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Isherwood's Neighbourhood Walking Tour

Nollendorfplatz, 10777 Berlin, Germany
+49 1512 5220342
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An alternative Berlin

Brendan's research and beautifully honed talk is a lesson very well worth having. Given that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Enjoyable walking trip and you don't even have to know anything about Isherwood

I went along to this walking trip with a friend and i hadn't any clue who Isherwood was other than... read more

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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's research and beautifully honed talk is a lesson very well worth having. Given that Isherwood, Auden, Spender and others are a central part of English literature of their time, it is difficult to believe that this tour would not be the natural choice of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went along to this walking trip with a friend and i hadn't any clue who Isherwood was other than the fact that there was a movie called Cabaret. It was a great fascinating insight into the rich history of Nollendorfplatz in the 1920's and...More

Thank danozard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always been wary of walking tours as there can be a risk the tour guides charisma and passion may seem routine and bland. I had been recommended this tour by a friend and it did not disappoint. Brendan's passion and personality were perfectly pitched...More

Thank stevenr843
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really is an excellent tour for anyone with an interest in Berlin's turbulent and hedonistic history. Brendan packs so much interesting information into the tour - about politics, the wild nightlife in the 20s and of course the life and times of Isherwood himself....More

Thank Highflyer6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommendable walking tour that brings to life a fascinating and volatile period in the city's history. Great historical and social background and a sense of how what was happening then has relevance and resonance today. You feel like tour guide Brendan knows his material...More

Thank johnpip142
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Undoubtedly the best tour I have ever been on. Brendan brought to life Christopher Isherwood's time in Berlin: how his experiences and the people he interacted with became the characters we know through Isherwood's novels and "Cabaret" Even more fascinating is how Brendan recreates the...More

Thank PeterCDickie
Reviewed September 4, 2017

Brendan conducts an incredibly well-informed and beautifully orchestrated tour of Isherwood's Berlin experience. He is smart, charming, witty, open to questions and discussion -- and a fine host. Even if you're not an Isherwood buff, I recommend this tour as a glimpse into a side...More

Thank comlarry
Reviewed August 7, 2017

We loved all three, very different, tours we took in Berlin. But this wonderful evocation of the Weimar era in the streets of Nollendorfplatz was our favourite. Brendan is a fantastic guide - friendly, funny, knowledgeable and keen to share his passion for Isherwood, Weimar...More

1  Thank karpmot
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Brendan has a very enthusiastic and informative way of telling the story of Isherwood and other characters of the Weimar period. He really brought the era to life and gave me a new outlook on Weimar Berlin. Highly recommend!!

1  Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

One of the best tours I've been on in Berlin. Brendan was informative and interesting. He obviously has a passion for the subject of Christopher Isherwood/Weimar Berlin and he endows his audience s with the same. Bloody good craic!

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June 11, 2016|
Response from Brendan N | Property representative |
Hello Martha I just got your enquiry. There is a tour on Tuesday at 11am, how is that for you? The meeting point is outside Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn station opposite the Goya building, by the red clock. Take the left exit... More
Garry S
July 19, 2015|
Response from Brendan N | Property representative |
Hello Garry There is a tour on Saturday 25th at 11am, how is that for you? The meeting point is outside Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn station opposite the Goya building, by the clock. Take the left exit from the main ticket... More