Toilet tour guide

For tourists tired of traditional sightseeing tours, one Berlin tour guide is offering a tour of Berlin’s public conveniences.

Tour guide Anna Haase wanted to take visitors to Berlin off the beaten track and came up with the novel idea of showing them some of the German capital’s most famous toilets.

She takes groups around the city’s lavatories, telling them about the history of the toilet’s development from biblical times to the present day and showing them toilets ranging from the oldest and most primitive to the newest and most technical.

Highlights of the tour include a visit to a toilet block dating from the late 19th century and a trip to the Kaiser’s fully restored bathroom at the Potsdamer Platz square.

She also wants to use the tour to draw attention to the lack of toilets for tour groups in Berlin.

In keeping with the tour’s theme, the meeting point is at the 19th century toilet block at the Gendarmenmarkt square, while a restaurant called The Loo is the finishing point.