Alternative Berlin by Walkative!

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: German, English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 06, 2024

Walkative was established in 2007 by a group of young enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed tour guides. Today, we operate in 20 cities in countries across all of Europe and beyond, including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ukraine and Israel. We have already guided more than 3 million tourists, with more than 350 000 in 2023 only! Despite this growth, we stay true to our values: be local and present the history of our cities in a professional, yet entertaining way, accessible for everybody, regardless their budget. We provide service not only in big, well established places like Berlin, Paris or Krakow, but also smaller, less known, yet no less fascinating locations, like Nice, Toruń or Lublin. We cooperate with highly trained, professional guides providing both engaging tip-based and regular fixed-price tours. And most importantly - we know our cities by heart! Join us and stay Walkative!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Let’s set aside the old and focus on the new! For the past 20 years, Berlin has been a cultural trendsetter, a home to new and creative ideas, a place where artists and performers from all around would stream to. This tour will focus on art and music, graffiti and murals, and in general on the alternative lifestyle in which Berlin specializes. Get ready to visit places, nooks and crannies where regular tourists don't usually venture. Let’s discover together the other side of Berlin – the European cultural melting pot. 


  • street art
  • squat life
  • Kreuzberg
  • gentrification
  • Berlin, the city of misfits

Useful information:
Attention! A daily transport ticket (AB zone) is needed for this tour!
The last point is next to YAAM Ostbahnhof

ℹ️ ⚠️ ATTENTION - booking rules

Please note that our free tours are designed for individual travelers and small private groups only. Hence, we do not accept parties of 8 or more people on regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a private tour in advance.

If you show up at the meeting point with the bigger group our guide will ask you for the payment (12 eur/person) before the tour or cancel your reservation on the spot. To confirm your reservation please arrive 10 minutes before starting. We can not guarantee participation when you will be late.                                  

Please note that multiply bookings (under different names) for 7 people who belong to one group will still be treated as one organized group and the guide has the right to deny participation to such parties.

This policy is implied in the best interest of our individual visitors. 

Please respect our rules.     

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  • Meeting point:
    Rathausstraße 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany
    Rathausstraße 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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    In front of the Red Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) - look for the yellow umbrella!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Clarice 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Dara was fun, interesting and informative! This tour was a great way to get a feel for Berlin of today s as d the personality of the city. The 2.75 hours passed quickly. Take this tour early in your stay so you can return to the cool places he shows you.
Idoia 09 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Juliane war sehr nett und unterhaltsam, humorvoll! Die Tour hat uns richtig gut gefallen, sie hat Street Art mit historischen Geschichte sehr gut verbunden! Wir sind ungefähr 3 Stunden unterwegs gewesen und zwischendurch AGB es eine Gelegenheit eine Pause zu machen. Immer wieder gerne! 😊
Sabi 09 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
J.R. Was knowledgeable and fun.
Geert 09 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Jules war very enthusiastic and told us a lot about art. She showed us places in the city we didn't expect.
april 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Great voice! Enjoyed how he put things in context and explained how some of the graffiti was done and how dangerous some of it is in the making. Great to explore some of the neighbours and their historyl Great tour. from Canada
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 7 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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