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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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Yoav was busy, but Natalie (his wife) was awesome!!

We planned all of this online via email. Yoav was already booked for the date we were arriving in Berlin, so Natalie (his wife) took over expertly! We were a party of four, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Ilana Z
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Marietta, Georgia

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Natalie was our guide for a four hour tour which included both the mainstream and less well known memorials and historical sites. She has an academic back round which enhances her thorough explanations and was easily able and willing to digress and discuss all manner of questions about modern and ancient history and culture. She was punctual, pleasant and had... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We planned all of this online via email. Yoav was already booked for the date we were arriving in Berlin, so Natalie (his wife) took over expertly! We were a party of four, and Natalie arranged for a car to meet us in Rostock. Thomas, our driver for the day, was amazing. He gave us little tidbits of information on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We selected Yoav Sapir Private Tours after carefully checking other options, and have not been disappointed. Yoav has a profound knowledge of German and Jewish history which he transmits in an easy understandable language. His English is fluent and accent free. In sum, we can only recommend him most warmly for an unforgettable Berlin-Jewish experience.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Yoav was recommended by our son and daughter-in-law who had been on a tour with him last October. For a birthday present, they gave my husband and me a tour this May when we visited Berlin prior to a Viking River cruise on the Elbe. Yoav is extremely knowledgeable about German history and of the history of the Jews in... More 

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Ft. Laud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Our day tour with Yoav was the highlight of our 2 week vacation. I wrote to various private tour guides mentioned here on Tripadvisor. Based on the responses I got, and after reviewing their websites and credentials, I decided to schedule our tour of the Jewish sights in Berlin with Yoav Sapir, www.berlinjewish.com. As important as it was to see... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Natalie showed us lots of interesting sites, both the first day (the general tour) and the second day (the Jewish tour). She was very friendly and amenable to meeting our specific interests. She had several amusing anecdotes that made it easy to remember details about some of the monuments and historical sites we saw. But her knowledge of Jewish history... More 

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Jerusalemer, Owner at Yoav Sapir Private Tours, responded to this review

We try to show with our tours that history is about perspectives and controversies. As academic historians, we welcome very much any discussion with our guests and are thankful to them for sharing with us their personal interpretations, which often go beyond our academic expertise. Yet we were and still are bewildered by the vehemence of your reaction to a... More 

Scarsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I were shown Jewish Berlin by tour guide Yoav Sapir. He was superb. His depth of knowledge and understanding was quite extraordinary and we saw things we never would have seen or understood on our own. Having just come from Warsaw and Krakow where we also did Jewish heritage tours, we were intrigued by the difference between... More 

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cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 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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Address: Address: Akazienstr. 10, Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 178 1962147
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Schoneberg

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In 1963, Schöneberg was the center of the political west, inspiring John F. Kennedy to choose this area to famously announce, "Ich bin ein Berliner." Times may have changed, but modern-day Schöneberg still pays tribute to its historical legacies. Once the richest city outside of Berlin proper, the area's affluent past is still visible in ornate housing facades dating back to the Gründerzeit of the 19th century, while residents in fur coats walking their dogs or shopping in high-end KaDeWe continue the tradition with a modern flair. Schöneberg was also once the center of the decadent and burlesque nightlife of the 1920s. It was here that Marlene Dietrich partied with Christopher Isherwood and the first gay bar in Germany was founded. Today, the gay community still revolves around Nollendorfplatz. The overground Ubahn station is even illuminated in rainbow colors, paying tribute to Schöneberg's progressive past.
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