50 MIN

This tour of Berlin: The World’s First LGBTIQ Capital, explores not only the places that are now home to the city’s LGBTIQ community, but those that shaped its history and remain significant in its story today. 

Discover the city with our distinguished tour guide Dr. Finn Ballard, a historian and an active member of the LGBTIQ community of Berlin for the last 13 years. He will share stories of the shocking events that took place during the World War II era, the resistance, and the people that shaped Berlin into the cultural hub that it is today.

From discussing the traumatic treatment of LGBTIQ people during World War II, to exploring the impact that people like David Bowie and Christopher Isherwood made on their community during their time in Berlin, this tour offers a captivating and alternative view on Germany’s capital city.

What will you do on this virtual tour?

  • Discover a different side to Berlin and learn about this cultural hub
  • Visit significant sites which has shaped history for the LGBTIQ community.
  • See the place where David Bowie stayed during his time in Berlin.

Stops on this virtual tour

  Nollendorfplatz    Nollendorfstrasse   Institut für Sexualwissenschaft   Motzstrasse  Grosse Hamburger Strasse  Schoneberg   Oranienstrasse 




  • 45 minute virtual tour

  • 10 days access to the virtual tour, so you can do it at your pace
  • Interactive online experience packed with 3D models, historical photos and videos

  • Stunning 8K 360° imagery

  • Access to recommendations and additional information about German culture, hand-picked by Finn.



  •  1.5 hour live guided tour by Finn.


  • Opportunity to ask questions and get further insights from the guide


  • Stunning 8K 360° imagery


  • Interactive experience packed with 3D models, historical photos and videos


  • Access to recommendations and additional information about German culture, hand-picked by Finn.

Unsure it’s right for you?

meet your guide

Dr. Finn Ballard

Dr. Finn Ballard is a historian, journalist and tour guide from Northern Ireland who has been living in Berlin since 2008 and is a proud member of the city’s LGBTIQ community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you trying to replace real travel?

Curious about Berlin? Why not visit it virtually before you fly! Click here to try our tour for free!

What makes Globetrotter VR tours different from other virtual tours?

Some platforms out there are giving webinar-style virtual tours using Zoom, PowerPoints and photos. We are not just another Zoom call! We use the latest virtual reality technology to bring the world to you through stunning 360° environments and storytelling.

We are also different from classic virtual experiences that require you to have a virtual reality headset because our tours are accessible from your PC, mobile and tablet. With Globetrotter VR, you can get the best of what cutting-edge tech offers without the extra gear.

Try our free limited version here to see your yourself and discover why our tours are unique!


What is the difference between an On-Demand tour and a Live tour?

We offer two different types of tours to fit all lifestyles and desires. Our On-demand tour contains pre-recorded audio clips and videos by our local guide, meaning you can enjoy the tour independently, at a time that suits you!

Our Live Tour offers the most immersive experience. After choosing your preferred date and start time, you will join our local guide live in the virtual tour platform and be personally guided around. This model allows you to interact directly with our tour guide and ask any questions you may have.

I'm not a high-tech person. Can I still do your tours?

You don’t need to have any knowledge or previous experience with VR to enjoy our tours. Our team of experts has made sure that all you need to start exploring virtually is your favourite device (PC, mobile, tablet) and a sense of curiosity!

Click here to see how accessible our tours really are!


How does your company contribute to local communities?

Our partner tour guides get a revenue share from every tour that is purchased. In addition, our team works remotely with local artists and content creators from the destination to create the virtual tours, so our carbon footprint in making the tours is negligent.

Do I need a VR headset to enjoy your virtual tour?

Nope! To have the best experience of your tour, you just need yourself, your PC, smartphone or tablet and a stable internet connection. A refreshing drink and some yummy snacks are encouraged, but not required!

What is a virtual tour?

A virtual tour is an online experience that allows you to explore a location remotely.

How can I book a private tour for my friends and family?

We offer private group tours and can arrange these for a time and date that suits you. Our private virtual tours are perfect for birthday celebrations, family activities and team building events! To arrange a private tour, please send a request to info@globetrotter-vr.com

Do you use Zoom or Meets to do your tours?

We use our very own dedicated video calling platform for our Live Tours. Unlike zoom or google meets, our platform allows independent navigation of our virtual world, meaning you can look around in 360 degrees independently, or follow your tour guides ‘gaze’ at any time in the tour. 

If you would prefer to use zoom or an alternative video calling platform to experience a private tour however, this can be arranged.

How many people can come to the Live tours with a guide?

Our Live tours with a guide can host up to 20 people.

Are your virtual tours child-friendly?

Each one of our virtual tours gets a PG rating, so you can choose the right experience for your family.

What they say

“This is the perfect solution for people who are less mobile, don’t have time, or the funds to travel the world.”

Renata Feyen

Lifestyle Blogger, Seadbeady

“I am now a convert to immersive travel”

Lorraine Worsley-Carter

Travel Writer, Quays Life

“So much fun to have a virtual passport to travel, learn and explore!”

Elise Edwards

Travel Blogger, Six Feet Apart

  • 5 star ratingIncredibly interesting Wow! What a fascinating tour! I had the pleasure in viewing the LGBTIQ tour of Berlin and learnt so much. It is a different side to Berlin which I hadn't thought about previously and it has really opened my mind to the history of the LGBTIQ culture in this city. Finn was a great tour guide too!

    Georgia F

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