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Isherwood's Neighbourhood Walking Tour

#16 of 709 Tours in Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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About Isherwood's Neighbourhood Walking Tour
Starting and ending at Nollendorfplatz, this two-hour 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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Geraldine S wrote a review Nov 2021
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The tour guide Brendan Nash is a born storyteller. He is very knowledgable about Isherwood and the twenties in Berlin. His stories about people from that period, the places we walked and the photo's he showed brought the history to life.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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rms9004 wrote a review Oct 2021
San Francisco, California5 contributions9 helpful votes
Brendan gave us a great tour of the neighborhood and the Weimar era along with Isherwood’s frequent haunts. If you’re visiting Berlin and want an original and interesting tour of this period in history, definitely do this tour.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Zara K wrote a review Oct 2021
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Definitely one of our Berlin highlights and one of the best walking tours we've ever been on. Brendan is super knowledgeable and led us through the history of the neighbourhood in a really engaging, entertaining manner. Recommending it to all my friends!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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claxfam wrote a review Oct 2021
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions10 helpful votes
We had the most amazing walking tour of this fascinating neighbourhood of Berlin with Brendan. We came into the tour totally ignorant about Isherwood and about the whole link with Cabaret. We left with a whole different perspective on this period of Berlin’s history. Thanks Brendan - definitely one of the best walking tours we have ever taken. You are super well informed and really passionate about this pivotal time for Berlin.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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DavidwukLondon wrote a review Aug 2020
london30 contributions56 helpful votes
Highly recommended tour, well researched, great insight into the Weimar period and the tyranny of the Nazi era and its effect on the decadence experienced by Isherwood in Berlin. So many titbits of information that you’ll only pick up by joining the tour. Brendan is an encyclopaedia of knowledge on this period of time. From Eldorado to the Bull, you’ll get to understand the history of this unique District of Berlin.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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