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Berlin - Memorial Trail

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Memorial Trail

Sun, 7 Nov
(192 reviews)
Berlin Memorials, Berlin, Germany
50 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

During this 50 minute tour, we'll explore a number of memorials, dedicated to the victims of National Socialist Terror. As is well documented, the Nazis persecuted anyone who didn't fit into their twisted view of the world, from disabled people, to homosexuals, Sinti and Roma, and, of course, Jews, who were by far the main target and largest group of victims. We start our tour, however, at the Memorial for the Murdered Reichstag Members. For in order to go after the various minorities, the Nazis needed to eliminate the political opposition first. Then, I will take you to the Memorial of the Murdered Sinti and Roma people, who, besides the Jews, were the second largest number of victims. Next, we'll visit the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, which is, for obvious reasons, the largest memorial of them all. Lastly, we'll visit the Memorial to the Murdered Homosexuals who, like the Sinti and Roma, had to wait a long time for their suffering to be recognized and acknowledged


Meet Martin

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 50 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

Rosemary B.

22 July 2021

Martin did an excellent job with a difficult subject. This was one of those occasions when I think the chat should have been turned off.

Jeanne ♦️♦️♦️ B.

22 July 2021

WOW! I appreciate that you continue to read and offer us new info. I learned so much and I have been on the memorial tour a few times. You are a global treasure!

Adrian H.

22 July 2021

Martin tackles the hardest topics he opens our eyes. He teaches us. His humanity and compassion is appreciated by his loyal followers. Learned a lot. Thought a lot wept a bit

Lorna C.

21 July 2021

Martin, your pre tour talk didn’t prepare us at all as our chatting gave no indication of what was to come. You had us relaxed and enjoying a friendly discussion and then Wham! You hit us. Repeatedly, and in such detail. Please, I do not want all the repugnant facts, but these were essential for you to put your point across about the vile Nazis. Symbolism had to be used to show the memorials as words could never do justice to your subject but oh Martin, even your facial expressions evoked such awful pictures for me, and then you added to our agony by spending considerable time on each memorial, showing us the detail, but slowly, and talking in depth. What I did regret though was the emotional strain to you, in sharing these distressing tales with us. Most of us were in tears with you and are truly grateful that you put yourself through that pain to share with us. Your impassioned delivery puts you at the top of heygo’s guides. Thank you for this wonderful tour.

Jackye S.

21 July 2021

Martin is such an empathetic person. He's also so well versed in German history. I learned a lot from this tour of memorials to people murdered by the Nazis.


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