A look back into 'the radiant future'
The German Democratic Republic (1949 - 1990) has left a lasting legacy on the cityscape of Berlin and in the hearts and minds of its residents. Join me on this tour which will explore some of the unusual sites in Berlin.
We'll trace the story of communism in Berlin from the 1920s until the downfall of the DDR in 1990. We'll visit the original communist party headquarters, see the heart of the government district and buildings associated with the dreaded Stasi, the secret police.
We will also explore a few areas where it's just about possible to still get a flavor of the old regime, among the newly gentrified buildings. We'll finish at a Kneipe (traditional German pub) which stayed open through the whole period of DDR, to enjoy a much earned drink!
Please note that I'm quite flexible with starting time.
You'll see a mix of DDR highlights and must-sees, alongside those hidden, out-of-the-way gems that really bring the city to life. For example:
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at you hotel or at any other convenient spot in downtown Berlin.
End location: Back to your hotel or at any other convenient spot in downtown Berlin.
Duration: 4 hours
Including 30-minute break
My service as a private guide and unforgettable memories of Berlin
Estimated Local Cash Needed
16 Euro - All extra costs are optional.
Bottle of water €2
Famous Berlin Käsekuchen (cheesecake), must-try €4
Public transport ticket €7 (valid for 24 hrs)
Usually I make a 30-minute break for drinks and/or snacks.
Also, in case we decide to take public transport (to save energy, time or avoid bad weather), you might need to buy a ticket.
All drinks and food that you might fancy.
Public transportation tickets.
Any personal purchases or expenses.
I don't guide inside museums.