with: Klaus WehnerKlaus Wehner, PhD:
Real, Old, New Berliner, continuous enthusiastic explorer of the city and Berlin city tours, Berlin-Lover und Founder of kontext.Berlin
I am a visual artist and have worked as an art teacher in London for many years before moving to Berlin. Hence, presenting city tours comes quite natural to me. I am an art, art-history and history enthusiast and have worked for several different tour opeartors in Berlin before setting up this site. I still continuously discover new and interesting details about Berlin and I love to pass these on during my tours.
- 3 hours | approx. 3 km to walk
- Private Tours from 120€ for up to 4 guests
(further tickets: 20€ pp)
On the way you will visit many of Berlins very well-known - and some less well-known landmarks and hear about their eventful history with a focus on the impact that the wall had on certain areas of the city. You will hear stories from the first need for a 'Brandenburg Gate', from the Weimar Republic, the time of the Nazi Terror, the partition and reunification of Berlin/Germany to the birthplace of the 1990s Techno culture.
- Brandenburg Gate (and how it became an icon of German history)
- Pariser Platz (its contemporary buidings including the famous Hotel Adlon)
- Memorial and information point: the Berlin Wall
- Memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe
- The location of the 'Führerbunker' and the former 'Neue Reichskanzlei'
- 1980s Living quarters Wilhelmstrasse (built right by the wall at the time)
- Memorial for Georg Elser who attemptet an assasination of Adolf Hitler
- The 'Berlin Mall' on the ground of the former 'Kaufhaus Wertheim' and the location of the vault (Tresor) that became a birthplace of 1990s Techno culture.
- The Sony Center (visiting the hall covered by the iconic roof and seeing remnants of the Hotel Esplanade)
- (Option: Taking Europe's fastest lift to the top of the Kolhoff Tower with a possible coffe break with panoramic views across Berlin) (approx. 6€ entrance and lift fee per person to be added)
- Potsdamer Platz (with Europe's first ever traffic light)
- Preserved DDR watch tower
- Niederkirchnerstraße (former Prinz-Albrecht-Straße) / Preserved remnants of the Berlin Wall
- Former Reichsluftfahrt Ministerium (former Haus der Ministerien, today's Finanzministerium)
- Memoral to the uprisings in East Germany on 17th Juni 1953
- Former Prussian Parliament
- Martin-Gropius-Bau (today the Museum for Applied Arts)
- Introduction to the exhibition: Topografie of Terror
- Checkpoint Charlie