- 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
Berlin boasts some of the world’s finest and most interesting architecture with many of the buildings reflecting its history. The communist-era apartment blocks of the east are a stark contrast to the modern architecture of the west, with each side demonstrating its past political ideologies.
Visit Friedrichstrasse, a major culture and shopping street in central Berlin. This is the most famous street in the city, combining the tradition of the “Golden Twenties” with the architecture of New Berlin. See decorated buildings, offices and coffee shops, plus a variety of restaurants, boutiques and department stores, highlighted by Galeries Lafayette.
Across town, there is the Kulturforum, a collection of cultural buildings that were built up in the 1950s and 60s at the edge of West Berlin, after many of the city's cultural assets had been lost behind the Berlin Wall. Its museums, concert halls, libraries and institutes make it one of the most important cultural sites in all of Germany.
Also, there’s Gendarmenmarkt, a historic market square and the site of an architectural trio — Schinkel's Konzerthaus, a concert hall, plus the French and German cathedrals, Deutscher und Französischer Dom. There's also a statue of Germany's renowned poet, Friedrich Schiller, at the center of the square. Combined, it makes for a stunning ensemble.
The tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.
Extremely knowledgable guide, historically and culturally. A highlight of our stay in Berlin.
Jack Kennedy USA
The guide for the tour was excellent and provided unique insights to the history and modernity of Berlin. I highly recommend Tarek Ibrahim.