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Berlin Architecture: Eyes of a Local

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.Berlin, Germany

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Experience hosted by Paulina

2 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Architecture serves as a complex backdrop for the poetry of our history and solidifies present-day aesthetic developments. It functions as a primary element in observing a city. We will focus on both historical and social aspects of this grand metropolis, highlighting 19th century structures as well as contemporary facades, with an emphasis on art and cultural institutions. Starting in historic Mitte and exploring its multifaceted styles, we will walk past glass blocks and through ancient passageways with cobblestone backyards, where life is more present than ever.

PLEASE NOTE:

In order for you to get the most out of my experience, and to cover the costs of running this tour, I kindly ask that at least 4 participants join on each occasion.

If you would like to request a private tour, you are welcome to get in touch with me via direct message, and I will try to accommodate your budget in the best possible way.

Thank you!
Architecture serves as a complex backdrop for the poetry of our history and solidifies present-day aesthetic developments. It functions as a primary element in observing a city. We will focus on both historical and social aspects of this grand metropolis, highlighting 19th century structures as well as contemporary facades, with an emphasis on art and cultural institutions. Starting in historic Mitte and exploring its multifaceted styles, we will…
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Wed, 22 Jul
13:30 - 15:30
Join 1 other guest
£24 per person
£24 per person
Fri, 24 Jul
13:30 - 15:30
£24 per person
£24 per person
Sat, 25 Jul
13:30 - 15:30
£24 per person
£24 per person

Meet your host, Paulina

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Hello! I'm a New Yorker who now lives in Berlin. Art and Architecture are my fortes and my passions and I am continually interested in the dialogue between the two. I want to share my appreciation for the structures that surround us and give a deeper understanding into how this city was formed to fellow enthusiastic and curious observers. In addition to having a degree in Art History from Columbia University, and the University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) I have also worked for prominent architects both in New York & in Los Angeles. I am interested in how cities function, exist, and develop.

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Hello! I'm a New Yorker who now lives in Berlin. Art and Architecture are my fortes and my passions and I am continually interested in the dialogue between the two. I want to share my appreciation for the structures that surround us and give a deeper understanding into how this city was formed to fellow enthusiastic and curious observers. In addition to having a degree in Art History from Columbia University, and the University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) I have also worked for prominent architects…
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Where you'll be

We will walk past Berlin's hidden treasures, both through small streets as well as grand avenues; I will highlight the histories of several buildings, how they survived the war - or if they are contemporary structures, how they speak to the ever-shifting landscape of the city; we will see factories-turned-institutions, and walk through residential blocks and hidden backyards each filled with their own blooming environments.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Shaun
February 2020
Paulina’s tour was really enjoyable. She is passionate and knowledgeable about her subject and this shines through during her tour. We covered a number of different buildings and sculptures, which she set into context very vividly, including with photographs. Highly recommended tour.
Paulina’s tour was really enjoyable. She is passionate and knowledgeable about her subject and this shines through during her tour. We covered a number of different buildings and s…
Charly
February 2020
Paulina's experience will guide you through the history of the most beautiful and interesting buildings of west Berlin with unique facts. On top of that, Paulina is very open to conversation and will answer all your questions!
Jana
February 2020
Sehr sympathische Person die durch das Quartier am Potsdamer Platz führt und auf alle die Stararchitekten hinweist unter Einbezug der Skulpturen. Anregend und informativ. Sehr zu empfehlen.
María
January 2020
La experiencia fue genial. Paulina estuvo dispuesta a adaptar el recorrido sobre la marcha en función de nuestros intereses, lo que lo hizo mucho más dinámico y atractivo. Aprendimos sobre la arquitectura de Berlín, pero también nos indicó lugares de exposición y centros artísticos relevantes en la ciudad. 100% recomendable, sin duda merece la pena. Como consejo extra, creo que lo mejor es hacer el tour cuanto antes. Nosotros lo hicimos el último día que pasamos en Berlín y no pudimos seguir ninguna de las recomendaciones de Paulina, aunque tomamos nota para próximas ocasiones.
La experiencia fue genial. Paulina estuvo dispuesta a adaptar el recorrido sobre la marcha en función de nuestros intereses, lo que lo hizo mucho más dinámico y atractivo. Aprendim…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

This tour is only offered in English. Wear your favorite outfit and comfortable shoes. Please be prepared for weather changes.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes, camera, and an open mind ;)