East Berlin - a deeper dive

Berlin, Germany

Experience hosted by Glen

4 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people

What you'll do

You’ve seen most of the major sights in Berlin, right? I’ll take you further east to explore parts of Berlin most tours don’t take you. There’s a lot of depth to Berlin, and endless corners to explore.

On this 4 hour tour, we’ll head east down the main boulevard of Karl-Marx-Allee, stopping at notable sights and to admire the communist-era architecture. We’ll stop by the headquarters of the Stasi, one of the most feared and effective secret police forces in history, before heading further east to explore the sprawl of plattenbau, the prefabricated housing estates beloved by the GDR government, in either Lichtenberg or Marzahn. We’ll head further east and climb up for a view over east Berlin, before looping around and taking in other notable sights of East Berlin on the way back to the centre.

I’ll tailor the tour to suit you - we can skip some things and include extra things. We’ll cover a lot of ground, both on foot and on U-bahn and trams - a fantastic way to get around East Berlin - so wear comfortable shoes. We can stop whenever we want to grab a coffee or to have a beer in an East Berlin kneipe (pub) or bar. If you’re hungry, I know some interesting little places to eat too. I’ll give you tips for the rest of your stay in Berlin and will help you get to other places of interest. Basically, we’ll stop for the day when you’ve had enough!
You’ve seen most of the major sights in Berlin, right? I’ll take you further east to explore parts of Berlin most tours don’t take you. There’s a lot of depth to Berlin, and endless corners to explore.

On this 4 hour tour, we’ll head east down the main boulevard of Karl-Marx-Allee, stopping at notable sights and to admire the communist-era architecture. We’ll stop by the headquarters of the Stasi, one of the most feared and effective…

Meet your host, Glen

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 5 Reviews
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I’m a tour guide and travel photographer who fell in love with Berlin back in 1995 when I came to study here, and lived in student accommodation in deep East Berlin. I’ve been coming back ever since and eventually settled here a few years ago. I love meeting new people and sharing my enthusiasm for this most fascinating of cities. I’m warm, friendly and will make sure you make the most of your time here in Berlin
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From $24
/ person
Sun, Jul 25
$24 per person
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Join 1 other guest
$24 per person
Thu, Aug 5
$24 per person
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
$24 per person
Fri, Aug 6
$24 per person
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
$24 per person

Where you'll be

We go deeper into East Berlin, seeing the dramatic Stalinist architecture, and enjoying a view over the housing estates built by the East German government.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Charlie
July 2021
Great tour with Glen, this takes you places you wouldn't normally go on a typical Berlin tour, lots of history too, would recommend!
Ben
July 2021
Great tour with Glen! Interesting background stories. He was really knowledgeable and showed us parts of Berlin we would never have visited otherwise. His tour showed us "real" Berlin. Thank you so much! Still don't hope England wins the European Championship though. 😉
Great tour with Glen! Interesting background stories. He was really knowledgeable and showed us parts of Berlin we would never have visited otherwise. His tour showed us "real" Ber…
Jeff And Elisabeth
May 2021
Glen was thoughtful and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring East Berlin, and we definitely saw things that we would never have seen without his expert help. He helped us navigate the Covid regulations prior to our arrival, and he even had extra water and sun block on hand just in case we needed it. Glen kept everyone’s interest, and he patiently answered all of my 11 year olds questions. I wouldn’t hesitate to book another tour with Glen. Highly recommended!
Glen was thoughtful and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring East Berlin, and we definitely saw things that we would never have seen without his expert help. He helped us…
Adrian
July 2021
This tour is great! Glen is fantastic! You haven't seen the "real Berlin" until you check this out!
Bernhard
June 2021
this Tour was marvelous to so interessting Places. He was so Kind and well informed.

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  • Sun, Jul 25
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $24 per person
  • Thu, Aug 5
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $24 per person
  • Fri, Aug 6
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $24 per person
  • Sun, Aug 8
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $24 per person
  • Mon, Aug 9
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $24 per person
  • Tue, Aug 10
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $24 per person
  • Wed, Aug 11
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $24 per person
  • Thu, Aug 12
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $24 per person

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 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Tickets or travel pass for Berlin's public transport covers zones A&B

bottle of water