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

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Berlin, Germany
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Overview

Go beyond the typical tourist sites in Berlin as you explore the city’s unique ethnic enclaves and thriving countercultures on this 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.
  • Visit neighborhoods including Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte, and Friedrichshain
  • See the Turkish area of Kreuzberg and Yaam Beach, the Caribbean section
  • 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 Travelers 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 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 in central Berlin. Over the course your walk, you 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. 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 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. 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mitte
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Stop At:  
Prenzlauer Berg
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Stop At:  
Kreuzberg
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Friedrichshain
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What is the maximum group size during Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain?
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This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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Great thing to do
Phil_C
, Feb 2020
Jason our guide was friendly, well informed and entertaining. We had a great time. Bring your good walking shoes you will cover lot of ground. Great introduction to Berlin.
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Excellent guide and very interesting tour
Asa_E
, Feb 2020
Highly recommended. Seems long with 4,5hrs, but it wasn’t. Time for lunch and tram/U-bahn is included in those hrs.
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Brilliant Berlin Walking Tour
IT_ZOE
, Dec 2019
Fantastic way to see and explore the not so touristy areas of Berlin and understand the history of the previously divided city.
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Amazing tour guide!
maddiepryer
, Jul 2019
Had an amazing time on this tour! My tour guide was amazing and I got to see parts of the city I wouldn’t have otherwise
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Very interesting.
Go32580379676
, Apr 2019
T he guide was excellent.She gave us very detailed information about the three districts we visited.What I like most is that we were taken to places that the ordinary tourist is not able to discover bythemselves. I highly recommend this tour to eveyone who is interested in getting the feeling of how different cultures interect in Berlin.
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Alternative Berlin
mr r
, Feb 2019
Ok, Not really my Tour - I purchased this for my daughter as she did not want to do the trip to Sachsenhausen. She enjoyed it immensely, and by all accounts had a great time (you know it's not easy to pry this sort of Info. out of your Offspring. ) SO, if it was good enough for her I can only recommend it as worth doing.
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Super tour!
Marie-Pier L
, Dec 2018
The tour was perfect! We learned so much and Jason was very good guide. We went to unexpected spot in the city and learned a lot!
star-5
This was an excellent tour. The guide...
Luis B
, 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.
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Informative tour
traveler8902018
, 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.
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Great historical walking tour and...
honucanela
, Jul 2018
Great historical walking tour and Kreuzberg is very hipster.

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