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Isherwood's Neighbourhood Walking Tour

Nollendorfplatz, 10777 Berlin, Germany
+49 1512 5220342
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Captures the Magic and Madness of the Weimar Years

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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 2 weeks ago

Brendan conducts an incredibly well-informed and beautifully orchestrated tour of Isherwood's Berlin experience. He is smart, charming, witty, open to questions and discussion -- and a fine host. Even if you're not an Isherwood buff, I recommend this tour as a glimpse into a side...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We loved all three, very different, tours we took in Berlin. But this wonderful evocation of the Weimar era in the streets of Nollendorfplatz was our favourite. Brendan is a fantastic guide - friendly, funny, knowledgeable and keen to share his passion for Isherwood, Weimar...More

1  Thank karpmot
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Brendan has a very enthusiastic and informative way of telling the story of Isherwood and other characters of the Weimar period. He really brought the era to life and gave me a new outlook on Weimar Berlin. Highly recommend!!

1  Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best tours I've been on in Berlin. Brendan was informative and interesting. He obviously has a passion for the subject of Christopher Isherwood/Weimar Berlin and he endows his audience s with the same. Bloody good craic!

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is a brilliant tour! I came across it researching walking tours through Christopher Isherwood's neighbourhood and so contacted Brendan. It was such a friendly atmosphere and Brendan is so enthused and full of amazing information. The tour goes through the area of Nollendorfplatz and...More

Thank livsm47
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Brendan offered a literary tour unlike any other. Not only did he have extensive knowledge of Christopher Isherwood's stories, life, friends, and art inspired by his work, he offered us the political climate at the time - ranging from what Isherwood's landlady would have experienced...More

Thank RescuesAreTheBest
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This tour is fantastic. Brendan is an excellent guide. Our tour overran (by 10 minutes!) but Brendan managed to make a tour that lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes seem like it had only been going for 20 minutes. Brendan knows his subject and is...More

Thank pnhmrk
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The 90+ minutes of this tour flew by all too quickly. Brendan is passionate about his subject and his enthusiasm brings to life the drama and dangers of Berlin in the early 20th century. His suggestions for further reading were much appreciated. Good luck with...More

Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Thank you Brendan for breathing life into history and for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for this period of history. We loved your ability to tell a story enriched with lots of interesting anecdotes. This tour really encapsulates the personality that was unique to Berlin...More

1  Thank bagsmags
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We were only in Berlin for a couple of days and were recommended this tour by friends. Brendan’s knowledge of the area and enthusiasm for the subject is infectious and makes this more than just another walking tour. Overall a great way to explore a...More

Thank Stevie G
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11 June 2016|
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
Garry S
19 July 2015|
Response from Brendan N | Property representative |
Hello Garry There is a tour on Saturday 25th at 11am, how is that for you? The meeting point is outside Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn station opposite the Goya building, by the clock. Take the left exit from the main ticket... More