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Berlins Historical Crime Tour

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Experience hosted by Alexander

3 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet and start at Alexanderplatz, the location of the former Red Fortress where the Berlin investigation and forensic history was born and raised, learning about its founder and one of the most fascinating characters in criminal history. From there, we' ll reach the hunting and living area of the most active and never judged serial killer in German history, see his apartment location and where he found his victims while listening to the story of his life and work. Here in Friedrichshain, one of the roughest and Chicago-like districts of Berlin we will visit the location of the 1 hour Gladow gunfight between the Al Capone of Berlin and the Berlin police in the late 1960s, a group of gangsters scaring the high society of Berlin and escaping the authorities for years by abusing the political situation. On our way between the locations you will also hear the fascinating stories of the most famous German Bank robbers with their never located treasure, the legendary Adlon Homicide and the shocking S-train serial murders in the 1930s combined with modern day crime stories.
We'll meet and start at Alexanderplatz, the location of the former Red Fortress where the Berlin investigation and forensic history was born and raised, learning about its founder and one of the most fascinating characters in criminal history. From there, we' ll reach the hunting and living area of the most active and never judged serial killer in German history, see his apartment location and where he found his victims while listening to the sto…

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Meet your host, Alexander

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I'm a police detective and instructor for several departments in Berlin with more than 16 years of experience in this district and various other units, using the historical cases of this experience also for official education and I'm able to talk about it from a "very close point of view". Also I was able to collect experiences related to those specific cases and criminal development in various exchanges and trainings abroad, f.e. in the United States, France, Asia, Great Britain...
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Where you'll be

The start will be at Alexanderplatz, the birth place of the Berlin investigation and forensic units and the beginning of the legendary Gladow Mob. We will walk along the river Spree, crossing the former Canal where Carl Grossmann did hide his victims, visit the area around Ostbahnhof, former Schlesischer Bahnhof, where the most famous Berlin serial killer lived and walk on to the area around Boxhagener Platz, where the Gladow Gang lived and died.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

More tips

The tour will be focussed on the guests when it's about the details of the stories and events, especially due to violent details that won't be made when children are on the scene.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes