Private Tour of David Bowie's West-Berlin

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Berlin, Berlin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour takes you back to the West-Berlin of the 1970s by highlighting the massive changes Berlin has undergone since. By doing so the tour traces sites and places that Bowie sings about in his 2012 elegiac homage to Berlin, "Where are We Now?". Starting at Potsdamer Platz, we will then walk over to Hansa Studios. From there, we'll board the train to take us to the City West. After checking out Zoo Station we'll head towards the erstwhile location of the famous "Dschungel" followed by the KaDeWe - both of which Bowie frequently visited and therefore references in his song. Next, we'll board the train again to take a look at the gay bar Bowie used to have his nightcap in, before concluding our tour outside the building he used to call home between 1976 and 1978.

What's Included

Guiding services

What's Not Included

Coffee and/or Tea

tickets, etc.

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required on public transport and in shops and restaurants.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Potsdamer Platz
This iconic square went from bustling hub to wasteland and back to being a bustling hub yet again! Bowie sings about this square in his 2012 song, "Where are We Now?", and on tour, we are tracing the places and Berlin haunts Bowie sings about in his song. Potsdamer Platz is one of them!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)
Another famous Berlin landmark Bowie sings about in his homage to Berlin, "Where are We Now?". He used to buy his groceries in this famous department store, one that is deeply steeped in history.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten
The notorious Christiane F. was a huge David Bowie fan. Along with her friends she hung about Zoo Station, which back in the day, was a dingy place indeed. Times have changed! In the movie based on her book, Bowie's music can be heard throughout as he provided the soundtrack, or rather, allowed the producer and the director to use his songs.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

This is where Bowie recorded the better part (literally!) of his "Berlin Trilogy". That's you opportunity to take pictures of this iconic studio and admire the fabulous GIF-animation of him in one of their windows!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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