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Private Guide Profile: Jim

This week we caught up with Jim, one of the great private guides we work with, to talk about his experiences in Berlin: Q: Would you like to introduce yourself? I hail from a small map dot in rural Minnesota where everybody knows everyone’s name and where the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. […]

Private Guide Profile: Matt

This week we caught up with Matt, founder of Berlin Experiences, to talk about his experience as a private guide in Berlin: Q: Would you like to introduce yourself? I have spent more than a third of my life in Berlin but I’m originally from the north of England – a town in Yorkshire called […]

Private Guide Profile: William

This week we caught up with William, one of the great guides we work with, to talk about his experience as a private guide in Berlin: Q: Would you like to introduce yourself? Hi, my name is William and I am originally from Sydney, Australia, but have been living in Germany since 2009 and Berlin […]

Private Guide Profile: Sam

This week we caught up with Sam, one of the great guides we work with, to talk about his experience as a private guide in Berlin: Q: Would you like to introduce yourself? I am Sam. I’m a tall English person who was born between the rolling hills of the South Downs and the seaside […]

Private Guide Profile: Asaf

This week we caught up with Asaf, one of the great guides we work with, to talk about his experience as a private guide in Berlin: Q: Would you like to introduce yourself? I come from a small village in the Galilee. I left high school without any formal qualifications – as I preferred instead […]

Private Guide Profile: Heather

This week we caught up with Heather, one of the great guides we work with, to talk about his experience as a private guide in Berlin: Q: Would you like to introduce yourself? I am originally from central Pennsylvania, but came to Berlin first in 2004 as a tourist, and then in 2005 on a […]

Allied Victory Parade 1945: The Forgotten Parade

Earlier this year, we covered the anniversary of the British Victory Parade that took place on July 21st 1945 – this month we take a closer look at the Allied Victory Parade of September 1945 when the four Allied powers gathered their troops to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany. – It didn’t quite turn […]

Potsdam Conference 1945: Day-By-Day

This month we take a look back at the Potsdam Conference.  Seventeen days in the summer of 1945 that would change the course of human history forever. This would be the first, and last time, that US President Harry Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin would meet. Allies united in […]

Stolpersteine: Personalising The Void

In our latest blog post, Berlin Experiences co-founder Olivia discusses how one of Berlin’s most important memorial projects succeeds in making the personal tragedies of the Holocaust more relatable: – When I first travelled to Berlin, I discovered a subtle yet deeply affecting memorial for the victims of the Holocaust – the Stolpersteine. Translated, the […]

British Victory Parade 1945: Desert Rats! May Your Glory Ever Shine!

The thump of the 3rd Royal Horse Artillery’s 25-pounder-guns at 10 am on Saturday, July 21st 1945 was intended to represent the last time that British artillery would be fired on the streets of Berlin – and the start of the British Victory Parade. The procession would take place along the very same street where […]