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Isherwood's Neighbourhood Walking Tour

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Christopher and his time

One needs not to have read anything by Christopher Isherwood or to have seen Cabaret to appreciate... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New Albany, Ohio
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Bringing history alive

There is something special about learning about history whilst pounding the pavement and actually... read more

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Starting and ending at Nollendorfplatz, this 90-minute tour visits the neighbourhood British writer Christopher Isherwood lived in during his time in Berlin in the last years of the Weimar Republic and where he wrote his famous Berlin diaries, which...more
Nollendorfplatz, 10777 Berlin, Germany
+49 1512 5220342
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One needs not to have read anything by Christopher Isherwood or to have seen Cabaret to appreciate this tour, though it will help. Brenden Nash has put together a must-take tour to help us make sense of the Weimar Era and even our own time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something special about learning about history whilst pounding the pavement and actually breathing in the places and people. Brendan's tour was great - he's been doing the tour for several years and has so many stories and detailed background information. He also lives...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being late as usual to a guided tour, I at first hesitated but then decided the only risk was a total wash so I requested an ‘arranged’ tour of Isherwood’s Berlin hangouts and abode. I am very glad I did this and Brendan gave a...More

Thank mdai779
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brendan is a natural story teller who brings to life Weimar Berlin seen through the eyes of Christopher Isherwood, he uses a combination of quotes, anecdotes, facts and old photos plus stops at historic sites, to make it a memorable tour.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The tour was a fascinating introduction to the Berlin of Isherwood's time. Brendan was incredibly knowledgeable about Isherwood and his contemporaries but also about the social and political events of pre-second world war Germany that really helped set the wider context. I would certainly recommend...More

Thank pantomimehorse81
Reviewed 24 August 2018

A great tour taking in Isherwood's main haunts during his time in Berlin, with additional focus on some of the key people he met and who shaped his experiences and subsequent writing. Brendan brought such knowledgeable enthusiasm to the experience with carefully chosen recitals and...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Brendan is very knowledgeable and a great guide. He clearly has a passion for the tour and I highly recommend it!

Thank mcdowell1980david
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

As an Isherwood fanatic, I loved the tour. Brendan is engaging and insightful. It was incredible to hear about the diversity of clubs, bars and cabarets that were happening on Isherwood’s doorstep!

Thank EleriW
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A fantastic way to find out more about the time Christopher Isherwood spent in 1930’s Berlin, the characters, the sites and the stories behind his diaries. A chance to find out about the real Sally Bowles - so much more than the character in the...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Brendan was incredible. The tour lasts 2-3 hours and is full of all the highlights of Charles Isherwood and the roaring 20s Berlin. Was wonderful to see the origins of Sally Bowles and Cabaret. Also great history on gay Berlin. The tour is in great...More

Thank ejsnyc
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Irmi K
18 August 2018|
Response from Lesley C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is . I can recommend- Brendan is so knowledgable and a great communicator & enthusiast!
23 June 2018|
Response from Brendan N | Property representative |
Hi Jim I have only just received notification of your message. (Sat 2.45pm) Sorry about not being able to reply to you sooner. Brendan
16 June 2018|
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Response from Brendan N | Property representative |
Hi Paul. Next week I have Monday, Wednesday or Saturday.