There is no better location to see the transition of Berlin’s history than at Potsdamer Platz. From a transportation hub to entertainment metropolis in the roaring 1920s, it is difficult to imagine that for 28 years this cabaret capital belonged to the desolate death strip that bordered the Berlin Wall. Home to the first traffic light system on the continent and falling directly between the Soviet, American and British sectors during the Cold War, Potsdamer Platz is packed with history. Check out the Sony Centre modelled on Mount Fuji or delve into the cultural delights of the renowned Philharmonic and Culture Forum. Stop by the Hansa Recording Studios where the legendary David Bowie recorded his album “Heroes” and enjoy the impressive architecture that once again surrounds this incredibly historical space.
This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Berlin’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Berlin. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Berlin of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Berlin's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!
The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.
The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Berlin time!