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Ben F.

Berlin, Non-US/Non-Canadian, Germany

In 2013, I accidentally passed through Berlin on my way somewhere else - and I never left.

My name is Ben, and I sometimes still find it hard to believe that I am living in Berlin.
Born and raised in Israel, for me Germany was always the "forbidden land", and Berlin, the "Capital of evil". Maybe it was exactly this atmosphere that pushed me and fed my endless curiosity in it.
I studied and taught European and German History, but mainly through the books and texts.
In 2013, I accidentally passed through Berlin on my way somewhere else.
Arriving here, I quickly realized that it is the most fascinating, impossible and compelling city existing. That is why I live here. That is how I became a tour guide. And this is why I love to share my knowledge and passion for Berlin with anyone I meet. In recent years, I guided thousands of visitors, from all over the world.
As a cultural expert and Jewish heritage expert, I give my visitors a unique insider' view into the past, present and future of Jewish life in Germany and in Berlin.
As a huge history buff, I always enjoy guiding my visitors through the endless sights, landmarks and monuments of Berlin.
I also take my visitors to Beautiful Potsdam, have a special food/culture tour, an alternative tour in the colorful district of Kreuzberg, and I am always happy to customized a tour according to specific interests of my guests.

I am fluent in English and Hebrew, and experienced with guiding tourist of all ages and backgrounds.
Join me, and let us explore and discover Berlin together!

A Recent Review of this guide

Ben is a charming, fascinating and excellent guide. We highly recommend him. We did a Cold War tour with him for 4 hours and he was interesting throughout and brought an impressive depth of knowledge to all the topics. He really understands the history of Berlin exceptionally well and we enjoyed asking him our never ending questions to which he could answer every one of them.If only we could stay longer we would have booked another tour with him. In short we loved the experience and would do it again.
Andrew Roberts

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Credentials

- Member of The Berlin Guide association (Bündnis Berliner Stadtführer e.V.)
- Certified guide for Sachsenhausen concentration camp (Gedenkstätte Sachsenhausen)

- M.A in Political Economy (Labour Policies and Globalization)
- B.Ed in History and Education

- Expert in Jewish life, history and heritage in Germany and Europe
- 5 years of private and group tour guiding in Berlin

Restrictions

I have no restrictions

Guide Requirements for Germany

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