History and alternative tracks

Berlin, Germany

Experience hosted by Annabelle

3.5 hours, Hosted in English, German, and French
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

I am passionate about Berlin History, especially about the period during the Wall. I propose an original experience along the old No man's land to discover life in the East and West but also to understand the evolution and atmosphere of this city. Why is this capital so unique today and how did it happen?

My anecdotes and knowledge are accompanied by archive photos that I am constantly looking for. We discover the history of many places, witnesses of the past, what they have become or what they will become. These are for example: old buildings, squats, factories, clubs, to new alternative places and lots of other surprises.

I am very dynamic and smiling, my energy and my stories, will surely captivate you for 3h. I love to meet new people and spend time with them, I know how to adapt to my audience.

The tour ends in a friendly way over a drink, in an authentic place that hosts one of the best restaurants in Berlin. (By chance, lunch menus are discounted, we usually share lunch together depending on our different schedules).

I will provide you with tips and lots of infos for the rest of your stay. I suggest you do this experience as soon as you arrive in Berlin because it will offer you a wide vision to optimize your stay.

See you soon!
I am passionate about Berlin History, especially about the period during the Wall. I propose an original experience along the old No man's land to discover life in the East and West but also to understand the evolution and atmosphere of this city. Why is this capital so unique today and how did it happen?

My anecdotes and knowledge are accompanied by archive photos that I am constantly looking for. We discover the history of many place…

Meet your host, Annabelle

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I am from Paris, I know Berlin for 14 years and I live here for already 9 years now. I work as an alternative tour guide for 7 years and I have my own tours project for 4 years. I love to share Berlin's History and how the city evolved and it is always a pleasure to meet new people. I have a Design and Business background and I am also an artist myself. My profile is pretty unique which create a special energy during my tours. It is also a pleasure for me to share tips and good addresses about the city to improve your stay. See you soon!
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Where you'll be

We start in Friedrichshain at the end of the East Side Gallery, we follow some invisible paths of the Wall between Mitte and Kreuzberg, You will get an insight of the east and west atmospheres through the different old and modern buildings, their histories threw Berlin's evolution and gentrifications (squatted houses, old industries...) . I have specially many anecdotes about GDR time, West/ East Berlin that you for sure wouldn't get on your own

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 341 reviews.

Tendai
September 2021
This tour was one of the highlights of my trip. Annabelle's knowledge of the area combined with her knowledge of history makes for great experience!
Jason
September 2021
Annabelle is a great host and is so knowledgeable about Berlin and its history and how that has shaped the city today! Nearly every stop won’t be found in a guidebook or blog. Whether you’re in a group or alone, you’ll have a great time with Annabelle!
Cécile
September 2021
Tour atypique, d’une partie de Berlin, plein de surprises et d’anecdotes. Annabelle est passionnée et cela se ressent. Un très bon moment de partage et une belle découverte. Je recommande +++ !!!
Todd
September 2021
A very different and in depth look at how the “wall” has effected Berlin past and present. Annabelle was very engaging and a pleasure to be with. If you want to see and understand more than just a check point or piece of concrete this is the tour for you.
Manon
August 2021
Merci Annabelle pour ce beau moment en ta compagnie. Ma maman et moi avons adoré ce tour hors des sentiers battus, nous avons appris énormément de choses grâce à toutes tes anecdotes et histoires de Berlin. Bonne continuation et à bientôt peut être sur Nantes :) Manon et Nelly
Erika
August 2021
Before the tour even started I had great communication with Annabelle, as I asked if I could bring my dog along. Which was possible! She is very professional and punctional, with a personal touch. The tour was awesome, she knows a lot of detailed information about the parts that we visited. And I found it very interesting and learned a lot of new things. I definitely recommend this tour!

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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 of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.