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Insight Cities Berlin

#133 of 648 Tours in Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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About Insight Cities Berlin
The guides at Insight Cities are professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics and published authors. As professional researchers and educators, we cater to visitors who want to enjoy spirited and informed presentations of the cultural and political histories of great cities.
Tours and Tickets by Insight Cities Berlin

Berlin Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour: David Bowie and the End of the World with a Historian Guide

Travel back to 1970s Berlin — a time when the city was split in two and West Berlin was “cut off from its world, art and culture, dying with no hope of retribution” — on this 3-hour tour. Together with a specialist guide, you’ll navigate the city on foot and by public transport, in search of the Berlin that inspired David Bowie’s seminal Berlin Trilogy. See Hansa Studios, where ‘Heroes’ and ‘Low’ were recorded, as well as 155 Hauptstrasse, once home to Bowie and Iggy Pop. You’ll also visit Potsdamer Platz, Zoo Station, Neues Ufer Café, and other culturally significant sites.
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3 hours
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Small-Group Half-Day Guided Jewish Berlin History Walking Tour

Spend a few hours exploring Jewish Berlin with a guide who is also a scholar of Jewish studies. Learn about the long history of the Jews in Berlin, particularly of the last century. Visit the foundation of the Old Synagogue and learn about the struggles of the Jews during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Then head to the great New Synagogue, built in 1866, before heading to the Jewish Cemetery and visiting a new kosher cafe to learn about contemporary Jewish life in Berlin.
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3 hours
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Private 3-Hour Berlin's Neues Museum Walk with an Art Historian

Mentally escape Berlin for a few hours by embarking on this private 3-hour tour of the Neue's Museum's vast and stunning collection of the art of ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean. With a professional art historian by your side, learn the historical context of the art and the background of each piece on display.
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3 hours
from $365.90

Small Group Introductory Tour of Berlin Capital of Culture Tyranny and Tolerance

Berlin may have been the capital of the 20th century, being at the the epicenter of every history-making, world-changing movement and phenomenon. But this small-group tour takes you back 300 years to trace the roots of Prussian militarism that led up to the 20th century. Learn from the professional guide how Berlin became the world capital of culture, arts and tolerance. Visit the Tiergarten, the former Death Strip where the Wall once ran and Potsdamer Platz.
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3 hours
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Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin

Explore Berlin’s divided past with a local historian on a 3-hour, small-group tour of the city’s key communist-era sites. Start your tour at the Brandenburg Gate that divided East and West Berlin, and learn how families were separated as they tried to pass through the Friedrichstrasse train station. Visit a moving memorial to murdered East Berliners at the once-notorious ‘death strip.’ See an expansive Soviet housing complex and the headquarters of East Germany’s secret police, then finish your tour at Alexanderplatz, where fierce demonstrations helped end Communist rule.
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3 hours
from $96.99
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karinkas wrote a review Jul 3
Philadelpia, PA4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our private walking tour of Jewish Berlin with Martin was the highlight of our trip to Germany. Martin was extremely knowledgeable, totally fluent in English, had a wonderful sense of humor, and by the end of the tour we felt we had not only learned a great deal, but had made a
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from InsightCities, Owner at Insight Cities Berlin
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the wonderful review. Being reminded that we have an impact is a particular encouragement to Martin and to all the terrific historians in our guide network at a time when we are so challenged by the pandemic and reduced travel. We hope to welcome you on Insight Cities tours in the future in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg and Budapest.
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Julia & Tom wrote a review Jul 2
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Really loved this tour, even interesting if you're not a massive fan but for us it was fab. Dan our guide was really knowledgeable chatty and friendly . We thoroughly enjoyed it all
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed it. We'll hope to see you on Insight Cities tours again in Berlin, or in Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest and the city we'll launch this year, Munich.
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D-L wrote a review Jun 2020
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The Berlin of today as only the faintest scar of the actual division of the the city. It's more like a commercial memory. This tour really shed light not only on the jarring juxtaposition of life in the former East vs West Berlin, but gave me a clearer understanding of what it
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from InsightCities, Owner at Insight Cities Berlin
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for the warm review and we're glad that you enjoyed the tour. It is so encouraging for our whole team of guides to remember that we make an impact at time when we're hanging on to work we love doing during the pandemic/freeze in travel. Hope to see you on Insight Cities tours in the future, in Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest. Thanks again.
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RBD wrote a review Jun 2020
Limassol City, Cyprus2 contributions
I learned so much during this tour. The weather was quite bad, but it didn't slow us down - and Peter, our guide, had so much to tell us, we didn't mind the cold or rain. We were captivated by the history and stories he shared. We ended at the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum,
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from InsightCities, Owner at Insight Cities Berlin
Responded 1 week ago
Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the warm review. It really encourages us while hang on during the pandemic/freeze in tourism. We hope to welcome you on more Insight Cities tours in the future in Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest and--the city we plan to launch later this year -- Munich.
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D-L wrote a review Jun 2020
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I gave this tour as a present to a visiting friend but it wound up being a gift for both of us. So much amazing information and what fun!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from InsightCities, Owner at Insight Cities Berlin
Responded 2 weeks ago
That's great to hear. We think that every guide on our team at Insight Cities Berlin (and in our other cities) is a passionate storyteller and host as well as a serious historian. Glad that you think so too!
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