Guided tour

Alternative Berlin Experience

Activity provider: Alternative Berlin Tours

Alternative Berlin Experience

Activity provider: Alternative Berlin Tours
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From US$ 19.65 per person

Likely to sell out

Take a journey into Berlin's alternative and urban scenes with the creators of Berlin's alternative tours concept. Experience the city's amazing street art, city markets, café districts, artist quarters, multi-cultural neighborhoods, and much more.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Berlin's incredible alternative identity and see the real Berlin
  • Explore the city's multicultural quarters, including Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, and Neukölln
  • Walk through café districts and local shopping areas of Berlin´s most flamboyant neighborhoods in Prenzlauerberg and Mitte
  • Admire architectural feats of both East and West Berlin and learn the origins of the Berliner Currywurst, Doner, and the legendary Prater Beer garden
  • Visit contemporary and underground galleries, relaxing canals, and community funded urban farms
  • Learn about the city's street art, squat houses, and alternative housing, as well as the many cultural movements that have taken place over the years
  • See how Berlin´s activists and artists fight back against imminent corporate expansion
  • Relax and enjoy a cool Jamaician cocktail or banana beer at the amazing afro/ Jamacian themed Yaam beach community next to the Eastside gallery
Full description
Take a 4-hour walking tour and discover Berlin's dynamic culture and lifestyle, and see why it fascinates so many visitors year after year. Creative, tolerant, multi-cultural, and liberal; no other city balances tradition and trends, density and open space, underground and cosmopolitan areas, quite like UNESCO's first "City of Design." On this premier alternative tour you will step off the tourist trail and explore the entire cultural landscape from a local perspective. From alternative underground, to urban and cosmopolitan, your guide will compare the many flavors, colors, and vibes of the East and West Berlin neighborhoods. Stroll through landmarks of the city's subcultural and countercultural history, and see some of the world's most breathtaking street art and graffiti up close. Stop at the Turkish neighborhoods in Kreuzberg, and visit Berlin's African and former Jewish communities. Take a peek at the city's colorful gay community, with a stop at one of Berlin's extravagant neighborhoods. Then, find out more about Berlin's hiphop and reggae scene at a delightful African beach bar and market. Listen to some amazing stories of the many different cultural movements that have taken hold in this unique city over the years, and discover the true identity of the city as you explore and experience the real Berlin.
Includes
  • Superb photo opportunities and refreshment breaks, hand picked for the tour
  • Tour guide
  • Local tips
  • Transport ticket
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the Alexanderplatz TV Tower, in front of Vapiano

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tours run in all weather and all year round
  • Zone AB transport ticket required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 537 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I took tour this past Saturday 24/9/23. Tour guide (forgive me I can’t recall his name, help me pls?) was very personable and knowledgeable. He had good command of neighborhoods visited and it’s socio-political historic context. It was less in real commercial and established historical sites that seem to dominate the city. Best of all he fit the part of an urban denizen. Kudos! Even better the group was chill and I met a lot cool peeps. A few I hope to stay in touch with in the near future. Thank you for a memorable tour!

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September 25, 2022

my husband and I really enjoyed the city tour through alternative Berlin. Although the lecture was held in English, which we also knew beforehand. We were captivated by the lecture of the city guide, which was partly relaxing and funny, although we didn't understand anything. Some of the participants translated some of the lecture for us, which we found very pleasant. Can only recommend it.

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June 20, 2022

This was an excellent introduction to the life outside the main Berlin attractions. Inner suburbs of big cities are always full of amazing, cutting edge culture and we received an educational tour but what made it special was the stories our guide had to tell about the neighbourhoods, their history, their colourful residents and the art and music scene. He delivered every story with passion and sincerity. Time well spent.

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January 5, 2020

Product ID: 11288