Born in what was then the communist capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, Nickolai’s family fled from behind the Iron Curtain and made their way to New York City and following that sunny California, where he spent the bulk of his young life. Nickolai studied theatre in Santa Cruz, California and Chicago, Illinois from where he obtained a bachelor´s degree. He still remembers his first visit to Berlin at the tender age of twelve, when the Wall left an indelible impression on him. Nickolai settled in Berlin in 2005 and began guiding tours straight away. Since then he has garnered a reputation as one of Berlin’s most knowledgeable and personable guides. When not travelling to exotic places or acting in Berlin’s theatres, Nickolai leads any of the following tours: City Tours, Cold War, Third Reich, Alternative Tours, Sachsenhausen, Jewish Tours and Potsdam.
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