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The Real Berlin Walking Tour: Art, Food and Counterculture

Highlights
  • Private walking tour of Berlin focusing on its diverse subcultures
  • Explore neighborhoods including Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
  • Experience the Turkish-influenced Kreuzberg neighborhood and the Caribbean vibe of the Yaam Beach area
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The Real Berlin Walking Tour: Art, Food and Counterculture
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Overview
Explore Berlin’s various counterculture movements on this private, 4.5-hour walking tour. Go beyond the typical tourist sites with an expert local guide to witness a different side of Berlin — the “real” Berlin that few visitors get to see. Visit the Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte and Friedrichshain districts. Experience the Turkish-influenced Kreuzberg neighborhood and the Caribbean vibe of the Yaam area. See a variety of creative street art, graffiti and murals — plus urban farms and organic markets — and visit the city's oldest beer garden, Prater Garten Berlin.
What to Expect
Meet the tour guide at the Fernsehturm de Berlín TV Tower near Alexanderplatz to begin this 4.5-hour walking tour of discovery. This private tour is a customized experience, so be sure to speak with the guide about any specific requests for desired attractions. 
Check out some of Berlin’s most eclectic and interesting neighborhoods.
There’s the Turkish-influenced Kreuzberg neighborhood, one of the best-known areas of Berlin. Kreuzberg has emerged from its history as one of the poorest places in Berlin to one of its cultural favorites, located in the middle of the city and famous around the world for its alternative and counterculture scene.
The Prenzlauer Berg district is one of Berlin’s most pleasant residential neighborhoods while Yaam (Young and African Arts Market) is the very embodiment of a multicultural Berlin. Then there’s Mitte, the historical heart of the city and in many ways, its true center.
There truly is something for everyone on this adventure.
Along the way through these diverse neighborhoods, see contemporary and underground art galleries, urban farms, guerilla gardens, organic markets and incredible street art, graffiti and murals. Learn how currywurst, a fried pork sausage with curry-seasoned ketchup dish, became a popular local snack. And visit Prater Garten Berlin, the city's oldest beer garden — open from April through September under the shade of chestnut trees since 1837.
Reviews (23)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great way to see areas of the city outside the regular tourist route

Easy to book, well organised and structured walking tour. We had already been in Berlin for 2 days and visited many of the well known sites. This tour was a great way to explore some of the lesser known parts of this very large city...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Margie P
Reviewed 11 October 2018
The Real Berlin walking tour

This tour provides an insight into 2 neighbourhoods in Berlin that would be challenging to get a feel for unless one has over a week in the city. Certainly was refreshing to get away from the tourist hot spots. Our guide Jason provided excellent info...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RCOpinion
Reviewed 23 September 2018
what a great way to plunge into Berlin!!

Glad to have found such level of expertise in the broad under culture and counter culture of this intense city. Especially Calum, who has shown his passion and professionalism in every moment, at every stop. Open dialogue and broad knowledge of the matter. The tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vita A
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile
Still great after 10 years away

I rate the Berlin Alternative tours as the best tours in the world for me. I went on the tour 10 years ago and thought I'd do it again on another visit to remind myself about the city and see how it'd changed. The guide...More

Thank Mykimike25
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile
Jake is the best

Amazing tour with an inside look at Berlin without hitting all the tourist spots. It’s great to get to know Berlin and it’s history through the art and counter culture of the city.

Thank Sid R
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