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Welcome to Berlin!

This friendly greeting from our members awaits you or your clients in the German capital. The Verband der Berliner Stadtführer - Berlin Guide e.V. (registered Association of Berlin Tourist Guides), founded in 1989, is the largest guide association in the Federal Republic of Germany and a member of the Bundesverband der Gästeführer in Deutschland e.V. (registered National Association of Guides in Germany).

Our association numbers more than 300 professional tourist guides who provide services to more than a million visitors annually in almost all major languages. With the assistance of an approved guide of our professional association, your visit or that of your client is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Our members give comprehensive and expert information about the city´s past and present, its culture and architecture. They are ambassadors for Berlin and will contribute greatly to the atmosphere of your visit.

logo This symbol indicates that tourist guides have qualified after new European norm
(German Institute for Standardization BVGD EN).

The Association provides ...

  • information and advice for members on all matters of professional performance and Berlin tourism
  • professional representation for the Berlin tourist guides
  • guide representation on official boards relating to tourism
  • opportunities for contacts and exchange of information among guides
  • professional qualification and advanced training of members through lectures,special tours, etc. (Will be charged)
  • organisation of training courses to attain the Guide Certificate of the Bundesverband der Gästeführer in Deutschland e.V. (Will be charged)

The members of the Association are guides for the Berlin Region and have professional liability insurance coverage under the National Association (Bundesverband).

Provision of Guides

With the Berlin Guides you not only see the sights but you can also explore special topics and uncover hidden traces of the past. They will guide you through museums, churches or palaces, offer tours through Berlin´s surrounding area, or help you discover Berlin´s multi-faceted nightlife.

Languages, expertise and skills of the guides in Berlin are published in the guide list of the Association.

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If you are interested in ...

  • additional information
  • professional representation
  • representation
  • membership
  • sponsorship

please contact us