Modern Berlin Private Walking Tour: Diverse, Vibrant and Exciting German Capital
The mayor himself memorably labelled the city 'poor but sexy'. This tour explains how the unification of the communist East with the capitalist West has produced a diverse, vibrant and exciting new German capital. If you want to get a sense of the true face of the city today, beyond the tourist trail, then come along on a tour of four very different Berlin neighborhoods. You will discover a city where gentrification is rife, alternative culture is thriving, immigration and assimilation are adding diversity and corporate culture is continually transforming the urban landscape.
Explore the courtyards of Mitte, where the previously worn and neglected buildings were quickly restored to their former glory after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now a hub of artistic culture, consumerism and IT start-ups, these labyrinthine passages provided the breeding ground for Berlin's post-unification cultural scene.
Visit trendy Prenzlauer Berg, scene of a demographic upheaval that has seen an influx of well-heeled and upwardly mobile young families. The tour chronicles the fundamental changes that have transformed this one-time working-class district into an area favored by dynamic entrepreneurs and young fashionistas. Visit the 'Kulturbrauerei', an old brewery complex which has been totally refurbished into a center for culture and the arts. Its transformation mirrors the metamorphosis that continues in East Berlin.
Experience the exciting alternative districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, where the traditional left-wing politics of the residents are coming under attack from new influences. You visit the East Side Gallery to discuss the origins and political message of Berlin's (in)famous street art scene. Walk over the iconic Oberbaumbrücke, which connects East and West Berlin and boasts spectacular views from both sides.
The tour ends with at one of the many weekly markets that dot the city. Enjoy fresh produce, authentic cuisine, Berlin artisans, local farmers and impromptu live music, truly a representation of city's diverse population.
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"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"Different departure times available; please select at time of booking"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
Duration: 4 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.