After meeting your guide at Potsdamer Platz, you will wind your way through what used to be one of Berlin's chicest neighborhoods, the 'Tiergarten Viertel'. Notables like James Simon or the Liebermanns had their mansions here. Your guide will explain in detail the history of the district, along with that of its residents.
Next follows a visit of the Gemäldegalerie, whose origins and emergence as one of the world's foremost collections for 15th/ 16th/ and 17th century Dutch/ Flemish/ Italian and German art - not to mention a uniquely fabulous collection of paintings by Thomas Gainsborough - will also be elaborated upon.
After careful studying of some prime examples by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Dürer, and Canaletto and a few others, you'll move over the Museum of Applied Arts, where an outstanding collection of Haute Couture dresses, 20th-century furniture classics, as well as some rare examples of Spanish furniture craftsmanship of the Renaissance and Baroque era, is awaiting you. This is where the tour concludes.