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Berlin: City Sexual History Augmented Reality Walking Tour with Sociologist Guide

Berlin: City Sexual History Augmented Reality Walking Tour with Sociologist Guide

From US$ 55.21 per person

Dive into the history of sexual science and sex in Berlin, from Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld's institute of sexual science, up until today.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about sexuality from the 1850s to 2020s
  • Enjoy a guided tour in Augmented Reality
  • Understand the interconnections between pre- and post-Nazi-German history, sexual politics, and sex culture
  • Learn about the struggles of marginalized sexual and gender communities
  • Create “Mixies” – photographs of yourself with Augmented Reality elements
Full description
Dive into the history of sexual science and sex life in Berlin. Start in the late 19th Century and go through the roaring 20s and the downfall of sexual freedom at the hand of the Nazis. Learn about the resurrection of sexuality after the war in a divided Berlin, as well as the current state of affairs today. Hear the story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, one of the world’s first sexual scientists and visit the location of the Institute of Sexual Science. Learn about the founding of the world’s first gay rights organization, and Berlin’s nightlife in the ’20s. See where the famous Eldorado club once stood, a club where even high Nazi officials visited. Visit the home of British Writer Christopher Isherwood, whose Berlin Stories were the basis of the world-famous Cabaret musical. Learn about how the AIDS epidemic was dealt with differently in West and East Germany. Explore the districts of Nollendorfplatz and Kottbusser Tor, 2 centers of LGBTIQ culture. Discover how sexual continues at clubs such the Kit Kat, Berghain, and Lab.
Includes
  • Flyer with tips on Berlin's nightlife
  • A ticket for Berlin's public transport system valid for at least 2 hours after the tour starts.
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Schloss Bellevue (Berlin), 10557 Berlin, Germany Meet in front of the palace "Schloss Bellevue". It is at Spreeweg 1, from the victory column "Siegessäule" (big roundabout) just walk into the street "Spreeweg" for about 300 meters (3-4 minutes) and you'll be right in front of the palace. Careful if you look it up on Google maps as it will show you Spreeweg 1 to be behind the palace instead of in front. There are two big trees in front of the palace, one on the left and one on the right side. Meet your guide under the tree on the right side (when facing the castle)– it's the one closer to the river. The tour will take roughly 3 hours. You will need a public transport ticket so please bring one as we will take a short bus and a short train trip in-between. We'll end by Nollendorfplatz.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Public transport ticket

Know before you go

  • This tour is accessible by wheelchair
  • An umbrella or sun protector and water may be needed depending on weather conditions; please be aware that the tour will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions, like heavy rain or storms, and you will be fully refunded
  • Please purchase a ticket for Berlin's public transport system, valid for at least 2 hours after the tour starts
  • You will receive a flyer with tips on Berlin's nightlife
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Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Transportation
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  • Value for money
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Amazing tour! Jeff has great stories, anecdotes, and insight. I've learned a lot and the whole group enjoyed how friendly he is. The illustrated speech provides great context.

October 5, 2020

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