Experience Berlin’s ‘alternative’ scene during this edgy 3-hour excursion exploring the city’s lesser-known neighborhoods and underground culture. Skip the guidebook highlights and the typical tourist stops as you experience Berlin’s legendary subcultural scene, checking out street art, ‘squat’ communities, and the history that led to the German capital’s unique non-conformist streak.
Experience 'alternative' Berlin during this half-day city exploration
Skip the usual tourist sights and explore Berlin's underground subcultures and top alternative areas
Get a taste for the city's thriving street art and graffiti culture
Learn how gentrification is changing the makeup of alternative Berlin
Check out the famous East Side Gallery, one of the last remnants of the Berlin Wall
Great way to avoid the tourists and see a different side of Berlin
Transportation to/from attractions - an AB transit card is required for this tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks at break
Departure & Return
Berlin Free Walking Tour, Departure Point
Mühlenstraße 23, 10243 Berlin, Germany
What To Expect
Meet your guide in the afternoon at the Brandenburg Gate in front of the Starbucks. You’ll spend the rest of the excursion exploring some of Berlin’s lesser-known areas and subcultures via public transport and on foot. Learn about the history of 20th-century Berlin and how 40 years of division between East and West contributed to city’s unique cultural development. The split helped to a contribute to a unique streak of “non-conformity” that persists to the present day. As you explore the alternative “underbelly” of modern day Berlin, you’ll check out examples of its thriving street art and graffiti culture, visit the scene of past protests, riots, and demonstrations, and visit some of the city’s most popular underground neighborhoods. You’ll also have the chance to visit the East Side Gallery, one of the last remaining intact stretches of the Berlin Wall, and learn how gentrification and urban development are changing the fabric of this dynamic capital of a modern Germany. You’ll end your experience at the East Side Gallery.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children under the age of 13 may join free, however, please note that some content may not be suitable for younger guests
An AB transit card is required for this tour
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
Wear comfortable shoes
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Mar 2018
Went on the English alternative Berlin walk in medium to pouring rain on April 12 with Leene sic as tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable with first hand information about various alternative and independent sites for art and innovative housing projects around east Berlin. Her stories were peppered with anecdotes and history with a definite indie and start up artistic bent which brought life to the places we visited. One word of caution is that although there is lots of street art, this is not the total focus there's much information on the development of the real estate scene in Berlin as well as how Berlin is changing. The tour is directed toward young people who will come away with clubs and locations to visit and party at and eventhough we were thoroughly soaked by the end of 3 hours, she had lost very few members of the group due to her enthusiasm and expertise.