“Excellent and Meaningful Guide! Eric loves Berlin and that shows in the stories and detail he puts into the tour. He takes you to the best vantage points and thoughtfully describes each background. Definitely take a tour with Eric as an individual or a small group to see Eric’s superb perspective of the city.”
Fun, informative & a great addition to any Berlin trip! Yes, you can do all the standard sights in Berlin, and you should. But to really get a deeper understanding of the cities unique history after WW2, don't deny yourself a tour with Berlin Like a Local. Eric... read moreRenierh
Cold War and Berlin Wall We had a great walking tour with our excellent guide Eric. He took us to places we’d never have known about and was very well- informed and interesting.HilRo
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Highly recommended for a company tour I booked the Wall & Berlin Cold War walking tour with Eric for our company and it was really great! Eric took us to places we could have not found otherwise, shared information you cannot learn at a... read morePatricia
Informative and Fun My husband and I are visiting Berlin and we signed up for Eric’s Berlin Wall and Cold War private walking tour. Having grown up during that time and remembering the fall of the Wall, it was an amazing... read morejawbunny
A totally brilliant tour: Berlin Third Reich Walking Tour (3hr) This was the second time that we used Eric. We had previously done the Berlin Wall Walking tour and this time asked for a Third Reich Walking Tour. Eric is a very engaging and extremely informative tour guide... read moreTaniaMead
Fantastic street art tour Our street art walking tour with Eric was really one of the highlights of our trip to Berlin! Eric was very informative and took us to places that we never would have found by ourselves. Although the tour... read moreMegan
Alternative Berlin Bike Tour Excellent tour! We had three hours with Eric showing us the sites of alternative Berlin. We covered a variety of spots from the Berlin wall, urban garden projects and street art to all weekend techno clubs / raves!... read morerebecca
Great and personalised bike tour Thank you very much Eric for this great and personalised bike tour. Even if I am living in Berlin for more than 5 years almost everything was new to me. We had a lovely time and would be... read morePaloma
Great Street Art Tour Eric was a very informative but laid back guide to the important street murals of Mitte, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. He took full advantage of the metro as well as hiking around. We ended up at the Eastside Gallery... read moreRENEE
Absolutely faboulous We booked two tours on two different days. The first one was a walking tour in Berlin with an insight on the history of Berlin from the beginning of Berlin till today. Xavier is a walking history book... read morebusysissi
Answer all the questions you want to know about local Berlin If you want to know about the street art of Berlin and don't want the commercial 'spin', Eric is the guide for you. He gave great insight into the artworks and the culture behind the development of some... read moreKathryn
Untz Untz Untz Eric was a great guide showing us several Berlin techno clubs. He made recommendations on clubs to visit which would suit our tastes and gave us hints on how to get in! It was wonderful learning about the... read moreMissy
Great tour that really added to our holiday Techno music and street art. Eric took us to the most fascinating parts of former East Berlin on this bike tour. As an avid clubber himself he knows a lot about the different clubs, and the background of... read moretrippetytrip
Brilliant Techno Tour! We have been coming to Berlin - the best city in the world! - many times. I wanted to understand more about techno - Berlin’s anthem - and the amazing clubbing scene in Berlin. This was an afternoon... read morenickwyse
We highly recommend Berlin like a Local! Berlin Cold War and Wall bike tour. Eric is a fantastic guide with a lot of passion for the history of Berlin! We had a fantastic time! Besides the history, architecture and stories he takes you to special... read moreMonique
Fantastic insight into Berlin's techno culture Eric took us on a great tour of Berlin, and showed us and told us the story of how the techno culture here took place and grew into what it is today - a defining feature of Berlin's... read morelarissamachiels
Some hidden places we wouldn't have seen on our own We went to Berlin for a bachelorette's party and we hired a tour with Berlin like a local. It was a really interesting tour, we learned about some of Berlin's history and saw some hidden places we wouldn't... read morePatricia
You must do this tour! Berlin is such an interesting city and full of so much unexpected street art that this tour was perfect! It allows you to enjoy the streets of Berlin by bike while also seeing some great graffiti art. Our... read moreTighbuck
The best tour I've done I went on 2 tours with Eric. My first tour was a walking architectural tour. As a photographer, i was very specific with Eric about what i wanted to shoot. He did a lot of advance preparation to... read morejohnsbaker2018
The real Berlin, away from the generic tourist stuff I had the pleasure of walking around some of Berlin's coolest suburbs and seeing some incredible art work along the way. Eric is very knowledgeable and through him I got a history in Art, Music and Berlin itself.... read morePrit
