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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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Fascinating tour of Jewish Berlin

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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San Francisco, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were guided by Natalie Sapir on a rainy Sunday in late March 2015 and she was outstanding!! We are a well travelled family who had already spent a few days in Berlin and she was tasked with showing us Jewish Berlin. She took us back to places we had already seen and quite frankly showed us what we had... More 

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Short hills, nj
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Natalie's extensive knowledge of Jewish history and culture in Germany went well beyond our expectations. She was able to bring together the secular history with Jewish history superimposed with her own analysis clearly based on extensive knowledge of the subject area. We likely never would have even entered the small museum regarding Otto Weidt if we were just walking by,... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We bless our choice of Natalie. Her knowledge of history and the city is far beyond the normal guide. She was always interesting and well attentive to us as to keep the momentum. Her calm and dedication to her profession made it all the more pleasant. Without such a guide, the Berlin center of history would be another meaningless nice... More 

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Boston
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This structure was built in 1922 to commemorate the blah blah blah. This is NOT what you’ll hear with Natalie. Yes, you’ll get the facts, but incorporated into interesting story after fascinating anecdote. She wastes no time, gives big picture and fine detail, and interweaves it all into a meaningful, easy-to-listen-to approach. Definitely the best tour guide we’ve ever had.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had an excellent tour with Yoav by global standards. He is a treasure trove of information about Berlin and a gifted storyteller, so he passes on his wealth of knowledgeable in a passionate way that rivets you. It is obvious he is passionate about what he does. We spent 6 hours touring and didn't even want to stop to... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We made a Berlin introductory tour and Jewish Berlin tour with Natalie. We would echo the other reviews on this site. This was my first visit to Berlin. It is a city with something around every corner - but those things are always obvious, and they need context. Natalie was a pleasure to spend time with - calm, sensitive and... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Yoav gave us a 6 hour walking tour that left us amazed by the history and beauty of berlin. I would highly recommend him for any age family. He also set us up for our next day of touring on our own,as well as local restaurants and shops to visit.you should plan to start your trip with his tour,if at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We spent most of our first day in Berlin with Yoav. It was a great way to get oriented to the city and to see some interesting points with a very knowledgeable and articulate guide. Not only was Yoav an excellent guide, he was very generous with advice about what to do on days when he was not available to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We are a family with two boys, 18 and 11. We did a tour today focusing on the Jewish history of Berlin, including the origins of Reform Judaism and sites related to The Holocaust. The thing that made this tour stand out was that this was not just a tour of "this happened here" and "this building was..." but a... More 

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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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