The Real Berlin Walking Tour: Art, Food and Counterculture

Duration: 1 day 21 hours
Destination: Germany, Germany, Berlin

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  • 1 day 21 hours
  • Berlin
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Learn about extraordinary people with extraordinary stories. Of art and architecture, cinema and squats. War and peace. East and West. A deeper look below the surface of Berlin.

Shine a light into the shadows of history and why it effects the present on the Real Berlin experience. Visit districts that have changed beyond recognition over the decades, through processes as diverse as squatting, revolution and gentrification. Experience the never ending, ever changing chaos. We tell you the stories you don't know, of pioneers of cinema and those who refused to bow to fascism. . We will make you fall in love.

Tour will include various locations spread across Prenzlauerberg, Mitte and Kreuzberg.

After meeting your guide at the TV Tower in central Berlin, go off the beaten path to discover the real Berlin. See hidden gems most tourists miss on this comprehensive walking tour that allows you to see Berlin through a local's eyes. Since this is a private tour, feel free to capture plenty of photos, ask lots of questions and arrange with your guide to focus on areas that are of particular interest to you.

Check out neighborhoods such as Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte and Friedrichshain. Explore the colorful Turkish area of Kreuzberg and the city's Jewish community. See contemporary and underground art galleries, urban farms, guerilla gardens, organic markets, and incredible street art, graffiti and murals all over Berlin.

Hear about the origins of currywurst, a wildly popular German fast food of fried pork sausage with curry-seasoned ketchup, and Doner kebab, a Turkish gyro first served in Berlin. Visit Prater Garten Berlin, the city's oldest beer garden.

Throughout your 4.5-hour tour, your guide will show you sites related to various countercultural movements, including the student protest movement of the 1960s, the rise and fall of the Baader-Meinhof gang in the 1970s and the May 1 riots of the 1980s. You'll also learn about the electronic dance musical festival called the Love Parade and the hip-hop, reggae and rasta scene of Yaam Beach.

Your private walking tour of Berlin's rich alternative cultural scene concludes at Yaam Beach, but your guide can offer suggestions on how to experience more of the real Berlin.

  • Private guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • AB public transport ticket
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • An AB public transport ticket will be needed for certain parts of the tour. Your guide can assist you with purchase if needed
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

TV Tower in Central Berlin

Return Details

Concludes at Yaam Beach, Stralauer Platz 35, Berlin

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


1 day 21 hours

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews


28 Apr, 2018

I cant say enough about how great this tour was. We were taken into the back streets and neighborhoods of Berlin on both the east and west sides. Took us away from the typical tourist destinations to give us the true feeling of life in Berlin today as well as explaining the history. Our guide, Kalum, was a wealth of knowledge for both the history and modern day. We have taken many La Vacanza Travel tours and have to say this is one of our best.

Michael R

21 Oct, 2017

Really enjoyed walking around Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg with a knowledgeable guide. Great experience, awesome day.

maureen c

05 Nov, 2014

Jason was a great guide and a really laid back, interesting guy. He took us places we never would have found on our own and had a great knowledge of history. The tour was much more interactive than most tours which kept it interesting. He also gave us good suggestions for places to go on our own. Taking public transportation to the different neighborhoods was a great intro for us. I would highly recommend this tour and I would go early into your trip.

Christine E

05 Oct, 2015

A very interesting and alternative tour, showing you parts of Berlin that most tourists don't see. Enlightening, interesting and fun. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to see a different side of the city.

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