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Berlin: Art and Graffiti Walking Tour

1. Berlin: Art and Graffiti Walking Tour

Discover Berlin from a unique perspective on an art and graffiti themed walking tour. Experience breathtaking colors and hear stories of Berlin’s past, present, and future through inspiring and provocative urban art works. See the areas visited by the best artists, where they paint, and where they admire the work of their peers. Some of the places are off the radar of casual observers and tourist groups. Learn about the cultures, the politics, and other driving forces that inspires the art on the city’s walls. Admire how the walls transform into canvases for “paintings” and the streets are transformed into art galleries. Take in large volumes of work, from tiny to gigantic, sprouting between buildings, wedged into corners, hidden in the courtyards, and along the streets of the Mitte, Kreuzberg, and Friedrichshain districts.

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Berlin: Guided Pub Crawl with Shots

2. Berlin: Guided Pub Crawl with Shots

Begin your evening getting to know your guide and other like-minded travelers. From there, head out into the Berlin night to your first stop. After you’ve properly loosened up, continue on to three additional venues of bars, pubs, and dance halls. Every night is a new experience on this pub crawl. Get to know Berlin’s nightlife as you make four stops ranging from cocktail lounges, alternative dives, techno bars, bustling dance halls, and more. Enjoy complimentary shots along the way, always concluding your evening at one of the city’s biggest dance clubs where you'll skip the line with VIP entrance. This pub crawl takes you to a variety of bars and pubs in the city’s most popular neighborhoods. Crawl through Berlin with the iconic TV tower as your backdrop and have an unforgettable experience drinking and dancing the night away.

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Berlin: "Vibes of Berlin" Bike Tour

3. Berlin: "Vibes of Berlin" Bike Tour

Take a bicycle tour through the wild, alternative Berlin and discover what Klaus Wowereit meant when he said, "Berlin is poor, but sexy!" The tour begins in the central Nikolaiviertel, just five minutes from the TV Tower by foot. Start the tour where Berlin's history began, then ride far from the center to experience the city life in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Neukölln, and Treptow. Immerse yourself in the different districts of Berlin and learn how they've changed. On this 17-kilometer ride, take a look at alternative projects and restored buildings as you ride along side streets and bike paths. The tour takes you through diverse areas and lets you see exceptional buildings and innovative ideas. Enjoy a beautiful ride along the Spree and the Landwehr Canal, where the contrasts of Berlin could not be clearer. Stop every 5 to 10 minutes to learn interesting and historical facts. A small group of up to 15 people, an intimate atmosphere, and a relaxed pace make this an unforgettable experience.

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Berlin: Karl-Marx-Allee 2-Hour Tour

4. Berlin: Karl-Marx-Allee 2-Hour Tour

Visit Berlin and explore the fascinating Karl-Marx-Allee. Listen to how it changed from Frankfurter Allee to Stalinallee and then finally received its current name. Admire the almost 2-kilometer long boulevard that forms the largest monument in the German capital. Admire the architecture along the street, one of the most important examples of urban development during the post-war period in Germany. You’ll discover an architectural highlight: Frankfurter Tor with its distinctive towers. Explore the apartment buildings in Friedrichshain with their arcades, see the Kosmos cinema designed by Josef Kaiser, and discover the high-rise building “Hochhaus an der Weberweise”. Admire the partial ruins of the Church of the Resurrection and stroll through Strausberger Platz with its distinctive high-rise buildings that served as a gateway to the socialist city center.

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Berlin: Scavenger Hunt Through Friedrichshain (in German)

5. Berlin: Scavenger Hunt Through Friedrichshain (in German)

Explore Berlin on your own with the aid of playing cards that will take you to a variety of locations around Friedrichshain. Enjoy a varied tour you can customize yourself while getting to know some funny stories and solving puzzles. Decide for yourself where to spend how much time and enjoy an interesting tour in a playful way. Starting at the old slaughterhouse, continue to the Samariterkirche. Not far from Boxhagener Platz and Simon-Dach-Straße, the Spree River is spanned by the Oberbaumbrücke at the eastern harbor. Right on the river bank, you will also find the East Side Gallery and the O2 World. The tour will end at the impressive Volkspark Friedrichshain with the fairy tale fountain and the Friedhof der Märzgefallenen. The City Game Box will contain 16 sealed and numbered envelopes with puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, make your way on foot through Berlin. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt City Tour, and how much time to spend at each location. Embark on an enigmatic and extraordinary tour, and take a break from your City Game Seductive Berlin whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day – it’s completely up to you.

