The original walking tours in English - operating since 1993
 

Our Guides

The guides: the jewels in our crown - they're true specialists with a passion for the city!

As all our guides are trained historians as well as long-term residents of Berlin and all of them lovers of the city, there is nothing you cannot ask them and relying on their experience you can be sure that you won’t miss anything in this big city. You will probably even find yourself repeating many odd facts and entertaining stories that you have picked up during the day with us to your friends back home. It goes without saying that all the guides are fluent English-speakers.

Matti
  • A 'real' Berliner
  • Tour guide since 2008
  • Studied history and English at the University of Potsdam

About me:

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!

Don't miss:

Have a drink along the river. When the sun is out, there’s no better place to be. One of my favorite spots is the YAAM beach, right next to the East Side Gallery by Ostbahnhof station. The “Young African Art Market” is more than just a beach bar. You will find food, music, sports and an actual beach right in the city!

Also, I have to promote the neighborhood I grew up in. Take the M4 tram from Alexanderplatz and get off at Albertinenstraße. You will find yourself in the district of Weißensee. Here, you can follow the signs to the biggest Jewish cemetery in Europe. This was one of the few cemeteries not destroyed by the Nazis. It’s a truly beautiful place, loaded with history, and not many people find their way up here.

Restaurant Recommendation:

I often eat with my colleagues at “Matreshka”, a little Russian restaurant in Friedrichshain (Boxhagener Straße 60, near Ostkreuz). It’s a rather plain little place, but the food is amazing and cheap. If you’re lucky, you will maybe even get a free vodka shot from the owner. Try this for a good East Berlin food experience.

If you want burgers, check out “The Bird” (Am Falkplatz 5, near Schönhauser Allee). They make some of the best burgers in Europe and the place is pretty cool. It is quite a popular restaurant though, so you might want to reserve a table.

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