Berlin past and present: history experience

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

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    €35.00  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

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! 

  • 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

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 4 hours with a 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 drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuity (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. 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 this experience

Wonderful tour

We want to thank Darren for the wonderful tour he took us on. We enjoyed the sights and the information he gave us as we proceeded. I want to thank him for being so sensitive to my mobility situation. I would not have been able to make the tour if he did not allow time for resting and all the rides on buses and trains. We enjoyed Berlin and hope to return to Germany again.

September 2019

Reviewed by Paul K , hosted by Darren

Excellent and informative!

Josa made us feel relaxed and at ease straight away. He guided us around Berlin at a comfortable pace showing us the places we had requested and so much more. He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions clearly and informatively. Would certainly recommend.

August 2019

Reviewed by Kevin M , hosted by Josa

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.

May 2019

Reviewed by Sari K , hosted by Josa

Snapshot of East Berlin and the Fall of the Wall

Stephan gave us a great tour of East Berlin. It was a customized tour and we asked for an eclectic mix of topics. Stephan handled it well. We had a good mix of history and more contemporary aspects of Berlin. What was even more important to me was Stephan's flexibility. I have some mobility issues and need a slower pace that he was happy to accommodate. Stephan also allowed us to choose options during our tour. We also saw a lot of artwork that expressed the themes of the tour. That was a nice added bonus. Stephan is a good storyteller and told us about his personal experience living in East Berlin. Overall, he is knowledgeable, personable, and fun to see Berlin with.

August 2019

Reviewed by Chris E , hosted by Stephan

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.

July 2017

Reviewed by Wendy O , hosted by Josa

Reviews for Berlin

A great introduction to Berlin

We had a great host, Caspar, who looked after us well and tailored the tour to the wishes of the group. The pace and level of detail was just right. We saw some of the regular Berlin highlights, as well as others that were off the tourist trail. Excellent!

Reviewed by Mark B, hosted by Caspar

Walking Tour Of Berlin

City Unscripted was suggested to me by a friend and it was brilliant. My guide for the 4 hour walking tour was Darren: a very knowledgeable, informative and affable guide. He took me around all the sites I wanted to and gave me the base to continue to explore Berlin. I can’t recommend City Unscripted enough. I for one will certainly be looking to use their service again!

Reviewed by Warren E, hosted by Darren

Very worth!

Joel was an awesome local guide. The price was pretty high since it is a customized and personal, but is very worth it especially if you are going to a country you have never been before. Joel tackled everything I wanted to learn and know. His knowledge about history and off the beaten paths area is very robust. After our tour I was confident on getting around by myself and I learned so many things that I would have not known easily.

Reviewed by Ralph N, hosted by Joel

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