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Berlin Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour: David Bowie and the End of the World with a Historian Guide

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    Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and then make your way to the Berliner Ensemble theater near Friedrichstraße station. Here, meet your guide by the statue of Bertolt Brecht, a German playwright whose play Baal was adapted by the BBC in 1982, starring Bowie in the title role.
    Over the next three hours, you’ll travel around Berlin, visiting sites associated with Bowie and learning about Cold War-era Berlin. Pass by crumbling sections of the Berlin Wall and buildings studded with bullet holes, and gain insight into life in the divided city during the late 1970s.
    Hear about Bowie’s attachment to his adopted dystopia of Cold War angst, and discover how it influenced his music. Stroll by the legendary Hansa Studios, where many fans believe Bowie’s music reached its creative peak, and visit Zoo Station, Potsdamer Platz, and other places of cultural significance.
    Your final stop of the tour is 155 Hauptstrasse, the apartment building in Schöneberg where Bowie and Iggy Pop once lived. See the plaque dedicated to Bowie, and then perhaps finish with a drink (own expense) at Neues Ufer, a nearby café once frequented by Bowie.
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    Reviewed 5 May 2019

    We really enjoyed this 3 hour walking tour which involved spending time in different areas of Berlin associated with Bowie. We travelled between areas on foot or by public transport. Our tour guide Darrell was great: he had a fantastic knowledge of Bowie and of...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank JMDEdinburgh
    Reviewed 5 March 2019 via mobile

    My husband and I joined one other couple for this tour led by Darrell. From beginning to end, it was a fabulous experience, with Darrell being so well informed about not only the Great Man himself but the Berlin that he experienced, and that is...More

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    Reviewed 18 December 2018

    I joined Peter for 3 hours on a cold winter afternoon, taking in various locations and sights linked to Bowie's musical evolution - which was much more intertwined with Berlin's divided history than I could ever imagine. Peter is a dedicated Bowie fan and tells...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    1  Thank Jeroen M
    Reviewed 12 November 2018

    Peter our tour guide was amazing he had so much knowledge and his natural enthusiasm was infectious this is a great way to see Berlin. Not only do you get to travel around on the underground and bus you are also being given an orientation...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank 685MaryR
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