This tour may not be for everyone, as it takes us to one of Berlin's most legendary cemeteries. We start our 40 minute tour outside the building where the legendary Comedian Harmonists were founded back in 1928, and who faced dire persecution under the Nazis due to the fact that 3 of their 6 members were Jewish. From there, it's just a short stroll to the hauntingly charming little cemetery where not only legends like the world's most famous fashion photographer Helmut Newton, the composer Ferruccio Busoni, and Marlene Dietrich - no less! - found their final resting place, but also lesser known artists like Jeannne Mammen and the writer and screenwriter Dinah Nelken. It's a truly memorable experience!
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
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 40 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.
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 guide’s hard work, 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
What happened to Martin today? A Chameleon took his place! The young boy who had idolised Marlene appeared in his stead. He was still searching for his Marlene as he has been doing in the 30 years since she died. Having attended her funeral, he could not bear to be parted from her. He did not really need us as he wanted to be with his muse, his favourite actress. A tremor in his voice gave him away yet he was overjoyed that he had given us the inspiration to listen to her or to read about her. He had accomplished his mission. Then the chat died! This graveyard, so quiet in the centre of Berlin, was exceptionally peaceful so Martin emulated us and allowed us to tour with him in silence. I shall never forget how captivated I was by this experience, thank you Martin.
27 April 2021
fascinating tour Martin, your knowledge is astounding, very interesting
27 April 2021
Great as ever! Very informative!
26 April 2021
26 April 2021
This time the tour was not what I expected. Somehow 'Myth & Legends' I imagined old history of Berlin rather that the usual few personalities which seem to appear in a lot of the walks. It is not a criticism, just an observation. Thank you.