Berlin Past and Present: History Experience

Historic attractions, modern wonders, and local stories as past meets present

  • (2 reviews)
  • Private &
  • 4 hours
  •  From €50.00 EUR per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

We wish our history lessons could have been as immersive and exciting as exploring a city with one of our friendly hosts. There we were, drudging it out in a classroom. Let Berlin be your ‘classroom’ and venture through its complex history with an authentic experience designed to cover all the famous attractions, as well as bring something more personal and modern to the plate. As a city that wears its past on its sleeve, particularly with regards to WW2, there is much more to Berlin’s unflinching urban facade should you decide to venture beyond the tourism circuit. Take in significant landmarks like Tränenpalast and Checkpoint Charlie, before delving right into the multi-faceted modern city scene, checking out Potsdamer Platz and the East Side Gallery - talk about a time warp. Your host will strive to curate a truly blended experience for you, and the best part is, it’s entirely at your pace. Grab some food along the way, chat, chat some more, and enjoy! 

Our Picks

  • Join a history-loving host and discover Berlin’s rich past whilst simultaneously soaking up its vibrant present

  • Visit famous landmarks that will help you glean insight into Berlin’s tumultuous past

  • See iconic sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the East Side Gallery, and the Holocaust Memorial

  • Get a personalized take on Berlin’s history by speaking to locals and hearing what they have to say

  • Discover modern hidden gems as you stroll through Berlin’s stark, outspoken streets

  • Get a taste of contemporary city life as you explore modern neighborhoods

  • Chat to your host about more places to visit whilst you’re in Berlin and get their insider knowledge on avoiding tourist traps

Good to know

What’s included
  • Private and personalized experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
What’s not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuity (optional)
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

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This experience’s reviews


4.8 average | 4 reviews

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


4.8 average | 4 reviews

July 2017

Beyond Berlin's Tourist Attractions

Josa gave a great tour of Berlin's historical sites. He had an excellent knowledge of the city's history, including information on events and locations that you wouldn't find in a travel book.

Review by Wendy O

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