My name is Asaf, a resident of Berlin since 2007.
I am a professional tour guide. I hold a Ph.D. in Dark Tourism and interpretation of history from the Institute for Dark Tourism Research.
My academic background also includes BSc Ecotourism from the University of Central Lancashire, and MSc Integrated Natural Resource Management from Humboldt University of Berlin.
I am also certified to guide in the Memorial and Museum for the former concentration camp Sachsenhausen.
It is a page where I offer tours of various topics in Berlin, as well as specialized nature and cycling tours in Brandenburg.
I offer the following tours in Berlin:
The tours are offered at your convenience, using public transport, private cars, and with some of the tours even cycling and running
In addition to that, I also use the page as a platform for my academic publications
For tour bookings,
Write me an email at:
or send a what'app to
I reply within 24 hours...
...but usually a lot faster
The tours are private and are tailored for your needs and wishes. Whether your are a small group of friends or a family, I will tailor a tour for you according to your interests and time constraints.
The best way to tour Berlin's surroundings is on bike, and with Asaf. We biked for 5 days with Asaf, and he was wonderful. He knows the history, the culture; and love the area, and most important, he knew how to adjust himself to the specific needs and tempo of our group. Highly recommended!
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The first day in Berlin we did in Spreewald with Asaf. What a right decision! Berlin looks now even more amazing and romantic after you got to know what it has in its surroundings! We started in the morning with Asaf picking us up from our hotel at 10am and checking that our gear and rented bicycles are ready for the 32 km ride he prepared for us. The itinerary and the complexity were well adjusted to our needs. Asaf’s attention to details is incredible, I’d even say scrupulous. It turned to be true for other aspects as well. The amount of knowledge about Spreewald we received was beyond our expectations. You won’t believe, he carried all the way books to show us birds and trees we saw to give us information on each of them. While having beer in a restaurant inside the National park, Asaf briefed us as well on the history of Prussia with so much details and humor that now I won’t be confused with who is who between all ‘these’ Friedrichs, Wilhelms and Friedrich Wilhelms! Swimming at the end of the trip in a lake was priceless. What a great day!
San Francisco, California
I had an amazing day with Asaf cycling in Spreewald! It was a one-day trip including the best things this area can offer: spending some time at a beautiful lake, visiting nice villages, eating fish and drinking beer, cycling through the forest and next to the Spree. It was not too exhausting, but at the end of day I happily felt all the kilo-meters in my muscles. Everything was professionally planed and Asaf was well prepared and solved all the tricks of the Deutsche Bahn with a unique sense of humour, which I cannot explain, you should meet him and enjoy the time with him during the tour!
Asaf is a wonderfully engaging, fun and warm character. Every part of the two trips I've now done with Asaf have felt relaxed, organised and planned with attention to detail. Asaf's knowledge of the areas history is also incredible. I can highly recommend a tour with Asaf cycling Berlin and Brandenburg and am looking forward immensely to my next trip.
Carlisle, United Kingdom
I took two tours with Asaf in and around Berlin. The first was a family-tour with children and the second was a tour for advanced cyclists. Asaf was able to adjust the difficulty levels wonderfully to the requirements of the children. He is a marathon- runner and experienced cyclist, so he has no problem to guide experienced cyclists as well. With the children the trip was family-oriented, but with the advanced cyclist the ride was more challenging. With the bicycle you can reach charming points in Brandenburg, which otherwise you will never see. I highly recommend it!
We left Berlin early with the regional train to Gloewen. We started riding according to a plan Asaf prepared. We wanted to experience nature and to see where the Havel river meets the great Elbe. On the way we cycled through beautiful Brandenburg villages.
Asaf told us about the surrounding environment and its interesting geo-politics, and the history of the Second World War and of East Germany.
We ended a beautiful day with a cold beer in a local restaurant in Bad Wilsnack. Asaf is professional and was always attentive to our needs (we are in our early seventies!) and we would happily recommend him to anyone who wants a great cycling day outside of Berlin.
עידן הוא מדריך מקומי בעל נסיון רב באתרים השונים ברחבי פולין.
This is probably my favourite of the many 'what to do in Berlin' pages. It has all the information you need about Berlin's many (many!) museums, galleries and events.
This site will tell you more about this beautiful German federal state, and why we should explore it together
Historical experiences for modern explorers
virtual experiences of Europes top destinations
Custom Made Tours
בטיול הזה רצתי דרך האתרים המרכזיים של ברלין, בדרך כלל יותר מקובל לעשות את הטיול בהחליכה :)
A satirical video I shot in March 2020
שיחה עם עמוס רוזדיאל על אירוע שריפת הספרים של הנאצים ב 10 במאי, 1933, ועל איך זוכרים ומציינים את האירועי בימינו