1. Germany
  2. Berlin
  3. Alexanderplatz

Berlin: Exploring the Scheunenviertel Social Change Tour

Product ID: 344401
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Explore the transformation of the Scheuenviertel from a poor slum to a vibrant and thriving modern neighborhood on this 2-hour walking tour. Discover the social history of the neighborhood and see some of the most important landmarks.
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Duration: 2 hours
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German
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the secrets of the Scheuenviertel
  • Explore this neighborhood with a knowledgable guide
  • See the impressive Volksbühne (People's Theatre)
Full description
After meeting your guide in Alexanderplatz, set out to discover the fascinating history of Berlin's Scheuenviertel. Your guide will take you to see the highlights of this neighbourhood with a focus on the social history and changes of the 20th century. In the beginning of the 20th century, the city council undertook several redevelopment projects in the Scheuenviertel. 

You'll see the Freie Volksbühne (People's Theatre) which was build in 1913 and brought a new urban quality to an area of Berlin that at the time was still a recognizable medieval city. The modernization and redevelopment continued in the years of the Weimar Republic with influence from architects like Peter Behrens and Hans Poelzig. See the Babylon Cinema and apartments, which were designed by Hans Poelzig and built in 1929.

Discover many other important sights in the neighborhood, like the former Bülowplatz (now Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz). Your guide will share the stories of the people who shaped the Scheuenviertel and answer any questions you may have along the tour.
Includes
  • 2-hour guided walking tour in German
What’s Not Included
  • Anything not listed above

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Saturn main entrance at Alexanderplatz

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