Berlin: Architectural Highlights Private Black Van Tour

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Berlin’s cityscape is a fascinating one, where baroque and neoclassical buildings brush up against modernist designs. This tour will give you a full overview of city's unique architectural character.

Highlights

  • Visit some of Berlin’s most famous architectural sites
  • Hear stories of kings and emperors and tyrannical dictators
  • Learn how Berlin’s turbulent history has shaped its cityscape
  • Hear from your expert guide the stories behind some of the landmarks

Description

On this Berlin architecture tour, you’ll join a private guide, who will show you 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. You’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. Taking you along the magnificent boulevard of Unter den Linden, your personal guide — an expert in Berlin art, history, and architecture — will show you sites like the baroque facades of the Humboldt Forum, and the neoclassical Neue Wache memorial for the victims of war and dictatorship. At the DZ Building, check out the deconstructivist work of Frank Gehry. And at the Kulturforum, check out innovative modernist architecture by the likes of Hans Scharoun and Mies van der Rohe. Other architectural sites worth seeing include Museums Insel (Museum Island), the British Embassy, Potsdamer Platz, the Jewish Museum, Karl-Marx Allee and Mediaspree. At each stop, your private guide will provide context to help you to understand how, when and why the most famous buildings in Berlin were constructed (or destroyed!). Our city’s 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. About Our Guides Our Berlin tour guides are more than just guides — they are true characters of the city, with deep knowledge of Berlin’s history, art and politics. Some of them were eyewitnesses to the Cold War, and all of them enthusiastic ambassadors of their city. As our guest, we want you to feel welcomed and catered to. Our guides will always take the time to answer your questions and can adapt the itinerary to suit your personal wishes and interests.

Includes

Private local expert guide Hotel pickup and drop-off Private Driver/Black Van

Important Information

  • 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, the city has no shortage of fascinating places to see, and 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 see more of one style or include additional stops – and we’ll be happy to accommodate your wishes.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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