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Alana 26 Feb 2024

The tour was amazing! We were lucky to have a private tour with her. I was not expecting a very nice discussion about the memorial and the Soviet Union in general. Olga is super friendly and very well prepared for the tour - with figures and extra information about the memorial. I was surprised. The place is so beautiful but she also brought the idea of the importance to think about the past and see with critical eyes the situation after the 2nd world / patriotic war. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun! I really recommend it :)
Soviet memorial in Treptower Park - historical walk
Nadine 26 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Awesome tour, I had an amazing time! J.R. was a great guide with great knowledge. Thumbs up!
Berlin Basics!
Joseph 31 Dec 2023
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Nima was an excellent guide. As two Americans who wanted a local to really show us what Berliners eat and what makes up the gastronomic fanfare of the city, we were so pleased by Nima’s tour. We tried curry wurst, söner kebab, falafel, baklava, tea, cheese, tarts, beer, and wine. I was so full by the end of the tour. Nima went the extra step to make sure we wrapped up the remaining food to take back to our hotel. I was so glad we did, because we finished it that evening. The route was really cool too, as we probably would not have seen the Kreuzberg neighborhood otherwise. Nima also took us on the metro, which was cool to experience in Berlin. Nima weaved in contemporary history, immigration, Nazi/ColdWar history, and food history into the tour so well. I felt like I really saw part of Berlin that Berliners enjoy.
Tasty Berlin, culture meets cuisine! With street art & alternative flair (two in one)
David 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Nima clearly loves what he does and gave a very interesting tour. Recommend. :)
Jewish Quarter Berlin: Diversity, History & Urban Flair (In Small Groups)
Vivek 09 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
I attended the Berlin history tour. It was one best your I have attended. This tour covered all the places I had in my list to visit. She was well informed about all the building and explained every place in historical context and event which ended at that place. She was also explaining social context related to Berlin society and people. I had very good time and learned a lot. It was also interested as I have interest in history and society.
Beyond Berlin’s History - making sense of the present learning from the past
Shane 05 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Behzad is a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I really enjoyed learning about East and West Germany
Berlin in a Nutshell - Around Alexanderplatz, Free Walking Tour
Marco 02 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Richard is very passionnate about this subject. He us knowledgable and professional. He was able to answer all questions asked even the most difficult. His insight on the topic is essential for this visit.
Free Tour Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
Rafael 27 May 2023

This was such a great tour! Rafael was super knowledgeable and friendly, and I ended up meeting a lot of great people. He won’t show you the most cliché or common things which I really appreciated. He was also flexible and accommodated for my specific interest during the tour. He clearly cares about the community which made his description of Berlin‘s queer scene extra touching. Would absolutely take this again next time I’m in Berlin.
Homolulu.Berlin - LGBTQ bicycle city tour "Berlin invents homosexuality - queer history from 1850-1935"
Beate 16 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Wenn wir wieder in Berlin sind werden wir wieder eine Tour mit Germar machen.
The essentials of Berlin free walking tour

The Berlin Wall was a physical manifestation of the Cold War; a huge barrier separating East and West Germany. It stood for 28 years and many say its fall was the most significant event of 1989, signifying the end of communism.
The Free Berlin Wall Tour explores the history of the wall and its impact on Germany through first-hand accounts, photographs and video footage. The tour begins at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Friedrichshain, an area on the east side of Berlin that bears witness to its history every day.
It's a fascinating place to start because it's a symbol of where walls crumble, proving that even seemingly insurmountable ones can be dismantled with determination.
Berlin's Palace of Tears is also not to be missed.
The Palace of Tears is a beautiful and emotionally powerful memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. It was built in 1925 as a memorial to the victims and their families. It has become a point of interest for tourists who want to learn about the history of this tragic event.
The Nordbahnhof ghost station is another place to stop and discover its history.
Nordbahnhof is a former railway station that was built in the 1920s and abandoned in 1998. It has been used as one of Berlin's most popular locations for film shoots and photo shoots over the years. Nordbahnhof offers photographers an amazing opportunity to take pictures that explore the industrial history of the area, its raw and rough beauty and the charm of old Berlin.
Of course the Bernauer Strasse Memorial will also be a must-see.
The Bernauer Strasse Memorial is a monument commemorating the death of those who were killed during the division of Berlin.
The memorial was built by journalist and artist Hubertus Knabe, and was unveiled in November 1989. The idea came to him after he saw a report about a man who was shot by East German border guards in Bernauer Strasse.
The Museum of Wall Documentation and the Church of Reconciliation are other must-sees on a good Berlin Wall tour, as is the East Side Gallery, the best-preserved section of the Wall.
If you don't want to miss any detail of this fragment of history, there's nothing better than a professional guide on a free tour like the ones we offer at GuruWalk.

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