Head back to the days of the Cold War on a tour of the Berlin of the 1970s that inspired David Bowie’s classic albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger. See where the artist lived, the clubs he frequented, and the studios where he recorded his music.
What to Expect
When David Bowie moved to Berlin in 1976, he found an island of Cold War angst.This 3-hour tour takes you back to the decadent 1970s in the city that inspired Bowie’s classic Berlin albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger.
Starting at the decadent heart of Cold War West Berlin, at Zoo Station, you’ll follow the artist’s trail to the flat he shared with Iggy Pop, to the clubs where they partied, and to the legendary Hansa recording studios, where Bowie’s music reached its creative peak in Berlin.
Your tour takes in a variety of sites, including Bahnhof Zoo, the former Dschungel Club, KaDeWe, Potsdamer Platz, Hansa Studios, the Berlin Wall, Topographie of Terror, Bowie’s former home, and the Neues Ufer Café.
- 3-hour tour with a historian guide
Know Before You Go
Professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics, and published authors act as guides on this tour.
You will receive confirmation within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.
You will need to use public transport a few times since the distances between some key sites will be too far to walk. If you do not have a visitor's transit pass for Berlin already, it is advised to purchase the day metro pass. If you cannot purchase it in advance then your guide will help you to purchase it at the first metro station on the tour.