Essence of berlin

Berlin’s Old Town - Private Live Virtual Experience

This interactive virtual experience transports you back to the very beginning of Berlin’s story, visiting the Nikolai Quarter – the oldest part of the city. Explore charming cobblestone streets, learn how Berlin got its name and how it developed from a fishing village built on a swamp to one of the most visited cities in the world.

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Description

Explore the heart of historical Berlin in this picturesque virtual experience of the Nikolai Quarter. Trace the city’s very beginnings and immerse yourself in the beauty of quaint cobbled streets as you visit churches dating back to the 13th century. Your expert guide will lead you through this rich history as you learn about the origins of the city itself and how one of today's busiest European capitals started as a mere fishing village alongside the river Spree. Pass by the Ephraim Palais, the most “beautiful corner” of Berlin and discover 18th century architecture at the charming Knoblauchhaus town house. Discover the legend of St. George and the dragon and marvel at how Berlin was rebuilt after the war - all from the comfort of your living room!

This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Berlin’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Berlin. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Berlin of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Berlin's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!

The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Berlin time!

What's included

  • Professional local English speaking tour guide
  • Private virtual live tour via Zoom app
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Nikolaikirche

Explore the charming cobblestone streets of Berlin's oldest district and learn how the city developed from a backwater fishing village built on a swamp to one of the most visited capitals in the world. We begin our tour next to the oldest church building in Berlin's historic centre, the Nikolaikirche, after which the quarter is named.

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St. George and the Dragon Statue

Passing by one the city’s most photographed statues, we discover the legend of St. George and the dragon.

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Rotes Rathaus

See the imposing Red Town Hall, restored after WWII and current centre of reunified Berlin’s city administration.

Neptunbrunnen

We end our tour in front of one of the city's most beautiful and historic fountains, the Neptunbrunnen, learning the story behind the expression, "But I didn't give you a fountain".

Important Information

Our tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Berlin time.

After booking your experience, please send us an email to let us know what time you would like for it to start. For bigger group bookings of over 15 persons please contact us directly for a price quote.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.

Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Berlin time!

If booking less than 48 hours in advance, please check availability with us first, by sending an email to info@essenceofberlin.com. Our office hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM on the weekdays and 9:00AM-2:00PM on the weekends.

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