Multicultural Kreuzkölln & Kreuzberg Tour
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(3 reviews) star Off the beaten track Berlin 1 - 4 watch_later 3 hours
- done Experience the multicultural, non-touristy Kreuzkölln & Kreuzberg neighbourhoods
- done Have a glimpse at post-war Germany
- done Get real stories from your local guide
- done Check out a WWII bunker
- done Take a look at underground Berlin with its famous art street
- done Professional Guide
You will be picked up anywhere in: Fehrbelliner Platz, Berlin, Germany
What you can expect
The casual visitor to Berlin usually stays for 3 nights and on their to-do-list are Reichstag, East Side Gallery, Holocaust Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, and Potsdamer Platz.
While this is all very important to check out, there is so much more to this city than that, though admittedly, finding these often hidden spots and places is not that easy.
My credo is, in Berlin having a guide - a Local - is essential. Otherwise you're bound to leave after three days without having seen what really makes this city special. I've been working as a professional tour-guide for years and have seen many first-time visitors to Berlin revising their preconceived idea of this complicated city.
The tour I offer, which painstakingly avoids any of the sights were tourists hang about, takes you around various districts of Berlin such as Friedenau, Wilmersdorf, Neukölln, and Kreuzberg.
On the way you'll get to to see some unexpectedly pretty subway stations before stopping at Germany's oldest mosque, the famous "Thai Lawn" (operates Thursday through Sundays), a former WWII bunker, the Admiral's Bridge, at a Synagogue, as well as at a square which the New York Times dubbed "one of Europe's loveliest".
Also included are a trip to the Turkish Market (Tuesday & Friday) and if time permits, we'll stop for lunch at a fabulous bakery with an oven from the 19th century.
This tour is for anyone, aiming to do something different and who's keen to get down to the real Berlin.
This is the plan
Off the beaten track details
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- closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date
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"... I love to show people that are new to Berlin sights, sites, and places which they may otherwise miss since Berlin, in my opinion, is the most misunderstood city in the world. I've been working as a tour-guide ever since I returned from having lived abroad for close to 16 years. Following my return, I had to rediscover this city as so much of it had changed. The constant changes Berlin undergoes makes it a fascinating place to visit. But it is exactly that which make it a challenge to the casual tourist, not to mention tour operators and travel book publishers as they have to edit their Berlin edition every couple of years, with new museums, sights, and monuments being built on a constant basis!
The tour I offer will take you around Berlin - by underground - in just under four hours, introducing you to the many faces and facets you never knew Berlin had, including Germany's oldest mosque, a pretty little square which the New York Times called "one of Europe's prettiest", the site of what formerly was the hub of Berlin's Jewish Community, a wild Turkish market which really is as much Indian and African as it is Turkish. ... Curious? Join me!"