“Berlin is a city condemned forever to becoming and never to being.” Karl Scheffler, author of “Berlin: The Fate of a City”, 1910.
Berlin’s legacy of artistic innovation and chaotic political change has left behind a fascinating cityscape. Neoclassical and baroque masterpieces characterize the streets of Berlin’s historic city center, while the stark comparison between East and West Berlin neighborhoods reflect their different experiences during post-war reconstruction.
On this tour you’ll join a private guide, gaining an insight into the glorious clash that is Berlin’s skyline. In our city, ordinary everyday buildings stand side by side with the most impressive architectural experiments of historic and modern times. We’ll explore the best and the worst of what was left behind – the monstrous and glorious constructions of kings and emperors, as well as the relics left behind by tyrannical dictatorships.
Through all our stops, we will provide context and richness that helps you to understand how, when and why the most famous buildings in Berlin were constructed (or destroyed!). Our complex, varied architectural landscape is part of what gives Berlin its unique character.
You’ll leave the tour with an understanding of how Berlin’s turbulent history left its mark on her architecture, allowing you to appreciate it all with a fresh perspective.
Our guides are experts in their subjects – but this is your private tour. From Berlin’s neo-classical monuments to her brutalist architecture and modern experiments, it’s our pleasure to tailor this tour to suit your interests. Simply tell us where your interests lie – whether you’d like a general overview, or to adjust the itinerary to see more of one style or include additional stops – we are happy to accommodate your wishes.
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