Marriette is a Berlin veteran originally from the Lake District in Northern England. Her planned three-month stay in Berlin after university started a decade ago and you will now find Marriette dividing her days amongst Segway tours, her sewing machine, finding vintage treasures at Berlin’s many flea markets and enjoying lively open air parties.
“Berlin is rough around the edges to say the least. It’s a living breathing entity and many a traveler have succumbed to its magnetic draw. The city pulls no punches; it’s very unapologetic, it’s raw, and it’s in a constant state of evolution.”
Marriette's Berlin Tips
The Cold War Tour because you get to go into the coolest part of the city and see it in a historical sense rather than just for its bar and restaurant vibe.
Oberbaumbrücke as it has an amazing history dating back to the 1700’s and today connects the two most vibrant neighborhoods of Berlin.
Get down to Görlitzer Park in the summer – such a great place for a picnic, prosecco and people watching!
Kevin - Tour Guide
Kevin is not only an accomplished tour guide, but during the off-season is heavily involved in a number of projects as part of Berlin’s world-class film festival, the Berlinale. A man of many talents, he also works as an ice-skating and hockey coach, a mentor for asylum seekers and refugees, and makes time to be a puppy-daddy to his beloved Luba.
“I fell in love with the sense of spontaneity, creativity, and possibility that pervades Berlin when I arrived in 2004, particularly the DIY urban oasis of Kreuzberg where community projects in public space were plentiful, rent was negligible, and any excuse to dance along the post-militarized riverfront was golden.”
Kevin's Berlin Tips
The Cold War tour because the history is so recent and its effects are very much still alive in the architecture and people of the city.
Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park. The landscape architecture and socialist realist sculptural elements are incredible and make a stunning impression.
One way or another, make your way out to the Soviet War Memorial. The place also has a reflective silence that I return to often, and it is a place charged with different meanings.
Walid - Tour Guide
Walid is an ex-Londoner with extensive tour guiding experience and endless stories after 10 years in Berlin. He lives for discussing the depressing division of the city while taking in the edgy street art scene and death-defying graffiti bombing endeavors. He has a talent for weaving an entertaining educational narrative about the recent past and history’s impact on modern-day Berlin.
“My favourite thing about guiding is summer sunshine riverside segwaying with the wind blowing through all three remaining hairs on my scalp! In what other city can you see historic landmarks, graffitied buildings with four lettered "opinions" about the state of increasing capitalism, remnants of The Wall and a deserted ferris wheel from one spot?”
Walid's Berlin Tips
Berlin Wall Segway Tour because, content wise, the stories are not only so recent, relatable, dramatic, and sometimes downright weird, but they also bring the New Berlin to life.
Bona-Peiser-Weg/Kopernicker Straße 137 on Segway Wall tour. You get a 360° horizon-to-horizon panoramic view from the historic city center to the Eastern suburbs along the River Spree.
While everyone is asleep on Sunday mornings, you have the perfect opportunity to relive your childhood and ride bikes through empty, stunning, glorious streets and parks.