Guided tour

Kreuzberg: Walking Tour

Activity provider: Sonderweg-Berlin

Kreuzberg: Walking Tour

Activity provider: Sonderweg-Berlin

From US$ 19.86 per person

Get off the beaten tourist track and discover alternative Berlin on a tour through the Kreuzberg neighborhood. Discover its bright markets, trendy cafes, and alternative bar and club scene.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Private group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine.
Highlights
  • Explore the lesser-known locations in Kreuzberg with a local guide
  • Get an insight in the area’s alternative art, bar, and club scene
  • Learn about what remains of Berlin's famous squatter scene
  • Admire the well-preserved architecture and picturesque squares
  • Discover multicultural markets, cafes, and restaurants
Full description

Discover the alternative side of Berlin on a walking tour through the multicultural and trendy Kreuzberg neighborhood. Learn the rich history of this area and see how different cultures collide to give Kreuzberg its unique charm. Follow your guide as they lead you on a historical walk from Platz der Luftbrücke, past the waterfall in Viktoriapark and through the residential area of western Kreuzberg. Walk by spectacular houses from the beginning of the last century and an imposing housing project referred to as the “Social Palace.” Continue past colorful Turkish markets, Arabic restaurants and bistros, and chic cafes and boutiques. See the heart of the former SO36 postal district, which is now considered Berlin's punk district. Listen and look as your guide points out the hidden treasures found along the route. Go through Heinrich-Platz and reach the Mariannenplatz where the impressive Bethanien building, a former hospital and now a public art space, is found. Next door in an area known as Rauchhaus, you will learn about Berlin's "squatters" history.

Finally, walk to the Oberbaumbrücke, which symbolically links East and West Berlin and leads to the East Side Gallery.

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  • Live tour guide

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    Meeting point

    Corner of Platz der Luftbrücke and Mehringdamm, close to the subway station Platz der Luftbrücke (U6)

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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 591 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5

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    This was such a wonderful tour. I've lived in Berlin for 4 years but still got discover parts of the city I've never seen before. If you're looking for a unique tour unlike other traditional landmark tours then I would highly recommend this one. I would especially recommend this one to any architecture fans! I'll be booking this tour guide again, for sure!

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    September 6, 2020

    Brilliant tour. We were a big group of 25 people but our guide Maria made sure everyone could hear her and she had loads of interesting facts and stories about Berlin and the cold war. It was a nice bonus that it was possible to ask questions inbetween stops. Highly recommendable!

    April 2, 2022

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    We met Tobias Schwabe and went on the tour in the neighborhood. Tobias was filled with stories, historical and personal, which made the experience amazing. We got to walk around and see some unique corners and locations, with a lot of information on them. All in all, it was a great tour!

    October 9, 2019

    Product ID: 392390

    VA ID: 392390