Add dates

Things to do in RAW-Gelände

Our most recommended things to do in RAW-Gelände

Berlin: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

1. Berlin: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

Try different types of German culinary delights guaranteed to exercise your taste buds. Meet your local guide and follow them to the RAW Flohrmarkt, where the history of 1865 and 1989 will be revealed. Continue to one of the best kebab shops in the city and sample some freshly roasted meats. See the stunning street art and modern art galleries located in the neighborhood along the way. Next, sample some traditional German fresh cheeses and cured meats in a pub. Select from a choice of local beers (non-alcoholic options available) to get a true taste of Germany. Learn the difference between German and Polish bagels and how they became famous in New York. Hear the urban history of the city and how the wide boulevards were built to impress both residents and visitors alike. Go to a wine shop to taste one of Germany's most famous cheeses, served with 2 German wines (non-alcoholic options available). For something sweet, try some classic German pastries and cakes in a cute boutique bakery. Discover the Turkish influence on the food with some authentic Turkish sweets. Of course, you can't possibly come to Germany and not eat the sausages or try some of the currywurst! End at the most famous site of the Berlin Wall and East Berlin at the East Side Gallery. Get a secret food treat to enjoy on the way.

Berlin's Alternative Side: The Urban Jungle Tour

2. Berlin's Alternative Side: The Urban Jungle Tour

Start your urban underground tour of Berlin at the Hackescher Markt at the heart of the local cafe scene and then head to a unique courtyard loved by contemporary artists. Hear how it has survived against the odds and get insights into the alternative messages of the art on display. Hear local stories about Berlin's neighborhoods as you continue to the Pink Man graffiti by the famous street artist, Blu. Learn about his protest against the “gentrification” of the town’s alternative side and other ethical projects he’s involved in.  Then, it's time to relax with a drink at a hip beer garden by the Urban Spree and experience how Berliners like to spend their evenings. Pass the East Side Gallery, where artists from around the world have left their mark on the remains of the Berlin Wall. Stop at the smallest cinema in town, popular for showing international movies and its 70's flair. End by the Boxhagener Platz and discover a great place to relax and experience some more urban vibes.

Berlin: Kreuzberg Street-Art & Graffiti Self-Guided Tour

3. Berlin: Kreuzberg Street-Art & Graffiti Self-Guided Tour

Berlin has one of the biggest street art and graffiti scenes in the world. On this tour there are world-famous images to see and information about the often anonymous artists. In addition, different techniques will be discovered and an insight into the ever-changing scene will be given. The tour takes you to the East Side Gallery and the RAW area and shows some of the most beautiful murals in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, such as Astronaut Cosmonaut, Yellow Man, Pink Man, Suspended and Nature Morte. At the stops there are exciting tasks and tricky questions. Pay attention and look carefully, then you will also recognise the differences between paste up, murals, tags and co. The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or alone. It's like being shown Berlin by a good friend. The tour can be started anytime and over and over again, on site or from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Have fun in colourful Berlin!

Berlin: Alternative Culture Walking Tour & Photoshoot

4. Berlin: Alternative Culture Walking Tour & Photoshoot

Explore Berlin's famous alternative Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain neighborhoods. Immerse yourself in the city's street culture and party scene, and top off your experience with professional photos taken with you as the model. Check out the most charming Biergartens, the most creative graffiti, and the smallest disco in the world. See Berlin's first U-Bahn line, and the old stations which preserve the city's unique architectural character. Delve into the history behind the Berlin Wall and its preserved Eastside Gallery, and experience the RAW-Gelände creative quarter. You'll also walk across the bridge connecting the two districts, and marvel at the picturesque cityscape on the River Spree. Enjoy having a series of 15-20 professional photos made of you and all the landmarks on the way by your guide. They will also share their insider's knowledge of Berlin's famous nightlife, and give you tips on the perfect going-out options for later on.

Berlin: AR Guided Tour Exploring Berlin's Clubbing History

5. Berlin: AR Guided Tour Exploring Berlin's Clubbing History

The recent history of clubbing in Berlin – from 1970s Chez Romy Haag to 2020s Berghain Berghain is probably the world’s most famous club today. Its long rave and techno parties, combined with sexual liberty and their number one rule (“What happens in Berghain stays in Berghain”), have made it legendary. But did you ever wonder where it all started? In 1974, Germany’s most famous trans* woman Romy Haag opened her iconic nightclub in Berlin’s street prostitution district. Among the visitors were celebrities like Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones, and David Bowie. Discover how this began the half-a-century history of our current Berlin club culture that culminated in world-renowned clubs like Berghain and Kit Kat! Berlin clubbing culture in light of the Berlin Wall and how marginalized communities shaped it David Bowie’s visit to Chez Romy Haag was the beginning of a romance between the two. In 1977, he released Heroes, a song that would later be considered a catalyst to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Similarly, Berlin club culture is deeply connected to the history of the divided city and the hopes and dreams after the reunification. Are you tired of always the same historical tours? The Story of Berlin’s Clubs gives you a glimpse into the history of Berlin as you’ve never seen it before – while still being closely linked to the specific historical facts you know! Explore why Berlin’s clubs are more than just dance venues – they are also political spaces that helped shape the reunification. Also, from the beginning, queer and trans* communities have shaped clubbing culture in Berlin, as the area around Chez Romy Haag became one of the world’s most prominent gay districts. Berlin clubs today How many clubs are there today? What do they offer? What kind of music do they play? Why are they often regarded as places of sexual liberty, and exactly how sexually liberal are they? Why are they safer spaces for many marginalized communities? How did they survive the COVID-19 pandemic? Why did Germany recognize them as “cultural institutions”, and what advantages did this have? And how are Berlin clubs still political today? Get answers to all these and many more questions in this fascinating and exciting Berlin guided tour! Discover it all in Augmented Reality Powered by ZAUBAR: Travel through time and see it all in Augmented Reality: Join Queen’s Freddie Mercury while visiting Chez Romy Haag, dance to the predecessor to Berlin’s techno at Metropol, witness the emergence of Berlin’s modern LGBTIQ movement and its struggles with the AIDS crisis at SchwuZ, explore the movement against fascism and racism at SO36, and discover the sexual liberties and fetishes at Berghain, Kit Kat and Lab-Oratory!

Carbon-Neutral Berlin Private E-Boat and E-Bike Guided Tour

6. Carbon-Neutral Berlin Private E-Boat and E-Bike Guided Tour

This one-of-a-kind zero-emission sightseeing activity includes a private tour of the city with a professional local guide on fast e-bikes, as well as a thrilling private cruise on an e-boat. Experience the German capital without any carbon footprint, choosing between two exciting routes. For first-time Berlin visitors, choose the Highlights Tour to view the main sights of the city center such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, and more. Enjoy a relaxing bike ride towards East Berlin, past the spellbinding and fascinating East Side Gallery. View the world-famous murals before jumping on a nearby self-driven e-boat. Your guide will help you navigate the lovely River Spree while pointing out some beautiful sights and some of the coolest clubs in town, located on the riverbanks. If you are more into Berlin's underground scene, choose the Alternative Tour. Start with an e-boat cruise by the scenic Warsaw Bridge. Navigate the self-driven e-boat as your guide points out exciting locations, such as the Watergate, the Arena, and Badeschiff, among others. Next, jump on an e-bike and ride into Kreuzberg, the alternative area of the city. Your guide will show you some of the best restaurants, clubs, and bars, as well as some incredible pieces of graffiti. Walk through Berlin's bustling and vibrant Görlitzer Park and get tips on other fun things to do.

Berlin: Private Street Art Tour in Friedrichshain

7. Berlin: Private Street Art Tour in Friedrichshain

Journey through the Berlin district of Friedrichshain with a private guide. Take a 2 hrs. tour through the historic streets to see inspiring artworks of all shapes and sizes. Get an authentic insight into Berlin street life off the beaten paths. Begin at the Warschauer Strasse U-Bahn station for an introduction to the bustling area. Walk with your guide to see the countless alternative boutiques, restaurants, and bars that give Friedrichshain its reputation. Head to the district's outskirts to find the post-industrial Raw-area where the old Berlin spirit thrives. In the light of day, see how this popular nightlife area is covered with reams of street art and graffiti, making it a unique open-air museum. Finish up at Kino Intimes, a historic cinema in the heart of Friedrichshain with plenty of nearby options for bars and restaurants.

Other Sightseeing Options in RAW-Gelände

Want to discover all there is to do in RAW-Gelände? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about RAW-Gelände

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 76 reviews

This is an essential tour, calling all food fantastics! The route, quality and portions are incredibly well thought through to ensure you have the best experience tasting cuisines from all over the world and ofc Berlin, whilst learning the history of the foods and City. I was on a tour with wonderful people and incredibly fortunate to have Foteini, who is passionate and knowledgeable about Berlin- it was a terrific tour and you will not regret booking it!

It was a very exciting and delicious tour of Berlin. We learned a lot of new and exciting things, both culinary and historical. the guide responded to everyone and answered questions.

Great guide Francesco and great selection of food and drinks. Love the combination of history, interesting facts, food and walking.

Excellent. Got to try a lot of food and the guide was fantastic, really friendly and helpful! 10/10

Fantastic tour, very knowledgeable about the local street art scene. great pacing.