Walking Tours in Berlin?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Sep 14, 2012 7:14 AM Last Post By: kenhy
Sep 12, 2012 8:19 PM
Walking Tours in Berlin?Has anyone been on a walking tour like this http://www.berlinwalks.de/tours_discoverberlin.html?
Worth it? Or should I skip it and try to cover the same ground myself?
Sep 13, 2012 12:49 AM
1I think those walking tours are pretty good...if you have the budget and don't know much about the city,you can learn a lot of interesting information.
I haven't done that one but I did the Sachsenhausen walking tour whilst in Berlin and found it excellent.Guide was great.....
Sep 13, 2012 2:00 AM
Sep 13, 2012 3:54 AM
3I heard this one shall be super: http://www.theberlinexpert.com/
Sep 13, 2012 5:25 AM
4We usually go straight to a bookshop when we are in a new town and buy a small guide book, they normally cost about 5 euro (most walking tours cost around 7 euro per person). Every book we have bought has come with a walking guide in it and gives you a little detail about all types of things, and we can take our time! Although I have previously done walking tours (not in Berlin) and they were very interesting, maybe a little more info than what comes in the book
Sep 13, 2012 7:11 AM
Sep 13, 2012 10:29 AM
6I have done several walking tours in Berlin on specific topics (Cold War, Third Reich, and Sachsenhausen) rather than "city" tours, and all were extremely interesting. For a general outlook of the city, I prefer getting a guidebook and a map and do it on my own.
Sep 13, 2012 10:42 AM
7When we went there were "free walking tours" which seemed very popular and we massively enjoyed ours. Our guide was a german history student and so knew a lot of interesting stuff. You give a donation of whatever you feel at the end but around 5 euros seemed ample. I am sure they would still be around now? Maybe they are only around for the tourist season though.
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Sep 13, 2012 12:22 PM
8I don't think we are allowed to say company names... but um...when I was in Berlin there was a company that offered free walking tours. It was super fun! You tip what you feel is right. The group was pretty big though. Hope I helped!
Sep 14, 2012 7:14 AM
9I did a free walking tour in Berlin too and can highly recomend it. Most Europeen cities have a free walking tour (tips expected ) which I've never been disapointed by. Some are less good than others, but none have been bad (and Berlin was easily the best one I've been on)
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