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The Real Berlin Walking Tour: Art, Food and Counterculture provided by Alternative Berlin Tours

The Real Berlin Walking Tour: Art, Food and Counterculture

The Real Berlin Walking Tour: Art, Food and Counterculture
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1 day
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Private guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • AB public transport ticket
  • Gratuities
Duration
1 day
Departure details
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz Bahnhof, Dircksenstr. 2, 10179 Berlin, Germany We meet directly underneath the TV tower in front Vapiano restaurant
Additional information
  • An AB public transport ticket will be needed for certain parts of the tour. Your guide can assist you with purchase if needed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • AB public transport ticket
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz Bahnhof, Dircksenstr. 2, 10179 Berlin, Germany We meet directly underneath the TV tower in front Vapiano restaurant
Duration
1 day
Return details
  • Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Additional information
  • An AB public transport ticket will be needed for certain parts of the tour. Your guide can assist you with purchase if needed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Brianna U
58 contributions
There’s only so much history one person can take! That’s exactly why we decided to take part in the alternative Berlin free walking tour with our guide, Roo (Ru? sp?). Roo was a fantastic guide and cool guy. He was entertaining and personable and seemed to really enjoy passing on his knowledge of the local area. This tour showed me the Berlin I’d been looking for and took me to places I might not have found it left to my own devices.

If you’re looking for the ‘real’ Berlin, don’t hesitate to take part in a tour :)
Written January 26, 2018
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merciful2
Halifax, Canada6 contributions
Dave was an tremendous guide, who kept us interested for more than three hours on a cold winter day. He's engaged in and knowledgeable about his subject, whether street art, graffiti (question one was "does anyone know the difference?"), food, alternative culture, politics, or music (and probably anything else he talks about, as he's clearly a seriously bright guy). He's also extremely funny, and took some time after the tour to sit with us and fill us in on specific whats/wheres of Berlin specific to our interests.

Taking the tour on our first full day in town was an exceptionally good choice.

(Apparently I'm not allowed to use profanity on TripAdvisor. Well, Dave is allowed to use it on the tour, and I did, too. If you don't want to hear bad words, take another tour.)
Written January 17, 2018
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RCOpinion
Edmonton, Canada14 contributions
Couples
This tour provides an insight into 2 neighbourhoods in Berlin that would be challenging to get a feel for unless one has over a week in the city. Certainly was refreshing to get away from the tourist hot spots. Our guide Jason provided excellent info on the history, characteristics, demographics of the areas as well as additional interesting places to see that he didn’t have time for. The companies description of the tour lists more than is possible to see in the allotted time so you will probably want to continue on your own after the tour is done.
Written October 10, 2018
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Africap3
Majorca, Spain6 contributions
I decided to take this guided tour after a long research and as a recommendation from a blog.
However I must say,
it shouldn't just be a recommendation but a MUST for anyone inquisitive enough to wanna get a better glance of what the real Berlin is nowadays.
Michael David should also be considered the highlight of the whole tour, as he is not just funny but great at cross referencing with fictional characters and quotes.

My experience at Berlin simply got an upgrade by choosing this guided tour.

