Private Tour of West Berlin

4.5 (2)
Berlin, DE
4.5 (2)
Berlin, DE
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Step into the hidden world of literary history in Berlin with the Private Tour of West Berlin. Immerse yourself in the lives and works of literary legends such as Nabokov, Isherwood, Kafka, Roth, and Walser as you journey through the city. Begin at the meeting point where Christopher Isherwood once lived and delve into his Berlin story. Then, explore the corners described in "Every Man Dies Alone" by Hans Fallada, which is based on real-life events from World War II. Travel to the spots where renowned authors like Joseph Roth, Robert Musil, and Remarque lived and wrote their famous books. The tour culminates at Halensee, where Nabokov met his life-long companion and penned nine of his novels. Along the way, discover historical circumstances and landmarks in the Kudamm area, such as Bleibtreustraße and Romanisches Cafe. This captivating and immersive tour lasts approximately two hours and requires a public transportation ticket. Uncover the rich literary heritage of Berlin and embark on a journey through time that will leave you inspired.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover the hidden world of literature in Berlin
  • Enjoy storytelling about classics coming to life
  • Travel back in time with famous authors
  • Visit the spots where famous authors lived and wrote
  • Learn about historical circumstances and places in Kudamm area
  • Unique tour

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Experience the enchanting world of literature and history in Berlin with the Private Tour of West Berlin. This captivating tour takes you on a journey through time, immersing you in the lives and works of renowned authors such as Nabokov, Isherwood, Kafka, Roth, Walser, and more. Discover the hidden gems and stories of West Berlin that inspired these literary giants and shaped their writings.

What to expect?

During this 150-minute tour, you can expect an insightful exploration of West Berlin's literary heritage. The tour starts at the former residence of Christopher Isherwood in Nollendorfplatz, setting the stage for an engaging narrative that delves into the life and works of this influential novelist. From there, you'll visit the corners immortalized in Hans Fallada's book "Every Man Dies Alone," which recounts the real-life events during World War II. Continuing along the route, you'll journey to Kudamm Boulevard, where Joseph Roth, Robert Musil, Kafka, Walser, and Remarque resided and found inspiration for their literary masterpieces. The tour culminates at Halensee, the place where Nabokov shared his life with his companion, Vera, and wrote many of his celebrated novels. Throughout the tour, you'll gain insights into the historical context and significance of the Kudamm area, including notable spots like Bleibtreustraße and Romanisches Cafe.

Who is this for?

This captivating tour is perfect for literature enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone seeking a unique and immersive experience in Berlin. Whether you're a fan of the featured authors or simply curious about the cultural heritage of West Berlin, this tour offers a fascinating perspective that will enhance your understanding and appreciation of these literary icons.

Why book this?

Embark on this extraordinary journey to uncover the literary treasures of West Berlin. As an experienced traveler with a deep understanding of the city's historical and literary nuances, the knowledgeable tour guide will bring the stories to life, connecting you to the rich tapestry of Berlin's cultural heritage. You'll walk in the footsteps of literary greats, imagining their struggles and triumphs as you explore the very places that inspired their words. Through captivating storytelling and immersive discussions, this tour offers a profound connection to the literary world of Berlin, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

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It's important to note that this private tour has a duration of approximately 150 minutes. The meeting point is in front of the building where Christopher Isherwood resided in his Berlin days. As you embark on this tour, make sure to have a valid public transportation ticket, as some spots require short rides. The tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the history and literature of West Berlin, providing valuable context that will enrich your understanding of the city's cultural landscape.


Feedback from those who have experienced the Private Tour of West Berlin is overwhelmingly positive. Travelers have praised the knowledgeable tour guide for their ability to vividly bring the stories and history to life, creating an engaging and insightful experience. People appreciate the opportunity to delve deeper into the literary world of Berlin and gain a new perspective on the works of their favorite authors. Overall, this tour receives high acclaim for its captivating storytelling and unique exploration of Berlin's literary heritage.

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4.5 (2)


Literary tour was amazing. It's a must for all literature enthusiasts. The walk lasts about 2.5 hours, mainly through Charlottenburg. Sanja was a wonderful guide. She took us to various addresses of Kafka, Walser, Roth, Nabokov and Fallada, and told us astonishing stories about these authors and their Berlin period. I read many of their works, but some of the things I heard shed new light on Berlin interwar culture. The story of Nabokov and his brother's emigree days will certainly stay with me. I strongly recommend the tour, it's not to be missed.


We were walking the way from this Tour, very intressting Informations and places I didn'know. Also privat conversation was very Kind and open.
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2024-05-18 09:51