I came to Berlin over 20 years ago. An American Jew living in the German capitol. I have walked almost every inch of this city, exploring its tormented and rich history, living its dynamic present. There was a lot of homework to do here. I've done it all. Let me share it with you.
I offer custom-made tours for English speakers visiting Berlin. No need to tell you that Germany's history is a difficult one. I've asked the hard questions since I arrived and would be glad to share with you what I've learned. But there is also a vibrant transition taking place in Berlin. Let me show you.
Are you interested in architecture, technology, culture, or Jewish history? You name it. I will design a tour that will keep your mind alert without killing your feet! My tours are unscripted and tailored to your interests. You will feel as connected to Berlin as I am.
Let me show you why millions of visitors are falling in love with this reunited new/old capitol. Take it all in with me. You'll be amazed, you'll learn a lot and there will always be time for a Cafe Latte served only as the Berliners know it: in big bowls!
My friends refer to me as Mr. Berlin. My rule is to do something new here each day. As a result, I know this city better than most locals. And Berlin is like a film you have to see several times in order to really appreciate it! Each time I give a tour I continue to discover something new, and I'd love to share that with you!
This is not my job - this is my passion and hobby. I don't have set fees. You name your price. Please contact me for details.
I Love Berlin
and I like to give back
A portion of the fee always goes to charity: either to a Berlin Jewish educational or cultural organization or to a Berlin school that helps integrate HIV positive children into mainstream society. No other tour guide in Berlin does this.
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All the Highlights: The must-see tour for visitors who want a panoramic experience.
Victory Column, Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, Potsdamer Platz, Hitler's Führerbunker, Luftwaffe Headquarters, Gendarmenmarkt, Topography of Terror, Checkpoint Charlie, The Berlin Wall, Unter den Linden, Book Burning Plaza, Museum Island, The Berlin Cathedral, plus more...
Jewish life past and present: Once a vibrant part of Berlin life, then almost extinguished, but flourishing once more.
Holocaust Memorial, Old Jewish Graveyard, The Jewish Boys' School, The Jewish Girls' School, Ahavah Orphanage, The New Synagogue, Oranienburger Synagogue, The Old Synagogue, The Anne Frank Center, Rosenstrasse, Skipping Stones, Stolperstein, Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind, Hackescher Markt, Track 17, Wannsee Haus, Kindertransport Memorial, plus more...
Division and Reunification: See where the Wall once stood and learn how a city has grown back together.
The Russian Embassy, The Berlin Wall, The 17th of June Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, The Soviet Memorial, DDR Museum, TV Tower, Alexander Platz, Karl Marx Allee, Palace of Tears, Death Strip, Ghost Stations, GDR/ DDR Landmarks, plus more...
Destruction and construction: A goldmine for architecture buffs! Berlin offers it's all. And I'll help you sample it, including the bullet-hole-scarred facades on almost every corner.
New Central Train Station, Pariser Platz, Potsdamer Platz, New Government Ministries, TV Tower, Alexander Platz, Schinkel, Albert Speer, I.M. Pei, Helmut Jahn, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Sir Norman Foster, David Chipperfield, plus more...
The Nazi Period: Berlin's darkest chapter. See the stage of a nation that entered its abyss.
Goering's Air Force Ministry, Hitler's Chancellery and Führerbunker, SS & Gestapo headquarters, Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry, Topography of Terror, Germania, Reichstag, Soviet War Memorial, Memorials to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Memorial to the Murdered Sinti and Roma, Memorial to the Murdered Homosexuals, plus more...
An early bastion of tolerance: Today's openness and tolerance have a long history.
Christopher Isherwood's apartment, New Gay Memorial, The Magnus Hirschfeld Institute, Memorial to the Murdered Homosexuals, plus more...
Discover Berlin by bike: A tour for visitors who want a panoramic experience by bike.
Victory Column, Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, Potsdamer Platz, Hitler's Führerbunker, Luftwaffe Headquarters, Gendarmenmarkt, Topography of Terror, Checkpoint Charlie, The Berlin Wall, Unter den Linden, Book Burning Plaza, Museum Island, Berliner Dom, plus more...
Palaces and Parks: Potsdam represents the power and beauty of Prussian history.
Sans Souci Palace and gardens, The New Palace, Cecilienhof and 1945 Potsdam Conference, Schloss Gleinecke, The old palace site, The old town square, The windmill, KGB prison, Marble Palace, Dutch quarter, Alexandrovka, plus more...
Concentration Camp Tour: 45 minutes north of Berlin.
Arbeit Macht Frei, The Memorial to the Death March, The Standing Barracks, Infirmary Barracks, Barracks 38/39, Station »Z«, plus more...
Ich bin ein Berliner!
Want some company during your stay in Berlin? Spend the day with me! I am happy to share my personal experiences, stories and anecdotes about living as an expat in Germany's capital. We can do the must-see's or take the not-so-beaten path in this fascinating city.
Day Trip to Berlin.
I arrange for a pick-up at the cruise ship dock for a Berlin day trip. Please ask for details and tours available.
Rather not walk?
I offer a car and driver service. Please ask. I prefer to work with professional, locally licensed drivers so that I can give you my complete and undivided attention.
Do you like dogs? – Weather permitting I would be happy to bring my Dachshund Leylah on our tour with us. She loves to walk and meet new people!
Food for Thought. My husband Matthias is a private chef with a passion for creating culinary masterpieces.
We invite you to join us for a very special evening of fine dining and conversation about life in Berlin – all in the relaxed atmosphere of our private apartment in the trendy neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg. It will be an evening of great food and fascinating stories. Matthias grew up in East Germany and managed to get out in 1988. His first-hand accounts of everyday life under Communism are truly amazing. A private dinner also allows us to talk about other topics often left untouched by a daytime tour: everyday life in Berlin, the people and culture, and some of the differences between German society and the English-speaking world.
Come take a “WALK” with me in Berlin!
Do you miss the adventure and learning of travel ?
Maybe I can help.
I invite you to come to explore the city with me even if you can’t personally travel. Let me spend two hours with you as we wander Europe’s most vibrant city together using Zoom or FaceTime. It’s a terrific way to get a very personal and very real tour.
Please contact me at any time for more information, availability, and pricing—including gift options for someone you know who might have cabin fever.