Thank you Michael.
Written December 7, 2019
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jessica b.
1 contribution
Solo
I can't imagine a better way to spend 4.5 hours in Berlin than on a walking tour with MD (Michael David). With encyclopedic knowledge, unparalled enthusiasm for his subject matters, and great care for the experience/enjoyment of his tour attendees, MD teaches a rich history of many little-known features of Berlin and provides context for how Berlin has become the place that it is... and is becoming. Told from the perspective of a person who clearly loves their adopted country, this tour is fun, informative and inspiring all at once. Don't miss it!
Written November 29, 2019
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foostyboosty
Liverpool, UK48 contributions
Couples
We did the alternative Berlin free walking tour with Nicole on Wednesday.
Her knowledge and passion made the tour as was her personality.
Would definitely recommend.
Good to see the tourist side of Berlin which we also did with free tours but we preferred this tour.
Thanks again Nicole for a great tour.
Written November 29, 2019
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Robin W
Barcelona5 contributions
Friends
I travel a lot and I always take walking tours because for me it's the best way to understand a new place in a short amount of time. On business trips I've gone so far as to hire experts in Buenos Aires and Beirut to take me around to the real deal places. I have to say that of all the tours I've taken MD's tour of Berlin was the most comprehensive and entertaining. MD knows his city and has an almost childlike curiosity and enthusiasm that is contagious. I can't recommend his tour highly enough.
Written November 29, 2019
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FJS1901
Leuven5 contributions
Our guide MD introduced himself as 'the talker' and talk he did! Lots of interesting stories on the history of counterculture in Berlin. We spent around 5 hours instead of 4, the group became highly interactive and chatty and everyone had a great time. We talked about Einsturzende Neubauten (a lot), David Bowie (a little) and bands that are so obscure that I will refrain from mentioning them here. The tour ended with drinks in a place where you would never have ended up had it not been for the tour. We only had about 48hrs in total in the city, and the tour was an immensely efficient way to get a feel for the city. When we return, we'll know where to go! Thanks Michael!
Written November 5, 2019
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Bruce H
Brisbane, Australia38 contributions
Great neighbourhood level tour. Would recommend. Fantastic explanation of Berlin’s modern history. Little known and yet important background to what has shaped so much of what we see today. Take good shoes, an umbrella and an open mind. Question what you see to get the most of what is shown. Our guide Nicole was passionate about her city and it’s people and what they have made of Berlin. She has many “reveals” as you walk around so photos would spoil surprises. It’s a really full half day.
Written October 4, 2019
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Júlia Forbes
Sao Paulo, SP2 contributions
my sister and I did the free walking tour with JR and had a great time! very useful tips and a good overview of the city, in a way most tours would not do.
Written July 12, 2019
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938romainc
938romainc
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Best tour in Berlin
Best tour of my life with our guide Cole ( if I'm not mistaken, i remember his name looks like cabbage in German as
debrakN684SV
debrakN684SV
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A bit long and boring
River boat cruise 2.5 hours. It was a lovely day and we set off at 10:45am. The translator was intermittent which
Menno d
Menno d
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Great activity also to meet nice people.
Great overview of the bigger storylines shaping Berlin to day. Sebastian is an awesome guide. Highly recommended
Roving30515568077
Roving30515568077
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Great review - thanks JR
Great tour with JR. Was showed street art, gentrification, culture. Very interesting and highly recommended. JR was
marty s
marty s
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Awesome walking tour
Jake showcased a portion of Berlin that I wouldn't have seen otherwise. I had a great time and highly recommend it.
Laura U
Laura U
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Great experience
The tour guide was really friendly and open to questions. He guided us through some nice spots that dialogued with
lisabZ3175GU
lisabZ3175GU
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Great tour!
Very informative tour with a great guide who brought Berlin history to life through his stories. We learned a lot a
211katiej
211katiej
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Great tour
Did the free tour which was taken by Ernie. There was 6 of us on the tour so it was a small group which meant it wa
Rammy72
Rammy72
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A must do!
Went on the free walking tour today with Cole our tour guide. He made it realky fun and we learned lots of interest
Achala_11
Achala_11
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Great walking tour to get under the skin of Berlin
We enjoyed this immensely. Jake’s knowledge and ability to evoke the past roots of Berlin’s art, politics and cultu
freyam730
freyam730
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Amazing
Best tour every , professional and factual whilst also be fun relaxing and entertaining. Amazing time for picture
Kasper_Bang-Pedersen
Kasper_Bang-Pedersen
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Street tour
Really awesome tour with a well prepared guide(maybe called Javier from france) We Saw both undergrund art and hea
Roam65955231999
Roam65955231999
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Wonderful
Wonderful ! Living in Berlin since 2 years I rediscovered the city. Jake is passionate and a real Berlin lover. He
clairelO8373WB
clairelO8373WB
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Great Tour!
Went of the Alternative History tour and had an fantastic time seeing new parts of the city and hearing stories of
ExploringEdTravel
ExploringEdTravel
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JR is the guide you want for Alternative Berlin.
JR is excellent in giving “alternative” Berlin walking tours with an emphasis on street art. He is from Kansas City
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