Guided tour

Alternative Berlin Experience

Alternative Berlin Experience

From US$ 22.69 per person

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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  • 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.
  • 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
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meet at the Alexanderplatz TV Tower, in front of Starbucks

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  • Tours run in all weather and all year round
  • Zone AB transport ticket required
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 494 reviews

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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

It was our first guide experience and we loved it!! Our main concern was that, sometimes, tourism guide looks boring and tiring. Not this one. David was absolutely engaging, entusiastic, approachable and very friendly. He showed us places that we don't think we would ever find or even notice how full of history they are. We definitely left knowing the alternative places of Berlin deeply and in a, I would say, colour way. It was fun. We thoroughly enjoyed it and hoping that all tourist guides are like David, we would do this again next time.

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October 30, 2019

MD is a fantastic entertainer with an excellent culture about Berlin, art, politics and last but not least music. His flow is quick, relentless and at the same time very clear and specific. He took the time to know each of us and we felt like a family for 4 hours...

October 25, 2019

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