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Modern Berlin Walking Tour

Highlights
  • 4-hour walking tour of modern Berlin
  • See several city neighborhoods, such as Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg
  • Stroll through the courtyards of Mitte and the streets of Prenzlauer Berg
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Modern Berlin Walking Tour
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East Berlin
Tour departing in East Berlin; departs at 10:30am
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Overview
Discover modern Berlin with a local guide on this half-day walking tour. Explore Mitte, where cutting-edge developments sit side-by-side with timeworn landmarks; visit the Kulturbrauerei (Culture Brewery) arts center in gentrified Prenzlauer Berg; and wander along the East Side Gallery section of the Berlin Wall in Kreuzberg, Berlin’s poorest neighborhood-turned-hipster epicenter. Along the way, learn about the cultural and political influences that have helped shape the ever-evolving German capital since its unification in 1989.
What to Expect
Meet your expert guide in the morning at a designated spot in the former West Berlin or East Berlin, depending on your preference, and start your half-day walking tour through this eclectic city.

Head to the gentrified neighborhood of Mitte, located in the historical city center along the River Spree, and see old buildings beautifully restored from their previously neglected state after the fall of the Berlin Wall. As you explore the winding courtyard passages, your guide will point out examples of the post-unification cultural scene and inform you about this hub where art, consumerism and technological innovation flourish.

Next, visit Prenzlauer Berg, a formerly working-class district now transformed into a vibrant area with its influx of young families, entrepreneurs and fashionable trendsetters. Visit the Kulturbrauerei (Culture Brewery), a well-preserved 19th-century brewery complex renovated into a cultural arts center that includes cinemas, theaters and clubs.

Learn about East Berlin’s demographic upheaval as you listen to your guide chronicle historic changes that led to the city’s cultural transformation. Then, head to Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, fascinating districts formerly divided by the Berlin Wall, where the residents’ traditional left-wing politics are now challenged by new influences.

Visit the East Side Gallery, a half-mile (1.3-km) section of the Berlin Wall displaying more than one hundred original mural paintings expressing freedom and reconciliation. As you stop to admire the images, you’ll discuss the origins and political messages of Berlin's street art scene with your guide.

The tour ends with a crescendo at the infamous Turkish Market, an outdoor bazaar on the banks of the beautiful Landwehr canal. The weekly market has grown beyond its origins of fresh produce, authentic Turkish cuisine and bolts of brightly patterned fabric, today you can find Berlin artisans, local farmers and impromptu live music too, truly a representation of city's diverse population.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Berlin Today

This walking tour gave real insight to the origins of modern Berlin. The many neighbourhoods we visited were varied and vibrant. Our tour guide Yan was excellent. This was our second walking tour with Insider Tour and we can highly recommend them.

Thank Anna F
Reviewed 13 October 2018
A very nice walk around Berlim

In a business trip to Berlin I had a free day for a walk around the city. As a historical and anthropology researcher I don´t like to lose time searching for sites of interest when I have only one day to do it, so I...More

Thank Rui AF P
Reviewed 11 October 2018
Fantastic tour of modern Berlin

Just want to congratulate Walid for the wonderful walking tour of East Berlin on 18 September. Walid was so knowledgeable and took us to such a variety of places all over the city. We really got an insight into modern Berlin. He had a great...More

1  Thank Jan E
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
Fantastic tour!

Our guide was Phil. He is such a fantastic guide, who really made the tour interesting and fun. Plus he had so many facts, figures and stories to share. He is one of the very few people we encountered in Germany that were genuinely helpful...More

1  Thank 818bretto
InsiderTourBerlin, Manager at Insider Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Brett, What a review! Phil will be so chuffed! :) We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Phil, we love it when our younger guests have fun on the tours and get to learn outside the classroom. I wish I had...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Modern Berlin walk with Barnaby

Barnaby showed us lively, current Berlin, with up to date knowledge lively presentation. Worthwhile experience

Thank Rleshem
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