Written on 25th June 2014

Hotel de Rome offers David Bowie tours in Berlin

Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome is offering exclusive walks and tours through Germany’s capital to accompany a new David Bowie exhibition.

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring” (David Bowie). In tune with this theme, guests of the Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome can retrace David Bowie’s footsteps around Berlin – and it is certain to be anything but boring.

The Hotel de Rome consistently offers its guests unique cultural experiences. To mark the David Bowie retrospective that will run from 20 May to 10 August in the Martin-Gropius-Bau, the luxury five-star Berlin hotel is teaming up with Berlin Music tours to bring guests on a series of walks and tours retracing the footsteps of one of Britain’s most talented musicians.The Berlin years from 1976 to 1978 were some of Bowie’s most productive. His Berlin trilogy of the albums Low (1977), Heroes (1977) and Lodger (1979) were inspired by the city and were partly recorded at the Hansa Studios, not far from Potsdamer Platz.

The Berlin Rocco Forte Hotel is the perfect point from which to explore David Bowie’s Berlin. It is just a 15-minute walk from the Martin-Gropius-Bau, where guests can see the fascinating exhibition curated by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The David Bowie retrospective delivers a wide-ranging audio-visual exhibition experience using state-of-the-art multimedia technology. The exhibition’s curators were given access to the private David Bowie archive for the first time and selected around 300 artifacts that will now go on display in Berlin.

A Berlin Bowie Tour is highly recommended for guests who would like to immerse themselves even more deeply in the world of David Bowie:

Bowie Berlin Walk

A musical walking tour of David Bowie’s Berlin around the Martin-Gropius-Bau.On the Bowie Berlin Walk, guests visit some of the most important Bowie locations and hear hard facts as well as entertaining anecdotes about Bowie’s Berlin years.

Daily tours, length approx. 1.5 hours

Start/end: Martin-Gropius-Bau

Cost: 10 euros per person

Bowie Berlin Tour

An entertaining trip by tour bus through David Bowie’s Berlin accompanied by video interviews and music, from the legendary Hansa recording studios to Bowie’s Schöneberg flat and around his favourite haunts, filming venues and live locations. Nothing is missed out!

Daily tours for groups of 2 or more on request, length approx. 3 hours

Start/end: exclusive pick-up and drop-off service for guests of the Hotel de Rome

Cost: 105 euros per person

Hansa Studios Tour

A visit to the most famous recording studio in Germany, where David Bowie wrote music history.These tours are arranged on request and are subject to availability.

David Bowie fans can wind down in the hip Bebel Bar at the Hotel de Rome with a “Starr Dust” cocktail specially created by bar manager Daniel Klingseis. Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust is the inspiration behind the cocktail, which consists of Starr African Rum, Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky, Licor 43, fresh lime juice and spicy ginger lemonade.

To book your stay and tour, contact your dedicated Travel Executive.

Source: Rocco Forte Hotels

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