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 here, 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 a wonderful guide. Her knowledge of the history was excellent. She was very personable and we enjoyed touring Berlin with her. I would highly recommend Karin.
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.