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Berlin walking tours: the city's highlights and history

Berlin offers a variety of walking tours that take visitors on explorative journeys through the historic buildings in the east and west of Berlin. Whether you take a historic tour or one of the more alternative street-art focused tour, you're sure to see the city in a new light afterwards.

  • Learn about historic landmarks of Berlin

    1. Learn about historic landmarks of Berlin

    Get to know the Brandenburg Gate and see the Holocaust Memorial while walking around Berlin. Getting to know some of the city's past gives you a much needed context for the culture you'll encounter there today.

  • Enjoy graffiti in a totally new way

    2. Enjoy graffiti in a totally new way

    Alternative tours in Berlin are an amazing way to get to know much more about the murals that cover the buildings in Berlin. Get to know about the rivalries between taggers and who collaborates on pieces.

  • Discover the many neighborhoods of Berlin quickly

    3. Discover the many neighborhoods of Berlin quickly

    Many walking tours are about three hours long and cover lots of ground. You'll hear stories about the diverse neighborhoods and get to know so much about the characters who created Berlin as it exists today.

  • A cheap way to discover Berlin

    4. A cheap way to discover Berlin

    Walking tours are often free or tip-based in Berlin. If you're on a budget but still want to get to know the city well, a walking tour in Berlin is one of the best activities for you (but don't forget, tour guides are making their living from this!).

  • Ask the guide for recommendations

    5. Ask the guide for recommendations

    The guides who give tours are usually residents of Berlin and are excellent resources on what to do and see in Berlin. Don't be shy to ask for restaurant recommendations and more when you're on a walking tour in Berlin!

Planning Your Visit

  • When is the best time to take a walking tour in Berlin?

    Berlin is jam-packed with tourists in the summer, and for good reason. The temperatures are pleasant, the days of sunshine are long, and the city is alive with color. We recommend you take one of the many walking tours in the April through November time frame. June through August are the warmest, but you'll still find it enjoyable to walk around Berlin in spring or fall.

Berlin walking tours: Everything you need to know

The largest city in Germany, Berlin has something for you to enjoy. If you mention Berlin, most people will automatically think of the Berlin Wall. However, you’ll see that the German capital has much more to offer. It has a great art collection at its Pergamon museum and boasts eclectic buildings and historical architecture. Don’t miss your chance to have a taste of Berlin’s culinary selections. While visiting the local markets, you’ll be tempted by a food vendor selling a pretzel or a berliner (a sweet pastry). Don’t worry, you can diet later.

As the capital of Germany, it doesn’t lack in theater and culture. You can visit a famous opera house, ballet company, many art galleries, and several public parks. Tour some of Berlin’s most notable neighborhoods like Friedrichshain and Pankow. What will you find there? An open-air movie theater, several trendy cafes, and stylish boutiques for shopping in these communities.

What can you expect on a Berlin walking tour?

Along with its rich past, Berlin has a new generation that embraces the popular world culture. That said, you can stop by numerous hip neighborhoods, like Kreuzberg, where you can move to the beat or try a German cocktail. Many of these hotspots can be your stops along a Berlin walking tour. If you’re interested in visiting trendy bars, consider booking a pub crawl or a beer tasting tour. 

Each Berlin tour has a guide that will provide you with a wealth of information about the sight or neighborhood that you are visiting. You can even ask questions as you walk along. You’ll have many chances to stop and rest or grab a bite to eat, and more than one when you’re on a longer tour.

History walking tours in Berlin

Berlin has a rich history - some good, some bad, and some even uglier. You’ll leave the historical walking tours with a better understanding of it all. Some of the historical sights and landmarks you can see include Sachsenhausen Communist Concentration Camp, the Holocaust Memorial, and Checkpoint Charlie.

Berlin food tours

Taste the culinary specialties of Berlin on one of its food walking tours. You’ll get a chance to sample many different foods, like currywurst and schnitzel, at a variety of local cafes and restaurants. You can be confident from the first bite that it will be delicious. Why? Because all the eateries on the list are popular with the locals and some of the best places to dine in Berlin.

Must-see attractions on Berlin walking tours


Berlin is a really large city, but if you have limited time, you can see a lot in just one day. On a top attraction tour, you’ll spend half the day touring some of Berlin’s most famous attractions like Museum Island, the Brandenburg Gate, and Checkpoint Charlie. On this tour you’ll see both East and West Berlin, and along the way you’ll also visit several neighborhoods, including Friedrichshain.

Potsdam walking tours

Indulge yourself in Potsdam and all of its magnificence for a day. As you stroll along, you’ll see all the grandeur of the palaces, castles, courtyards, and gardens.

Walking tours at night in Berlin

Explore the sights of Berlin after dark with a night tour. See the city all lit up on a night stroll. You can also go on popular night pub crawls if they are more your thing. On this tour you’ll be treated like a celebrity as you hit the hottest nightclubs. Along with complimentary drinks, you’ll get VIP entry. As with other walking tours, you’ll have a guide who can help you. In this case, they might have to help you find a dance partner.

Are there added extras with Berlin walking tours?

Berlin is large, so you might have to take a train on your walking tour. However, don’t fret because the fare is typically a part of your tour package. A printed, souvenir guide might also be given to you to keep. If you participate in a walking tour, you often get another benefit - immediate admission into a park or attraction. What does that mean for you? No waiting in line!


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We had a great afternoon doing the tour and workshop with Kurtis! Highly recommended, although sadly it appears that those tours won't be offered anylonger. If you have the chance book it NOW and have a great time learning about street art and graffiti and giving it a first try :-)

We booked this your as a group of 6 people, our host and tour guide Leah was very knowledgeable about the area, explaining the local cultural aspects of the urban art scene, we saw a side to Berlin that we would never have seen without booking such a tour. Highly recommend!

This tour was A LOT of fun! The escape stories we learned about were hilarious. And you'll pass by many major sights of Berlin. Perfect activity to do outside on a sunny day :)

Amazing tour! Jeff has great stories, anecdotes, and insight. I've learned a lot and the whole group enjoyed how friendly he is. The illustrated speech provides great context.

Wonderful tour which included the history of Germany. Corbin is an excellent tour guide. I highly recommend him.