Guided tour

Berlin: Courtyards Private 2-Hour Tour

Berlin: Courtyards Private 2-Hour Tour

From US$ 155.75 per group up to 15

Enjoy a tour of the courtyards in the fascinating old town of Berlin. On this private 2-hour tour you will listen to information about the history of the city as you soak up the atmosphere of the multicultural neighborhood.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a look behind the facades of the Spandauer Vorstadt and discover the hidden courtyards in this old neighborhood of Berlin
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the district, which has always stood for tolerance of different cultures
  • Hear about the eventful history of the city, especially the Jewish history in this part of the city
Full description
Explore the Hackesche Höfe and learn more about the unusual fate of this revitalized district and its incredible history. Immerse yourself in the colorful multicultural life on Sophienstraße and take a look into the courtyard of the artisan association as well as the interesting Sophie-Gips-Höfe. Große Hamburger Straße has always been a “road of tolerance”. Look behind the scenes of a great Catholic institution, enjoy the views of the most important Baroque church in the city, and learn more about the fate of the Jewish community in Berlin and its first cemetery. On the famous Oranienburger Straße you can learn more about the history of the imposing New Synagogue and the adjacent Postfuhramt. At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to look into the Heckmann Höfe, one of the most interesting back courtyards of the neighborhood.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Private walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • Special interests (Jewish history, urban planning, city history) can be arranged with the tour operator in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 64 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Stefan was wonderful, very knowledgeable. His stories were full of nuance and, as it usually goes with history, nothing led to a straightforward conclusion. He highlighted things we were interested in - architecture and history - and we walked through many places we wouldn't have otherwise visited. Can't recommend him and this tour enough. Great time!

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September 11, 2022

Hello everyone, this tour surprised us positively. We did not know exactly whether we would really be interested in a tour of Berlin's inner courtyards. The tour takes place at the Hackeschenhöfe. Our guide was extremely talkative, but was not even exhausted. We had a lot of extra questions, which he answered easily and enthusiastically. Therefore our tour was 2.5 hours instead of the scheduled 2. Even as a Berliner, this tour was very interesting and surprising. We can recommend this tour.

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October 26, 2021

Product ID: 54270