West Berlin - Private Live Virtual Experience

Lynsey Tour Guide

Lynsey

5.00
Berlin, Germany
from €7.00 / person
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Duration 1 hour
Language English German Spanish Hebrew
Free Cancellation Up to 24 hrs in advance

Overview

Explore the streets of historic West Berlin, still one of the most vibrant and popular areas of one of the most thrilling cities in the world. The live-streamed tour will take you on an exciting adventure featuring key historic locations and events. From Berlin's glamorous take on the Roaring 20s, to the horrific Night of Broken Glass, you will learn about Berlin's colourful, yet often tragic history. You will witness the physical legacy of the bombing of Berlin during WWII, and the gradual rebirth of West Berlin into an epicentre of culture and leisure during the Cold War. Admire the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, still riddled with bullet holes and scarred by bomb damage, to this day a symbol of the unspeakable pain and suffering caused by war. See KaDeWe - the second largest department store in Europe - itself a survivor of an Allied bomber plane crash. Re-opened in 1950 as a symbol of West Germany's economic revival, the KaDeWe still boasts 50,000 visitors per day. 

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

KaDeWe

Wittenberg Platz train station

Wittenberg Platz train station

Elephant Gate, Berlin Zoo

Europa Center

Europa Center

Kurfürstendamm

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

1. KaDeWe

We begin the tour with a look at KaDeWe, the second largest department store in Europe. Let your local guide tell you the history of the building, from its struggles during the Nazi period, to its partial destruction during WWII and subsequent reconstruction during the Cold War. 

2. Wittenberg Platz train station

See one of the oldest underground train stations in Berlin, dating back to 1902. 

3. Elephant Gate, Berlin Zoo

Walk by the beautiful Elephant Gate of the Berlin Zoo as your local guide tells you about the devastating bombing of the area that led to wild animals roaming the streets of the city. 

4. Europa Center

As part of the redevelopment of the area, the Europa Center, once the highest building in Berlin, opened in 1963 as a leisure complex, modelled on a typical US shopping mall. 

5. Kurfürstendamm

See one of the most well known streets in Berlin, the Kurfürstendamm. Learn how the avenue was the center of nightlife in the1920's before being targeted during the Nazi's Night of Broken Glass and then heavily damaged by air raids during WWII. Nowadays, the Kurfürstendamm is lined with designer shops, restaurants and hotels, earning it the title of Berlin's Champs-Élysées. 

6. Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Originally built by Kaiser Wilhelm II to honor his grandfather, the Church was heavily damaged during WWII. Your local guide will explain the history of the building and how its popularity among the West Berliners prevented it from being demolished. 

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.

1

Pick your virtual tour

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

2

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.

3

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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