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.