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Isherwood's Neighbourhood Walking Tour

#15 of 743 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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Arriet wrote a review Sep 2022
Boca Raton, Florida352 contributions143 helpful votes
this was a very enjoyable two hours we walked around the area where The book ( I am a Camera ) which later turned into the Broadway musical cabaret 1920s to 1930 was the life experiences of the author Isherwoods neighborhood he had interesting pictures little antidotes you did a lot of search to do this walking tour and made it really feel like we were in the play of how the book came about we Jane see iCabaret a few times and lucky for us we are heading to London to see the new production of Cabaret this will make the experience even more special because now we have a lot of information about the beginning of concept Lucky for us this author kept very good note and made this classic come to life almost 100 years later
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Yolande wrote a review Sep 2022
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Brendan did a fantastic tour which ended up being the highlight of our visit to Berlin. He was knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend. Definitely makes you want to come back and explore further
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Iona wrote a review Aug 2022
Scotland, United Kingdom26 contributions11 helpful votes
An absolutely fantastic tour! Brendan was a very engaging, informative and enthusiastic guide. We were guided around the streets of Nollendorf area, where Christopher Isherwood spent his infamous years in Berlin. Brendan expertly wove Isherwood’s personal experiences in Berlin with the historical context and stories of other prominent individuals of the Weimar era to make for an excellent story. It didn’t particularly feel just like a typical tour but a story telling experience and he brought us right back to the years of 1929-1933 Berlin. Some of us in the group were unfamiliar with Isherwood and the historical context and yet Brendan made everything so accessible for them and they enjoyed the tour equally as much as those with some existing knowledge. Brendan’s tour is an absolute must-do for anyone in Berlin!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Tobias O wrote a review Jul 2022
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This was a wonderful tour, full of information, insight and intrigue. It was so engaging and fascinating. Brendan is a wonderful guide and skillfully transported us back to the Berlin of the 20s and 30s. I learnt so much and loved every minute.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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lauricetb wrote a review Jul 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions3 helpful votes
Brendan is an excellent storyteller, and quite quickly made us forget it was 2022. Instead we walked in the streets of Nollendorf tracing the footsteps of Christopher Isherwood and those he encountered through his time in Berlin aim the 1920s and 1930s.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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