My name is Karin and I take great pleasure knowing that you have chosen Berlin for your visit and have a great desire that you come to understand this complex city. I am an experienced, knowledgable, certified local tour guide for Berlin and Potsdam.
Even though I was born in Berlin, I did not grow up here. I came back to Berlin in 1994. What I found was incredibly uniuqe: a city toppeling over with so much history and history in the making. From the first moment on I was spellbound. I became obsessed with its history and development. I talked to people both from the East and West to find out their stories and opinions. Today, I have the feeling Berlin is catching up with itself to finally reach its potential that was interupted with the rise of the 3rd. Reich. I want to share with you the love and compassion I have developed for Berlin and take you on that journey.
Even though I have set private tours, they can be planed according to your interests and time. I give walking tours, tours using public transport, taxi, hired car or minivan. You can choose to have a general overview, or go in depth into a particular subject or neighbourhood. It is well worth your time.
Explore different themes such as Jewish life then and now, the Cold War along with private life in Eastern Germany, Imperial Berlin, WWII as well as getting off the beaten track to show you the fascinating and varied neighbourhoods, each one with its own development and history.
In all my private tours I use images and newspaper articles to illustrate the past and draw links to the present.
My tours include recommendations to help you with any special interests or needs you might have.
I am looking forward to meeting you!
A Recent Review of this guide
One of the best tour guides ever! Karin knows her city very well and it is was a pleasure to spend our day with her. I was impressed by her professionalism, her communication prior to our arrival was excellent. The tour was tailored to our requests and we came away with a really good understanding of the city, something you don't always find. I would definitely recommend Karin if you are wanting to explore the city with a charming and well informed guide, who knows where all the good cafes are!
Certified Tour Guide for Berlin and Potsdam
Licensed to show:
Charlottenburg Palace (new wing) and Park, Bildergalerie Park Sanssouci, Potsdam
Grunewald Jagdschloss (Hunting Palace)
Germany does not allow tour guides to drive hired cars or minivans. This service must be given by two persons. A hired car always has a driver.