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Address: Simplonstrasse 44, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 160 8132795
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Explore Berlin is tourism at its best. Jessica Cartwright is one of the...

Explore Berlin is tourism at its best. Jessica Cartwright is one of the most sought after guides in the city - not only because of her in depth knowledge of past and present Berlin but also for the phenomenal way in which she conveys its history with spirit, suspense and compassion. To fully appreciate the Berlin of today, Jessica navigates you through the many layers of its diverse past. From its swampy origins to the rise of the Prussian army, through Hitler’s megalomaniacal vision for a new world capital to the communist totalitarian regime that led to division and the construction of the Berlin wall.Come and experience Berlin through her stories of the city and its people as they stood at the gates of history with her “multimedia” props and passionate recounting of some of history’s most pivotal moments.

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A great day in Berlin with Jessica

We spent about 5 hours with Jessica touring Berlin. She is an outstanding guide. She met us at our hotel, gave us an orientation and then filled the day with information about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Port Matilda, Pennsylvania

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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We spent about 5 hours with Jessica touring Berlin. She is an outstanding guide. She met us at our hotel, gave us an orientation and then filled the day with information about and unique insights into Berlin. It was a pleasure to spend the day with her.

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Peoria, Illinois
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My husband and I spent two days with Jessica. The first day we did the Berlin City Tour, and the second day we did the Cold War Tour. Jessica is a delight and is a wealth of information!! We thoroughly enjoyed our days with her! Jessica uses public transportation during the tours and, of course, walking. The City Tour has... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

No question could stump her! We were impressed how she was able to "read" our group of four, based on our questions, and tailored our tour accordingly. High recommend her.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My wife and I spent 5 days in Berlin in late August; we chose Jessica (because of the excellent TA reviews she had already received) to give us a 4-hour private walking tour on our first day, and she provided us with great insights and lots of useful information during our time with her. Jessica met us at our hotel... More 

1 Thank Travlinbrit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I've been meaning to write this review- to say that Jessica and I have communicated extensively to tour Berlin and while we did not go ahead with sightseeing with her, I feel she is a very professional and thorough and helpful! All the best to you!

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South Carolina
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We booked Jessica for our tour of Berlin by chance.....needless to say we won the lottery wither as our guide! In a 4 hour tour, she shared her passion for the city and its history and made the city come alive - both pre-war, World War II, and the modern era. Her knowledge was impressive, her manner friendly, and her... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife, 23-year-old son and I toured Berlin with Jessica for one full day In mid July. This was by far the highlight of our two-week trip to Europe. None of us expected Berlin to be the favorite part of our trip, but because of Jessica, it was. She loves her city. With her, you will see the important monuments... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I booked Jessica's tour for 7 of my girlfriends and I traveling together. She was incredible. First off, we were about 45 minutes late and she was very patient with helping us get to her. During the tour she made the history of Berlin come alive - Jessica took us to all of the "important" spots but also some lesser... More 

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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I did a 3-hour walking tour with Jessica in nearly 100-degree heat on July 5th. She did a terrific job in telling us about the city's history and the key sights. We liked her enthusiasm and lively personality, and her English was excellent so we could understand everything she explained. We did not want an indepth, detailed... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We have nothing to say but praises . Jessica , our guide is simply amazing and very professional. If you want to understand and learn what Berlin is all about then she is the one you need. We were 13 in our group, 6 are teenagers and she was able to make the tour interesting for all age levels. She... More 

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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