"Learn from Tragedy", a quote by Simon Wiesenthal, is the overarching theme of this tour, which is more like a visit, as we'll look at the memorial of the erstwhile synagogue that stood here, which has seen the most atrocious things. Join me on this visit, and learn all about the building, and its history that finally led to its destruction. Where once was life, there's a memorial today, a memorial which also stands for Wiesenthal's hope that we may learn from tragedy! On the way to the memorial, we will come across another, much smaller, memorial to yet another synagogue which is long gone, as well as a memorial plaque for Nelly Sachs, a Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature, and to add a quote by H.M. Enzensberger from the 1960s, "the last Jewish poetess to still write in German".
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.
Johanna (🇬🇧 E.London) P.
19 August 2021
Another emotional rollercoaster of a tour with plenty of history. Glad I went on this tour.
18 August 2021
a very interesting and sobering tour. a knowledgable guide who shared his discomfort with the subject he was dealing with.. well done Martin.
18 August 2021
Three technical failures did not prevent you from giving us another incredible tour. We were amazed that you retraced your steps to repeat the information once you were aware of our problems in hearing you. It would have been so easy for you to have skipped those parts but that is not you as we know that you always strive to present the perfect tour. Over the past few months of touring with you I should be used to your forthrightness, but watching the agony in your eyes almost finished me off today. Clearly, we all need to share these sordid stories, however much it hurts, but the suffering of what you were describing so expertly never lessens. This pain is what brings your tours to life for me, so thank you again.
Anna - Warwickshire, U K.
18 August 2021
As ever Martin made a small part of Berlin's history pop out and grab your attention. Fascinating stuff.
Jeanne ♦️♦️♦️ B.
18 August 2021
Really enjoyed it. It’s so nice spending time with you. It rained in Los Angeles today — unusual.