Berlin in a Nutshell - Around Alexanderplatz, Free Walking Tour

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Behzad
Quality Verified Registered on January 23, 2023

Hello, I'm Behzad from Iran, who never cancel the tours, even with just one guest! I am a formerly Ph.D. student in physics, but now, passionate about the history and vibes of Berlin. A city with an amazing history in each corner and a multicultural vibe. Why am I doing this? For more than a year, we have had a large group that goes out every week and visits a new neighborhood of the city, and we haven't visited a place twice! So I decided to share this experience and show Berlin, and all layers of it, to an even larger group of people, that are you! Guruwalkers!

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

This special tour will take you through all the important periods of Berlin's history! These periods were really important because they had a massive impact on the world and, in some cases, completely changed the world!
Let's tell you in a different way. Maybe it's unbelievable, but you can describe Berlin like this:

  1. A Medieval City
  2. Capital of a powerful Kingdom
  3. An industrialized city
  4. A progressive city
  5. Headquarters of the crime
  6. A fallen city
  7. A socialist city
  8. A liberal city
  9. A Modern City

And you will visit many important places of the city related to those parts like:

  1. St. Mary's Church (Marienkirche)
  2. Museum island (Museumsinsel)
  3. Hacke's Courtyards (Hackesche Höfe)
  4. Alexanderplatz
  5. Memorial of Book Burning (Denkmal zur Bücherverbrennung)
  6. Franciscan monastery church (Franziskaner-Klosterkirche)
  7. Karl Marx Boulevard (Karl-Marx-Allee)
  8. Independent art courtyard (Haus Schwartzenberg)
  9. Volkswagen Exhibition (DRIVE. Volkswagen Gruppe Forum)

You have to understand that it will a long walking tour (about 3 hours walk). And also, it's not possible to tell you the history in details and the explanation will be in short because of time limit. But you can ask as many questions as you have and we can discuss more during the tour.

So if it's your first time in Berlin or you want to know about its rich history this tour suits you!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    U Schillingstraße, 10179 Berlin, Germany
    U Schillingstraße, 10179 Berlin, Germany
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    I will be in Karl-Marx-Allee, in front of Cafe Moskau.

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    Ruine der Franziskaner-Klosterkirche
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    Rotes Rathaus
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    Hackescher Markt
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    Museum island
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    Humboldt Forum
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    Friedrichswerdersche Kirche
  • 10
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    DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum
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    Unter den Linden
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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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Angela 25 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Behzad was a super experienced guide. He gave a good history of Berlin and pointed out many interesting places which we would have missed. Highly recommended!
Khayles 23 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
The tour began a little “technical”, but it got more and more dynamic and I ended up feeling like I was walking around with a friend. He also took me to the nicest café I’ve ever been to. I’m glad I chose this guide <3
Mohan 17 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
This was my first walking tour via Guruwalk. Luckly, I got Behzad as a walking guide. He guided us so details level also visited the awesome places. I would like to thanks Behzad again for his time and sharing the historical knowledge with the places attached to it.
Audrey 16 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Behzad was full of facts and passionate to tell us about the history, war and buildings of Berlin. We learnt a lot about Berlin and her history.
Elizabeth 30 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
This was a great walk! We visited parts of Berlin we would not have known about without Behzad taking us there. It was a bit more off the beaten track. He was so informative and interesting and kind. Totally, totally recommend!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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 does not require 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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