von und mit: 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.
- 2 Stunden | ca. 3 km zu Fuß
- Private Tours from 110€ up to 4 people
(further tickets: 11€ pp)
- Private Touren erhältlich auf Deutsch oder English
private tours available in German or English
The history of the boulevard is in itself fascinating and stands as an interesting witness of the history/histories of East-, West- and the reunited Germany.
During this walk, you will hear details about its intitial building phase amongt post-war ruins; about plans to demolish the entire boulevard shortly after the reunification in 1989; about it being one of today's hotspots of rent explosion, to the current application to list the structure as a UNESCO world heritage site.
As part of a Friedrichshain tour I used to guide, I have long given a brief introduction to the Karl-Marx-Alee and in the course of this have come to appreciate the Boulevard more and more. One could well describe it as an acquired taste! My increased interest quickly showed me that the boulevard deserves its own tour.
The Karl-Marx-Alee is one of those (many) parts of Berlin, where some extended background knowledge - a look behind the fassades - definitely facilitates an increased appreciation.