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Free Tour along the Wall, Stories and Street Art in Kreuzberg

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: ViuBerlin
Quality Verified Registered on December 08, 2019

We are Ismael and Alexis. ViuBerlin offers you the opportunity to get to know Berlin not only from a tourist point of view, but also to discover the history of the city, which has been the protagonist of the most relevant events of the last century. Our passion for the history of the perceptions, politics, art and the socio-cultural movements of the 20th century has led us to create this project. Ismael, coming from the island of Menorca, and have been living in Berlin for 15 years. Having Diplomas in History of Art and Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. Ismael is continuously being passionate about history, modern art and especially in urban art. Alexis, is from Lleida, he came to Berlin to get a doctorate in Political Philosophy. He is also Philosophy teacher in secondary school, and got his master's degree in Social Studies of Science from the University of Salamanca and currently teaching spanish language for foreigners. Now we would like to share our knowledge with you. It will be a pleasure for us to show you and explain the complicated and changing history of Berlin. For this we offer two magnificent tours: Free Tour through the historic center. Special nazism and holocaust. Wall Free Tour: East Side Galleries, Graffiti, Street Art and Kreuzberg.

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Tour description

Tour through the most ALTERNATIVE neighbourhood of Berlin. 


With the best scene of the  punk-rock era. There were David Bowie, Iggy Pop, NickCave, Depeche Mode, among  others, they created an alternative and counterculture atmosphere that  nowadays is still present in its streets. 


The tour will start at the Heinrichplatz, where I will talk about the transformation of Kreuzberg, from the construction of the  Berlin wall until to the present day.


We will tour as well the neighbourhood and I will explain the history of the evolution of graffiti until it became Street Art. We will see murals such as the Astronaut-Cosmonaut, by Victor Ash; Nature Morte of Roa and The Pink Man of Blue. And of course, we will meet the group 1UP and the Berlin Kids, that are famous for their work of art that marked by messages of protest and social criticism..


In the second part of the tour we will walk through one of the most representative symbols of Berlin, the longest fragment of the Berlin Wall: East Side Gallery, where we will talk about some of the most iconic works represented there.
 

Finally, we will cross the Oberbaum Bridge (Oberbaumbrücke), the most fascinating bridge in Berlin and, on our way back to the heart of Kreuzberg, we will see three more impressive murals.


To finish, I have prepared recommendations for you to continue discovering the neighbourhood on your own.

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  • Meeting point:
    Heinrichplatz / Oranienstraße, 10999 ...
    Heinrichplatz / Oranienstraße, 10999 Berlin, Germany
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    Outside the entrance of the café called "Taqueria Florian "

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).

Tour opinions

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Camilla 07 Dec 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Highlight of my trip. Saw lots of street art as well as the East side gallery. Walk crosses river and back again but isn't circular. Great food recommendations too
Pilar 06 Dec 2022
Barcelona
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Muy interesante el tour y magnífica la profesionalidad del guia Ismael
Anna 06 Dec 2022
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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
Ismael explica muy bien, es cercano y simpático. Nos ha descubierto cosas que habrían pasado inadvertidas y a mi en particular me ha enseñado a apreciar otras obras de arte. Sin duda lo recomiendo :-).
Karina 06 Dec 2022
Madrid
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
La guía se notaba que tenía muchl conocimiento sobre los que nos contó. Y al finalizar el tour nos recomendó sitios que visitar, donde comer, etc...
Toni 05 Dec 2022
Valencia
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Muy buena ruta y el gurú Ismael, la hace todavía mejor.
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Who is this tour for?

Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
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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