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A musical, cinematographic Architektour through Schöneberg

Duration: 1h
Languages: German, English
Guru: Kyria
Quality Verified Registered on October 19, 2022

If you read biographies of writers, you probably realized that writing and walking goes hand in hand. Hemingway was a big walker, so were Charles Dickens, Henry David Thoreau, Ernest Hemingway, Kate Chopin, Ralph Waldo Emerson and also contemporary writers like Delphine de Vigan. I still love writing and aim to do it every day but in the tradition of the big writers I feel like it should be combined with walking. What better idea then to also offer walking tours?

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Schöneberg's tour

 Together we go through the history of probably the most important representatives of the LGBTQ movement.

 The tour starts in front of the red island where Marlene Dietrich grew up.

 We continue to David Bowie's former apartment at Hauptstrasse 155, where we learn more about his and Iggy Pop's life in Berlin.

Optional is 
  Kleistpark, named after probably the most tragic of all German romantic writers, here we can discuss German romanticism, as well as the so-called negative side of romanticism, the gothic romance.

 In between, we come across some architectural gems like Berlin's first high-rise building in the New Objectivity style, the Karthreiner House, and the brutalist Pallaseum, which is inextricably linked to the history of German gangsta rap.

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  • Meeting point:
    Kolonnenstraße 48, 10829 Berlin, Germany
    Kolonnenstraße 48, 10829 Berlin, Germany
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    I will wear a bordeux colored jacket.

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).

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Anne 11 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Leider kam unsere Tourleiterin 15 Minuten zu spät, was sie uns erst 5 Minuten nach Beginn der Tour mitteilte. Insgesamt war die Führung unstrukturiert, unorganisiert und wenig lehrreich. Zu Beginn fehlte eine Einleitung sowohl im Hinblick auf die Person - weshalb wir auch leider den Namen nicht kennen - als auch auf den Ablauf der Tour. Wir sind dann gefühlt ziellos durch Schöneberg gelaufen (wir haben uns ein Marlene Café und das Geburtshaus von David Bowie angeschaut). Die Erzählungen dazu waren sprunghaft, sowohl im Hinblick auf die Epochen, als auch auf die Personen, sodass man ganz schlecht folgen konnte. Außerdem waren die Informationen total oberflächlich. Trotzdem hatte man als Person mit wenig Vorwissen das Gefühl nicht mitgenommen zu werden und hat nichts neues gelernt. Nach 45 Minuten war die Tour dann auch schon vorbei, weil es nichts mehr zu erzählen gab. Leider können wir die Tour nicht weiterempfehlen, was bei einem doch sehr spannend klingenden Thema sehr schade ist.
Antonio 06 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Great tour! Kyria knows a lot about the neighborhood and the stars of movies and music that have lived there. Tons of informations and anecdotes for a fantastic 2 hours guide!
Bernd 04 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
Habe viele interessante und intelligent erzählte Geschichten gehört, mit viel Humor u Witz
Dennis 04 Feb 2023

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Travelled alone - Feb 2023
Sympathisch, kurzweilig und sehr Interessant. Gerne wieder!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
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