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  • Location:Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

The Real Berlin Walking Tour: Art, Food and Counterculture

Get a private look at Berlin's many intriguing subcultures on this fascinating walking tour. Your informative insider guide will take you beyond the typical tourist sights and show you how various communities experience life in this vibrant city. Visit neighborhoods including Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain. Learn about countercultural movements in Berlin’s history and see amazing street and graffiti art throughout the city. Since this is a private tour, you can even tailor the itinerary to suit your interests.


  • Private walking tour of Berlin focusing on its diverse subcultures
  • Explore neighborhoods including Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
  • Experience the Turkish-influenced Kreuzberg neighborhood and the Caribbean vibe of the Yaam Beach area
  • Learn about major countercultural movements in Berlin's history from your knowledgeable guide
  • View street art and graffiti and visit Berlin's oldest beer garden, Prater Garten Berlin
  • Private tour allows for a more intimate, in-depth experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is THE tour for anyone who wants to see more than just the usual Berlin tourist sights. With a local guide you get to see so much that the typical visitor misses and really get a feel for this vibrant city!

What You Can Expect

The Real Berlin Walking Tour: Art, Food and Counterculture

Discover Berlin off the beaten path on your private tour!

After meeting your guide at the TV Tower in central Berlin, go off the beaten path to discover the real Berlin. See hidden gems most tourists miss on this comprehensive walking tour that allows you to see Berlin through a local's eyes. Since this is a private tour, feel free to capture plenty of photos, ask lots of questions and arrange with your guide to focus on areas that are of particular interest to you.

Check out neighborhoods such as Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte and Friedrichshain. Explore the colorful Turkish area of Kreuzberg and the city's Jewish community. See contemporary and underground art galleries, urban farms, guerilla gardens, organic markets, and incredible street art, graffiti and murals all over Berlin.

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

Throughout your 4.5-hour tour, your guide will show you 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 May 1 riots of the 1980s. You'll also learn about the electronic dance musical festival called the Love Parade and the hip-hop, reggae and rasta scene of Yaam Beach.

Your private walking tour of Berlin's rich alternative cultural scene concludes at Yaam Beach, but your guide can offer suggestions on how to experience more of the real Berlin.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Jason was a great guide and a really laid back, interesting guy. He took us places we never would have found on our own and had a great knowledge of history. The tour was much more interactive than most tours which kept it interesting. He also gave us good suggestions for places to go on our own. Taking public transportation to the different neighborhoods was a great intro for us. I would highly recommend this tour and I would go early into your trip.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

A very interesting and alternative tour, showing you parts of Berlin that most tourists don't see. Enlightening, interesting and fun. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to see a different side of the city.

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