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Isherwood's Neighbourhood Walking Tour

Nollendorfplatz, 10777 Berlin, Germany
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Terrific tour

I can’t rate this tour highly enough. Brendan is incredibly well informed and a great storyteller... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steve J
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Amazing, detailed, fun tour

I had really such a great morning with Brendan on his Isherwood tour. I learned so much about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
teddyglickman
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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 were to become the iconic film & stage musical, Cabaret. The walk includes readings from his novels and diaries and takes in the sights he wrote about and the cafes, bars and clubs he frequented. Taste the city as he saw it in those uncertain times, where Cabaret was born, genders were blurred and a film premiere caused riots! Tours are usually on Saturday at 11am, but other times are available by arrangement.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I can’t rate this tour highly enough. Brendan is incredibly well informed and a great storyteller, uncovering many of the areas secrets and bringing Isherwood to life

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had really such a great morning with Brendan on his Isherwood tour. I learned so much about Berlin in 1930's and what is was like. Brendan really brought that era to life, with photographs and maps and excerpts from Isherwood's novels. Take the tour!...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative tour from a guide skilled in performative narrative to convey his depth of historical and literary knowledge to all levels and make it all come alive. Learned many new things about Weimar and Isherwood. Thoroughly engaging and enjoyable.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main highlight of our week in Berlin has to be when we roamed what was once the neighbourhood of Christopher Isherwood and his colourful crew, with Brendon. We were captivated from the moment we took our first steps with him into a history that...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Great social history that brought past events to life with a mixture of archive photos literary quotes and superb folklore by a raconteur who clearly loves his subject. Highly recommended to all.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Brendan displays a love of his subject and brings alive the wonder of the entertainment district of Berlin and its personalities before the war. The tour is so informative and, by turn, funny, sad and colourful. Not to be missed on your visit to the...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Brendans tour was fantastic. He takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the time in Weimar Berlin that Isherwood lived there. During the tour Brendans descriptions of the time, places and activities from the 1920's and 1930's fill you with a variety of emotions. He...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Brendan was an excellent guide. Thank you for doing the tour for only the two of us, on a snowy wednesday. Emilia & Eva, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

No one interested in Isherwood’s Berlin should miss this. Brendan is an excellent guide and a font of information. I wish I had thought to bring a notepad.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Brendan managed to bring 1930s Berlin alive through his tour & photos of people and places. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it.

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pjsinca
16 June 2018|
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Response from Brendan N | Property representative |
Hi Paul. Next week I have Monday, Wednesday or Saturday.
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Andrei G
11 June 2018|
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Response from Brendan N | Property representative |
Hello Andrei, thanks for you message. How about Monday 30th at 11:00? The meeting point is outside Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn station opposite the Goya building, by the green clock. Take the left exit from the main ticket... More
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mlfowlkes
11 June 2016|
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Response from Brendan N | Property representative |
Hello Martha I just got your enquiry. There is a tour on Tuesday at 11am, how is that for you? The meeting point is outside Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn station opposite the Goya building, by the red clock. Take the left exit... More
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