History Tour of Berlin
Includes a short briefing in a cafe and sites such as the Brandenburg Gate, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Reichstag and the Berlin Wall Memorial. Local lunch (at own expense).
We do not offer a tour of the Reichstag Dome as standard, however, for clients booking a private walk we can try to arrange it. Please request this in the Trip Notes when placing an order. There is no entry fee to the Dome, but visits need to be booked in advance and availability depends on a number of factors defined by the German governmental administration. Please note that for all Reichstag Dome bookings we require the full name and date of birth of all attendees, and all attendees need to bring their passport with them on the day in order to enter the Reichstag.
Yes we can start anytime between 8:30am-12pm. In winter (November-February) it's better not to start later any later because it gets dark by 3:30-4:00 pm.
Dora Komnenovic is a culturologist based in Berlin. She has an MA in Eastern European Studies from Bologna University and is currently finishing her PhD in Social and Cultural Studies. She is writing about the discarding of books and forgetting. She has held fellowships or studied at universities in Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey and Slovenia. Her current research interests revolve around vanished states and the materialization of memory. Among her other passions are literature and film. Her interest in the memorialization of state socialism led her to collaborate with several museums in Berlin. This multilayered city is a perfect match for her exploratory spirit and is a constant source of inspiration. She looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with curious travellers on Context tours.
John studied History and German at the University of Oxford, eventually specializing in German-Jewish history and the history of the Third Reich. He has been coming to Berlin since he was a teenager and moved to the city permanently a couple of years ago. The tangibility of history, especially that of the twentieth century, never ceases to thrill him in Berlin.
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