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clock-o4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Go beyond the typical tourist sites in Berlin as you explore the city’s unique ethnic enclaves and thriving countercultures on this 4.5-hour guided walking tour. Take a deep dive into the Berlin neighborhoods of Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg and Mitte, stopping to learn about the various cultures and vibrant creativity that define these dynamic sectors. Explore Kreuzberg’s Turkish community before discovering Yaam Beach, which plays host to Berlin’s reggae and hip-hop scenes. Then pass into hidden courtyards and secret gardens as you admire some of Berlin’s legendary street art. This small-group excursion is limited to just 20 guests.
  • 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 Travellers Choose This Tour

Discover hidden Berlin sites, street art, and areas that only locals know about.
Get off the beaten path in Berlin as you investigate the city’s thriving counterculture neighborhoods and unique ethnic areas on this 4.5-hour guided walking tour. It’s a great way to go beyond the typical tourist sites to get a sense for some of the unique cultures that give this thriving German capital its unique flair.
Start your walking excursion at the city’s TV tower in central Berlin around midday. Over the course your walk, you’ll have the chance to check out emerging areas such as Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte. In Kreuzberg, stop to explore the thriving Turkish community that calls the area home, along with Berlin’s Jewish quarter as well. The area is peppered with a unique collection of urban farms, guerrilla gardens, alternative art galleries and organic markets, all signs of the area’s growing popularity.
As part of your exploration you’ll also have the chance to learn about Berlin’s unique food culture. Discover currywurst, a popular style of fried German sausage seasoned with curry-flavored ketchup. You’ll also hear about Doner kebab, Turkish-style gyros that first gained popularity in Berlin. Then stop by Prater Garten, known as the city’s oldest beer garden.
Continue your walking excursion with a deep dive into the history of various counterculture movements in Berlin history. Discover the 1960s student protest movement, the rise of the Baader-Meinhof group in the 1970s and the growth of punk and the May 1 riots in the 1980s. Music and art have all played important roles in Berlin’s creative and subcultural scene. Hear about the Love Parade, a famous electronic dance music festival, along with the reggae, hip-hop and rasta fans of Yaam Beach. Then admire some of the incredible range of street art that dots many of these neighborhoods’ walls and alleyways.
Finish your tour at Yaam Beach, leaving with a newfound appreciation for the incredible diversity of Berlin’s artistic and ethnic communities.

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L
, Sep 2018

This was an excellent tour. The guide was fantastic and we learned things about street art we never even knew we didn't know.

r
, Aug 2018

Good way to explore Berlin. The guide pointed out a lot of cool places that are not covered by other tours (e.g., flea markets, beer gardens) and was very informative about street art. The tour is a bit long and could have edited some of the Friedrichshain stops.

h
, Jul 2018

Great historical walking tour and Kreuzberg is very hipster.

g
, Jul 2018

I loved this tour it really took you off the beaten path and I saw parts of Berlin that you would not see on your own.

L
, Jun 2018

This tour was amazing!

C
, Mar 2018

I love this tour and have met people in this tour as well. The tour guide is very knowledgeable about the history of arts they don't call it graffiti and berlin. And he is not even from Germany. Highly recommended.

E
, Mar 2018

Fantastic.

a
, Mar 2018

It was an amazing tour with Column the guide.He was excellent and we learned a lot and saw places that we couldnt have seen alone.We recommend this tour,

R
, Jan 2018

Can't recommend this tour highly enough. Our guide Pete was extremely knowledgable about Berlin's wonderful, complicated history and educated us with humour and profound passion. Obviously Pete loves this fantastic city.He took us to places we would otherwise have never known about. Thanks Pete for an unforgettable tour.

A
, Jan 2018

An absolute must! What a fun way to see the neighborhoods of Berlin and learn the way locals live. You learn about the street art and the history of the neighborhoods. We ended the day with drinks at this local bar hot wine and beer. I'm still friends with my guide and a few others I met on the trip.


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