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Karin H.

Berlin, Germany

Welcome to Berlin! It derserves your attention! It is the most interesting, dynamic and multifaceted city today.

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 so riddled with history. 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 from Spain (with long interludes in Canada and California) 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

Karin was an excellent guide.., she took us thru Berlin explaining in great detail the history and it's complexities . We got a very comprensive feel and experience . She covered many areas throughout the city & carefully expanded on important impactful events that shaped the city . We recomend Karin as the guide to Berlin . Rich and Katie
Richard Katz

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Credentials

Certified Tour Guide for Berlin and Potsdam

Licensed to show:
Cecilienhof Palace,
Charlottenburg Palace (new wing) and Park, Bildergalerie Park Sanssouci, Potsdam
Schönhausen Palace,
Grunewald Jagdschloss (Hunting Palace)

Restrictions

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.

Guide Requirements for Germany

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Tours by Karin H.

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Private tour guide Karin

You must see Berlin - Shore Excursions

Spend your day in Berlin and have fun getting there

1993 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

12 hours

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Beautiful Baltic Coast - Shore Excursions

Discover three beautiful and very old Baltic cities

1765 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

11 hours

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Potsdam Private Tour with a Mercedes,...

Potsdam a dream of Palaces and Gardens - World Cultural Heritage

1054 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours

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Jewish Berlin - Private Tour with a Minivan,...

Discover gripping history of Jewish Berlin and Jewish life today

923 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

6 hours

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The Berlin Wall - Private Tour

The Communist Past and Private Life in the GDR

440 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

5 hours

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Fascinating & Alternative Corners in,...

Get to know the rest of Berlin - it also deserves your attention! Don't,...

616 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

4 hours

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