David Bowie's Berlin

  • See the places David Bowie loved and lived, and hear the tales of his time in Berlin.

  • Duration icon2.5h
    Participants icon2 - 10
    Offered in English, French, German
  • David Bowie's Berlin

  • See the places David Bowie loved and lived, and hear the tales of his time in Berlin.

  • Duration icon2.5h
    Participants icon2 - 10
    Offered in English, French, German
  • Offered in English, French, German
  • Meet your host, Martin S
    Photo of Martin S

    Hi everyone! I'm Martin, and I'm a professional, certified tour-guide for Berlin and surrounds. German-born and raised, I moved to Berlin in the late 1980s, experiencing the fall of The Wall first-hand. In the mid-1990s I moved first to London, then to Paris, and back to the UK again, where I studied European Cinema Studies at Bath University before being offered a bursary from Warwick to do Ph.D. My Ph.D. thesis was on a Holocaust-related topic which, in 2010, brought me back to Berlin where I briefly worked at the Holocaust Foundation before finally finding my vocation by becoming a professional tour guide.

  • What you will see and do

    Back in the mid-1970s, when West-Berlin was virtually an island, the city was like no other: without any industry to speak of, West-Berlin became a hub for anyone who felt they didn't fit in anywhere else, and so attracting a slew of outcasts, artists, weirdos, homosexuals, transsexuals and lots of creative people in search for life outside the box, where the bourgeois rules and restrictions imposed by society at large were suspended. One of these people was David Bowie, who spent nearly three years here, resulting in a string of classic albums, now known as the Berlin Trilogy. Follow Bowie's footsteps and embark on a tour across what used to be West-Berlin, a tour that will take you back to those years of Glam-Rock and bell-bottoms and the first days of disco.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    my expertise and in-depth knowledge as a certified Berlin Tour Guide
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    drinks, food, etc.
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • outside the Film Museum's front entrance on Potsdamer Platz

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