History and alternative tracks

Berlin, Germany

Experience hosted by Annabelle

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English, German, and French
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.

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 363 reviews.

Maëlle
January 2022
merci a toi, la personnalisation de la visite fut excellente. nous avons appris beaucoup de choses très surprenantes qur la vie alternative de Berlin et qur son histoire. une belle Bâleon en prend plein les yeux LUDIQUE !!
Yoganand
December 2021
besonders für die Leute,die von Ausland sind...Sie werden eine andere Art von dem Leben in Deutschland entdecken...i would highly recommend taking this Tour
Sandrine
December 2021
Ce n’ est pas une guide, c’ est une amoureuse des lieux qu’ elle essaye juste de faire partager ! Et elle y arrive…. Génial. Elle a mêlé réussi à captiver ma petite fille de 11 ans ! Merci Annabelle . Vous êtes une vraie pro
Caroline KH
December 2021
Annabelle was such a great tour guide for us! The tour started a little late but it was super duper informative and jam packed with nuggets of alternative history that one just can't find in any history textbook (I think). It made me feel more connected with the city and its sad history as well as ever evolving culture. Tschuss!
Manon
November 2021
La visite d'Annabelle est très intéressante pour découvrir Berlin autrement. Elle nous montre des coins hors des sentiers battus, c'est très agréable!
Joy
November 2021
Annabelle est quelqu'un de très dynamique, qui propose un tour très intéressant et rempli de petites anecdotes sur le mur, sur Berlin, sur les lieux que l'on visiter, qui donne également des conseils pour le séjour que vous faites sur Berlin. Le tour est très complet et permet d'avoir une vision d'ensemble historique. Je recommande réellement ce tour qui est instructif, et présenté par une guide passionnante ✨

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.