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Discover how the Cold War of the 1970s inspired Bowie's classic Berlin albums. On this 3-hour tour, you'll explore Berlin, which he described as “cut off from its world, art and culture, dying with no hope of retribution,” with a specialist guide. Follow Bowie's trail to the building he shared with Iggy Pop, and take a stroll by Hansa Studios, where Bowie’s music reached its creative peak. Plus, discover Bowie's strange inspirational attachment to his adopted dystopia of Cold War angst.

Description:
When David Bowie moved to Berlin in 1976, he found an island of Cold War angst, “cut off from its world, art and culture, dying with no hope of retribution.” This tour takes you back to the decadent 1970’s city that inspired Bowie’s classic Berlin albums Low, Heroes and Lodger. Starting at Cold War West Berlin’s decadent heart, Zoo Station, we follow Bowie’s trail to the flat he shared with Iggy Pop, the clubs they partied in and the legendary Hansa recording studios where Bowie’s music reached its creative peak.

Sites visited on this tour usually include:
  • Bahnhof Zoo
  • former Dschungel Club
  • KaDeWe
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Hansa Studios
  • Berlin Wall
  • Topographie of Terror
  • Bowie’s former home
  • Neues Ufer café


Highlights:
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Location: Berlin, Germany

Duration: 3 hours

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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Additional Information


    Operates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

    Departure Point:
    Ständige Vertretung, a memorabilia-filled cafe

  • Inclusions:
    • Tour guide (historian, professor, doctoral student, journalist, or published author)

  • Exclusions:
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions: You will need to use public transport a few times, since the distances between some key sites would be too far to walk.  If you will not have a few days visitor's transit pass to Berlin already, we suggest that you purchase the day metro pass.  If you cannot purchase it in advance, your guide will help you purchase it at the first metro station on the tour

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking


Travel Voucher
You will receive a link to your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.

Local Operator Information
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