Tours proposed by Berlin Tour Guide Alexander
tour 1) The Heart of Berlin (2-4 h)
On this tour you will see the main sights of the historical center, like the government district with the Reichstag building (seat of the German parliament), the Brandenburg Gate, the Sony Centre, the boulevard `Unter den Linden´, Gendarmenmarkt (the most beautiful square in town), Nikolaiviertel (reconstruction of a part of historic Berlin), Museumsinsel (one of the most important museum complexes in the world) and last but not least remnants of the Berlin wall. You´ll get an idea of how Berlin has become what it is today, and answers to questions such as „what did the old Berlin look like, where did Hitler kill himself, and where exactly was the wall?“.
tour 2) Along the Wall (2-4 h)
By bike or by foot along the former course of the Berlin wall. Tours from 2 hours up to 5 hours, just as you like.
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tour 3) American forces in Berlin (2-4 h)
From 1945 -94, American forces were stationed in West-Berlin. Learn how former enemies became friends under the circumstances of the cold war and what (beside Checkpoint Charly) is left from the former American presence. (tour using public transport or a hired bus)
Tour 4) Spandauer Vorstadt (2 h)
This part of the central district of „Mitte“ is a well preserved example of the „old“ Berlin (19th century and before). It includes the „Hackesche Höfe“, the historic synagogue and some cosy streets off the beaten track. Lots of galleries, cafés and fashion stores have opened here in the past twenty years. And it is again a centre of the Jewish community, as it was before the holocaust.
Tour 5) Prenzlauer Berg (2 h)
North to the historic centre lies one of the largest and best preserved quarters from the time between 1871 – 1914. Home to the working class until the war, then badly neglected and discovered by opposing artists in the 1980s and the alternative scene in the 1990s, it has now become a home mainly to young families and entrepreneurs. The public park on the former no mans land along the wall, a jewish cemetery and a cultural center in a former brewery are main attractions, and there a wonderful streets with extra large sidewalks and lots of historic buildings.
Tour 6) Gardens and parks of Berlin (2-4 h)
Berlin is a green city with some wonderful parks and thousands of street trees. As a former student of landscape architecture, I´ll show you the green side of the city.
Tour 7) The embassy quarter next to the Tiergarten park (2 h)
This quarter with today 35 embassies has a fascinating story. Formerly a noble residential area, it was changed into an embassy quarter by the Nazis and then heavily destroyed in the war they started. Author Erik Larson described it in his bestseller „in the Garden of beasts“ .
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Tour 8) Potsdam (4-8 h)
Potsdam is a wonderful city in the south-west of Berlin. There are 19 palaces in this former second residence of the Prussian Royals. There is so much to see that you should reserve a whole day. In 4 hours one could see only some highlights. From Alexanderplatz it´s a 30-40 minutes ride to the centre of Potsdam.
For large groups travelling by coach:
I also offer to enter your coach and accompany you through the city.
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