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“Brings Berlin to life” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Steuben Tours Berlin Private Tours

Steuben Tours Berlin Private Tours
Berlin, Germany
+49 176 64229119
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Ranked #15 of 218 Tours & Activities in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Steuben Tours is for people who want to enjoy the luxury of having one guide just for themselves.Who want to ask all the questions that come to mind as they are learning about Berlin.Steuben Tours is for people who want to get a feeling for Berlin, a feeling based on in-depth information and unique experiences that is as close to the true mood and personality of the city as they can get.
McKinney, Texas
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“Brings Berlin to life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I first met Bernhard in 2010 when I was with 2 other travelers for a one-day tour of Berlin. Bernhard went out of his way to find out what we were interested in and then tailored his tour to accommodate us. The guys I was with were more interested in the World War II history. I was traveling with my daughter last month and I made sure we connected with Bernhard again. This time we saw some of the same sights but he put more of an emphasis on the life there after the Wall fell. My daughter loved hearing how his life changed and Bernhard did a great job of mixing in the sites to tell his story. On both tours, we hired a minivan to take us around and we would get out and walk often. We found that we saw so much more this way. A definite strong recommendation on my part.

Visited June 2013
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New York, New York, United States
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“First Rate Historian and Brilliant Memoirist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Bernhardt led an informative, walkable, charming, and ultimately moving tour of East Berlin. His knowledge is vast, be it historical or sociological. He can tell you everything about rationing and schooling before the Wall (sometimes from first hand accounts) as he can contextualize a moment in the breadth of German and European History. We encountered everything from recent gentrification of what once one a center of artists and dissidents, to prefabricated homes to honor Berlin's 750th birthday, to the sites of protest and ultimately the site of walking across that "white line" divide between East and West Berlin. Bernhard sequenced his tour with great historical and personal sensitivity; he was able to answer each an every question with a scholar's mind and a writer's heart. His narrative moves from social to political to the personal with great ease and grace. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Superb combination of the historical and the personal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Having grown up in the GDR, Bernhard has vivid personal anecdotes to complement the historical narrative he wove during our walking tour of the district of Prenzlauer Berg. His English is fluent; his sense of humor excellent--plus he came equipped with large-format maps and photographs (easily visible by the whole group) to illustrate his narrative. When one of our group needed to depart early, he phoned for a taxi on the spot. Amiable, learned, and eager to help, Bernhard of Steuben Tours Berlin gets highest marks.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Best Day in Berlin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We visited Berlin in April 2012. Our day with Bernhard was our best there, and among the best of our trip. It was very special to experience the city with someone who had grown up there and lived through Berlin's recent history. Bernhard is not only incredibly knowledgable about both the history of the region and life there today, but he is also kind, passionate, fun to be with, and extremely generous with his time and conversation. We make it a point to recommend him to anyone who visits.

Visited April 2013
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“Everything you want and more!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We had a brilliant experience in Berlin with Bernhard from Steuben Tours. As a corporate conference provider, we used Bernhards services to take groups around Berlin both during the day and during our evenings away from the conference.

We found Bernhard to be a wealth of knowledge, it was so interesting to hear the deep history of Berlin from a local as well as spend time with Bernard who has lovely personally and was extremely capable navigating us through the city and its surrounds.

As a professional who runs conferences around the world, I would recommend these services to groups who are in Berlin for business and for pleasure as it really is an eye opener in finding out about the city from someone who has the knowledge and experience.

Visited April 2012
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Bernhard S, Inhaber at Steuben Tours Berlin Private Tours, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you very much for this review! I appreciate this very much. I do remember meeting as a true pleasure. Please come back!
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