Modern Berlin Walking Tour

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    West: In front of McDonald's, outside main entrance to S+U Zoologischer Garten train station. Hardenbergplatz, 10623 Berlin , , East: On the square in front of 'AM to PM' bar/restaurant at S Hackesch.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at Turkish Market Kreuzberg
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Get a great introduction to modern Berlin on this half-day walking tour of four different districts. Discover formerly run-down neighborhoods like Mitte, Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg where immigrant, alternative and corporate cultures thrive amid a gentrified urban landscape that continually transforms. Visit the Kulturbrauerei (Culture Brewery) and see the East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall with your knowledgeable local guide. Youll learn about the diverse cultural and political influences on Germanys capital since the unification of this once-divided city.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
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  • Led by a local guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

Meet your expert guide in the morning at a designated spot in the former West Berlin or East Berlin, depending on your preference, and start your half-day walking tour through this eclectic city.

Head to the gentrified neighborhood of Mitte, located in the historical city center along the River Spree, and see old buildings beautifully restored from their previously neglected state after the fall of the Berlin wall. As you explore the winding courtyard passages, your guide will point out examples of the post-unification cultural scene and inform you about this hub where art, consumerism and technological innovation flourish.

Next, visit Prenzlauer berg, a formerly working-class district now transformed into a vibrant area with its influx of young families, entrepreneurs and fashionable trendsetters. Visit the Kulturbrauerei (Culture Brewery), a well-preserved 19th-century brewery complex renovated into a cultural arts center that includes cinemas, theaters and clubs.

Learn about East Berlins demographic upheaval as you listen to your guide chronicle historic changes that led to the citys cultural transformation. Then, head to Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, fascinating districts formerly divided by the Berlin wall, where the residents traditional left-wing politics are now challenged by new influences.

Visit the East side gallery, a half-mile (1.3-km) section of the Berlin wall displaying more than one hundred original mural paintings expressing freedom and reconciliation. As you stop to admire the images, youll discuss the origins and political messages of Berlin's street art scene with your guide.

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.

Inclusions

  • Professional English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Berlin Transport AB Zone daypass (approx 7 euros)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

An AB zone public transport daypass, or equivalent, is necessary for this tour. Should you not have one on arrival at the meeting point, the tour guide will help you purchase one on the spot. They normally cost 7 euros per person, but there are many variations with group reductions