After finishing university in June 2017, Artie moved straight out to Berlin. Why? Because Berlin attracted him in a way that other cities hadn't attracted him (and he's travelled a lot). He has a passion for the history of the city, especially the Second World War and the Cold War. He wants to be a screenwriter, writing films about this stuff so he thought what better place to be than the city where it all happened. Artie was also attracted to Berlin by its nightlife. At weekends expect to find him in any one of the many kooky bars or clubs this city has to offer.
Azzie was drawn to move to Berlin by its quirky style and great art and dance scene. Originally from England and working as a dance artist, she came here to discover the art scene Berlin had to offer, and soon fell in love with the city and everything she found here to explore. A seasoned traveler herself, she became so enthralled by Berlin’s history and unique atmosphere that not only did she want to stay here but also to share her excitement with other fellow travelers that come to visit!
Barry is an Irish musician living in Berlin since 2013 who has played in lots of live projects of different styles and genres. He says he moved to Berlin to escape, not the economic recession in Ireland, but the endless talk and media coverage about the recession! As well as music he's into boxing and hurling (Irish native sport), and is a masters student of English at Freie Üniversität Berlin. He became interested in the Cold War having been gifted an interesting book within the first few weeks of arriving, as well as getting first-hand accounts of life in the GDR from local friends and neighbors in Berlin.
Crazy traveler, adventurer, and open minded friendly person, Cristián, or Cris o “El Pelao” as his friends call him, is a cool Chilean guy that has been traveling through Europe for almost 3 years, and is now based in Berlin, a city he loves for being "full of freaky people", and well, he is not the exception. This latin guy loves singing, dancing, and, of course, partying. Take a tour with him and discover Berlin in the best way as possible.
A spontaneous decision in 2012 led Fergus to Berlin on a whim. Attracted by the art scene, the culture of openness and the troubling history, he quickly found himself enthralled and happily lost. Then he found out about techno and things got even better. Since starting to tour he has become interested in joining up the dots between history, politics and current affairs; also in encouraging a group of strangers to chat and talk and discuss things together. That might all sound great but be warned: he makes some very cheesy jokes.
It was a love of rock and roll that brought Jonathan to Berlin as he attempted to follow the footsteps of the 70's rockers. He studied Journalism in the UK before making the move to Germany. He loves to party and as result knows all the best places to go, and the vital tips on how to get in. He is keen that people visiting Berlin experience the more raw, authentic side of Berlin, which often opposes the tourism culture. He has also spent some years living other areas of Germany and as a result appreciates the individuality Berlin has to offer.
Lioba, originally from Cologne/Germany, is addicted to living abroad. She spent time in China, Kenya and New York City. But finally she decided to settle down in her home country for a while. The tours are more than just a job to her: the history of Berlin and Germany have so many lessons in store that are still valid today, not just for Germany but for the world. She considers it to be important to keep the memory alive, tell people and educate them about it. And as a history geek, she loves having an audience for her historical fun facts. When she is not guiding people from all over the world through Berlin, she is a singer/actress. Since she studied in New York, it was hard to find a city that offers the same great international, metropolitan vibe. She loves about Berlin that you meet so many people from different backgrounds; the city as Europe’s melting pot. Museums, concert halls, theaters and dance events are where you will find her in her free time. Berlin always has something to offer for the people who are hungry for culture, art, music and history, and that is exactly why she loves being in this city with that long tradition and past.
After three and a half years backpacking around Europe, it's in Berlin that Nathanaelle decided to drop her bags! The magical city gives Nath's feet the tempo they love, and it's dancing that she goes around! Thanks to her living 4 years in Ireland she has only a slight French accent and it will make everyone blush! Nath is a dreamer, she adores adventures and challenges, stories and Mysteries! The cultural city feeds her curiosity and creativity. Little Touche a tout, as they say in her native language, Nathanaelle is developing multiple skills like tattooing, crafting jewelry and juggling tools, learning German, roller blading, cooking, dancing,... Always fascinated by cultures and people it is very naturally that she decided the only job she could do in Berlin would be tour guide! She speaks speak fluent French, English, good Italian and Spanish.
Panni, a PhD student in literature, moved to Berlin after she fell in love with this exciting and never-sleeping city during a short visit. Originally from Hungary, she also lived in Taiwan for 10 years where she worked, learned Mandarin Chinese, and had the opportunity to travel around Asia. Panni is fascinated by the alternative art scene of Berlin and enjoys literature, photography, art exhibitions, music, dance and art performances. She can tell you a lot about the city’s party scene and its best local bars.
Rosalee has been a batty Brit-Berliner since 2012, and is looking for a legal loophole that will let her marry the Hauptstadt. For the time being she's having multiple passionate love affairs with the city's cooky little cafés, bars, theatres, galleries, cinemas, clubs, open spaces and secluded corners. Her friends are always mildly surprised that she covers so much ground, seeing as her legs are quite a bit shorter than your average human being's. Until she manages to be leading 24-hour Next City tours around Berlin, she writes texts about Berlin life and translates texts on grown-up topics. And she drinks about a litre of tea a day.