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I am Swedish in origin and came to Berlin via another famous B - Broadway. After seven years as a professional dancer I swapped the boardwalk for the streets of Berlin and took the opportunity to combine my interest in history with my natural ability to entertain resulting in an unforgettable Berlin encounter. Since 2006 I have had the privilege to show people this fascinating city - the epicenter for 20th century history.
Book me for your first full day where I'll show you the highlights of this fascinating city and free of charge I include plenty of handy recommendations on do and and don'ts - most importantly; how to tackle the grumpy Berliners ; ) The tours are perfect for those of you who want a detailed overview of Berlin, regardless if you are here for a short stay and want to make the most of your limited time or if you are visiting for a longer stretch of time.
I am one of the most sought after guides in the city - not only because of my in depth knowledge of Berlin - past and present - but also for the phenomenal way in which I convey its history with spirit, suspense and compassion. Come and experience Berlin through my stories of the city and its people as they stood at the gates of history with my "multimedia" props and passionate recounting of some of history's most pivotal moments.
I offer personal walking tours of Berlin and it's surroundings and I operate on a first come first served basis and I cater to both individuals as well as groups. One of, if not the largest income in Berlin is tourism, treat yourself to a private guide which you don't have to share with 40 other people. Just you and the people you choose to join. I can customize the tours for you based on your interest and time you have available.
Here are some examples of the private tours I offer;
-Highlights of Berlin
-Cold War - the frontline of a divided city
-Third Reich - the rise and fall of Hitler
-Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial
-Memorial sites in and around Berlin
A Recent Review of this guide
This was my husband and my first time in Berlin and we were trying to see as much as our time allowed. I am so happy we were able to tour to Sachsenhausen with Jessica as she was both a delightful guide as well as one who is passionate and knowledgeable. Jess had a way of making a heavy subject matter still a very interesting day spent. I am so happy to have looked up Tours By Locals and would recommend the group again, but would highly recommend Jessica if spending some time in beautiful Berlin.
Licensed guide for Berlin city
Licensed guide at Sachsenhausen Memorial
Licensed guide at Cecilienhof Palace, Potsdam
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.