin back to Berlin, and he re-discovered the city he had left long ago. Fascinated by Berlin’s total make-over, he decided to turn his rekindled fascination with Berlin into his profession. Since then, his tours have been peppered with adventures and exciting stories, ranging from European cultures to celebrities like Marlene Dietrich. “I once gate-crashed the building where David Bowie used to live in Berlin with a customer who was a huge David Bowie fan and ‘bumped’ into a resident who promptly invited us to have coffee!” he says.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Berlin with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Berlin. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
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Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
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31 August 2021
I struggled to find the right words to express my opinion of your astounding walk from Brandenburg Gate as this was such a powerful tour. Mesmerising, even though I had previously viewed this one. Who else could go from fun to architecture, to deep sorrow, which you conveyed so well by becoming silent at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews? Your enthusiasm for a Berlin that you know so well was contagious, but it is your personal and sometimes outrageous opinions on everything that distinguish your tours. This was the perfect tour yet again, well ordered, solicitous towards both your subject matter and to your voyagers, which was evidenced by excellent audience participation, both with you and with each other. Congratulations and thank you for finishing your tour in such appalling weather.
30 August 2021
I would have liked to see the Reichstag. We could have spent less time at the Holocaust memorial and walked to the Reichstag. Sometimes he should deliberately stand still by a nice photo so people can take postcards.. Otherwise no problems. Lots of information was given.
29 August 2021
Very good tour! Great Job. Thanks a lot
29 August 2021
This was my first tour with Martin and it surely won't be the last one. The middle of the tour was so special and I'm glad that I was there for it. The whole tour was informative and interesting and I learned many things I never knew. But, I especially appreciate the section on the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The conversation was solemn but very important and insightful.
29 August 2021
I loved his personal opinions the most. His attitude towards the architecture was hilarious and I agreed with him, and appreciated his personality. He spent a lot of time on the Holocaust Memorial which I wasn't expecting, but it was educational and instructive. Obviously the area he covered was teeming with political history. I would definitely take another tour of his.