Entertaining & interesting! Hi, we were a group of friends who had Eric walk us around in old East-Berlin for a day. He took us to a lot of interesting places, had good stories to tell, and were in general a... read moreTheBard11
Powerful understanding of the political and cultural Berlin world My boyfriend and I arranged a street art walking tour with Eric in Berlin earlier this month in march and we are so pleased we did! Eric's knowledge of street art in Berlin was excellent and how he... read moreAngelique
Excellent and Meaningful Guide! Eric loves Berlin and that shows in the stories and detail he puts into the tour. I took the street art tour and it was fantastic. He takes you to the best vantage points and thoughtfully describes each... read morecfish767
One of the greatest tours that I have ever done AMAZING Street Art Tour! Eric the guide, was so knowledgeable about all the street art, artists and areas. It was a 3 hour tour, walking around different areas of Berlin that we would have no idea about and... read morealexbyak
Fascinating walking tour. This was an excellent tour. Our guide took us on a fascinating walk around Berlin looking at some of the city’s best urban artwork. We travelled all over by foot and train and saw many off best urban... read moreAndyD631
Great city walk with Eric Great city walk in both the eastern block parts and modern parts of Berlin with guide Eric and my seven norwegian friends. He understood what we wanted in advance and matched our interests and our humour. We spent... read moreKyrreB
This tour was perfect I recently booked a tour with Eric of the street art in Berlin for my sisters hen weekend. She absolutely loves art and graffiti. Eric is polite, patient (we had LOTS of photos), and very knowledgeable. I would... read moreCharlotte
Interesting, informative Cold War walking tour with Eric We visited Berlin with two of our grandsons age 17 ad 15. We walked for 3 hours with Eric hopping on buses, trains and trams to get us around which gave us a taste of everyday life in... read morePriscillaW784
“Great city walk in both east block parts and modern parts of Berlin with guide Eric and my seven Norwegian friends. He understood
“I booked the Wall & Cold War walking tour with Eric for our company and it was really great! Eric took us to places we could have not found otherwise, shared information you cannot learn at a history class, showed some interesting architectural details and really made the cold war atmosphere palpable. He’s very knowledgeable, sociable and entertaining. Highly recommended with no hesitations!”
“Eric is able to show you the real Berlin, away from the generic tourist stuff, with this tour you really appreciate how cool Berlin as a capital city is and you get a feel for the warmth that the city has. If you want to really see Berlin, take a walk, a cycle or a jog with Eric. He’s the man!”
“I had the best morning today discovering Berlin like I would never have experienced on my own. Eric knows we’re to find all the great street art plus so much more. I highly recommend seeing Berlin by bike with Eric.”
“Eric was a wonderful guide. His tour was comfortable, personal, informative, and fun. Would recommend to any and all!”
“Great morning cold war tour with Eric. We saw things we would have definitely missed on our own and he set a great pace seeing a lot in a small amount of time. We thoroughly enjoyed history and culture he discussed and showed us all the way. Would highly recommend.”
“Thanks so much Eric. We had a brilliant time and you helped us a lot. We are looking forward to spending more time with you next time we are in Berlin.”
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Powerful understanding of the political and cultural Berlin world My boyfriend and I arranged a street art walking tour with Eric in Berlin earlier this month in march and we are... read moreAngelique
A totally brilliant tour: Berlin Third Reich Walking Tour (3hr) This was the second time that we used Eric. We had previously done the Berlin Wall Walking tour and this time asked... read moreTaniaMead
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The spirit of our Berlin private tours:
You will explore Berlin off the beaten track, while spending your time in the company of a lively and friendly guide.
Berlin tours by locals
As your Berlin private tour guide, we offer you a fully personalized service. During the time we will spend together, we will be working exclusively with you and your travel companions. Together we will decide on the pace of your trip, based entirely on your preferences. Whether it’s a cultural tour, an in-depth exploration of one part of Berlin or a photography tour, we will find the perfect excursion for you.
Our Berlin private tours are designed for everyone: singles, couples, families, groups of friends, and larger groups such as companies or school groups.
Have you come to Berlin for the first time and want to discover the city? You’re in luck! On our private tours, you will learn all about the fascinating historical and cultural features of the German capital. Or have you been to Berlin before, or do you even live here? Our Berlin private tours will allow you to explore specific, niche aspects of the city, like street art, techno, and the alternative scene.
