Free Walking Tours through the Alternative Berlin

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Art and Culture

History and Conflicts

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Damian 18 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Simon was friendly and knowledgeable and the communist style restaurant was so fun! Loved all the old East German stuff everywhere
Unique DDR dining experience + Tour of East Side Gallery
David 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Nima clearly loves what he does and gave a very interesting tour. Recommend. :)
Jewish Quarter Berlin: Diversity, history & urban flair
Bella 13 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Super cool areas and information on buildings and bars we would have just walked by otherwise, some really lowkey and interesting places and facts, great for music lovers!
David Bowie, New Wave, And The Fall of The Berlin Wall
Vivek 09 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
I attended the Berlin history tour. It was one best your I have attended. This tour covered all the places I had in my list to visit. She was well informed about all the building and explained every place in historical context and event which ended at that place. She was also explaining social context related to Berlin society and people. I had very good time and learned a lot. It was also interested as I have interest in history and society.
Beyond Berlin’s History - making sense of the present learning from the past
Shane 05 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Behzad is a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I really enjoyed learning about East and West Germany
Berlin in a Nutshell- Free Walking Tour
Marco 02 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Richard is very passionnate about this subject. He us knowledgable and professional. He was able to answer all questions asked even the most difficult. His insight on the topic is essential for this visit.
Free Tour Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
Rafael 27 May 2023

This was such a great tour! Rafael was super knowledgeable and friendly, and I ended up meeting a lot of great people. He won’t show you the most cliché or common things which I really appreciated. He was also flexible and accommodated for my specific interest during the tour. He clearly cares about the community which made his description of Berlin‘s queer scene extra touching. Would absolutely take this again next time I’m in Berlin.
Homolulu.Berlin - LGBTQ bicycle city tour "Berlin invents homosexuality - queer history from 1850-1935"
Beate 16 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Wenn wir wieder in Berlin sind werden wir wieder eine Tour mit Germar machen.
The essentials of Berlin free walking tour
Vivien 13 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
By far the best tour I have done in Berlin. I can highly recommend it because Alexis really knows what he is talking about. He knows how to keep his audience interested and you can tell that there is a lot of work behind the tour because he is really prepared for anything! Thank you!
East Berlin: Wall and Cold War special

Berlin is an amazing city with a lot to offer. But what if you have limited time and want to make the most of it? That's why we offer Alternative Tours of Berlin on GuruWalk, a quick and easy way to get the best of this vibrant city in just a few hours.
We focus on all the hidden gems that tourists don't know about. From graffiti spots, street art, bars, clubs and more, our guides will show you Berlin like never before.
Haus Schwarzenberg, to start somewhere concrete, is a former bank building in Berlin that was bought by Heimathafen Neukölln in 2008. It has been converted into a centre for art and culture.
Haus Schwarzenberg now houses several galleries, studios, workshops and a café. This centre is important because it gives people the opportunity to explore their artistic side. With the variety of media available and the support of experts, people can experiment with their imagination without fear of failure.
In the Kreuzberg district is the Baumhaus a der Mauer, a former apartment building that has been converted into a tourist destination. There are around 50 flats in total and each has its own unique style. They offer visitors the opportunity to experience a flat, including the furnishings and design, as well as taking part in some hands-on activities.
The Oberbaumbrücke Bridge is the longest bridge in Berlin. It was built at the end of the 19th century to connect East and West Berlin.
The Oberbaumbrücke can be considered one of the most important landmarks of the Berlin skyline. The bridge has also been an important symbol for various events, such as protests against the East German government or to commemorate national holidays. Crossing it, we pass from Kreuzberg to Friedrichshain. Here we can start a very unique walk through Berlin's old Jewish quarter.
You will pass some of the traditional family restaurants, synagogues and shops of Rykestraße, through the Jewish cemetery of Weissensee and on to Kreuzberg.
The walk begins with a short climb up Kottbuser Tor. From here we cross a leafy park and pass Rykestraße, where we find the synagogue and memorial site on Kreuzbergstraße which were destroyed in 1938. From there we head towards the Weissensee cemetery, where there are graves dating back centuries, as well as an impressive memorial from 1993 by Peter Eisenman.
As you can see, alternative Berlin has a lot to offer and is a way to be a Berliner instead of a tourist with little time to spare.

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