After meeting your guide, start your tour with a stroll over the Oberbaumbruecke, one of Berlin’s most beautiful bridges. The tour can be done on foot, but is also offered as a bicycle tour. The bike tour covers more ground, but still stays within the district. Then, walk past the main landwards of “SO36” as your guide gives you insight into the area’s rough history and the fast-moving events that are shaping its future. It also allows you to take it easy, to experience the Kreuzberg way of life that attracted the likes of rock legends who walked the streets during the Cold War.
Observe the remains of the Berlin Wall, before your guide helps you to explore the creative uses of abandoned buildings and plots of land. Grasp the importance of graffiti and street art to Kreuzberg’s look and feel, discover the graceful Görlitzer Park, and the 120 year old market hall, Markthalle 9. Next, move through the Turkish culture abounding in shops and in colorful markets full of flowers, spices, and delicious take-away foods one can sample, such as deep-fried spinach and cheese Gözleme. Having gained a rich sense of Kreuzberg’s kaleidoscopic culture, conclude the tour by discussing the controversial riverside development plans.