Berlin - Luxury, Misery, and History: A walk Through Kreuzberg 36

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Luxury, Misery, and History: A walk Through Kreuzberg 36

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(23 reviews)
Kreuzberg, Mitte , Berlin, Germany
40 mins

About the tour

The "Angel Bassin", one of Berlin's most charming areas, has a history as rich as that of some of the inhabitants who now have the privilege of living there: From 19th-century canal, it was turned into a park until it became part of the infamous death strip as it was here, that the infamous Berlin Wall cut straight through the city center. Discover this unique neighborhood with me on this 40-minute walk, which, besides taking you to this beautiful pond, will also include some of Berlin's most beautiful churches as well as a building that went from 19th century hospital to a squat and has since been turned into an arts centre.

Meet 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 40 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

Noreene, Lancaster, PA .

10 May 2021

Martin and his sidekick, Lucas, a real scene stealer, are great escorts throughout Berlin. This tour focused on the death strip, the 27-mile portion of the barrier separating Berlin into east and west (the Berlin Wall), historic architecture that is now expensive condos flanking the former demarcation line, parks, fountains and more. Lucas kept us entertained as he wandered too far for a little white dog, causing Martin and we guests some concerns. ;) All in all, this was another of Martin's tours where we learned so much about Berlin's history as it relates to this specific area. Looking forward to exploring more of Berlin with Martin. Hope you will join us!

pat m.

09 May 2021


Lia G.

07 May 2021

Interesting coverage of the diverse neighbourhood that went through such dangerous period during the city’s past,before the fall of the wall. It would be interesting to hear about some of the people that succeeded to scale the wall to freedom!

Sally B.

07 May 2021

Good tour. The dog was cute.

Margaret F.

06 May 2021

Very enjoyable and informative tour. I am learning a lot of history and seeing some of Berlin with an excellent guide.

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