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Address: Akazienstr. 10, Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 178 1962147
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Description: My name is Yoav Sapir and I'm a professional, authorized tour guide in...
My name is Yoav Sapir and I'm a professional, authorized tour guide in Berlin, as well as a journalist, lecturer and translator. I specialize on Jewish Tours in Berlin for both hotel as well as cruise guests. My wife Natalie, a historian and a research assistant at the local university, is also guiding with me.
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Tour of the Jewish Quarter of Berlin

Only 2 days ago we were privileged to be taken on a tour of the Jewish Quarter of Berlin by Natalie, Yoav's wife. It was utterly astounding as we not only saw the tragic side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Only 2 days ago we were privileged to be taken on a tour of the Jewish Quarter of Berlin by Natalie, Yoav's wife. It was utterly astounding as we not only saw the tragic side of the Holocaust but also acts of humanity and kindness by people who risked their own lives, to save Jewish people from certain death! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Two days ago my wife and I were privileged to spend 5 hours being guided by Yoav. What a mine of information. He showed us things and explained events and the significance of what we saw in a masterful way. We could never have discovered all of this by ourselves. He made us feel very much at ease and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went on a 5 hour tour today with Natslie. We had a fantastic tour of the sites. She was very knowledgeable and gave us a thorough explanation of everything. She pointed out things we hadn't previously noticed when we had walked around on our own. I would highly recommend her for a Jewish tour of Berlin! Debbie and Eric... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was a very rich and dense experience. My thirteen year-old daughter and I took the combined German History/Jewish Heritage tour with Natalie and we both found it extremely engaging. As a young German woman embracing Judaism, Natalie offers a nuanced and thoughtful perspective on both historical questions and their contemporary resonance in today's German-Jewish community. This became particularly clear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We spent almost 9 hours with Yoav over a 2 day period. The first day concentrated mainly on the war and the subsequent Cold War leading up to reunification. The second focussed on Jewish Berlin. If you want a detailed, educated, unrushed and thought provoking insightful introduction to this multi layered and complicated city, this is the tour for you.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband and I had the pleasure of having a day tour in the capable hands of Natalie last Friday . What a wonderful day we had.Although a student in the midst of her studies, she guided us round Berlin as if she was brought up there and knows the sites inside out. We found the Jewish areas very moving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We found Natalie Sapir to be really knowledgeable about Jewish history in Berlin and the different memorialisation and after effects of WW2. We learnt so much that we didn’t know before including the demonstration of the non-Jewish wives for their Jewish husbands that saved their lives. She is friendly and really knew her facts. I went with my father so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Yoav's historical stories and insights gave us a unique perspective on the history of the Jewish people in the “enlightened” center of Jewish culture in Europe. The depth of Yoav's knowledge, as we walked (and he talked) around Berlin, brought the Jewish experience in Germany into clearer focus for us. Not only did we see memorials and hidden sites of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Had a 6 hour walking tour with Natalie. She is a student of History and Jewish Heritage. She made our first day in Berlin very special. She is knowledgable and carries an I- Pad with many photos to show you how things looked years ago. She is very engaging, asking us questions during the tour. I highly recommend her if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Yoav is a walking library of interesting facts, terrific stories about the Jewish Quarter in Berlin. He showed us an array of sites from where things used to be (but are no longer) to what still is; from interesting pieces of art, to important buildings, to commemorative "tripping stones." Plus, he's a nice guy with a wry sense of humor... More 

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