The original walking tours in English - operating since 1993
 

PUBLIC TOURS

Our all-in-one tour! Covers ALL the main sights

Discover Berlin

The original "Third Reich" walking tour in English!

Infamous Third Reich Sites

Infamous Third Reich Sites
Gain insight into the complex history of the camp system and the Holocaust

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Stroll through the old Jewish quarter, home to a revitalized Jewish community

Jewish Life in Berlin

Jewish Life in Berlin
Berlin without Potsdam is like Paris without Versailles

Discover Potsdam

Discover Potsdam
Learn about life in Berlin on either side of the Wall

Cold War Berlin

Cold War Berlin
Find out why Berlin is one of the most vibrant cities in the world

Urban Berlin

Urban Berlin
Tour the queer capital of Europe!

Queer Berlin

Queer Berlin
Experience the unique charm of an enduring German Christmas tradition!

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

PRIVATE TOURS

...on foot, taxi, minibus or coach!
...for students and school groups
Explore the "Florence on the Elbe"
Cruising in the Baltic? Enjoy a day in Berlin!

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ABOUT US  

Original Berlin Walks breathed new life into the Berlin sightseeing scene with our pioneering historical walking tours in the early 1990s. As the city's longest-operating English language walking tour company, our experience is unmatched.  We know how to provide first class tours that are informative and entertaining, led by academically trained guides who know the city like the back of their hand and speak flawless English.  Join one of our regular tours or have us tailor a private tour to your specific wishes.  We know how to pitch Berlin's history and contemporary scene to every age and interest level!

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OUR GUIDES


My birth certificate still comes with a hammer and compass on it, but the Wall fell when I was almost two years old and so I grew up in a city that was growing up itself. Berlin has always fascinated me, so becoming a tour guide was the obvious thing to do - I live Berlin and I'm very much looking forward to welcoming you here! … read more>>

I never thought of returning to Germany any time soon after leaving for university in England and Denmark, but perhaps it was just a matter of time. Having wider family relations here as well, I came to Berlin for its archives and libraries so that I could write up my PhD thesis in history. Of course, the city has more to offer than dusty books and documents! After successfully defending my thesis and a semester of teaching at the Free University, I decided to get some hands-on experience to … read more>>

Being bilingual and having been raised by a German mother and an American father, I am often asked which country - Germany or the United States - I call home. The short answer is both, although friends accuse me of picking one or the other on an ad hoc basis ("We Germans are very punctual," "You Germans have no sense of humor"). If it were only so easy! Should the duration of my university studies bea any indication, I am really very German. But then, living in a fascinating city like Berlin is … read more>>

I am originally from Long Island, but grew up around Raleigh, North Carolina. I completed my BA at East Carolina University in History and German Studies, while also studying in Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen from 2008-2009. After finishing an internship upon my arrival in Berlin in 2010, I began connecting my academic background to this wonderful city and have been giving tours ever since. In continuing my studies, I am studying my Masters in Global History with a focus on the … read more>>

As a Geordie girl from Newcastle in the North East of England my first encounter with Berlin was as a fresh-faced 16 year old - I was immediately hooked. Now over a decade later (ouch!) still feel a familiar grin and twinge of pride spread across my face when people ask me where I live. Berlin has become home, ever since moving for a few 'months' back in 2007 as part of my undergraduate degree in German and Mathematics at Durham University. I'm currently finishing up my Masters in International … read more>>

Having grown up with a profound curiosity for what may lie beyond the borders of the United States, I made it my mission to go abroad once I finished my undergraduate degree. After an unsuccessful attempt to achieve this via the US Peacecorps program, I ended up studying for a Master's degree in the small German city of Erfurt, in a program that included around sixty students from over thirty different countries, which really was an idyllic setting for someone attempting to gain insight into the … read more>>

I graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in History and Literature in 2004 before returning to complete a Masters (M.Litt) in Modernities in 2006. During the later course, which was based in the English Literature Department, I was exposed to a wide variety of disciplines, from art history and architecture to sociology and theatre. My realisation that of all of the cities that I had visited up to that point, Berlin was the one that had the most dramatic relationship with all … read more>>

I come from the seaside town of Bangor in Northern Ireland, and have called Berlin my home since 2009. Before arriving here, I studied at the University of Warwick in England, and completed my PhD there in early 2012. Modern History has been a long-term fascination for me. I live in Schoeneberg, one of Berlin's old cabaret quarters and a centre of the city's legendary decadence during the Weimar era. I can't wait to show you around this magical city. … read more>>

My American parents hopped across the coast early on in '95, when I was still too small to remember much of it. I grew up in Berlin at a bilingual school, in the suburbs in Zehlendorf – incidentally the coolest district of Berlin. In the early days, we were slightly terrified of these crazy Germans, with their sparkling water, extremely well-trained dogs, and house shoes. Now I only drink sparkling water, I have multiple pairs of house shoes, and our dog is still extraordinarily untrained. … read more>>
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