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

  • 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 
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
US$ 18 per adult
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Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
US$ 17.85 per adult

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. 

What to Expect

Meet your guide and group at the TV Tower in Central Berlin, where you'll begin your walk. Start out with an orientation and overview of Berlin's various ethnic enclaves and countercultures, each of which boasts 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. You'll leave off here, with lots of suggestions from your guide as to where you can explore further.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Awesome as always

Alternative Tours is nothing other than a must do on your trip. You'll get more than just a scratch of Berlin's surface when walking around with the very competent and chatty tour guides. They take you through the back alleys of the city while telling...More

Thank Niclas C
Reviewed 2 days ago
Alternative tour one of the best

We had Cameron as our guide. Wife and I have taken many tours like this and this was one of the best ever. Berlin is a huge city, but this tour went to places that we would have never seen Cameron, artist musician had an...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 3 days ago
Best walking tour yet.

I love Berlin and I've explored it on 5 previous visits, but I was blown away by the "free alternative walking tour." Our guide. Becca, is deep into the local arts scene and has encyclopedic knowledge about Berlin's music, art, graffiti, alternative lifestyles, history, locations,...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 5 days ago
Fun, informative and amazing tour

An absolutely brilliant tour. Xavier was an excellent tour guide. Highly knowledgeable and passionate about street art, graffiti and the history of the areas we ambled through. He was considerate to both the people on the tour and the locals. He helped raise awareness in...More

1  Thank AmitB04
Reviewed 1 week ago
Alternative Berlin Tour

My daughter, a millennial, recommended this tour with the quote “trust me dad you will love it”. She was spot on, I had absolutely no idea how interesting and informative a tour on graffiti could be. Jake, the tour guide, with a passion for the...More

1  Thank AllowayFlyer
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16 July 2018|
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Response from Cathy7678 | Reviewed this property |
We weren't charged anything at start of tour. We were asked to give a donation at the end based on what we thought the tour was worth.
16 June 2018|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Albertine. We took around 4.5 to 5 hours. The pace was easy and we took public transport to some locations. We also stopped for coffee. I would recommend the tour but don't have anything booked immediately... More