As early Spring temperatures rise, so do the number of friends coming to visit. Feeling ready to play tour guide? You don’t have to be a history buff to introduce guests to Berlin — you just have to know who to call. Thanks to the brand new walking tour provider Berlins Taiga, you can let the experts do the hard work whilst learning something new about the history of your city. Founder Holger Raschke, who grew up near Potsdam surrounded by a strong Soviet military presence, has harboured a fascination with the region’s background since childhood. Now he’s sharing his passion with the public, in the form of tours that trace the Soviet past of Berlin and Brandenburg from 1945 to 1994: from the final battle for Berlin to urban development in the eastern sector. Whichever focus you choose, expect a friendly, flexible guide, a relaxed pace and fascinating conversation material for your post-tour coffee. It won’t only be your guests who see the city’s Soviet story in a whole new light. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Holger Raschke)
Berlins Taiga — Guided Tours about Soviet History in Berlin & Brandenburg. Various locations, dates and times. Check the website for details.