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Berlin - Charlottenburg - Flavour of the Old West Berlin

Charlottenburg - Flavour of the Old West Berlin

(101 reviews)
Breitscheidplatz, Berlin, Germany
50 mins

About the tour

Few Berlin districts manage to encapsulate the flavour and the essence of the "old West Berlin". It's not so much that Charlottenburg hasn't changed -because it has - but it's about the many things and institutions that haven't, and which have remained an integral part of the city, among them the Delphi Theatre, the theatre formerly known as the Theatre of the West, the world famous Paris Bar and, of course, the Emperor William Memorial Church. But on top of these Berlin mainstays, there are quite a few interesting additions, such as the Helmut Newton Foundation, the C/O Gallery, or the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Come and join me on this 50min trip which takes you back in time and straight into the present!

Meet your local guide


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.

Martin has been guiding since May 2011

What to expect

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 guide.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

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.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Judith G.

03 April 2021

Good tour

Lois B.

01 April 2021

I felt badly that he was harassed for being gay. Unimaginable in these times! Good job Martin. I look forward to future tours with you.

Janice F.

01 April 2021

A good tour by a very knowledgeable guide

Trudy W.

01 April 2021

I really enjoyed this tour with Martin (and Lukas!). I've never been before and it was good to see all the buildings. I'm going to look up the Delphi to see what it looks like inside. Thanks Martin!

Diane H.

01 April 2021

Martin had a very negative experience on the walk that we all felt was terrible, However he held it together and did a fabulous job. I felt so bad for him,he is my hero for still working to give us an awesome tour. Thank you Martin

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