Berlin - Tracing Evil" (includes: Clou Concert Hall, Topography of Terror, former Reich Ministry of Aviation, location of the Kaiserhof Hotel)

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Tracing Evil" (includes: Clou Concert Hall, Topography of Terror, former Reich Ministry of Aviation, location of the Kaiserhof Hotel)

Sun, 4 Jul
(312 reviews)
Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

This 45 minute tour will take you to locations and sites relevant to WWII and the Holocaust. There are still traces in the heart of Berlin of the most evil regime mankind has ever experienced, starting with what's left of a former concert hall where Hitler gave his first - non-public! - speech in Prussia, back in 1927. Next comes the site of the SS and Gestapo HQ's, now a learning and documentation centre, called, "Topography of Terror". After that, we'll check out the former Reichs Ministry of Aviation, now, unbelievable but true, Germany's Ministry of Finance. The last stop on our tour will take us to the location of the "Kaiserhof Hotel", Hitler's and Nazis' favourite hotel in Berlin, one which they favoured over all the others, and where for instance Göring held his wedding festivities in 1935 after getting married to the actress Emmy Sonnemann.


Meet Martin

Martin

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.


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 content creator.

The tour will last about 60 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.


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 join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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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

Beatrice M.

07 June 2021

Great tour! Martin has such a huge knowlegde and his personal way to tell about this time of horror makes this tour a very special one. Highly recommend!

Lindsay 🇨🇦 B.

04 June 2021

Extremely informative tour

Lorna C.

04 June 2021

10* Over six months of travelling with Martin in Berlin, repeating many of his tours, yet for me each one is enthusiastically delivered as if it were a new one. Maybe this is because he is continually researching for new material or something out of the ordinary occurs. Today, for example, he was rudely interrupted by a long cavalcade of expensive cars which surprised we voyagers as they forgot to pick up the central personage: our guide. Even on a sombre tour like this one we were still able to share repartee! Martin relaxes us with banter right from the beginning and has a knack of putting us at ease, despite sharing such unbelievably appalling accounts of the Nazi regime. Just a walking tour? No, of course not, for Martin shared the titles of so many books or films that he wanted us to read or to view, to increase our experience with him, and added his own personal opinions to give us one of the best tours he has ever done. Each time I say this, but today was exceptional. He was relaxed, unhurried, yet shared so much. An hour with Martin is never enough for me as, incredibly, I am always left needing yet more. Thank you, a million times over.

Katie L.

03 June 2021

I've been meaning to this tour with Martin and I'm glad I finally could. Learned a lot during this tour and it's prompted me to do some more research and check out the movies and books he talked about. He clearly has a lot to tell us about in such a short time and was great at telling the stories. Thanks for this tour Martin!

Art C.

03 June 2021

Martin did a fantastic job on his tour of central Berlin associated with the Third Reich. He is both knowledgeable and personal. His recommendations for further reading and cinematic presentations are spot on. My last visit to Berlin was in 1971, and, of course, the sites associated with the 3rd Reich in Berlin were, for the most part, inaccessible due to The Wall. So grateful that it has come down, and allowed free access to the sites. I've become somewhat very knowledgeable about the 3rd Reich for about 25 years or so, primarily because I wanted to understand how a cultured, well-educated, refined German people could buy into the nonsense and deadly rhetoric of the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler. Understanding the intensity of the propaganda, the education & indoctrination starting with very young children, and the tight control by the Party and its toxic minions--and the delivery of Adolf Hitler's promises for the country in the wake of WWI and the Depression starting in 1929---made it all possible. One point of new knowledge from the tour is that a denial in Germany today of the Holocaust is likely to result in a prison sentence. I also have come to appreciate the monuments and memorials associated with those individuals of the German resistance against the Nazis and what horrors inflicted on the people of the occupied countries. Moreover, the advances made by German scientists to win the war (ballistic missiles, the jet planes) are nothing short of remarkable. Well done, Martin. Well done.


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