Berlin’s Film and Music Heritage

Berlin has long been a magnet for actors, musicians, directors and writers of all kinds, and its vast film and music heritage is endlessly fascinating.

This two-and-a-half hour tour explores the buildings, characters and intriguing stories that inextricably link Berlin to the entertainment industry, from the oft-used film set of Alexanderplatz to the magnificent structures of classical music and film and (arguably) the most important recording studio ever built.

As well as tracing a century of cinematic legacy – from the 'golden age' of Billy Wilder and Marlene Dietrich and other Hollywood greats through to cold war epics and modern day blockbusters such as the Bourne Supremacy – participants will also discover some of the city's finest concert halls, music academies and composers in the world, spanning rock to classical.

About The Tour Leader

Mark Meadows has lived in Berlin since 2012 and is married to a German. The British national studied Philosophy at University in London and went on to become a globe-trotting journalist. However, he knew he would one day settle in Berlin, a city like no other where walking is easy and modern history is quite literally tangible. His love of culture across the spectrum makes the city even more appealing and his boots cover the streets in indefatigable pursuit of the fascinating, the obscure and the laughter-inducing.


€20 per person for 2-3 hours. Private tours and groups can be arranged in advance.

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  1. Amir & Nir says:

    We extremely enjoyed the tour: interesting sights, lovely route and enriching stories about the city’s past and present culture scenery. It wouldn’t have been such a great experience without Mark, who was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and full of love for Berlin. Highly recommended!

  2. Thomas says:

    This was a well executed look at the Berlin you wouldn’t normally see. Not only were we exposed to hidden treasures, we were also given loads of recommendations for films, places to visit, art and more.

  3. valentina says:

    I totally enjoyed this tour. The presentation was full of interesting, non-conventional details and it was definitely a great way of discovering Berlin! Thank you, Mark!

  4. Leah says:

    Really great tour. Mark was friendly and full of interesting details. You can tell he loves the subject matter.

  5. Nora says:

    Great tour! A good way to get to know the city and it’s rich (art)history. I enjoyed learning new and little known facts about Berlin’s culture and I’m looking forward to (re)watching the films and listening to the music that Mark recommended.

  6. Petros says:

    I extremely enjoyed the film and music tour. Certainly one of the best ways to get to know Berlin. Interesting long walk to unknown part of the city and its rich culture in music and cinema. Great experience with the very good knowledge of Mark. Excellent tour to film and music sites and of course to best recording studio ever. Really enjoyable tour.Looking forward to rewatch all the films mentioned. Higly recommended.

  7. David Harris says:

    This was a fantastic tour. Well worth the money, with a great commentary from Mark that never sounded as though he was just going through the motions. I saw things that gave me insights into Berlin that I would never have found otherwise. I particularly liked the way Mark followed up with a list of the films discussed and I have even revised my understanding of Bowie’s Berlin trilogy thanks to his enthusiasm for it. Highly recommended!

  8. Tuhina Raman says:

    Fantastic. Mark really knows his stuff and I learned a lot

  9. Anja says:

    I was looking forward to Mark’s film and music tour of Berlin and the experience I had was better than anything that I expected. Mark is really knowledgeable: his knows a lot about films and music and their connection to Berlin, and not only: he is full of facts and stories from different epochs of the city, and it is a pleasure to listen to them. He gives deep insight about the city history and you can tell that he is passionate about it. I would certainly recommend doing this tour with Mark as well as other tours!

  10. Matthew McCreary says:

    We booked this a couple of days ahead of our visit to Berlin, and were glad we did. Mark met us on time and at the appointed place. He took us on a leisurely-ish walk of about 3 hours from Alexanderplatz (where Bourne Supremacy was filmed) to a number of interesting locations covering film, classical music and rock music, with lots of fascinating facts along the way.
    Mark was a very pleasant guide, and very knowledgeable about the content. he was able to answer any off-the-cuff questions and elaborate where needed.
    Worth doing as an alternative to the more mainstream tours!

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