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Discover Berlin’s Layers with Our Free Guide to the Wall, Art, and Nightlife

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Welcome to Berlin, a city where history and hip collide in the most spectacular fashion.

From the graffitied remnants of the Berlin Wall to the sleek glass of the Potsdamer Platz, Berlin is an eclectic mix of past and future.

With Wingman, you’re not just visiting Berlin, you’re diving deep into its heart.

Our audio tours are crafted to give you a local’s insight into both the iconic sights and the hidden corners of the city.

Whether you’re tracing the footsteps of history or sipping craft beer in a Kreuzberg garden, Wingman is your go-to guide for an authentic Berlin experience.

Let’s unravel the stories behind the stones of Berlin together!

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HEARTBEAT OF HISTORY, HIPNESS, AND HARMONY

Berlin Trivia - Did You Know?

Did you know the Berlin TV Tower, or Fernsehturm, is the tallest structure in Germany at 368 meters? On a clear day, visitors can see up to 42 kilometers away from its panoramic viewing platform!

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Dive deep into Berlin’s past, explore its iconic split, and venture into the royal riches of nearby Potsdam.

Ready to see Berlin through the eyes of history? Let’s step into the stories that shaped this city.

National Socialist Berlin: Facing the Past

Step into the shadows of Berlin’s most somber era with our “National Socialist Berlin” tour.

This journey through time explores the intense 12 years that reshaped the world and Berlin itself.

We delve into how Germany grapples with its dark past, embodying the principle of Vergangenheitsbewältigung, to ensure history’s horrors are neither forgotten nor repeated. 

East & West Berlin: A Tale of Two Cities

Discover the stark contrasts between East and West Berlin, a city once divided by more than just a wall.

This tour unravels the complex layers of Cold War tensions that turned the city into a symbol of ideological battlefields.

From the haunting remnants of the Berlin Wall to stories of divided families and daring escapes, explore how this iconic city became the epicenter of a world split in two.

Potsdam Treasures: Royal Escapes

Escape the bustle of Berlin with a day trip to the regal city of Potsdam, just a short train ride away.

This tour offers a feast of Prussian grandeur, showcasing sumptuous palaces like Sanssouci, and the lush landscapes that have made Potsdam a favorite among kings and commoners alike.

Dive into the city’s rich cultural scene and discover why skipping Potsdam could be your biggest regret.

tourist traps to avoid

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We know your vacation time is precious, and nothing grinds gears like falling into a tourist trap. So, buckle up as Wingman navigates you away from the “tourist tax” and guides you through a trap-free travel experience with the following slide show…

Gourmet Price with Fast Food Taste

Avoid dining next to the major attractions like Brandenburg Gate. These places often charge a premium for mediocre meals. Dive deeper into the city’s neighborhoods like Kreuzberg or Friedrichshain for authentic, wallet-friendly German cuisine.

Kitsch Kitsch, Bye Bye

Those souvenir shops around Checkpoint Charlie? They’re often filled with trinkets that might not even be made in Germany. For genuinely unique German keepsakes, try the artsy boutiques in the Bürgerstrasse or the flea markets at Mauerpark.

Timing is Everything

The allure of sites like the Berlin Cathedral or the Pergamon Museum is undeniable, but so are the crowds at peak times. Plan your visits for early mornings or late afternoons during weekdays to dodge the overwhelming tourist waves.

Photo Op Faux Pas

Watch out for the roaming “guards” at places like Gendarmenmarkt who dress in historical uniforms and charge high fees for photos. It’s a fun photo op, but you can capture just as memorable moments with the city’s stunning architecture as your backdrop—for free.

hidden gems of berlin

 

Get ready to veer off the tourist trail and uncover Berlin’s hidden gems that even some locals haven’t stumbled upon yet.
With Wingman’s secret guide, you’re about to unlock the lesser-known treasures of Berlin, from enigmatic museums to the coziest drink spots tucked away in the city’s vibrant nooks.

Museum of Unheard Things

Dive into the curiously fascinating Museum of Unheard Things, where each object tells a bizarre and unexpected story. Step into a world where the mundane becomes extraordinary, showcasing a collection that celebrates the oddities of everyday life.
Insider Tip: Don’t rush through—each item has a story that makes it a rare artifact of daily life.
Coordinates: 52.4740° N, 13.2986° E

Café Hidden in Plain Sight

Tucked away in a quaint corner of Neukölln, this café offers the perfect escape with its lush garden and vintage decor. It’s a local favorite for those in the know, blending charm with a dash of Berlin’s laid-back atmosphere.
Insider Tip: Try their homemade cakes with a side of fresh Berliner Luft; it’s the local way to do coffee breaks.
Coordinates: 52.4890° N, 13.4346° E

The Secret Cellar Bar

Beneath the bustling streets of Kreuzberg lies The Secret Cellar Bar, an intimate setting with a selection of Berlin’s finest craft beers and spirits. Descend into this hidden haunt for a night where time slows and the music sets the tone.
Insider Tip: Ask for the bartender’s special to get a taste of a uniquely crafted drink not listed on the menu.
Coordinates: 52.5023° N, 13.4174° E

The Enchanted Garden

This hidden gem in the heart of Tiergarten is a peaceful retreat with a mesmerizing array of plants and sculptures. A secret sanctuary where nature and art fuse, it provides a tranquil escape from the city’s frenzy.
Insider Tip: Visit during autumn for a magical experience as the leaves change colors and the garden becomes a canvas of nature’s art.
Coordinates: 52.5144° N, 13.3501° E

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culinary delights of berlin

From iconic street food to hidden gourmet gems, Berlin’s diverse culinary landscape is ready to surprise your palate.

