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History and alternative tracks

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 320 reviews.Berlin, Germany

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Experience hosted by Annabelle

3 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in German, English, French

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 2h30. 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.
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…

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Thu, Oct 29
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Thu, Oct 29
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Fri, Oct 30
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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$51 per person

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 4.90 out of 5 from 320 reviews.

Christina
October 2020
Eine tolle und sehr informative Tour zu versteckten Orten in Berlin. Interessante Hintergrundinformationen zur Berliner Geschichte. Auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen!
Agata
October 2020
Annabelle is very passionate about Berlin which makes the tour simply the best 👑 3 hours packed with knowledge about either the history or the present city events, lots of inside stories and jokes. If you want to get know one of the most incredible - alternative side of Berlin, Annabelle is the best address. Highly recommended 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇
Annabelle is very passionate about Berlin which makes the tour simply the best 👑 3 hours packed with knowledge about either the history or the present city events, lots of inside…
Vera
September 2020
Dies war eine tolle alternative Tour, die uns viele Einblicke gegeben hat - abseits vom normalen Touri-Programm. Ganz toll und sehr empfehlenswert.
Kunal
September 2020
Amazing tour. Absolutely better than I expected. Annabelle knows her stuff and the photo comparisons of then and now really puts it all in perspective. I absolutely recommend this tour.
Vivek
September 2020
It was an amazing experience and thanks to Annabelle, we got a unique perspective about Berlin which is not found in regular tourist attractions. A rela eye opener on certain aspects which make Berlin extremely unique.
Beau
September 2020
Annabelle was really accommodating and arranged the tour to suit our schedule. She conveyed her passion and enthusiasm for the subject and Berlin and told us some interesting stories. She was really helpful in sharing some suggestions for restaurants and other places we might be interested in visiting, after the tour ended. I recommend her highly.
Annabelle was really accommodating and arranged the tour to suit our schedule. She conveyed her passion and enthusiasm for the subject and Berlin and told us some interesting stor…

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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 of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

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

More tips

I propose one language per tour (and sometimes I am doing bilingual tours in french and english where I translate everything for everyone:)
IF THE SCHEDULE DOESN'T FIT YOU, DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME ALSO

What to bring

A MASK / Some rainy clothes !! And extra money for a drink at the end.