Berlin Guides AssociationPresident Emeritus2018-2020
Tours By LocalsApproved Partner 2019-22
SOME OF OUR PROFESSIONAL CLIENTS
My collection of Berlin Experiences is a product of more than 15 years of research and story-telling in the German capital – a series of adventures for anyone who wants to explore Berlin’s not-so-distant past and uncover what evidence remains of the grand – and often tragic – events that have taken place in this unique city.
If you’re new to Berlin and eager to get to grips with the city and its unique history – this all-encompassing six-hour private guided tour is exactly what you need – combining parts of our collection of historical experiences into one unforgettable day.
…the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, the site of Adolf Hitler’s Führerbunker, Checkpoint Charlie, the former Prussia Royal quarter, the Holocaust Memorial, the Reichstag building, Gendarmenmarkt and much more…
Delve into Berlin’s darkest chapter – what remains of Hitler’s ‘Thousand Year Reich’ and Welthauptstadt Germania– discover the history of the Nazi Germany beyond the pulp mythology and journey into the heart of the capital of tyranny.
…the former Nazi government quarter, the site of Adolf Hitler’s Führerbunker, the German Resistance Museum, the Olympic Stadium, the Haus der Wannsee Konferenz, the Gleis 17 memorial and much more…
Explore life behind the Iron Curtain in the Workers’ and Peasants’ paradise of East Germany; examine the reality of utopian socialism and the events that led to the ‘Fall of the Wall’ & collapse of this single-party Soviet satellite state.
…the former East German secret police headquarters, the remainins sections of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Karl Marx Allee, Alexanderplatz, the former East German government quarter, and much more…
Retrace the route of the Red Army advance into Berlin’s historic central district – from the arrival of the first Soviet troops on the city’s outskirts to the surrender of Berlin and final Nazi capitulation on May 8th 1945 in the suburb of Karlshorst.
…the main sites of Defence Sector Z, the Humboldthain Flak Tower, the site of the German surrender in Karlshorst, Tempelhof Airport, the ‘first liberated house’, the Soviet War Memorials, and much more…
Explore the parks and palaces of beautiful Potsdam and the story of the once mighty Kingdom of Prussia. Learn how this swampy backwater grew into the driving force behind German unification before disappearing from the European stage forever.
…Schloss Charlottenburg, Schloss Sanssouci, the grave of Frederick the Great, the Schloss Cecilienhof site of the Potsdam Conference, the Neues Palais, the ‘Bridge of Spies’, and much more…
Visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial & Museum and learn about life and death in a Nazi ‘Protective Custody Camp’; the architecture of total control and what inhumanity, humanity is capable of in its darkest moments.
…the Tower A entrance & ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ lettering, the Appelplatz roll call area, the Jewish barracks, the special SS/Gestapo prison, the post-war KGB/NKVD camp, the ruins of Station Z and much more…
“Matt is British and loquacious, and a rich repository of German history… more than anything, he is a born storyteller.“
“Matt’s tours are more like an Anthony Bourdain conversation. Think of him as your concierge in Berlin, with a PhD.”
“Matt never disappoints with his ability to professionally and passionately tackle subjects of great importance.”
“Matt creates a compelling window into the past that is as vibrant and as real as if it were happening right in front of you.“