Guided tour

Berlin Reunited and Revived! 4-Hour Alternative Tour

4.7 / 5

7 reviews

Berlin Reunited and Revived! 4-Hour Alternative Tour

From US$ 21.46 per person

Learn how the tragedy of a divided Berlin was overcome to create one of the world's most vibrant cities. Visit 4 very different districts in 4 hours, and see landmarks such as the Kulturbrauerei and East Side Gallery along the way.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Your guide will be wearing a yellow name tag for easy recognition.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Go beyond the tourist attractions and see the real Berlin
  • Visit 4 unique Berlin districts – Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg, and Friedrichshain
  • Follow Berlin's development since the fall of the wall
  • Learn what it's like for ordinary citizens to live in Berlin today
Full description
Discover how the once dilapidated and divided German capital became the “poor but sexy” capital of cool. Visit 4 very different neighborhoods to see Berlin's gentrification, growing corporate culture, and thriving alternative scene. Begin with the once neglected buildings of Mitte which were quickly restored to their former glory after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Then head to Prenzlauer Berg. The artistic hub of Berlin in the 90s, Prenzlauer Berg now attracts an influx of upwardly mobile young professionals and families. Visit the Kulturbrauerei; an old brewery that has been refurbished into a center for culture and the arts, mirroring the metamorphosis that continues in East Berlin today. Head to the alternative districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, where left-wing residents continue to stave off attacks from corporate businesses and rent-raising landlords. Visit the East Side Gallery, a colorful section of the Berlin Wall that's now the largest open-air gallery in the world, and discuss the origins and political overtones of Berlin's famous street art scene. The tour ends with a crescendo at the infamous Turkish Market, an outdoor bazaar on the banks of the beautiful Landwehr canal. The weekly market has grown beyond its origins of fresh produce, authentic Turkish cuisine and bolts of brightly patterned fabric, today you can find Berlin artisans, local farmers and impromptu live music too, truly a representation of city's diverse population.
Includes
  • Walking tour with English-speaking guide
  • Public transport ticket (a day pass for the AB zone is required: EUR 7)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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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Meeting point

Meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin. Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  •  Tours run Tuesdays and Fridays from April to October.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It was a great tour with a great guide!

We had the pleasure that JJ took us through Berlin. His tour was great, humorous and very engaging. We had a Chinese exchange boy with us, so we booked the tour in English. It was impressive to see how much joy and dedication JJ put on the tour. For this, once again our heartfelt thanks!

August 22, 2014

Good introduction to places off the beaten track

Maria was a very good guide - interesting and lively.

July 23, 2017

October 17, 2018

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