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Isherwood's Neighbourhood Walking Tour

Nollendorfplatz, 10777 Berlin, Germany
+49 1512 5220342
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A master class of doing a walking tour!

Brendan does an extraordinary job of evoking an era--first politically, then economically, then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John L
Insightful and entertaining.

I had been recommended Brendan's tour by someone who had recently done it and I will certainly be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Starting and ending at Nollendorfplatz, this 90-minute tour visits the neighbourhood British writer Christopher Isherwood lived in during his time in Berlin in the last years of the Weimar Republic and where he wrote his famous Berlin diaries, which were to become the iconic film & stage musical, Cabaret. The walk includes readings from his novels and diaries and takes in the sights he wrote about and the cafes, bars and clubs he frequented. Taste the city as he saw it in those uncertain times, where Cabaret was born, genders were blurred and a film premiere caused riots! Tours are usually on Saturday at 11am, but other times are available by arrangement.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brendan does an extraordinary job of evoking an era--first politically, then economically, then socially, and culturally to help you understand this neighborhood, the 20s and 30s, Nazism, and of course, Isherwood. He is charismatic, sweet, interested, and makes you wish for a time machine to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been recommended Brendan's tour by someone who had recently done it and I will certainly be passing the recommendation on. Brendan's tour was a fantastic insight into a writer who I knew little about before the trip. He really brought the history to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a fan of Christopher Isherwood and found Brendan's tour via an article in the New York Times. I contacted Brendan and he was able to allow my partner and I to book a tour with him on a day when he had no...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the highlight of our time in Berlin so far! Brendan is funny, smart, and obviously passionate about this time period in Berlin’s history and of course, Isherwood! He weaves together history, architecture, and Isherwood’s writing into a tour you do not want to miss....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brendan's Christopher Isherwood tour provides a thoughtful, compelling, and fascinating glimpse into Berlin in the '20s and Isherwood's formative years as a diarist and storyteller. Brendan makes Isherwood's writing and Berlin's roaring '20s history come alive. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t rate this tour highly enough. Brendan is incredibly well informed and a great storyteller, uncovering many of the areas secrets and bringing Isherwood to life

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

I had really such a great morning with Brendan on his Isherwood tour. I learned so much about Berlin in 1930's and what is was like. Brendan really brought that era to life, with photographs and maps and excerpts from Isherwood's novels. Take the tour!...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Informative tour from a guide skilled in performative narrative to convey his depth of historical and literary knowledge to all levels and make it all come alive. Learned many new things about Weimar and Isherwood. Thoroughly engaging and enjoyable.

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

The main highlight of our week in Berlin has to be when we roamed what was once the neighbourhood of Christopher Isherwood and his colourful crew, with Brendon. We were captivated from the moment we took our first steps with him into a history that...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Great social history that brought past events to life with a mixture of archive photos literary quotes and superb folklore by a raconteur who clearly loves his subject. Highly recommended to all.

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jimtwist
June 22, 2018|
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Hi Jim I have only just received notification of your message. (Sat 2.45pm) Sorry about not being able to reply to you sooner. Brendan
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Response from Brendan N | Property representative |
Hi Paul. Next week I have Monday, Wednesday or Saturday.
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Response from Brendan N | Property representative |
Hello Andrei Please contact me to confirm this date or I will assume you are no longer interested and cancel it. Thanks and best wishes Brendan
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