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Tour of the Berlin Hansaviertel: "The City of Tomorrow"

Tour of the Berlin Hansaviertel: "The City of Tomorrow"

From US$ 18.39 per person

In this 2-hour tour, explore Berlin's so-called "City of Tomorrow," the Hansaviertel. After being destroyed in WW2, the Hansaviertel was rebuilt by famous architects from across the globe during the International Building Exhibition of 1957.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Immerse yourself in Berlin's turbulent past with a tour through the Hansaviertel
  • Tour the Berlin Pavilion and see the Müller-Rehm/Siegmann House
  • Marvel at the Gropius-Haus, then Kaiser-Friedrich Memorial Church, and the 'Sweden House'
  • See the U-Bahn Station Hansaplatz, the Hansaviertel Library, and the Hansaviertel Hospital
  • Visit the Bakema/van den Broek House, the Schwippert House, and the Academy of Art
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Take a leisurely tour through Berlin's Hansaviertel and immerse yourself in the multi-faceted history of the capital city. In 1945, the once-glamourous Hansaviertel lay in ruins. A few years later, for the International Building Exhibition of 1957, the district was newly designed according to the principles of modern urban development. This resulted in the "structured, spacious city" that exists today. The planning of the district still feels surprisingly modern. The history of the district and its world-famous buildings, designed by national and international architects, is fascinating not just for architecture enthusiasts. Take a tour through this iconic example of international post-war modernity and discover the so-called "city of tomorrow." Enjoy an eclectic variety of cultural themes on this tour of the city. Get off the beaten tourist path and see sights that truly exemplify Berlin's turbulent past. Experience a side of Berlin only recently opened to the public. Confront Berlin's contrasts and discover the secrets of the city. Learn authentic insights and interesting background information. The tour is wholly unique, an experience for all the senses and an invitation to dialog.
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With my family and friends, we had an extremely entertaining and informative tour of the Hansaviertel with the likeable museum educator Mr. Schwabe. The lecture, starting with the history of the old Hansaviertel, stocked with old photos and maps, up to the architectural history of the Interbau building from 1957 was extremely interesting and detailed. We recommend.

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August 6, 2018

An interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide

The tour was relaxed like talking to a friend about a common topic. It was very well structured and our guide was knowledgeable and interested in depicting the time, events, etc. surrounding the 1957. exhibition and the making of Hansa quarter in detail. Also, he shared with us not only the facts about the quarter, but also a unique perspective from a museum expert. The organization was good, we had no problems finding the meeting point or attending the tour.

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February 29, 2016

Highly recommend this tour. Have been living in Berlin for 3,5 years but had never explored hansa viertel. Tobias was a great guide who knew a lot about the history of the place and the architecture.

July 19, 2021

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