Berlin has been at the epicenter of the most catastrophic conflicts of the 20th century, yet the German capital has emerged from the devastation of its dark Nazi era and Cold War division as an uber-modern city known for multiculturalism, tolerance, and a percolating, edgy art scene.
Insight Cities’ private and small-group tours, and Berlin day trips, are designed to help you delve into the political and ideological forces that unleashed genocide and global war. You also take in Berlin’s rich artistic and intellectual traditions spanning from Prussia’s unification to the avant-gardes of the Weimar Republic, and the youthful energy, cultural dynamism, and ethnic diversity that make Berlin so enthralling to visitors today.
Our Berlin tour guides are professors, grad students, art critics, and historians who are passionate about sharing Germany’s capital with curious travelers from all over the world. Every year, we help thousands of visitors to grasp Berlin’s intellectual and cultural sophistication, fascinating local customs, dark and conflicted political history, and modern renewal at a deeper level. We promise to surprise you with intriguing sites easy to miss without us and to help you explore in vivid ways. With expertise across diverse backgrounds, our brainy guides make sure that you use your time in Berlin to enjoy an unforgettable experience of this influential city, 30 years out from Germany’s reunification and the fall of the Iron Curtain.
“They really explain the city and its history in an informed way,” says Mark Baker from Lonely Planet, mentioning the operator’s Beer and Baroque and totalitarian-themed tour options.”
“On this guided walk you’ll visit hotels, bars, restaurants, and train stations notable for their elaborate facades, ginkgo Biloba leaves, and elegant light fittings, as you discover Prague’s history.”
“Dr. Bonita Rhoads, a bubbly New Yorker and founder of Insight Cities, a company specialising in architectural tours in Central European and American cities.”
“Insight Cities’ Prague Art Nouveau tour, helps make sense of a place that only emerged from behind the Iron Curtain in 1991, and widely agreed to be as beautiful as Paris.”
“Insight Prague guides come with impressive academic credentials and extensive knowledge in their areas of expertise. The company promises ‘truly informed tours for travelers who like to learn.”
“Vadim Erent runs Insight Cities, a tour company that promises to give visitors a deeper perspective on the cultural and political histories of more than half a dozen cities.”
It was a very interesting tour. Another way of enjoying this amazing city!
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and took us to places that I never would have found on my own. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend this tour.
A fascinating tour with an entertaining and charismatic guide. Not the normal paradigm. A trip to KaDaWe, the u-Bahn a hint of Cold War, the Wall and the highlight David’s apartment at the end. Must do tour. Thank you!
This tour was absolutely fascinating, focussed on the Cold War and East Berlin. Forrest has such a great demeanour, he has a wealth of knowledge and relayed it in a relaxed and intelligent manner. I would highly recommend this tour and thanks for a fantastic experience.
Historically, Berlin is multilayered and dense. Effortlessly informed guide. Respect for objective facts. Arduous when you’re standing for 3 hours but definitely worth it; we had lunch beforehand and a place to go afterward.