Explore Berlin Tours
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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.
Berlin, Germany

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2022

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Bianca
Karlsruhe, Germany1 contribution
Feb 2021
Although I was sitting in front of my computer during the whole tour it really didn't feel like a virtual experience at all. Thanks to all the vivid explanations, touching stories and perfect use of modern technology I had the feeling to be right next to all the sights and memorials our guide Jessica showed us during our one hour walk along the Berlin Wall. A real treat during the Corona lockdown!
I can highly recommend such a tour to anyone who is looking for an escape from their everyday routine or who does not have the opportunity to visit the city of Berlin in person. Thanks Jessica for that touching and very informative glimpse into our turbulent past.
Written March 7, 2021
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Thank you for your kind review Bianca. It was a pleasure to have you on the tour. Hope to see you in Berlin soon. All my very best, Jessica
Written March 11, 2021
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Maja L.
1 contribution
Oct 2020
Even though being on such an important and famous place like Berlin in body is what we want, but as this is actual not possible, there is a very good alternative: you are sitting in a warm room with a cup of tea or coffee and this well experienced and very sympathic guide is walking with you through Berlin, showing you the places, connected with world war 2 live and takes you to a time travelling into the past.

The way Jessica guides us through the history of this time is just inspiring and very pleasant as she is providing facts and telling stories concerning the backround of historical persons and gives you a chance to aks questions or share opinions and she will adjust to your issues individually.
After one hour you will know more about this period of history and will be touched like you are after having red a very exciting book or you have seen a very touching movie….

its a must if you love travelling and are interested in historie in a very vivid way!
Written November 12, 2020
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Maja, thank you for your very kind review. It was a true pleasure to guide you through the streets of Berlin. This will never replace real traveling but it doesn't need to hold you back from learning about new places. Since traveling in person will be more or less impossible in the foreseeable future, this is a fabulous way to keep exploring the world. I think virtual tours are here to stay and it will open up a new way for us to visit or re- visit a place. Thank you again and hope to see you again, live or virtual from Berlin. All my very best, Jessica
Written November 16, 2020
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Marita Socher
1 contribution
Mar 2021
Great experience to be part of the one hour Berlin wall virtual Tour with Jessica!
I really felt like diving in history as she brought to life what happened to the Berlin people more than 40 years ago:
the scenery in the Subway, the escaping tunnels.. etc.
Highly recommended Tour, especially during times like this with travel bans!
Written March 7, 2021
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Thank you Marita, it was lovely to have you on the tour. Hope to see you in Berlin "live" in the near future. All the best, Jessica
Written March 7, 2021
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Kbc603
Concord, NH17 contributions
Jul 2022
As a high school teacher, I need someone who can keep teens and adult chaperones engaged. Jessica is the perfect choice. Even though I've booked her in the past, I continue to learn new things about Berlin from her. She manages to balance essential information for people who have never been to Berlin before with new sites for experienced travelers. We ended our 11 days in Europe in Berlin and I always poll the students and chaperones: what was your highlight, what was underwhelming and what was your culinary pick. Jessica won the "highlight" vote and received not a single "underwhelming vote". Considering we had worked with professional guides in Budapest, Vienna, Munich and Dachau, this is impressive. Jessica's outgoing personality and her sense of humor makes the time with her fly by. Several high schoolers told me: I can't believe that was 4 hours. Jessica is a highpoint of our trips and that is why I continue to book her services. Keep up the magnificent work.
Written July 14, 2022
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Lisa
Karlsruhe, Germany1 contribution
Mar 2021
This was my first virtual tour, but I felt like I was right there at the Berlin Wall Memorial. The technology functioned perfectly and with Jessica's guidance it was almost like walking the streets along the former Berlin Wall. I loved diving into the stories of ordinary Berliners and hearing hidden details which we learned along the way, the hour flew by and I almost forgot I was sitting at home with my laptop. Not only interesting stories, but the personal anecdotes and knowledge which Jessica shared in a warm, engaging and insightful way really brought this period to life. Amazing quarantine relief, I'd recommend Jessica and her tours to anyone. Thanks so much!
Written March 17, 2021
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Nele17
Minneapolis, MN3 contributions
Mar 2021
What a wonderful tour with Jessica! It felt I was right there with Jessica, walking by the sights along the Berlin wall, although I was actually sitting in front of my computer in cold Minnesota. Jessica knows exactly how to bring a virtual tour to live so you feel part of it. The one hour tour went by in a jiffy and was filled with fantastic insights and off the beaten paths stops. Her knowledge and fun way to explain sights and telling stories made this extra special. I could have listened to her all day. Fantastic tour, I highly recommend Jessica for your next virtual or in person tour through Berlin. She simply rocks!
Written March 9, 2021
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You are too kind, thank you for that lovely review. Hope to see you in Berlin in the not so far future. All the best, Jessica
Written March 11, 2021
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smkstl
Saint Louis, MO28 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Jessica. Her deep knowledge and love of Berlin, coupled with her energy and talent for communicating, created impressions that will stay with us long after we return home. We especially appreciated her thoughtful customizations for our interests (architecture, David Bowie and scotch whisky, among others). Jessica obviously loves her work, and she’s excellent at it. Highly recommended!
Written April 29, 2022
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Steve, thank you so much for your kind review. I really enjoyed our day together. Hope you found some good whisky :) All the best, Jessica
Written June 17, 2022
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Annestarkie
4 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
What a wonderful experience! The virtual tour was absolutely fascinating. Jessica was lively, informative and engaging, involving us totally. I can thoroughly recommend this to anyone with an interest in Berlin and its history. Thank you so much!
Written December 28, 2020
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Thank you for your kind words Anne. I really enjoyed touring with you, thank you for your engagement. I hope to see you in Berlin - live - at some point when travel is allowed again. Take good care and all the best.
Written December 28, 2020
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Pippakerr K
3 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Wonderfully interesting tour of Jewish Berlin. Thank you Jessica. Your enthusiasm and sharing of historical events as you showed us around the Jewish quarter was exciting and inspiring and I can’t wait to be back visiting Berlin in person. Thank you for bringing Berlin to us virtually whilst we wait to travel again.
Written February 6, 2021
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Thank you Pippa, it was great that you could join and thank you for your engagement. Hopefully we will be able to travel again soon and when we do, I look forward to seeing you in Berlin. All my very best, Jessica
Written February 9, 2021
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JohnP
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Family
Jessica was the perfect guide for us; a combination of solid historical and local knowledge presented in an engaging and entertaining style...even our teenage kids were enthralled with Jessica's depiction of Berlin's tumultuous past as we made our way through this facinating city..a miracle!
Written January 24, 2021
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Thank you John for your lovely review. I really enjoyed meeting you all and taking you around Berlin. The kids were great, I loved their interaction during the tour. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Berlin and if you ever come back, please get in touch. I wish you all my very best, Jessica
Written January 24, 2021
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