City West - History and Art Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Behzad
Quality Verified Registered on January 23, 2023

Hello, I'm Behzad from Iran, who never cancel the tours, even with just one guest! I am a formerly Ph.D. student in physics, but now, passionate about the history and vibes of Berlin. A city with an amazing history in each corner and a multicultural vibe. Why am I doing this? For more than a year, we have had a large group that goes out every week and visits a new neighborhood of the city, and we haven't visited a place twice! So I decided to share this experience and show Berlin, and all layers of it, to an even larger group of people, that are you! Guruwalkers!

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Do you know Berlin was a divided city even before WWII?

Berlin during the Empire era (1871-1918) and the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) was marked by significant class conflict and division, particularly between the city's western and eastern parts.

In the empire era and industrialization, the western part of Berlin was home to the city's wealthy and influential classes. In contrast, the eastern part was more working-class and industrially focused.

You can find the trace of those conflicts in the most tragic incidents of the 20th century, and also in our walking tour in Berlin!

During this tour, you will visit some streets and Boulevards in the western part of the city and many places including:

  • Charlottenburg Gate
  • University of Arts
  • Technical University of Berlin
  • Stage Theater
  • Former Synagogue and many villas in Fasanenstrasse
  • finally the famous KaDeWe

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Str. des 17. Juni 106-108, 10623 Berl...
    Str. des 17. Juni 106-108, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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    In front of Novotel Hotel

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Charlottenburger Tor
  • 2
    Outside visit
    TU Berlin
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Theater des Westens
  • 4
    Outside visit
  • 5
    Outside visit
  • 6
    Outside visit
    KaDeWe - Kaufhaus des Westens

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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Juan 23 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Excellent guide with a really good knowledge of the history and the city, really entertaining tour
Liliana 23 Apr 2024
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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Very informative tour and Behzad is great! He knows so much and it’s really cool to get to learn about this side of Berlin, which I feel like is less well known than WW2 era. Thank you!
Chris 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
An excellent tour, with some interesting visits and loads of knowledge. Been to Berlin before and going on this tour, I learned so much more that I hadn’t heard of the first time I came here.
Ozge 26 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
It was a really fun experience. Behzad was very professional, he not only showed us the historical sites but he also had a complementary binder to show us more paintings or photos. He also mentioned details about the places/statues that we otherwise would not have noticed. The charming cafe where we had our break was at a nice, quite corner.
Trisha 27 Feb 2024

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Travelled in family - Feb 2024
It was an experience that left an indelible mark on my understanding of the city's rich history and culture. His passion, expertise, and genuine love for sharing the knowledge about this city amused us. I must mention that our little 5 years old also loved the tour and enjoyed hearing those historical facts from him.
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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
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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