Here in Berlin we like to name places in a very correct way so it comes as no surprise that Museum island is an actual island full of museums in the middle of Berlin. The city´s biggest Unesco world heritage sight and one of the most visited places in Berlin whilst the collections shown here have interestingly little to do with Berlin itself. We find the Romans, Egyptians, the Mesopotamians and Greek but not too much German or even Berlin in the exhibitions. The buildings and names behind the collections on the other hand tell the great story of Berlin´s becoming as an art metropolis through the ages of kings and queens, democrats and dictators. We will start our tour at the tip of Museum Island and a view out to the river Spree which has been Berlin´s life line since its beginning. From there we will wander along the many magnificent museums, have a closer look at the old and new buildings and hear the stories from the finding of the Nefertete and why Egypt wants to have it back to why the Pergamon altar was not taken out of the museum during WWII. And along the way we can also wave Hi to our chancellor Angela Merkel who lives next to Museum Island.
Welcome to Berlin, I'm Arja and I have been a full-time tour guide for 14 years now. Berlin is my playground as a studied historian, culture enthusiast and big city aficionada, and I am looking forward to sharing the stories of this great city with you. No matter if you are in Berlin for the first time and want to see all the most important sites or if you have been here before and are looking for stories and places off the beaten path, I will take you anywhere you want to go, because even the most remote corners of Berlin have a story to tell. With my granddad and mum being from former Eastern Berlin I feel a strong connection to Berlin even though I grew up in a small town in Western Germany. But as I was always drawn to the bigger places I first left for university in Hamburg where I got my M. A. in History and American literature, then for a year away in New Zealand and then to work as a tour guide all over Europe showing young people the most exciting places of this continent. Berlin was a natural choice for me continuing the family story in this city which was interrupted by the Stasi, the wall and the separation of Germany in 1954. I am looking forward to showing you this amazingly intruiging city in the virtual world and maybe one day in person. And of course Lulu is always on my and your tail...
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 45 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.
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26 April 2021
Sorry, didn’t make the tour until the last 5 minutes!
26 April 2021
It was a great and entertaining tour with Arja as always. I really enjoyed it.
23 April 2021
Loved my tour with Arja...it was like taking a walk with a friend. She shared so much interesting information.
22 April 2021
Another brilliant tour
Helen (from Eastbourne UK) B.
22 April 2021
I love Arja's tours, they are consistently factual with her own spin on them. I learn and laugh at the same time. Fabulous