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The guides at Insight Cities are professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics and published authors. As professional researchers and educators, we cater to visitors who want to enjoy spirited and informed presentations of the...more
We had an outstanding 3+ hour walking tour of Berlin with Peter Bijl through Insight Cities. He was extremely knowledgeable and very generous with his time. A wonderful way to learn about and experience the city and its history.
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I first encountered Insight Cities Tours when planning a trip to Prague. Vadim was one of the best guides that I've ever toured with, bringing his knowledge, passion, humor, intellectual curiosity and pleasure to his work. So in planning a visit to Berlin, where a...More
I took Dan's Introduction to Berlin tour with a friend visiting from the UK and another friend who has moved to Germany in the last couple of years. As a Berlin resident I wasn't expecting to see much new but Dan managed to weave together...More
We took the tour "Jewish Berlin" in June with Isabelle Danielle. We were the only ones on the tour. She was absolutely terrific in her explanations and very accommodating to our needs (my wife had a sprained ligament in her foot so we had a...More
We had not been in Berlin for 30 years so it was fabulous to have Isabelle as our guide on our first day back. Isabelle is highly educated, well traveled and articulate. Our starting point was our hotel on Potsdamer Platz which was mostly a...More
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Berlin's art galleries with Laureline. She was warm and personable. First, she gave us an overview of the Berlin gallery scene with the aid of a map and gave my friend, who lives in Berlin, some great tips about...More
This tour is an excellent way to truly understand what life was like behind the wall. Because it is so thorough and concentrated in a three-hour period, you are fully immersed and left with a very strong impression of life in East Berlin during the...More
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.