All film enthusiasts, Berlin-junkies, and Marlene Dietrich groupies - let me take you on a 30-minute journey that takes us to the building where fabled actress, songstress, and Nazi-fighter Marlene Dietrich was born! She may well be the most famous German to date and most definitely the only one that has not one, but THREE memorial plaques outside the building she was born in! On our way there, we'll also come across the childhood home of Hildegard Knef, who called herself "Neff" during her brief stint in Hollywood, a stint which nevertheless led to her leaving her foot and fingerprints outside Grauman's Chinese. An achievement, dubious as may seem, that even Dietrich couldn't match! It just so happened, that the two of them would eventually become friends, as Dietrich took Knef under her wing after the latter's arrival in Hollywood. Along the way, encounter an edgy neighborhood, which, 100 years ago, was a working class district. Please note, that this tour compliments the following one, which will take us to Dietrich's final resting place!
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 30 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.
27 April 2021
Even Martin’s gimbal wanted to be in the spotlight today as it spun wildly for a few minutes, giving us a washing machine moment. This only added to the hilarity of his tour. This should have been a relatively serious tour but Martin can always make them so amusing. His quips, his expressions, even his animated voice, all join together to create a wonderful presentation for us.
María (Ottawa) C.
27 April 2021
Thank you Martin for a great view of Berlin through your eyes.
26 April 2021
I found Martin very knowledgeable about the topic
26 April 2021
26 April 2021
Martin is a wonderful Tour guide and story teller. I love his tours!