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Free Tour Berlin Essential: a complicated history

Your Guru: Rodrigo
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  • Berlin
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 3 hours

About the Guru

Hello! I am Rodrigo, originally from Buenos Aires, and living in Berlin for 2 years. Throughout my life I've also lived in Dublin, Ireland, Copenhagen, Denmark, and different parts of Norway (I have a passion for good weather...) I have been a tour guide for 7 years and across 3 cities (Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and Berlin, always in English) and I really enjoy what I ... More

Hello! I am Rodrigo, originally from Buenos Aires, and living in Berlin for 2 years. Throughout my life I've also lived in Dublin, Ireland, Copenhagen, Denmark, and different parts of Norway (I have a passion for good weather...) I have been a tour guide for 7 years and across 3 cities (Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and Berlin, always in English) and I really enjoy what I do. I studied political science and journalism and I also write. I try and mix all three on my tours so I can tell you a story and make you feel as if you were actually watching it happen. I am enthusiastic, outgoing and love telling stories, anecdotes and sharing my knowledge of the city I live in. And I also like to have fun, so it is not all about history... ask what you want to know! Can do tours in English and Spanish, so get in touch in any of these 2 languages if you have any questions or want a tailor made tour.

About the Tour

Everything you need to see and know in 3 hours! On this tour we will talk and learn about the fascinating history of the German Capital. From the construction of the Brandenburg Gate to the fall of the wall. Imperial Berlin , the 1st World War , the golden 1920s, the tragedy of Nazism , the occupation of Berlin and how its division led to the construction of the wall and the city split in two. "The history of the 20th century was written with the ruins of Berlin". How and why Berlin is today one of the best cities in the world to live (and one of the most fun).
During the tour we will see:

  • The Brandenburg gate
  • The memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe,
  • The site of the former chancellery and Hitler's bunker
  • A piece of the Berlin wall
  • Checkpoint Charlie,
  • The memorial to the books burned by Nazism
  • The State Opera.

Useful information for the traveler:
Ending on Unter den Linden, the Royal boulevard, a 10-minute walk from the Brandenburg Gate and a 10-minute walk from Museum Island, right in the heart of the city.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: At the entrance to the Academy of Arts (akademie der künste), opposite the Brandenburg Gate. I have a very recognizable mustache

Tour Schedule

  • Fri, 07 May
    10:30
  • Sat, 08 May
    10:30
  • Sun, 09 May
    10:30

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (19)

Katja 04/29/2021

The tour with Rodrigo was one of the most interesting tours I ever had. I was the only one in the tour and he asked me what I already knew and where I was interested in. However I knew already a lot about Berlin he told me many new things. He is really passionated with telling the stories.

Carolina Sella 04/17/2021

The tour was great, Rodrigo knows a lot about history and knows how to make it interesting. I totally recommend this tour!

Mar G 04/14/2021

Rodrigo is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic on what he is doing. We have a great time because we able to appreciate Berlin more. This tour is highly recommended!

Juan Francisco Rodriguez 04/04/2021

El tour fue muy bueno. Nos explico muchos puntos curiosos de la ciudad y de la epoca de la division. Muchos edificios y puestos interesantes. El Guru es muy simpatico y se hace amena la guía

Tony Saldana 04/04/2021

Excelent tour!!!

5.0(19) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(19) Ratings