Forrest Holmes – Berlin Tour Guide

A native of New Mexico, Forrest has been living and guiding in Berlin since 2010. He holds an MA in German History from Cardiff University and has taught and researched at the Freie Universität Berlin.

His guiding experience has encompassed public and private tours in Berlin and the surrounding region by foot, bike, and bus. He has worked for established local operators and leading shore excursion agencies, corporate clients, universities and other educational and memorial organizations, and has shared his passion for history with people of all ages from all over the world.

Since 2015, Forrest has led and helped to design small-group cultural excursions throughout Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy), expanding his appreciation and understanding of the history, geography, and gastronomy of this fascinating part of the globe.

Forrest is a licensed guide at Cecilienhof Palace, site of the 1945 Potsdam Conference, at which
Stalin, Churchill and Truman met to discuss the fate of a defeated Germany. He has been a member of the BBS since 2015 and served on its Board of Directors in 2016. A gifted and engaging communicator, he looks forward to enriching your stay in Berlin and Germany.


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