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Alternative Berlin Experience

6. Alternative Berlin Experience

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.

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Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

7. Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

A guided bicycle tour is the best way to discover Berlin. Cycling is not only an easy way to get around the city but also brings you close to the action! Even visitors who already know Berlin well are amazed at the new perspectives they see on this tour. This tour usually runs on bike paths and safe, quiet roads. Start at the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and cycle toward Volkspark Friedrichshain and Karl-Marx-Allee. In Friedrichshain, bike around Boxhagener Platz and the RAW Tempel. This area is home of great nightlife, but there's still plenty to see during the day! Continue along the East Side Gallery and over the Oberbaumbrücke to Kreuzberg. Discover back courtyards, explore beautiful parks, and ride along the banks of the River Spree. See Görlitzer Park, and experience the alternative way of life in the colorful SO36 district of Kreuzberg. You’ll not only learn many interesting facts but hear various anecdotes about the city and insider tips.

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East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

8. East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

Learn about the daily life of divided Berlin and how east Berliners lived the existence and the fall of their country, the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Visit the most iconic places of the former capital of the GDR using public transport, including the memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall on Bernauer Strasse. Next, hit Alexanderplatz and the Karl-Marx-Allee, the monumental Communist avenue. The tour ends at Alexanderplatz, where your guide can help you find a typical restaurant or take transportation to the next part of your adventure.

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Berlin: Private Art and Graffiti Walking Tour

9. Berlin: Private Art and Graffiti Walking Tour

Discover Berlin from a unique perspective on a private art and graffiti themed walking tour. Experience breathtaking colors and hear stories of Berlin’s past, present, and future through inspiring and provocative urban artworks. See the areas visited by the best artists, where they paint, and where they admire the work of their peers. Some of the places are off the radar of casual observers and tourist groups. Learn about the cultures, politics, and other driving forces that inspire the art on the city’s walls. Admire how the walls transform into canvases for “paintings” and the streets are transformed into art galleries. Take in large volumes of work, from tiny to gigantic, sprouting between buildings, wedged into corners, hidden in the courtyards, and along the streets of the Mitte, Kreuzberg, and Friedrichshain districts.

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Berlin: 48-Hour or 72-Hour Bike Rental

10. Berlin: 48-Hour or 72-Hour Bike Rental

Pick up your bike at the Kulturbrauerei, an old industrial brewery complex in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg. Meet the staff who will provide you with your bike and adjust it to your requirements, ensuring a comfortable and safe ride. Receive a personal lock, a map, bike baskets, tension belts, helmets, trouser clips, sunblock, and rain ponchos so you can explore Berlin in all weather conditions. Then, explore Berlin at your own pace. Ride along the banks of the River Spree and explore both the former Western and Eastern sections of Berlin. Discover beautiful parks including Tempelhofer Park and Treptower Park which are perfect for cycling. If you need assistance simply contact the bike depot crew by phone who will be happy to help. You can return the bike after closing hours if you need some more time to explore.

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What people are saying about Friedrichshain

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,025 reviews

Very nice bike tour - a great mix of impressions and information. Tonio was a very good guide who guided us through the districts with wit and great knowledge. We would be happy to book a different tour on your next visit. Thanks very much!

We had the absolute best time on this tour! The guide is very informative on the art in the area and as a bonus we got great family pictures! Thanks again Tatiana.

Our guide Jonathan led the group perfectly, gave great tips and kept the tour very entertaining! Great ... it was really worth it!

Tonio is a great tour guide, he has nice stories to hand and answers all questions with passion. Gladly again.

Fun pub crawl. Great way to meet new people. Went way longer than 3 hours!!!