Living in the capital of German Empire (History and Art Tour)

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

Hi, I'm Behzad from Iran, formerly Ph.D. student in physics, and currently passionate about the history and vibes of Berlin, a city with an amazing history in each corner and a multiculti culture. 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 which 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
  • 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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Loïc 22 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Many thanks for this tour, again! This is an amazing tour that touches on an aspect of Berlin that is not well known and yet explains so much about the city. Behzad knows how to adapt to his audience and is full of annectodotes and personal stories of the residents of the houses we pass through, which no book or museum could give you. I have recommended this tour to many friends who have lived in Berlin for a long time. I'm convinced they don't know a tenth of what Behzad has to offer!
Julian 20 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
The tour itself compliments very well with 20th century history tours because it talks about what came before it, the prussian empire. Behzad the tour guide was clearly knowledgeable and was very willing to answer any question we had. Highly recommended tour!
Wayne 10 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
I enjoyed the tour with Behzad very much. He provided lots of interesting history along the route. I learned a lot on this tour. This tour does not overlap with the other centrally located tours of Berlin I have taken.
Manuel 10 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Highly recommended. Behzad was great and we learned a lot about history of Germany prior the WWII, and that’s something unusual when you visit Berlin.
Johanne 01 May 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Behzad has chosen a very interesting perspective of Berlin: the history of Charlottenburg and how this part of Berlin developed through the history and how the rich people there played their role in the start of the industrialism, through it and the 2 world wars as well their remains of todays Berlin. His background as an immigrant from Iran makes him strong in his analysis of the history and the cultural perspectives.
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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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