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Berlin: 2.5-Hour Neighborhood Tour of Neukölln

1. Berlin: 2.5-Hour Neighborhood Tour of Neukölln

Set off on a journey through time on this fascinating walking tour of the Neukölln neighborhood in Berlin. Hear about how this part of the city has developed into the multicultural hub that it is today. With the approval of Wilhelm II, Rixdorf was renamed Neukölln in 1912. The reason for this was a simple image problem, for the city south of Berlin was the epitome of frivolous entertainment. However, the origins of Rixdorf can be traced back much further than this and provide a very different picture. Religious faith and puritanism shaped the everyday life of the Bohemian Exulanten (Protestant refugees) who settled here alongside the German population as early as the 18th century. Explore the heart of Neukölln around Richardplatz, which still radiates a village-like atmosphere today, and embark on an exciting journey from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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Berlin: Old Neukölln Private Walking Tour

2. Berlin: Old Neukölln Private Walking Tour

On this tour, guests will get to experience a very individual mix of history and modern day. Your guide, Reinhold Steinle, will impart all the interesting secrets behind Neukölln. Reinhold Steinle – Born in the south of Germany, but a Berliner at heart: "Since 2008, I have regularly guided tour groups through Neukölln. The negative image of Neukölln needs to be forgotten. According to my motto, "someone has to do it", I have taken it upon myself to correct this bit by bit." Guests will get to see a whole range of sights on this tour: • KGB44 • Bethlehemskirche (Bethlehem Church) • Böhmischer Platz (Böhmischer Square) • Jan Hus • Popraci • Richardplatz (Richard Square) • Fires in Rixdorf • Renaming in Neukölln • Evacuation of the Bohemians • Czech partnership • Friedrich Wilhelm I Memorial • Richardstrasse • Old Bohemian school house • Comenius Garten (Comenius Garden) • Bohemian villages Let Reinhold Steinle introduce you to Neukölln in a truly unique way. According to the motto of the well–known local mayor Heinz Buschkowsky: "Everyone is a Neuköllner at heart!".

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Berlin: Neukölln Walking Tour

3. Berlin: Neukölln Walking Tour

Explore the beautiful and untouristic, vibrant Berlin district of Neukölln. Your private tour guide talks you through everything you need to know about this exciting part of town. Even locals who have been living here for decades report that, after a tour, some things had not caught their attention before. The tour guide has been described as an “Ambassador for Neukölln” as he seeks to point out all the positive aspects of this Neukölln district. On this tour you learn about the history of “Glory Halls of Neukölln” and find out who Will Meisel was. And how there is also a link to David Bowie here. Moreover, you will visit the Ilsenhof, a residential complex from the 1920s. On the way to Körner Park, the highlight of the tour, the guide will show you an archeological discovery from 1912.

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What people are saying about Richardplatz

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 94 reviews

Tobias was incredibly well informed, a great story teller, thoughtful and pleasant to spend time with. There are a lot of grey non-descript buildings in Neukölln, but the history behind them is interesting. And reaching the 'villages' of Rixdorf - that was a shock! We were also impressed about how he was able to adapt the story of Neukölln throwing references in about our own countries.

Wonderful, today and yesterday in a guided tour

Thank you, Mr. Steinle, for the great tour! You can tell you put your heart and soul into it when it comes to Neukölln! Thanks to your comment, we saw the "Raisin Bomber" fly over today! Impressive!

A great story in a little corner of Berlin.

Delighted with Reinhard and his magnificent route, documented, illustrated and very heartfelt. Highly recommended to know about that other Berlin.