- 4-hour Berlin architecture tour with a private guide
- Hear of the division of Berlin after World War II and contrast the architectural styles in the east and west of the city
- Learn about the city’s urban renewal schemes on a visit to Friedrichstrasse
- Pose for photos in front of the Expressionist Philharmonic Hall at the Kulturforum
- Discover little-known facts about Berlin’s architectural trio at Gendarmenmarkt: Deutscher Dom, Französischer Dom and Schinkel’s Konzerthaus
- Choose to do the tour on foot or by bike
What You Can Expect
The city boasts some of the world’s finest, and most intriguing, architecture with many buildings reflecting its rich history. The Communist-era apartment blocks of the east compete for attention with capitalist modern architecture of west Berlin, with each side showcasing their past political ideologies.
Learn about the city’s contentious urban planning schemes while visiting Friedrichstrasse -- one of Berlin’s busiest shopping streets -- and then head across town to see modernist masterpieces at the Kulturforum. Admire the center’s collection of cultural buildings and learn about the different artistic concepts that each one represents; the Philharmonic Hall is a perfect example of Expressionist architecture, contrasting against the Italianesque style of St Matthäus Church.
Take a look at the grandiose designs of Schinkel’s Altes Museum and Stüler's Neues Museum, and then explore Gendarmenmarkt where Berlin’s famous architectural trio – Deutscher Dom, Französischer Dom and Schinkel’s Konzerthaus – is found. Learn about the Bahaus style of architecture that was driven out of Berlin by the Nazis (who considered it too internationalist) and hear about the famous architects who brought the style into the German mainstream, like Gropius, Medelssohn and Poelzig.
After four hours of exploring Berlin with your private guide, seeing buildings imprinted by history, your tour finishes back at your hotel.
Extremely knowledgable guide, historically and culturally. A highlight of our stay in Berlin.
The guide for the tour was excellent and provided unique insights to the history and modernity of Berlin. I highly recommend Tarek Ibrahim.