Berlin private tours with Berlin like a local
By choosing BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL, you are choosing to explore the city with seasoned adopted Berliners. We have lived in Berlin for many years and we know the city well. We offer our Berlin private tours in English and provide friendly and lively company.
We design our routes to take you to places you would almost certainly be unable to explore by yourself in a short time.
We look forward to meeting you soon to explore the fascinating city of Berlin!
Private tours Berlin
Berlin is huge, marked by history and in constant evolution. We are fascinated by the city, its greenery and vibrancy, its exuberance and calm… What a place to live!
As your Berlin private guide, we’d love to share our passion for this modern, attractive, and alternative city with you. We greatly enjoy helping our guests to discover its multiple aspects: history, art, and culture. With us, you will explore Berlin off the beaten path, experiencing Berlin like a local, without missing out on its most famous monuments. We have chosen the best side stories to show you. We will reveal all of the secrets of the German capital and try to pass on our knowledge in a lively manner.
To get around, you can choose between a Berlin walking tour and a Berlin bike tour. We also offer a sportier route, the Berlin jogging tour, for those of you who would like to mix culture with sport.
When browsing our website, you will discover our private tours Berlin, covering different specific topics about the city. We offer reasonable rates, depending on the number of participants and on the time we will spend together. Do not hesitate to contact us for any special requests: we will put together a customized Berlin private tour according to your time requirements and desires.
What kind of Berlin private tours will you do with BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL?
We design off the beaten path tours which will take you off the classical touristic routes. Our goal is to show you Berlin like a local experiences it.
How do we conceive our Berlin private tours?
We take the time to study in depth the topics we will be covering on our tour. We do this in order to present you with both a general and a concise vision of the city while ensuring all of your specifications are met and questions answered.
Our Berlin private tours are the result of field research and of our personal experience in the city. We choose significant points of interest that correspond to the topics of interest that you have selected for your tour.
We know the locations and monuments we will be showing you like we know our own home. We do not recite a text! We adapt the rhythm of the tour to your thirst for knowledge and discovery.
Berlin private tours to explore the fascinating history of the city
Berlin is a very special city for many reasons. The capital of Prussia, its history has been marked by its Kaiser and the industrial revolution, by two world wars and Nazism, and then by the cold war and the division of the city into two for 28 years. It has only recently become the capital of today’s reunified Germany, with all its current dynamism. Whichever Berlin private tours you select, you will be exploring unusual and original locations with BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL. This will allow us to see and discuss the various eras of the fascinating history of Berlin.
A Berlin private guide to discover an alternative city, its vibrant rhythm, and its lifestyle
Berlin is a constantly evolving city. You will discover with Berlin like a local its dynamism and its alternative, cultural, and artistic sides. These characteristics are among the reasons why so many people from all around the world decide to come to Berlin to settle down. During our Berlin private tours, you will explore fascinating locations related to the real and contemporary Berlin. You will discover its street art, its nightlife, the techno scene, as well as all the various alternative ways of life which have emerged here.
Guided group tours by BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL
We are available to help you organize your group trip to Berlin (cultural, festive, gastronomic, artistic, or other), whatever the nature of your group is (company, school, association). Shortly after contacting us, you will receive a detailed proposal. We offer our services in the language of your choice from the following: German, English, French, or Spanish.
We will define the ideal route together according to your needs and those of your group. If you wish, we can advise you on the organization of your activities during your trip. We work with selected partners who all provide quality services in catering, accommodation, and any other activities you might be interested in. Contact us about your project and we will put together an unforgettable and tailor-made trip for your group.
Three transport modes to choose from for your Berlin Private tours with BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL
We propose all our Berlin private tours as walking or bike tours. With us as your Berlin tour guides, you choose the best way you want to explore the city. We can also guide a Berlin jogging tour, which allows you to discover Berlin in a sporty way.
Berlin private walking tours by BERLIN LIKE LOCAL
The length of our tours is between 5 and 6 km (3.5 and 4.5 miles) and they are suitable for everyone. The Berlin walking tours allow us to exchange conversation while walking from one point of interest to another. Berlin is a huge city. In order to best cover the topic of the tour, we will move by public transit: bus, tramway, and the underground. If you choose one of our Berlin walking tours, you will need a valid public transport ticket (zones AB) for each of the participants for the time of the tour. The transport is not included in the price of our Berlin private tours.
