Potsdamer Platz: Cabaret, Culture and Communism - Private Live Virtual Experience

Taylor Tour Guide

Taylor

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Berlin, Germany
from €7.00 / person
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Duration 1 hour
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Overview

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!

Tour highlights

Kulturforum

Sony Centre

Potsdamer Strasse

Potsdamer Platz

Linkstrasse / Tilla-Durieux Park

Köthener Strasse

Köthener Strasse

1. Kulturforum

Beginning at the Kulturforum in the former West Berlin, we are surrounded by the Berlin Philharmonie, the Neue Nationalgalerie and a perfect view of the modern Berlin skyline. Combining culture with history, we then visit the memorial to "Aktion T4", the Nazis Euthanasia program.

2. Sony Centre

We will make our way towards the Sony Centre, a futuristic ensemble of post-reunification buildings. Here Berlin's illustrious film industry will be brought into focus. 

3. Potsdamer Strasse

Visit Berlin’s equivalent to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, "The Boulevard of the Stars", where the film industry elite, past and present, are celebrated. 

4. Potsdamer Platz

From the busiest traffic thoroughfare in Germany, to the Cabaret Capital of Europe, Potsdamer Platz has seen more than its fair share of history. Becoming the widest stretch of the death strip when the Berlin Wall stood, we will witness the vast changes and Berlin’s rebirth in this central city spot. 

5. Linkstrasse / Tilla-Durieux Park

A close-up look at the architectural master plans of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. 

6. Köthener Strasse

See the legendary Hansa Tonstudio, where David Bowie recorded his "Berlin Trilogy" of albums, including "Heroes". Built right on the edge of the Berlin Wall, many famous artists, taking inspiration from the unique surroundings, recorded some of their best known work here, including Marillion, the Pixies, U2, REM and many others. 

Why choose this Tour?

  • Professional local English speaking tour guide
  • Private virtual live tour via Zoom app

Requirements

  • An internet connection
  • An internet-enabled device such as: desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone. (It does not matter which operating system you use)
  • A microphone
  • Webcam, if you would like the tour guide and/or other tour participants calling in virtually to be able to see you
  • The Zoom call-in link. If someone else purchased the tour for you, please make sure you obtain the link before the tour starts

How Do I Book a Virtual Tour?

All of our tours are led by world-class guides. For a custom virtual experience, please reach out to us at info@vexperio.com at least 48 hours before the tour is set to start and our team will be happy to assist you.

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Pick your virtual tour

Vexperio offers a large variety of tours in Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, and Edinburgh, with more destinations available soon!

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Book a time that works for you

Booking a tour is as easy as picking a time and date. Please note that we may get back to you if the time difference with your chosen destination requires an adjustment to the time or date.

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On your device, click the provided Zoom link

You do not need to install Zoom or have an existing account to experience one of our virtual tours. Simply click on the URL link provided in your email, and your tour will pop open in a new window.

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Enjoy your tour!

As soon as you log into your virtual tour on Zoom, you will find your smiling Vexperio tour guide waiting to take you on your adventure!

Other Important Information

Our tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Berlin time.

After booking your experience, please send us an email to let us know what time you would like for it to start. For bigger group bookings of over 15 persons please contact us directly for a price quote.

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!

If booking less than 48 hours in advance, please check availability with us first, by sending an email to info@vexperio.com. Our office hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM on the weekdays and 9:00AM-2:00PM on the weekends.

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