Let me take you to my neighbourhood
The district of Schöneberg has a colorful and vibrant past but it is best known for the famous speech John F. Kennedy gave in front of the town hall of western Berlin in Schöneberg, where he exclaimed: „Ich bin ein Berliner!" But Schöneberg is more than that - it is Marlene Dietrich, David Bowie, Albert Einstein and the „Red Island", a little nest of resistance against the Nazis.
I moved here six years ago without any previous knowledge about the area and I was amazed to find out about what has happened here throughout the decades. We will explore the beginnings of the small settlement on the "beautiful hill" as the name says, see the places where Nazi Germany unfolded its power and locked away its enemies, where the resistance gathered and Western Berlin built its centre during Cold War times.
You will also get a good feel for local life by walking the bustling shopping streets and cafés of my neighbourhood which has been spared large tourist crowds so far.
Former royal botanical garden
Court house and Allied court
Kennedy's town hall
David Bowie's residence (outside only)
Former royal barracks
Heavy weight body (April-October)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel, hostel or aparment in Berlin.
If you are here for a day only I can also pick you up at Tegel/Schönefeld airport, the train or the bus station.
If you are at a museum or restaurant before the tour and want me to pick you up there just let me.
End location: I will drop you off at your hotel, hostel or appartment. I can also leave you at a place of your choice like a restaurant or museum.
Duration: 5 hours
Walking tour including public transport to get to Schöneberg
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 EUR - You might want to get a coffee or a snack along the way
If you want to book a driving tour I will hire a driver with a vehicle because I don't drive myself