Do you wish you knew somebody in Berlin who could help you decide where to stay and what to see? Whether you travel alone, with family, or in a group, I will help you plan your trip and show you around once you get here: On foot, by car, or by bus. Get the support you would get from a friend or relative! I’ll also suggest restaurants and help purchase concert tickets. If I am not available, one of my guides will be.
My name is Jo Eckardt.
I lived in New York for 19 years teaching German at NYU and working for the UN. In 2001 I returned to Berlin. Even though I still miss New York, I don’t regret the move. Berlin is a great place and I’d love to show it to you!
More Languages: In addition to Spanish, French and Italian tours, we now also offer tours in Hebrew, Portuguese, Thai, Chinese, Russian, Greek, Dutch and Polish!
What to expect in 2018Date Event What to expect Jan. 19-28 International Green Week (Agric. Show) hotel rates go up Feb. 15-25 Berlinale hotel rates go way up, great film showings March 7-11 ITB: Intern. Tourist Fare hotel rates go up March 17-26 Music (Festival of Modern Music) interesting events all over the city Mar. 24-Apr. 2 Festtage at the Staatsoper Berlin hotel rates go up Apr. 8 Berlin Half Marathon Many street closings Apr. 27-29 Gallery Weekend Great opportunity to view modern art and meet the artists May 6 Big 25 & Freedom Marathon expect traffic delays May 13 Velothon Expect massive traffic delays up May 18-21 Carnival of Cultures hotel rates go up May 26 Avon Women’s Run Expect massive traffic delays June 21 Fête de la Musique hotel rates go up July 4-7 Berlin Fashion Week hotel rates go up July 5-9 Classical Open Air Great concerts on Gendarmenmarkt July 21 & 22 Lesbian and Gay City Festival and CSD Expect massive traffic delays July 28 City Night Run Great fireworks at the Olympic Stadium August 3-5 International Beer Festival hotel rates go up Aug. 31-Sept 5 IFA (Consumer Electronics) Expect higher hotel prices Sept. 1 Pyronale hotel rates go up Sept. 12-16 Berlin Art Week Expect higher hotel prices Sept. 16 Berlin Marathon Expect higher hotel prices and massive traffic delays Oct. 4-14 Berlin Illuminated (Festival of Lights) Berlin landmarks are illuminated – spectacular sights not to be missed! Nov 1-4 Berlin Jazz Festival hotel rates go up Dec. Christmas markets Don’t miss!
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Concerts: When in Berlin, check out the free Philharmonie lunch concerts every Tuesday!
Boat tours through Berlin: You may not know this, but Berlin has more water ways, canals, rivers, and lakes, then almost any other city in the world. A tour in a small private motor boat will be the highlight of your stay!