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
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 50 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 book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
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.
07 April 2021
05 April 2021
05 April 2021
Excellent tour Informative emotional tour Thank you
05 April 2021
This tour of the Memorial Trail in Berlin is the fourth time that I have watched it, so I should have assimilated enough information by now. Martin’s explanation as to why he felt the need to do this tour again attracted me though, and also many others, to walk with him. This was certainly not the same tour! He still stunned us so his audience was silent for some time, but he also gave us plenty of time for reflection. This drove home how serious this was…we were still paying our respects, after so many years. The travellers, despite many knowing what was to come, asked so many questions, which led to much interaction, and the posts spiralled out of control. Martin could not read them! This reminded me of the frenzy on Albert’s tour to the volcano a few days ago when we were so excited at seeing what was unfolding before us. New information, based on his very recent research, was added, which again led to lively conversations, with recommendations from Martin of several books to read to aid us in understanding his tour. The tempo of this tour, the frequent opportunities for photos, and the amazing interaction with his voyagers added up to provide the best tour that Martin has ever given, in my opinion.
05 April 2021
Thank you Martin your tour today was amazing. Everyone should tour these sites, so much to remember and to be thankful for our blessings.
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