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Berlin - Off the Beaten Path Private Tour

"Matti is an extraordinary guide. He has an awesome knowledge of the places, shares beautiful stories, all very interesting. The tour is amazing, enlightening, he was brilliant! Love everything he showed to us. We deeply enjoyed the experience."

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Everyone can visit the Brandenburg Gate and Museum Island! This tour takes you through a part of Berlin that many don't know yet, even though it has an extremely exciting history. We meet at Hackescher Markt and explore the old Jewish Berlin there. Where did the largest spontaneous protest against the Holocaust take place? Where did a brave Berliner hide blind Jews from the Nazis? And what happened to Berlin's oldest Jewish cemetery? Impressive monuments, incredible stories and magical backyards can be discovered here.


We see one of the only places where the wild, creative and colorful charm of the 90s can still be seen. I will also show you my favorite street in all of Berlin - Grosse Hamburger street - because there are so many stories to tell and time seems to have stopped here. How was the New Synagogue saved? And why did Martin Luther King come to East Berlin?

Then we travel by subway to the oldest part of the city, which is completely off the radar for most people. Here we learn what the Underground Station Klosterstraße has in common with old Babylon. Where does Berlin's medieval city wall still stand? In which restaurant is Napoleon supposed to have dined? And where was the world's first museum against war? Dig deeper and find some of the hidden sights, magical courtyards and fascinating, crazy and inspiring stories! There's a lot to discover and I'm happy to take you there!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we go?

We will see the following places: Rosenstrasse Protest Memorial, Schwarzenberg Hof with its Graffiti and Murals, Otto Weidt's Workshop for Blind Jews, Grosse Hamburger Straße, Oldest Jewish Cemetery & Deportation Memorial, Old Jewish Boys School, The Missing House WW2 Memorial, Bullet Holes, Stumble Stones, Sophien Church & Martin Luther King Plaque, St Hedwig's Hospital and their attempt to save people from the Nazis, The New Synagogue, Sophie-Gips-Backyards and the story of Ampelmann, Klosterstrasse Underground Station & Escape Story, Ruins of Berlin's medieval monestary & city wall, Berlin's oldest Restaurant, Parochialkirche, Site of the Anti War Museum, Old & New Townhouse, Märkisches Museum & Historic Harbour. Optional additional stops could be: Holzmarkt: An "urbal village" within the city, Engelbecken & St. Michael's Church Ruins, the Western side of the Wall in Kreuzberg: Squats, a petting zoo and a tree house, an African Jamaican Beach Bar in the former Death Strip, RAW Temple, a former Train Depot turned into a cultural hub.

How long is an "Off the Beaten Path" tour of Berlin?

The duration of the tour is quite flexible and tailored to your preferences. Typically, it spans around 2 hours, providing a comprehensive glimpse into the hidden treasures of Berlin. However, given the vast array of fascinating sites and stories tucked away in the city, the tour can easily be extended to accommodate more exploration. There's a wealth of intriguing places to discover, allowing us to adapt and elongate the tour, ensuring you don't miss out on any captivating spots along the way.

How much would a private Berlin "Off the Beaten Path" tour cost?

Private tour costs can vary widely, generally falling between 50 and 100 euros per hour. However, the final price can be influenced by various factors like duration, group size, inclusions, and customization. Additionally, the use of private cars or buses for transportation during the tour can increase the overall cost. For accurate pricing based on your preferences and transportation needs, it's best to directly inquire with me.

What is the best way to get around Berlin?

Berlin is very walkable, especially its center. We can easily cover all the main sights and stories by foot at a pace set by you. For this tour we will need to catch public transport at least once. However if this doesn't suit you, hiring a car or bus might be more practical and can be arranged.

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