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The guides at Insight Cities are professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics and published authors. As professional researchers and educators, we cater to visitors who want to enjoy spirited and informed presentations of the...more
Historically, Berlin is multilayered and dense. Effortlessly informed guide. Respect for objective facts. Arduous when you're standing for 3 hours but definitely worth it; we had lunch beforehand and a place to go afterward.
This tour was absolutely fascinating, focussed on the Cold War and East Berlin. Forrest has such a great demeanour, he has a wealth of knowledge and relayed it in a relaxed and intelligent manner. I would highly recommend this tour and thanks for a fantastic...More
I enjoyed all the tour. I learnt many things I didn't know and I had the opportunity to see Berlin with a complete perspective and specifically to see the influence of the stay of Bowie there. Very interesting. Our guide Peter was perfect. it was...More
We had an outstanding 3+ hour walking tour of Berlin with Peter Bijl through Insight Cities. He was extremely knowledgeable and very generous with his time. A wonderful way to learn about and experience the city and its history.
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I first encountered Insight Cities Tours when planning a trip to Prague. Vadim was one of the best guides that I've ever toured with, bringing his knowledge, passion, humor, intellectual curiosity and pleasure to his work. So in planning a visit to Berlin, where a...More
I took Dan's Introduction to Berlin tour with a friend visiting from the UK and another friend who has moved to Germany in the last couple of years. As a Berlin resident I wasn't expecting to see much new but Dan managed to weave together...More
We took the tour "Jewish Berlin" in June with Isabelle Danielle. We were the only ones on the tour. She was absolutely terrific in her explanations and very accommodating to our needs (my wife had a sprained ligament in her foot so we had a...More
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.