Category: Budget Tours

THE Guide To Private Tours In Berlin

[caption id="attachment_5035" align="alignleft" width="800"] A Private Guided Tour of Berlin with Matt & The BBC team[/caption] ***DISCLAIMER*** For the record, I should state that I have worked as a guide offering private tours in Berlin for more than a decade. In the process, I've met thousands of wonderful people and worked alongside the best tour guides in the city. I'd like to say I've accumulated enough experience to have some useful insight into the subject. It is my intention to remain helpfully impartial in my observations and recommendations. If you want to hear about how to get the best experience out of a guided tour of Berlin, then read on. - Matt ***DISCLAIMER OVER*** - [toc] Tour groups are a fundamental part of the scenery in Berlin. Wandering the city's historic central district of Mitte, it is hard not to notice the numerous large groups of tourists being spirited through…

Ten Great Reasons To Tour The Berlin Wall In 2017

How absurd that of all the stunning buildings in Berlin - the triumphant Prussian Brandenburg Gate, the magnificent UNESCO-listed Museum Island - that the one landmark that has come to be synonymous with the name of the city is built of simple reinforced concrete. A monument to the ideological conflict of the Cold War that defined much of the 20th century. The Berlin Wall. Constructed at a time when the world seemed to be teetering on the brink of nuclear annihilation, the Berlin Wall transformed the city overnight. As the East German government took desperate measures to keep their own population from fleeing to the Western sectors of divided Berlin, a concrete barrier over 150 km long was constructed around that very capitalist island of the West. Creating something of a paradoxical prison. Ironically where the only people who were free were the prisoners encircled. Free to leave. Free, eventually, to visit the East. Free to…