Forget the tour bus. Never mind the generic city tour. Tourist traps be gone.

Welcome to Berlin! – My name is Jeremy

and I will be your guide

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.

Individual Tours

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.

Specific Tours

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.

100% Authentic

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 Bio

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!

Award Winning Tours


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
whenever possible.

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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Berlin Tours

Berlin Overview Tour

All the Highlights: The must-see tour for visitors who want a panoramic experience.

Selected Highlights

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...

Berlin Jewish Tour

Jewish life past and present: Once a vibrant part of Berlin life, then almost extinguished, but flourishing once more.

Selected Highlights

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...

Berlin Cold War Tour

Division and Reunification: See where the Wall once stood and learn how a city has grown back together.

Selected Highlights

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...

Berlin Architecture Tour

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.

Selected Highlights

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...

Berlin Third Reich Tour

The Nazi Period: Berlin's darkest chapter. See the stage of a nation that entered its abyss.

Selected Highlights

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...

Berlin Gay Tour

An early bastion of tolerance: Today's openness and tolerance have a long history.

Selected Highlights

Christopher Isherwood's apartment, New Gay Memorial, The Magnus Hirschfeld Institute, Memorial to the Murdered Homosexuals, plus more...

Bike Tour of Berlin

Discover Berlin by bike: A tour for visitors who want a panoramic experience by bike.

Selected Highlights

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...

Potsdam Tour

Palaces and Parks: Potsdam represents the power and beauty of Prussian history.

Selected Highlights

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...

Sachsenhausen Tour

Concentration Camp Tour: 45 minutes north of Berlin.

Selected Highlights

Arbeit Macht Frei, The Memorial to the Death March, The Standing Barracks, Infirmary Barracks, Barracks 38/39, Station »Z«, plus more...

Daytime Companion

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.

Berlin Shore Excursion Tour

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.

Berlin Private Auto Tours

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.

Berlin Dog Tour

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!

Private Dinner in Berlin

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.

Virtual Tour of Berlin

Jeremy Minsberg stands in front of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews while conducting a virtual tour.

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.

See for yourself on YouTube how the virtual tours work.

A passionate storyteller who weaves Berlin's places and history into a thrilling narrative and adventure. Not a boring academic history lesson.

Stories are bridges to memories of the past. Your Berlin time is valuable, and I want to make the most out it.

THE Berlin Expert

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