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Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain

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Stray from the beaten path on this half-day guided walking tour of Berlin's lesser-known neighborhoods, a perfect choice if you've already ticked off Berlin's iconic attractions. As you explore Mitte, Kreuzberg, Prenzlauerberg, and Friedrichshain, your guide reveals insider info and provides alternative recommendations that allow you to beat the tourist crowds. Discover hidden street art and areas you may have missed if exploring on your own. 
  • Uncover Berlin's hidden gems with a guide's insider knowledge
  • Visit lesser-known neighborhoods and learn about city counterculture
  • Receive off-the-beaten path recommendations 
  • See street art and shops that are easy to miss when exploring alone
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in central Berlin, where you begin your walk. Start out with an orientation and overview of Berlin's various ethnic enclaves and countercultures, each of which boasts a unique niche.  Over the course of your half-day walk, stop in Kreuzberg to learn about its growing Turkish community and the blending of German and Turkish culture. Pass organic markets, urban farms, guerrilla gardens, and examples of urban street art. Stop by the city's oldest beer garden, Prater Garten, and learn about Berlin's eclectic food scene, which encompasses everything from traditional German food to currywurst and doner kebab. Listen to your guide talk about the city's various counterculture movements from past and present on your way to Yaam Beach, home to the burgeoning reggae scene. Leave off here, with lots of suggestions from your guide as to where you can explore further.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Starbucks, Panoramastraße 1A, 10719 Berlin, Germany
Departure Time
12:00 PM
4h 30m
Return Details
Stralauer Allee 34, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Local guide ( English speaking guide only)
  • Gratuities
  • AB transport tickets ( Required for the tour)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • AB public transport ticket recommended for tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a brilliant time exploring some of the neighbourhoods with Becca. Her love of the city is infectious and she is super knowledgable about the history that has shaped the Berlin of today. I’ve been to the city a good few times, but this tour has really given me a much
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The tour took us into the nooks and crannies of Berlin that I wouldn't have thought to look into myself. MD was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about Berlin and he also has a great sense of humour! Thank you for the wonderful afternoon!
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Our Alternative Berlin Free Walking Tour was led by a very knowledgeable British guy called Jake who has lived in Berlin for past 13 years. Jake has such a passion for this city and weaves an engaging narrative of how art & music influenced politics and history and politics and
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I loved this unique take on a city walking tour. Unique stories and perspectives, deep insights into how the city of Berlin is evolved through history. I loved the focus on the art and stories of the people who shaped the culture. Highly recommend.
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Cannot recommend this enough. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept us locked in with interesting stories and gave a great history of the counterculture landscape in Berlin. Well worth the money!
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