Josh grew up in Ohio, earned a bachelor’s degree in music composition and Spanish at Wittenberg University (Ohio), and then came across the ocean. He’s taught languages in Normandy and Budapest, studied international relations in Strasbourg and found an outlet for his curiosity as a guide in Berlin.
Josh’s primary muse is Berlin’s architectural fabric: UNESCO world heritage housing estates; postwar reconstruction projects; and East-West struggles with city planning. Other interests include the Weimar Republic, the DDR and, naturally, currywurst.
Unfortunately for his friends and family Josh is a teacher by nature, and on a visit to Berlin you might find yourself caught in a pop quiz on the EU or receiving a few bonus points at the Brandenburg Gate. It’s all part of the fun, and Josh hopes that the tour will be a forum for discussion not just on Berlin’s history but also on the world at large.
Josh gives historical tours in Berlin and Potsdam and is licensed as a guide at the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum. He guides in English, Spanish, French and Hungarian.
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