Experience hosted by Sean

3 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 8 people

What you'll do

Come explore Berlin through the eyes of that legendary fictional detective, Bernie Gunther, whose exploits in Berlin in the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s have captured the hearts of millions of readers.

We'll explore some of Bernie's favourite hangouts, his homes, his workplace and the scenes of some of the crimes that were so masterly chronicled by his creator, the writer Philip Kerr.

Along the way, you'll get to see Berlin through his eyes, explore what these sites meant to the real citizens of Berlin, and get to know the city as a local might have known it in the tumultuous years of the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, and the DDR. We'll hit a range of places both well-known and off the beaten track and learn the stories of the events that shaped Bernie's world.

You'll come away having seen a few of the big sites, but perhaps the greatest interest will be those places we visit which only a hardened local like Bernie would know about.
Come explore Berlin through the eyes of that legendary fictional detective, Bernie Gunther, whose exploits in Berlin in the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s have captured the hearts of millions of readers.

We'll explore some of Bernie's favourite hangouts, his homes, his workplace and the scenes of some of the crimes that were so masterly chronicled by his creator, the writer Philip Kerr.

Along the way, you'll get to see Berlin throu…

Meet your host, Sean

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I'm a professional historian specializing in the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. I have an MA in history and another with a focus on the military history of the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. I lived for over 14 years in Moscow where I researched Stalinism and ran tours of the city, and have lived for 3 years in Berlin, where I conduct research into the Nazi and DDR regimes. The past is every bit as confusing, dramatic and action-filled as the present, and understanding what drove ordinary people to act as they did a century ago, not only helps us navigate our own lives today, but brings the sometimes grainy, black-and-white images we have of those seemingly far-off years to vivid, colourful life.
I'm a professional historian specializing in the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. I have an MA in history and another with a focus on the military history of the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. I lived for over 14 years in Moscow where I researched Stalinism and ran tours of the city, and have lived for 3 years in Berlin, where I conduct research into the Nazi and DDR regimes. The past is every bit as confusing, dramatic and action-filled as the present, an…
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Where you'll be

TV Tower at Alexanderplatz

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 ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

All Day MetroTicket (A, B zones)