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Half-Day Berlin Alternative City Tour

Highlights
  • Experience 'alternative' Berlin during this half-day city exploration
  • Skip the usual tourist sights and explore Berlin's underground subcultures and top alternative areas
  • Get a taste for the city's thriving street art and graffiti culture
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Half-Day Berlin Alternative City Tour
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Alternative Tour in EnglishMost Popular
Explore Berlin’s beloved underground, in all its grit and graffiti with a local English-speaking tour guide.
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Alternative Tour in Spanish
Descubre la escena alternativa de Berlín con un guía hispanohablante.
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Overview
Experience Berlin’s ‘alternative’ scene during this edgy 3-hour excursion exploring the city’s lesser-known neighborhoods and underground culture. Skip the guidebook highlights and the typical tourist stops as you experience Berlin’s legendary subcultural scene, checking out street art, ‘squat’ communities, and the history that led to the German capital’s unique non-conformist streak.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the afternoon at the Brandenburg Gate in front of the Starbucks. You’ll spend the rest of the excursion exploring some of Berlin’s lesser-known areas and subcultures via public transport and on foot.

Learn about the history of 20th-century Berlin and how 40 years of division between East and West contributed to city’s unique cultural development. The split helped to a contribute to a unique streak of “non-conformity” that persists to the present day. As you explore the alternative “underbelly” of modern day Berlin, you’ll check out examples of its thriving street art and graffiti culture, visit the scene of past protests, riots, and demonstrations, and visit some of the city’s most popular underground neighborhoods.

You’ll also have the chance to visit the East Side Gallery, one of the last remaining intact stretches of the Berlin Wall, and learn how gentrification and urban development are changing the fabric of this dynamic capital of a modern Germany. You’ll end your experience at the East Side Gallery.
Reviews (112)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Brilliant experience

Thoroughly recommend this tour. Our guide Rob Willis was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and full of interesting facts and opinions on the street art, buildings and alternative culture in Berlin from the fall of the wall up to today. Do one of these tours, especially if your...More

1  Thank seanmG5713FX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing

My boyfriend and I have just arrived home from an amazing four days in Berlin. Needless to say it was an unreal experience. We heard about the free walking tour and decided to try it out. Zabi was our guide. We couldn’t have met a...More

Thank rebeccamO1595MO
Reviewed 29 October 2018
Fantastic for insider knowledge! The perfect way to the get to know the city

Zabi was an outstanding choice to give this tour. He was funny, super knowledgeable and above all passionate. He was involved in the dance and music scene and is an avid lover of street art, so could show you exactly what to look out for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Isobel L
Reviewed 13 September 2018
A half day well spent !

Rob Willis took us on a very interesting tour highlighting aspects of Berlin, normal tourist routes would never see. Excellent !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank amedlaw
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
Alternative city walking tour

Max did a great job both showing the group interesting artwork across the city as well as explaining the context behind the art. Highly recommended - gives you a great insight into a fascinating city.

Thank RohanG587
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