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Berlin: Guided Walking Tour of Life in 1920s Berlin

1. Berlin: Guided Walking Tour of Life in 1920s Berlin

Journey back to Berlin in the 1920s, some of the "wildest" years the city has ever experienced, on a walking tour with your certified guide. Explore former hot spots of LGBT movements, raging dance parties, post-war literary cafes, and cinematic expression. Learn how the opening of the Kaufhaus des Westens (KADEWE) led to the rapid rise of Kurfürstendamm into a shopping hub in the 1920s. In the immediate vicinity, find one of the hippest dance palaces of the past. Discover how the end of World War I helped queer culture and feminism make great strides. Dubbed the ‘Babylon of the 20s,’ Berlin flourished with youthful activity and sexual freedom as cabaret shows, nightlife, and open LGBT relationships took center stage in the city. Also, find out how the medium of cinema inspired an audience of millions, first with silent films and later on with sound. Artists embraced several new mediums, such as radio, photography, posters, and the press. Hear about the bold and shocking aesthetic adopted by local theaters to attract audiences. The liberal gay and lesbian movement was also an integral part of the bold values associated with the Roaring Twenties. See where meeting points, bars, and pubs existed around the Zoologischer Garten train station. In addition, get to know the bar with the longest counter in town today. As Berlin's cultural life blossomed to Renaissance-like levels, learn about the Charlottenburg café that inherited the name “Café Megalomania” – the headquarters of writers, artists, intellectuals, and bohemians – and its role in the various stages of Berlin modernism.

Berlin: City-West Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

2. Berlin: City-West Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

This tour will take you on an unforgettable walk along the splendid avenue of Kurfürstendamm. See continental Europe’s biggest department store KADEWE, the Europacenter building, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on the busy square of Breitscheidplatz. Discover the interesting history of this roaring city center during the golden twenties of the last century. Experience the area around Zoologischer Garten, one of the most significant traffic centers of Berlin. Discover why this area has developed into the center of West-Berlin in times of the Cold War, and hear the exiting stories of this city center during the division of Germany. Get to know where you can taste the best typical Berlin food in the city's west, learning how Berlin is recognized as a world city of culture, art, tolerance, lifestyle, and creative industries. On this tour you will discover why the city's west is one of Berlin's most interesting areas.

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