Welcome to Berlin!!Photo of Penelope Hassmann - Professional Private Tour Guide in Berlin

 

When I came to Berlin I expected to find a tired, big, grey city with rude people and bad food. I thought Berlin's shocking history would make it a gloomy, unfriendly place. What I found instead were parks and lakes, beautiful buildings, culture and night life second to none, amazing stories and people with an irreverent sense of humour (not to mention remarkably good restaurants!). No-one can argue that Berlin has a brutal history which still has enormous ramifications both within and beyond Germany's own boundaries. What is remarkable is how it has somehow managed to integrate and transform it's terrible past to emerge as one of the most vibrant, creative and tolerant cities in Europe.

Berlin is a city of contrasts. Let me help you discover the many faces of this complex metropolis.

I look forward to meeting you!

Penelope Hassmann

 

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    Safely arrived at home we can look back at a great weekend in Berlin. We had a very inspiring few hours with you and we will certainly recommend you to friends and colleagues visiting Berlin!

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    We found Pen extremely informative, personable and articulate as she pointed out and discussed the various sites on our tour. Her answers to our questions were intelligent and well thought out. She accommodated…
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    Penelope is a great person and an excellent guide! Great historical knowledge, sensitive to the group's needs and interests and very efficient in managing the tour. We strongly recommend her!

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    My two tours with Penelope (effectively a combination of "Off the Beaten Track" and "Berlin's Greatest Stories") were fantastic. Penelope's encyclopedic knowledge of Berlin, combined with her enthusiasm…
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    Touring 'alternative Berlin' with Penny was a delight. She had great passion and knowledge of the Kreuzberg area and the Turkish influence, squatters, street art, stories of the locals and a 'must see'…
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    If you really want to learn about Berlin then and now, Pen has to be your guide.  She knows Berlin's history and is clear and articulate in her explanations.  She has wonderful pictures of many of the…
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    I can’t believe I’ve been home for 5 days and haven’t written to say thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! Sally and I so enjoyed our time with you. You were marvelous in helping us get around Berlin, but also…
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    I wanted to thank you again and more formally about the outstanding service you provided us.  Your knowledge, enthusiasm, energy and most of all patience with my many questions made for a wonderful tour…
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    We really enjoyed our tour of Berlin with you today.  You are both knowledgable and very personal.  We enjoyed the many back stories of history, both past and recent.  Gruenewald was a special part of…
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    Worth every penny (ha!).  Seriously though, you really brought the city to life for us.  Thankyou for taking our individual needs into account.  So nice to have such an intelligent personal guide, who…
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    I wanted to thank you so much for our tour today - it was amazing.  There's a lot to absorb but you have such a way of imparting Berlin's history that Bertha and I were enthralled.  We also very much enjoyed…
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    Thanks Pen for a fantastic day, you certainly introduced us to Berlin in a most professional and fascinating way.

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    Our bespoke tour with you was outstanding - I can't think of anything which would have imroved it for us.  Thankyou so much and all the best with everything!

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    Prague is wonderful but we miss our private tour guide!  Your tour was truly the high point of our trip, you were amazing!

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    We are leaving this morning and one of my last things to so was to send you a very big thankyou for such a wonderful day.  You really brought the history of Berlin and Germany together for us and we learned…
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    You are unbelievably knowledgable and we learned so much from your tour.  There was no questions we asked that you were not able to answer and you could not have been more gracious or patient with us. …
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    Wanted to thank you so much for your attentiveness and thorough detail in showing us your city.  We found you to be the 'perfect guide', we so enjoyed our tours with you and I for one certainly learnt…
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    Your tour was absolutley wonderful - could not be improved upon.  Your attentiveness in creating a unique, flexible tour for us was superb and we will certainly recommend you to anyone we know coming to…
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    Both Michael and I wanted to thank you for our tour today.  So much of the city's hostory and beauty would have been lost on us had you not been with us to teach us.  We wll definitely recommend you to…
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    Just wanted to say a big hello and let you know that Sherwood and I are still talking about our wonderful trip to Berlin and what a marvellous job you did showing us the sights.  You are a remarkably bright…
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    We talked about your tour of Berlin until late in the night.  What a great way to discover this city!  Hiring you as our private guide was the best decision we made on our travels in Germany.

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    You could not be improved upon.  You were simply the very best!!!  Your enthusiasm and knowledge were incomparable and we will without doubt recommend you and no one else to anyone going to Berlin.  We…
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