“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.”
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. He also made recommendations for other places for us to... read moreHilRo
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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The spirit of my 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 a local
As your Berlin private tour guide, I offer you a fully personalized service. During the time we will spend together, I 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.
My 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 my 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? My 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 a seasoned adopted Berliner. I have lived in Berlin for many years and I know the city well. I offer my Berlin private tours in English and provide friendly and lively company.
I design my routes to take you to places you would almost certainly be unable to explore by yourself in a short time.
I look forward to meeting you soon to explore the fascinating city of Berlin!
Private tours Berlin
Berlin is huge, marked by history and constant evolution. I came here for the first time in 1987 when the wall was still standing and the city was divided in two. I moved here in 2010 and have lived here ever since. I am still fascinated by the city, its greenery and vibrancy, its exuberance and calm… What a place to live!
As your Berlin private guide, I’d love to share my passion for this modern, attractive, and alternative city with you. I greatly enjoy helping my guests to discover its multiple aspects: history, art, and culture. With me, you will explore Berlin off the beaten path, experiencing Berlin like a local, without missing out on its most famous monuments. I have chosen the best side stories to show you. I will reveal all of the secrets of the German capital and try to pass on my knowledge in a lively manner.
To get around, you can choose between a Berlin walking tour and a Berlin bike tour. I also offer a sportier route, the Berlin jogging tour, for those of you who would like to mix culture with sport.
When browsing my website, you will discover my private tours Berlin, covering different specific topics about the city. I offer reasonable rates, depending on the number of participants and on the time we will spend together. Do not hesitate to contact me 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?
I design off the beaten path tours which will take you off the classical touristic routes. My goal is to show you Berlin like a local experiences it.
How do I conceive my Berlin private tours?
I take the time to study in depth the topics I will be covering on our tour. I 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.
My Berlin private tours are the result of field research and of my personal experience in the city. I choose significant points of interest that correspond to the topics of interest that you have selected for your tour.
I know the locations and monuments I will be showing you like I know my own home. I do not recite a text! I 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 me 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 my 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
I am 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 me, you will receive a detailed proposal. I offer my 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, I can advise you on the organization of your activities during your trip. I work with selected partners who all provide quality services in catering, accommodation, and any other activities you might be interested in. Contact me 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
I propose all my Berlin private tours as walking or bike tours. With me as your Berlin tour guide, you choose the best way you want to explore the city. I 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 my 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 my 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 my 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 me 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 me. I 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, I 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 me to have me suggest bike rental shops.
Berlin private jogging tours by BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL
For joggers and amateur or confirmed runners, I offer a Berlin jogging tour in 60 or 90 minutes at your pace. We will be stopping at several spots along the way for me 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 my standard tour durations or contact me for a fully, tailor-made tour. I offer two standard durations for my 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 my availability. I also propose a starting time in the late afternoon for my Berlin techno tour (5:30pm). I can adapt to your specific desires and needs. You are more than welcome to contact me 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 I propose online.
2-hour Berlin private tours by BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL
My 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. I 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. I am 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 my Berlin private tours, you can either join me in Alexanderplatz, an easy meeting point in the city centre, or I 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. I can also come and pick you up with my 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, I 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. I propose my Berlin private tours in English. I have lived in the UK, France, Spain, and Germany for several years and speak these languages perfectly, and I offer my 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 I offer online, or if you have any other questions, please call me, whatsapp me (+49 160 55 131 51) or use my contact form.