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“Johanna was the best - perfect way to spend a day in Berlin!”

Original Berlin Walks
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East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour
Ranked #3 of 396 Tours in Berlin
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Owner description: Original Berlin Walks offers a variety of walking tours covering all sides of Berlin's history; from our 'all in one' Discover Berlin tour, to tour focusing on the Berlin Wall and the Nazi past, to whole day excursions such as Potsdam or the Sachsenhausen Conctentration Camp Memorial Site, if you want to learn about Berlin's past, then we're the people you need.
Reviewed 3 February 2011

My fiancee and I had only a brief time to spend in Berlin, but we wanted to see a lot. After reviewing Rick Steves's recommendations, we decided to go with the Original Berlin Walks tour. Walking tours appear to be pretty competitive in Berlin, but we were not disappointed whatsoever with our tour. Johanna was our tour guide and was phenomenal. She had seemingly endless knowledge about Berlin's rich history and answered everyone's questions. We never felt rushed at all. I only wish we would have had time to do an additional Original Berlin Walks tour. When I returned home, I quickly jotted down all of the information we learned so that I would not forget. Highly recommended.

By the way, the weather was slightly dreary on our tour day, but that did not detract from the value of the tour at all. Also, mentioning the Rick Steves' book got us a $1 discount for the tour, but note that the tour is very affordable even without discounts.

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Reviewed 26 January 2011

Me and a friend took the Nazi tour in the beginning of October. Our tour guide Jim was absolutely brilliant. There are free walking tours available in Berlin, but i would definitely pay the 12.5 Euro to go with Original Berlin Walks, and request Jim, hes an American guy who studied Nazi history in Germany and has never left. He was in control of the tour, answered every question swiftly and accurately.

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Reviewed 20 January 2011

We took the Discovery Tour and the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour with Nikolai and were very impressed with the standard of these tours. Nikolai's knowledge on Berlin/Sachsenhausen were amazing and really brought history alive; he is very passionate about Berlin and it showed. Both tours were incredible value for money and I would recommend this company anytime.
If you go in Winter make sure you put on some warm clothes and shoes !!

Thank precisionstrike
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

My Wife and I took one of your tours to Sachsenhausen on January 2nd 2011

The tour, whilst obviously not one that can be “enjoyed” was excellent primarily due to your guide (Torbin)

His knowledge of the subject and it’s position in the bigger picture was very informative and neutral in it’s delivery, neither defending or passing judgement at any time

The day went by very quickly and left one with a good idea of what went down there during the War and the period thereafter

We will definitely recommend Berlin Walks to anyone coming to Berlin in future


Melvyn & Gail Boiskin
(Cape Town, South Africa)

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Reviewed 17 January 2011

This was the first walking tour in my travelling experience held by a local person.
The way Arja presented all her stories, the past of Berlin truly came alive.

Thank Solyom
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