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Half-Day Berlin Alternative City Tour

Highlights
  • Experience 'alternative' Berlin during this half-day city exploration
  • Skip the usual tourist sights and explore Berlin's underground subcultures and top alternative areas
  • Get a taste for the city's thriving street art and graffiti culture
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Half-Day Berlin Alternative City Tour
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Alternative Tour in EnglishMost Popular
Explore Berlin’s beloved underground, in all its grit and graffiti with a local English-speaking tour guide.
US$16.44
Alternative Tour in Spanish
Descubre la escena alternativa de Berlín con un guía hispanohablante.
US$16.44
Overview
Experience Berlin’s ‘alternative’ scene during this edgy 3-hour excursion exploring the city’s lesser-known neighborhoods and underground culture. Skip the guidebook highlights and the typical tourist stops as you experience Berlin’s legendary subcultural scene, checking out street art, ‘squat’ communities, and the history that led to the German capital’s unique non-conformist streak.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the afternoon at the Brandenburg Gate in front of the Starbucks. You’ll spend the rest of the excursion exploring some of Berlin’s lesser-known areas and subcultures via public transport and on foot.

Learn about the history of 20th-century Berlin and how 40 years of division between East and West contributed to city’s unique cultural development. The split helped to a contribute to a unique streak of “non-conformity” that persists to the present day. As you explore the alternative “underbelly” of modern day Berlin, you’ll check out examples of its thriving street art and graffiti culture, visit the scene of past protests, riots, and demonstrations, and visit some of the city’s most popular underground neighborhoods.

You’ll also have the chance to visit the East Side Gallery, one of the last remaining intact stretches of the Berlin Wall, and learn how gentrification and urban development are changing the fabric of this dynamic capital of a modern Germany. You’ll end your experience at the East Side Gallery.
Reviews (92)
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Reviewed 13 September 2018
A half day well spent !

Rob Willis took us on a very interesting tour highlighting aspects of Berlin, normal tourist routes would never see. Excellent !

Thank amedlaw
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
Alternative city walking tour

Max did a great job both showing the group interesting artwork across the city as well as explaining the context behind the art. Highly recommended - gives you a great insight into a fascinating city.

Thank RohanG587
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Fun, friendly, interesting city tours!

We went on both the free historical tour and the alternative tour with Zabi as our guide. It was outstanding and a perfect way on my first visit to Berlin to learn about the history of the city and its cultural heart. Zabi was super...More

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 19 July 2018
Art on the Walls of Berlin

We signed up for this tour specifically as we were interested to view and understand more about the street art that Berlin is famous for. Our guide, Rob Willis, was very knowledgeable and provided interesting nuggets of information about various street artists and their works....More

Thank Ale C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile
Excellent alternative tour

Sarah (from Sydney) was my fantastic guide on this alternative tour exploring Berlin’s street art and alternative culture. I initially had my reservations about using what seemed to be quite a large tour company but any preconceptions about the tour being impersonal or soulless were...More

Thank MacaBhaird
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