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Address: Akazienstr. 10, Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 178 1962147
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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We had just 6 hours in Berlin ..a microsecond when one considers the history and a landmarks that are packed into this amazing city. Yoav provided such an abundance of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
linda s
Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had just 6 hours in Berlin ..a microsecond when one considers the history and a landmarks that are packed into this amazing city. Yoav provided such an abundance of information, from many presectives, which were thought provoking for all of us and provoked much discussion among family members. Yoav's description of the German Jewish community was illuminating and has... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our trip to Germany revolved around visiting ancestral areas in the Rhineland, and a two day escorted tour of Berlin with a heavy slant on Jewish history. Yoav was contacted, via e-mail and we developed a plan and date for our visit in early May 2015. My wife and I were truly anticipating our visit, and arrived a day early... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I took two weeks ago my third Jewish Berlin tour with Natalie and Yoav in 3 years. I started out knowing not much about Jewish life in pre-war Berlin and ended getting answers and – more importantly – significant stimulation to ask questions and find my own answers. Among others I wrote an essay “The typical German of the holocaust".... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Last week I was in Berlin for the first time in 30 years and booked a tour with Yoav Sapir Private Tours to see the Jewish Quarter of East Berlin with Natalie. Natalie arrive at my hotel on time and ready to show me whatever I wanted to see. I let her plot our course and for the next 4... More 

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

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

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

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 

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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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