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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 Most Popular
Tour departing in East Berlin; departs at 10:30am
$16.21
West Berlin
Tour departing in West Berlin; departs at 10am
$16.21
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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Wonderful Maria

Took our third tour with Maria (over the last 5 years of coming to Berlin) and as ever, her knowledge & enthusiasm made for a very enjoyable experience when we undertook the Modern Berlin Walking Tour, something that was very much a highlight of our...More

1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 6 days ago
Snapshot of Culture

Apart from everything else, this tour offers a nice snapshot of the cultural explosion that took place amid the Fall of the Wall and after and how it came about, especially the street art and graffiti 'bombing'. Our guide was Walid Farruque (hope that spelling's...More

Thank NabeelMo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Absolutely amazing

We had Brian for our tour and he was honestly brilliant. His enthusiasm was second to none and the stories he told had our eyes filling up. Do not visit Berlin without letting Brian show you around!!

Thank KeriTaylor
Reviewed July 9, 2018
Fantastic tour with a great guide!

JJ was a wonderful guide! It was clear that he loves Berlin, understands its history (both past and present), and eager to share his excitement and knowledge. He pointed out "off the beaten path" and local places that one could not easily find in a...More

Thank Avi B
Reviewed July 4, 2018
Nice modern Berlin tour with Taylor

Took the Modern Berlin tour with Taylor. He showed us the really cool corners of Berlin and how they have evolved in the last ~40 years. Lots of insights on contemporary Berlin, about migration, "development", gentrification, and more. This was a very unique experience compared...More

Thank arinray
InsiderTourBerlin, Manager at Insider Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Hi Arinray, Thank you for choosing Insider Tour! We're so happy to hear that you appreciated Taylor's Berlin Today tour- contemporary Berlin is just fascinating, we're glad you thought so too! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, I'll be sure to...More

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