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Free Tour Berlin and Automobile Culture

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Martín
Quality Verified Registered on December 05, 2019

Hello! I am Martín, Argentine, I am 37 years old and since 2019 I live in Berlin. Since I can remember I like cars, and I love to travel, so this tour is the combination of my two great passions. As a specialized journalist I worked for more than 10 years testing cars and writing in magazines, and as a curious person, since I arrived in Berlin I have investigated places and stories in order to offer something unique. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Germany invented the car: can you imagine discovering Berlin from the history of the car? This tour is unique in the German capital and the best thing is that you don't... you don't have to be a car freak to enjoy it.
We begin the tour where the patent for the first car in history was delivered, a few meters from where many years later the first traffic light in Germany was installed, which we are going to see. There we will talk about the origins of the automobile.
Then the future: we'll go over new forms of mobility and how we relate to that. Does ecology really matter to automakers?
The next stop is pure adrenaline: we visit the ruins of the fastest and most dangerous racing circuit in Europe during the Nazi era. Motoring and propaganda, tragedies and racing cars at 350 km/h.
Finally, an old tram workshop where some of the best classic cars of all time sleep. A simply irresistible place.
There, in the Moabit neighborhood, the tour ends.

IMPORTANT:

-a daily transport ticket for zone AB is needed (we move on foot and by train).

-To carry out the tour there must be a minimum of 4 participants.

If you are interested in cars and mobility, or you are simply curious, you cannot miss this tour. It is unique in Berlin!

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  • Meeting point:
    Potsdamer Platz 10, 10785 Berlin, Ger...
    Potsdamer Platz 10, 10785 Berlin, Germany
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    We are located at Potsdamer Platz 10, 10785, Berlin. I'll be at the door of the cafe "Espresso House".

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jenn... 02 Aug 2022
Berlin
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
Martin brought to life the automotive history of Berlin for us during this tour. As an Argentinian journalist based in Berlin who covers the automotive industry, there is a lot of depth to the information that he shares. He is also well prepared to answer a lot of adjacent historical questions in regards to Berlin. He clearly has done his research surrounding the various stops that we make on our tour. Although the group was small, just myself and my husband, Martin remained committed to leading the tour to ensure that we received this interesting perspective. He covers everything from the first car ever made by Mercedes to modernized vehicles that are powered by electric, and maybe one day hydrogen. He was friendly and we loved that in between the stops we had time to get to know him sharing questions and experiences about all of our travels. There is so many places we would’ve never thought to visit or it not for his guidance, including the race track upon which Hitler led his propaganda as well as great scheme to build the fastest cars of that time. We enjoyed all of the hidden secrets smart and unlocked during this tour and highly recommend this to anyone either interested in cars, or history or knowledge in general.
Jacques 19 Jul 2022
Buenísimo tour para los aficionados a los autos (y para sus parejas no tan aficionadas, también!). Otra forma de conocer Berlín
Meria 18 Jul 2022
Berlin
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Travelled in group - Jul 2022
Fui con mis papás, la pasamos súper bien!! Lo recomiendo tanto para los fanaticos de los autos como para los que no, ya que durante el tour recorrimos lugares interesantes de Berlin y descubrimos muchas historias que no conocíamos. El grupo que nos tocó hablaba español también así que pudimos charlar bastante, fue muy divertido! Gracias Martin!
Marcela 18 Jul 2022
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022
Muy profesional y entretenido ya que mezcla la historia del automóvil con la de la ciudad. Muy recomendable!
Martin 18 Jul 2022
Excelente, lo recomiendo!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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