Berlin Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour: David Bowie And The End Of The World With A Historian Guide

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Overview

Tour back to decadent cold war of the 1970's that inspired Bowie's classic Berlin albums.Starting at the legendary club Zoo Station, we follow Bowie's trail to the flat he shared with Iggy Pop.Take a stroll by the Hansa recording studios where Bowie’s music reached its creative peak. Discover Bowie's strange inspirational attachment to his adopted dystopia of Cold War angst. Explore Berlin, which he described as “cut off from its world, art and culture, dying with no hope of retribution.” Visit and explore Bowie's favorite Berlin clubs and cafes.

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

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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 for Berlin Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour: David Bowie And The End Of The World With A Historian Guide

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

Exclusions for Berlin Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour: David Bowie And The End Of The World With A Historian Guide

  • 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

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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4 Traveler Reviews

  • It was a very interesting tour. Another way of enjoying this amazing city!

  • The Bowie tour was not just an insightful tour of Bowie's musical influences and important locations during his career in Berlin, but was told within the cultural and historical context of Berlin, Germany and the world at that time. This made it a really interesting tour and exploration of the city. Highly recommended even for those that aren't super fans.

  • The Bowie tour was a exploration of the city and cultural influences that inspired Bowie's works. A must for any Bowie fan who wants to know more about the rich intertwining history of Berlin and Bowie.

  • I’m a huge Bowie fan so I was really excited to take this tour — thankfully, it did not disappoint. Our guide Peter knew a ton about Bowie, his musical influences and the significance of the so-called Berlin years, and he did an incredible job of explaining Bowie’s music in the context of the Cold War. We saw the legendary Hansa Studios, Potsdamer Platz, sections of the Berlin Wall, the Topography of Terror, Zoo Station and other culturally significant sites. Peter had a little speaker with him so we could listen to songs at relevant points on the tour, and he had various other props — including Christopher Isherwood’s “Goodbye to Berlin” and an old map of divided Berlin — to help us better understand Cold War-era Berlin. My personal highlight has got to be standing in the entrance of the Schöneberg apartment building where Bowie and Iggy Pop both lived. I definitely recommend this tour to any Bowie or music fans visiting the city.

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