Berlin private bike tours by BERLIN LIKE LOCAL
The bicycle is one of the preferred transport methods of Berliners. The city is flat, the streets and the avenues are wide, and there are a lot of cycling paths. The traffic is less dense as compared to many other big European cities. Biking is thus an excellent way to explore the German capital.
To tour Berlin by bike with BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL, you can:
- Book a bike with us for the time of the tour
- Come with a rental bike
- Bring your own bike
If you would like to rent a bike with BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL, you can book them online or by contacting us. We work together with a bike rental shop only a few steps away from our meeting point and the tour starting point. You will enjoy a very comfortable city bike. Junior bikes are also available.
For a longer rental, we advise that you choose a rental shop close to the location you are staying, which will be practical when it comes time to return it. In every Berlin district, you will find bike rental locations. You are welcome to contact us to have me suggest bike rental shops.
Berlin private jogging tours by BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL
For joggers and amateur or confirmed runners, we offer a Berlin jogging tour in 60 or 90 minutes at your pace. We will be stopping at several spots along the way for us to give you explanations about key points of interest. It is a pleasant way to combine sport and culture, which allows you to see in a short time the essential Berlin monuments along with the leafier side of the German capital.
Berlin private tours duration
The duration of the tour is up to you, you can choose between our standard tour durations or contact us for a fully, tailor-made tour. We offer two standard durations for our Berlin private tours: 2 hours and 3 hours. You can book a tour online in the morning (10am) and at the beginning of the afternoon (2pm), depending on our availability. We also propose a starting time in the late afternoon for our Berlin techno tour (5:30pm). We can adapt to your specific desires and needs. You are more than welcome to contact us for a tour “à la carte” for example, for a full day tour discovering various aspects of the city, or for a different starting time different from the ones we propose online.
2-hour Berlin private tours by BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL
Our historical city centre, wall and Berlin cold war tours are available as 2-hour durations. This is the right format for people who want to get a good view of the city and see a lot of locations without going too far in-depth at every spot. It is also a nice duration for families with children. This allows you to be guided and quickly access the essential sites without your kids getting bored.
3-hour Berlin private tours by BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL
You can choose a 3-hour tour version, which is more complete, to get further specific details about the tour topic. The route does not change much from the 2-hour version, but we will stop at more locations and this allows you to discover more sites.
In the three hours, we will also take the time for a coffee break in a typical Berliner coffee shop halfway to quench our thirst.
Tailored Berlin private tours: tour duration of your choice
You have the option to choose a tailor-made tour, for example for an entire day. We can propose and advise you on several routes according to your desires. The timetable is fully flexible, both the starting time and the Berlin tour duration. We are available to discuss this in detail to offer you a customized trip and experience in Berlin.
Where do the Berlin private tours by BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL start?
For each of our Berlin private tours, you can either join us in Alexanderplatz, an easy meeting point in the city centre, or we offer a pick-up service at your hotel or at any other location of your choice in the centre of Berlin. For the Berlin jogging tour, we can decide on an easy meeting point according to where you are staying. We can also come and pick you up with our vehicle (along with up to 4 participants).
Easy meeting point: Urania World Clock in Alexanderplatz
Alexanderplatz is one of the most important transport hubs of the city, at the feet of the famous and impressive Berlin television tower. A great number of buses, metros, local trains, and tramways stop here, which will allow you to reach it easily, wherever you are coming from. The public transport website of Berlin allows you to plan your trip (available in English).
We will meet at the Urania World Clock at the agreed time. The World Clock was built in 1969 and gives the time for more than 140 cities world-wide – maybe including yours! It is located in Alexanderplatz and offers us an easy-to-locate meeting point.
Hotel pickup or any location of your choice
If you choose a walking or bike tour, we can come and pick you up at your hotel or at any desired location in the centre of Berlin. We will then travel together to the tour starting point. This allows you not to worry about getting to Alexanderplatz, for example, if it is the first time you are in Berlin and you do not know the city well.
Language of the Berlin private tours by BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL
You pick the language of the tour. We propose our Berlin private tours in English, and also in French, German and Spanish. We offer our Berlin private guide services in the language of your choice from among these.
Request for more information and contact with BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL
If you have a special request for a tailor-made tour, for a school or company group, if you wish to start the tour at a different time than those we offer online, or if you have any other questions, please call us, whatsapp us or use our contact form.