A Private Tour of Kreuzberg and Neukölln: The Other Side of Berlin

Tour Number

Activity Level

400931


Categories

City, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Other

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), German (fluent)

A tour through the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods of Berlin


During the division, these two neighborhoods were located right next to The Wall. Little surprise, then, that they weren't exactly among Berlin's most sought after areas to live in. Both districts were known for their ethnic diversity - Turkish and Arab families who settled here in the 1950s and 60s - joined by a vast community of outcasts, drop-outs and just people who found that these areas were best suited to let them be whatever it was they wanted to be.

The Fall of The Wall has put both these neighborhoods smack in the centre of town, which is why they've become highly desirable areas to live in. This mix - some would call it friction - between the Old and The New, have a very special, very unique appeal. And though the sudden popularity of these areas has indeed created some tension, to put it mildly, it is exactly this tension, this particular blend of people, newcomers and those who've lived here forever, that make a walk through this area a uniquely interesting experience.

Itinerary

We'll start at Oberbaum Bridge (a checkpoint to East Berlin before the Fall of the Wall), then go on to check out East Side Gallery, before winding our way along the narrow streets of Kreuzberg.

Crossing Görlitzer Park with its many buskers and musicians in the summer!, we'll eventually reach the shores of the Landwehr Canal, and should it be a Tuesday or a Friday, we'll walk through the Turkish Market (quite an experience!).

From there, we'll walk through Neukölln and end our tour on Hermannplatz, next to the Arab Quarter.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Outside the Universal Building (near subway line 1/ Warschauer Strasse)

End location: Hermannplatz, Neukölln (subway lines 7 and 8)

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

walking tour

What’s Included

My time, my expertise, and my services as your private guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 EUR - If requested, a stop for tea, coffee, or lunch at one of the many (interesting and creative) cafes and eateries.

What’s Extra

Any personal purchases or expenses, public transport fares, taxi fares, as well as car hire plus driver (if applicable)

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

I am only able to guide groups up to four people through historical monuments and museums.

Contact this Guide

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