David Bowie In Berlin - Small Group 3-hour Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00am, 2:00pm
  • Departure Details :
    Schiffbauerdamm 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Return Details :
    Berlin, Germany
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover howthe Cold War of the 1970s inspired Bowie's classic Berlin albums. On this 3-hour tour, you'll explore Berlin, which he described as cut off from its world, art and culture, dying with no hope of retribution, with a specialist guide. Follow Bowie's trail to the buildinghe shared with Iggy Pop, and take a stroll by Hansa Studios, where Bowies music reached its creative peak. Plus, discover Bowie's strange inspirational attachment to his adopted dystopia of Cold War angst.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

When David Bowie moved to Berlin in 1976, he found an island of Cold War angst, cut off from its world, art and culture, dying with no hope of retribution. This tour takes you back to the decadent 1970s city that inspired Bowies classic Berlin albums Low, Heroes and Lodger. Starting at Cold War West Berlins decadent heart, Zoo Station, we follow Bowies trail to the flat he shared with Iggy Pop, the clubs they partied in and the legendary Hansa recording studios where Bowies music reached its creative peak.

Sites visited on this tour usually include:

  • Bahnhof Zoo
  • former Dschungel Club
  • KaDeWe
  • Potsdamer platz
  • Hansa Studios
  • Berlin Wall
  • Topographie of Terror
  • Bowies former home
  • Neues Ufer caf

Inclusions

Tour guide (historian, professor, doctoral student, journalist, or published author)

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Transportation to/from attractions: You will need to use public transport a few times, since the distances between some key sites would be too far to walk. If you will not have a few days visitor's transit pass to Berlin already, we suggest that you purchase the day metro pass. If you cannot purchase it in advance, your guide will help you purchase it at the first metro station on the tour

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Nov-2022

    This tour was amazing, I am a very big fan of David Bowie and I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to know more about this artist and this city. Dan, our guide, was really informative and funny. I learned a lot and it was quite emotional walking the streets of Berlin listening to his music (Dan has a speaker in his bag). Highly recommended.

  • 14-Nov-2022

    Very fun and informative tour led by our guide Dan. Learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed and entertaining experience. Thank you Dan.

  • 09-Nov-2022

    Our guide Dan was such an engaging and compelling guide through the city - connecting Bowie to the history of Berlin. As a Bowie fan, I found out stuff I didn’t know and felt more connected to his time there.

  • 07-Nov-2022

    To be able to ask questions and chat with our guide. Dan was great fun and we loved his dry sense of humour. Our group gelled so well. I loved the pace of moving to the next subject both in location and with a soundtrack to boot. Really interesting context given setting the scene gor late 70s Berlin.

  • 07-Nov-2022

    Great into to Berlin and its music. Dan was friendly, knowledgeable and funny. Would recommend it to anyone...

  • 06-Nov-2022

    Fantastic tour and a great way of getting some colour on Berlin beyond the obvious sites. Our guide Dan was very knowledgeable and engaging - gave us the lowdown on Bowie and lots of insights into Berlin more widely. Can't recommend highly enough and geat way to spend the afternoon.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    The history of Berlin combined with David Bowies stay in Berlin. Great stories and a great experience.

  • 11-Oct-2022

    Our guide Lee, was very engaging, humorous and knowledgeable from the start of the tour to the end. The tour had a mixture and balance of Cold War Berlin along with stories of how Bowie came to Berlin and then stayed during the 70s whilst writing three albums here. We visited the key sites with music playing to accompany what Lee was describing to the group, often highlighting specific lyrics that related to the place we visited. Musical connections to other artists who either influenced Bowie or were influenced by Bowie. We wanted a combination of historic Berlin whilst wanting to learn about Bowie in Berlin. This tour is well structured and was delivered superbly. The three hours we spent with Lee went too quickly. Throughly enjoyable and entertaining!! This is a great tour with a mixture of history and music. A must if you are visiting Berlin.

  • 10-Oct-2022

    Our guide Lee truly emersed us in Berlin in the 70’s and what it was like for Bowie whilst he was making the Berlin Trilogy. Admittedly my teenagers came because of me however we have not stopped talking about the stories and facts we learned today. The influences of the movie Caberet, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, amongst others …Depeche Mode. Cannot recommend this tour for a unique glimpse of Berlin’s history with a Bowie lens.

  • 29-Sep-2022

    A fantastic tour and Dan was such an amazing guide. Booked this tour as a 50th Birthday present and made our trip to Berlin very special. Dan was so knowledgeable not just about Bowie but Berlin. We felt like we were exploring the city with a friend. Can’t say thank you enough.

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