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Lee E.

Berlin-Germany, Germany

Welcome to Berlin! I first heard that phrase in 1986 I haven't looked back since.

It seems strange to me, but many consider me to be a Berlin fixture and an expert on our magnificent city. Bertold Brecht once said, "You are never born a Berliner, you become one. " I am your local Berliner.

I have seen the city grow from the front lines of the cold war to a city that has regained its place as the cultural epicenter of Europe. I was in Berlin before the fall of the Wall and witnessed the fateful day firsthand, I've made it my life's goal to show discerning travelers what makes Berlin and the surrounding area so great. I was trained by the German Railroad to run their Eurail Aid Office, where I spent 8 years helping rail travelers.

Rick Steves personally trained me to be a guide and travel guide writer. I led several tours for his company, Europe Through the Back Door and researched the Rick Steves: Germany guidebook for several years. I still write for the Fodor's travel guide series, contributing a great deal to their sections on Eastern and Northern Germany.

I am certified as a guide at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial and am trusted by several embassies in Berlin to discretely guide their VIP guests through the city.

I founded the Berlin Guide Federation—an association dedicated to improving ourselves, our craft, and perfecting the visitor experience and served as its first President.

I have a MA in German history, studied art history in Florence, Judaica in Munich, and attended Charles University in Prague.

Berlin is the most interesting place I've ever lived and I hope that my passion and love for my adopted home will shine through during our time together. The bonus of a tour with me is that my expertise is all at your disposal and I tailor the day to fit your interests. Time is valuable and I want to make the most out it. Every aspect of your Berlin experience is flexible and personal

A Recent Review of this guide

We enjoyed our tour with Lee. He offered a deep dive into the subject matter with many interesting insights. You can't find a more informed guide. Not only on the subject of Sachsenhausen, but also life in Berlin. We would definitely recommend a visit to Sachsenhausen with Lee.
Kelly Hardin

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20 years guiding experience
Licensed guide for Sachsenhausen concentration camp

Founder and first President Berlin Guide Association Bündnis Berliner Stadtführer e.V.
Board Member of the Berlin Historical Association

MA in Contemporary European History
Studied Art History in Florence and Jewish Studies in Munich


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
especially in the summer, things get a little hectic in Berlin--please contact me to discuss our time together BEFORE you book.

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