East Berlin - Past and Present

WWII history, contemporary street art and a bohemian spirit.

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 3 hours

  • From
    €33.33  EUR per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

The intense history of Berlin can still be felt in the streets, and we all know that a city is more than a place, it’s a feeling. So get under the skin of East Berlin with one of our local Berlin hosts, weaving together its past history at profound landmarks like Tränenpalast and Checkpoint Charlie, and its more contemporary side in the street art and public spaces like the East Side Gallery.

Today, the area is known for its bohemian spirit and vibrant street culture, so get ready to discover the best of both worlds and see the real East Berlin.

You’ll explore the historic landmarks of this famous area, see where the Berlin Wall fell, as well as discovering some secret spots like local flea markets and independent book stores which have all contributed to the reshaping of an area once characterized only by the scars of WWII.

Experience highlights

  • Join one of our history-loving hosts as you gear up to get lost in East Berlin’s old and new.

  • Visit modern places and historic sights like the Holocaust Memorial, Brandenburg Gate and other historic landmarks that tell the stories of WWII and the Cold War - the choice is yours.

  • See East Berlin in all its creative glory by exploring Potsdamer Platz.

  • Experience the evolution of this neighborhood as you explore its secret spots and landmarks with your host

  • Get recommendations for other things to do in the area, and hear stories only a local would know.

Good to know

What’s included

  • A private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with your host

  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

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Reviews for Berlin

BERLIN, ULTIMATE FOOD EXPERIENCE IN EAST BERLIN

July 2019

Fun food tour

Had so much fun learning about the city and eating our way through it. We loved eating all the German food. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about the food in Berlin. She took us places we would have never found ourselves from oldest bakery in town to the best kebabs!!

Review by Keri C

BERLIN, BERLIN PAST AND PRESENT: HISTORY EXPERIENCE

May 2019

bright, knowledgeable , engaging

Josa met us at our hotel at the designated time. He reviewed the day’s itinerary which he tailored to our requests. He was personable, informed and answered our many questions about Berlin - past and present. He ended the tour by offering his assistance should we seek his help. He proved to be a bright, knowledgeable , engaging guide , whom we strongly recommend.

Review by Sari K

BERLIN, DAY TRIP TO POTSDAM

April 2019

Postdam

We have a great time walking around Postdam with Caspar’s guidance. Great guy! Thank you Caspar for your very good knowledge about the history of the places where we have visited.

Review by Marcelo F

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