5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Go beyond the tourist track and learn about Berlin's many diverse subcultures on this educational and intriguing walking tour. Visit distinctive neighborhoods including Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte and Friedrichshain. Check out Kreuzberg -- Berlin's Turkish quarters -- and Yaam Beach, the center of the German hip-hop and reggae scene. Learn about various countercultural movements and discover concealed courtyards, guerilla gardens and street art all over Berlin with the help of your passionate, knowledgeable guide.

This small-group tour limited to 20 people makes for a more laid-back, intimate experience.

Highlights

  • Walking tour of Berlin focusing on subcultures
  • Visit neighborhoods including Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
  • See the Turkish area of Kreuzberg and Yaam Beach, the Caribbean section
  • Learn about various countercultural movements from your expert guide
  • View street art and graffiti and learn the origins of the German fast food called currywurst
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures more individualized attention from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A must-do for those who want to see more than just the regular tourist sights. You learn lots about Berlin's colorful history and discover parts of the city that only locals know!

What You Can Expect

Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Neighborhoods of Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain

Discover Berlin off the beaten path!

Begin your exploration of the real Berlin by meeting your guide at noon in central Berlin. During your comprehensive 4.5-hour walking tour, you'll go off the beaten path and see aspects of Berlin most tourists miss. Because of the more relaxed pace of a small-group tour, you'll have more opportunities to capture photos and ask your knowledgeable local guide questions.

Visit well-known neighborhoods such as Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte and Friedrichshain. Tour the colorful Turkish area of Kreuzberg and the city's Jewish community. View contemporary and underground art galleries, urban farms, guerilla gardens and organic markets.

Learn the origins of currywurst, a popular German fast food of fried pork sausage with curry-seasoned ketchup, and Doner kebab, a Turkish gyro first served in Berlin. You'll also see Prater Garten Berlin, the city's oldest beer garden.

As you wander around town, your guide will point out sites related to various countercultural movements, including the student protest movement of the 1960s, the rise and fall of the Baader-Meinhof gang in the 1970s and the punk movement and May 1 riots of the 1980s. See mind-blowing street art, graffiti and murals all over town. Learn about the electronic dance musical festival called the Love Parade and the hip-hop, reggae and rasta scene of Yaam Beach.

By the time your in-depth cultural tour of Berlin concludes at Yaam Beach, you'll know much more about the history, neighborhoods and alternative scenes of this fascinating city.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was awesome. Liam was out tour guide and he was really informative and attentive. This tour is kot your typical touristy tour, you get to explore the city like a true berliner. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Jake, our guide, was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great. Calum was the guide, and he was very interesting and knowledgeable. Even though I was staying in the Prenzlauer Berg area, he pointed out many things I was not aware of. Enjoyed stopping at the Turkish market in Kreuzberg for our lunch stop. All is all, I very much enjoyed the tour, and highly recommend it.
However, it was strange that they did not have my name when I arrived for the tour. Also, your confirmation e mail should contain the meeting place as well as the time even though it is on the voucher. I spent 15 minutes figuring out where at the TV Tower Platz we were supposed to meet.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Alex was a phenomenal guide. Very knowledgeable and informative. This tour gives you info you wouldn't know as a tourist. We had time to stop for lunch, a local street market and got a great local scoop of the hidden gems of Berlin. This is the only tour you should bother going on in Berlin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was unexpected - a lot like a conversation rather than a mechanical routine. The guide was obviously very knowledgeable and into the scene which gave it authenticity. I really liked it - well worth the four hours. Take the time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour provided excellent context for many Berlin neighborhoods, and the guide, Jake, was extremely entertaining, passionate, and informative about the history, art, and culture of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had a blast on this tour. You have to be open to variations with regards to the program, but the guide was very knowledgable and entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great tour! This tour included a great mix of street art, culture and history -- this was a great way to spend 4 hours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent, interesting and informative. Our guide was Callum, he was very knowledgeable and engaging. He also helped us out afterward showing us where to go out and the best transport options etc. The tour was as described. Best walking tour I've done.

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