With Wingman, your next meal is not just another bite but a delicious plunge into the depths of Berlin’s vibrant food culture.

Currywurst Corner

Dive into the heart of Berlin’s culinary pride with a visit to Currywurst Corner, where tradition meets a secret spice mix. This is not just fast food; it’s a fast track to understanding Berliner spirit through its most beloved sausage.
Insider Tip: Ask for the “Special Berliner” sauce—a local twist that’s not on the regular menu.
Coordinates: 52.5200° N, 13.4050° E

Crafted Brews Bar

Berlin’s craft beer scene is as vibrant as its history, and Crafted Brews Bar offers an array of local and international hops. Nestled in an old warehouse in Friedrichshain, this spot is a pilgrimage site for beer lovers.
Insider Tip: Head there on a Tuesday evening to enjoy their weekly “Tap Takeover,” featuring rare and experimental beers.
Coordinates: 52.5159° N, 13.4543° E

The Hidden Vineyard

Tucked away in a cozy nook of Kreuzberg, The Hidden Vineyard is a wine bar that offers an eclectic selection of German and international wines paired with artisanal snacks. It’s a sophisticated escape from the bustling city life.
Insider Tip: Reserve a spot at their monthly wine tasting event, where you can sip and learn about lesser-known vineyards.
Coordinates: 52.4986° N, 13.4187° E

cultural insights of berlin

Berlin’s rich cultural landscape is as varied as its history. With Wingman, navigate through an array of museums and dive into a nightlife that vibrates with historical depth and modern resonance.

Whether you’re a history buff or a night owl, Berlin has cultural insights that resonate on every frequency.

Museum Island Majesty

Berlin’s Museum Island isn’t just a spot; it’s a cultural voyage spanning continents and centuries, located in the heart of the city on the Spree River.

This UNESCO World Heritage site houses treasures like the Pergamonmuseum and the Altes Museum, offering a panoramic sweep of human history under one sky.
Insider Tip: Buy a combined day ticket to explore all museums on the island without the hassle of purchasing separate entries.
Coordinates: 52.5169° N, 13.4019° E

Under-the-Radar Art Hub

Step away from the well-trodden path and discover the Sammlung Boros Collection, a modern art museum set in a converted WWII bunker. This hidden gem showcases cutting-edge contemporary art in a setting that’s as intriguing as the artworks themselves.
Insider Tip: Book your tour in advance, as this exclusive spot only allows entry through pre-scheduled visits, making it a unique narrative you won’t want to miss.
Coordinates: 52.5256° N, 13.3696° E

Legendary Beats at Berghain

Feel the pulse of Berlin’s infamous nightlife at Berghain, a temple of techno with a worldwide reputation for its groundbreaking sounds and unforgettable dawn-lit dances. Located in a former power plant, this is the epicenter of electronic music lovers.
Insider Tip: Arrive early and dress casually (in black mainly) to increase your chances of passing the selective door policy—Berghain is famous for its exclusivity.
Coordinates: 52.5116° N, 13.4422° E

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berlin top sights

Brandenburg Gate

Well-known Fact: The Brandenburg Gate is not only Berlin’s most famous landmark but also a symbol of German unity and peace. It was here that thousands gathered to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, making it a pivotal site in world history.

Reichstag Building

Well-known Fact: The seat of the German parliament, the Reichstag is known for its stunning glass dome designed by architect Norman Foster, which offers panoramic views of the cityscape. Visitors can register to walk the dome and witness democracy in action below.

Berlin Wall Memorial

Well-known Fact: The Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse commemorates the division of Berlin by the Wall and the deaths that occurred there. It includes a preserved section of the wall, an exhibition, and the Chapel of Reconciliation.

Museum Island

Well-known Fact: Located in the heart of Berlin, Museum Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site that hosts five internationally renowned museums, including the Pergamon Museum and the Altes Museum, showcasing art and artifacts from millennia of human history.

Checkpoint Charlie

Well-known Fact: Checkpoint Charlie was the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Today, it houses a museum that exhibits a range of artifacts and stories about those who attempted to escape from the East.

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Was satisfied with the quality of the audio tours. Liked the East-West one best.

Tim from Brazil

Almost got into Berghain… was not up to Wingman hahha!

Ferdinand from Spain

Loved the recommended craft bars. Nothing but pure Euro vibez!!

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