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Big Tour of Royal and Imperial Berlin

Berlin, Germany

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Experience hosted by Sean

3 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Get to know Berlin through the eyes of a local historian. But don't worry, this isn't a dry lecture. Along the way, you'll learn to "read" the city and begin to unlock its secrets. As we walk though town together, you'll be able to ask questions and find out what life was like across the centuries, from the lost world of medieval warlords to daring attempts to escape from East Berlin—while standing on the very spots where these things happened. Far from being simple lectures, this walk is interactive. I'll pose mysteries and conundrums—just how do you escape across the infamous Berlin Wall?—and we'll work together to discover the answers and unlock the city's secrets. It's a great way to get to know your new temporary home.
Other things to note
Please be sure to bring with you anything you might need depending on the season - warm clothes, water, sun screen, umbrella, hat etc.
Get to know Berlin through the eyes of a local historian. But don't worry, this isn't a dry lecture. Along the way, you'll learn to "read" the city and begin to unlock its secrets. As we walk though town together, you'll be able to ask questions and find out what life was like across the centuries, from the lost world of medieval warlords to daring attempts to escape from East Berlin—while standing on the very spots where these things happened. F…

Sean's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Meet your host, Sean

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I've been traveling for 25 years, and let me tell you, Berlin has some of the most exciting stories to be found anywhere on Earth, and I would love to share them with you. I'm a historian and author, and have two MAs in history, so this is something I'm passionate about. If you're looking for great insights and fascinating stories, delivered with a dash of humor, you've come to the right place.
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Where you'll be

You'll see a mix of highlights and must-sees alongside those hidden, out-of-the-way gems that really bring the city to life. For example: the five greatest squares, the Wilhelmsstrasse, the Wall, Berlin's oldest pub, the first Berlin Wall, bomb shelters, century-old train stations, and the site of Hitler's bunker.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 111 reviews.

Steeve Picard
August 2018
Wonderful. Sean is passionate and will make you travel back to German history. You ll definitely learn a lot. If you re passionate about Berlin history, make sure you book him.
Diana
August 2018
While going to all the locations you would expect in such a tour Sean gets you thinking about the origins and consequences of events in history.
Nicole
August 2018
Sean's tour was amazing. We booked the event based on other reviews, and all were accurate - Sean takes great care to provide accurate historical contexts and themes of the area; we enjoyed it immensely. If you have the time, it's 100% worth it.
Sean's tour was amazing. We booked the event based on other reviews, and all were accurate - Sean takes great care to provide accurate historical contexts and themes of the area; w…
Rachel
July 2018
This should be a ‘must do’ for anyone visiting Berlin who really wants to understand the city’s history. Sean took our group to places and pointed things out that I would otherwise have walked past or not really understood. Sean’s commentary is very engaging and provides a lots of interesting detail while also making time for questions. Cannot recommend this highly enough!
This should be a ‘must do’ for anyone visiting Berlin who really wants to understand the city’s history. Sean took our group to places and pointed things out that I would otherwise…
Marceline
July 2018
Truly, the best tour I took on my trip! Sean's tour was entertaining and informative while being fun! We covered a large amount of history without it ever feeling dry or boring - Sean is talented at explaining much more than dates, including what was happening in society at the time and how that effected the history. If you're on the fence about booking a tour with Sean, don't be! I promise you won't be disappointed.
Truly, the best tour I took on my trip! Sean's tour was entertaining and informative while being fun! We covered a large amount of history without it ever feeling dry or boring - S…
Louis
July 2018
Sean est un excellent narrateur et connaisseur de la ville. Il vous plonge directement dans l'atmosphère de l'époque. Laissez vous guider.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water

Cap/Hat