Berlin: David Bowie History Tour

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Head back to the days of the Cold War on a tour of the Berlin of the 1970s that inspired David Bowie’s classic albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger. See where the artist lived, the clubs he frequented, and the studios where he recorded his music.

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Highlights

  • Learn about the Cold War days of the 1970s that inspired Bowie's classic Berlin albums, Low, Heroes, and Lodger
  • Follow Bowie's trail to the flat he shared with Iggy Pop
  • Take a stroll by the Hansa recording studios
  • Visit Bowie's favorite Berlin clubs and cafes

Description

When David Bowie moved to Berlin in 1976, he found an island of Cold War angst. This 3-hour tour takes you back to the decadent 1970s in the city that inspired Bowie’s classic Berlin albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger. Starting at the decadent heart of Cold War West Berlin, at Zoo Station, you’ll follow the artist’s trail to the flat he shared with Iggy Pop, to the clubs where they partied, and to the legendary Hansa recording studios, where Bowie’s music reached its creative peak in Berlin. Your tour takes in a variety of sites, including Bahnhof Zoo, the former Dschungel Club, KaDeWe, Potsdamer Platz, Hansa Studios, the Berlin Wall, Topographie of Terror, Bowie’s former home, and the Neues Ufer Café.

Includes

3-hour tour with a historian guide

Important Information

  • Professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics, and published authors act as guides on this tour
  • You will need to use public transport a few times since the distances between some key sites will be too far to walk. If you do not have a visitor's transit pass for Berlin already, it is advised to purchase the day metro pass. If you cannot purchase it in advance then your guide will help you to purchase it at the first metro station on the tour

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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