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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Noreene, Lancaster, PA .
08 July 2021
Martin conducted a sobering yet highly informative tour, reflecting on the rise of Hitler and the effects on Berlin during the war. We visited several sites and learned so much about Berlin. So much was destroyed by bombs, but what remains is impressive architecturally. Can't wait for the second half of this tour. Thank you, Martin, for another great opportunity to understand history.
05 July 2021
A difficult subject but I think he handled it well and cares to answer questions well. A nice relaxed approach and friendly
Sally Washington State B.
05 July 2021
I do enjoy Martin’s tours. I always learn. He is enthusiastic too and adds a bit of fun.
05 July 2021
Thanks Martin for an excellent tour today, you are very well informed and I really enjoyed the walk & talk. Looking forward to joining future sessions!
05 July 2021
This review was going to be an apology for not writing one. You already know from past reviews how ill you make me, watching your dark tours. Could my eyes take yet more crying? The heavens always cried with me too, but what happened today? The sun shone so hotly that you had to don a beautiful linen shirt, and you changed the tour. Hugely. Splitting it into two gave you time to explain each place, giving more background detail. This alleviated some of the sadness I usually feel as we could now understand the full picture far better rather than merely receiving an overview. That faulty gimbal though…still not repaired, but by treating it so gently your tour too calmed down, with no pressure to rush. Walking, or even just standing in such a small area and talking, lecturing to us, was far more effective in getting your information across. Thank you for yet another superb tour, Martin, and worth more than 5 *.