About Us

ABOUT US

Our Story

Ranked at the top 10 tour companies in Berlin on Trip Advisor, Gablinger Berlin Tours was founded in 2002 by Nadav Gablinger. The company focuses on tours in Berlin and its surroundings. Nevertheless, we offer tours in various German cities such as Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, Hannover, Potsdam and more. Born in Israel, Nadav first came to Berlin in 2001 to pursue History studies at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Nadav's Family has lived in Germany since the 1650s and their story goes side by side with Jewish-German History. His passion for History and his desire to share his knowledge with others has led him to become a tour guide. Throughout the years, Nadav has carefully put together a team of expert guides, that share his love for history in general, and to the city of Berlin in particular. The team comprises academics from different backgrounds who are also certified guides in various sites and members of the Berlin Guides Association.

The Team

Nadav Gablinger

CEO & Tour Guide
Nadav Gablinger is a guide in Berlin for private tours as well as groups. Nadav is a historian who heads a team of other dedicated guides and specializes in the Jewish and Modern history of Berlin. Born in Israel, Nadav travelled in his youth, with his parents, to Africa and Latin America where his father worked as an engineer. While working in the Israeli Prime Minister office Nadav graduated from the Tel Aviv University with a B.A. (in Middle Eastern Studies and Political science). His M.A. in Security Studies was also done in the Tel Aviv University. In 2001 Nadav decided to continue his studies and write his PhD in the Berlin University (FU-Berlin). Apart from Jewish Heritage Tours in Berlin, Nadav also offers a wide array of other tours, as walking tours, bike tours and of course - with a car and a chauffeur. Tours in Berlin are available in English, Hebrew, German, and other languages. Nadav led many groups and private tours in Berlin, Potsdam, Hamburg, Dresden, Hannover and many other places in Germany. Nadav guided the German Inspector of the Air Force (“Inspekteur der Luftwaffe”), the Israeli embassy, the UJA Prime Minister mission and many more.

Tamar Gablinger

Tour Guide
Dr. Tamar Gablinger is a lecturer in Berlin but is also a real polymath: Alongside books she has published (among which she wrote a Berlin Guide book) she also holds a PhD from Humboldt University, writes a blog on activities with children in Berlin, is active in Hebrew literature in Berlin, she studies Education (specializing with children with special needs) and also - finds time to try to guide. Tamar is a great architecture enthusiast and has already guided architectural groups and architecture departments in Berlin on private architecture tours in Berlin.

Lior Nitzan

Tour Guide
Lior has a bachelor degree in Law (LL.B) and a Ph.D in Philosophy. His research mostly focused on the Philosopher Immanuel Kant and on German philossophy. Lior came to Berlin in the summer of 2010 as part of his academic work. Lior mostly focuses on historical tours of various kind: General highlights tours, Third Reich tours, Jewish Berlin tours, Cold War tours, Potsdam tours, Sachsenhausen tours and more. "The philosopher Walter Benjamin, a Berlin native, said that Paris was the Capital of the 19th century. In the same spirit", Lior says, "one can say that Berlin is the capital of the 20th century. For better or for worse, all major milestones of the 20th century are traced back to Berlin. Walking through the streets of Berlin is like going back in time. Understanding Berlin history means understanding European history and world history." Lior be glad to share with you his passion for history and for the city of Berlin.

Tal Natalie Shifrin

Tour Guide
As for a person who was born in Jerusalem, one can understand the love and passion Tal has for History from a very young age. Arriving in Berlin for the first time in 2011, she was completely mind-blown by its multi-cultural character and complex and challenging history. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business from the Interdisciplinary Center (the IDC - one of Israel's leading universities) and traveling the world, she had settled in Berlin in 2014. Growing up in the restaurant industry and traveling while exploring food and its origins all over the world, has provided her with in-depth knowledge of the Culinary side of life. “Berlin is enabling me to combine both of my major interests – History and Food”. Therefore, she is striving to study history in Berlin and eventually obtain a Degree in the History of Food. Tal guides historical and culinary tours in Berlin, Potsdam and Dresden, is licensed as a guide at the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum and would love to share her knowledge and tips of hidden gems with you.