Private Walking Tour of East Berlin's Street Art and Counterculture

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API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: Berlin
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights See Boxhagener Strasse
Admire iconic Oberbaum Bridge
Mingle amongst the locals in Revaler Strasse
Visit the East Side Gallery
See Urban Spree
Visit RAW
See refurbed bunkers, bookshops, art cinemas and grassroots record labels
Summary
Enjoy urban, offbeat East Berlin and visit the largest remaining part of the Berlin Wall.
Description

Anti-authoritarian action and citizen uprisings secured Berlin’s place in history as a hotbed of counterculture and on this private walking tour, you will delve deeply into the city’s rich alternative scene. With your private guide , you will:

 - See Boxhagener Strasse (“boxi” to Berliners) art studios and graffiti-covered hip cafes
 - Admire iconic Oberbaum Bridge: a Cold War checkpoint between East and East a modern-day symbol of unified Berlin
 - Mingle amongst the locals in Revaler Strasse’s funky cafes, veggie bistros, DJ bars and art spaces
 - Visit the East Side Gallery - stretching 1.3 km, it is the longest open air gallery in the world
 - See Urban Spree, a 1700 square metre art space and beer garden dedicated to urban cultures
 - Visit RAW, an offbeat sociocultural jumble of graffiti-covered subcultural compounds
 - See refurbed bunkers, bookshops, art cinemas and grassroots record labels

Friedrichshain is one of Berlin’s most eclectic and interesting neighborhoods, is steeped in historic political art, creative self-expression and punky rebel music and on the Private Walking Street and Counterculture Tour of East Berlin you will see contemporary and underground art galleries, urban sculpture, guerilla gardens and soak the neighbourhood’s alternative, Bohemian vibe. A subterranean world of tunnels, storage rooms, air-raid shelters and deserted subway stations once smuggled people East to West. Today entire buildings cloaked in protest murals and rebel-rousing graffiti draw visitors to an artsy counterculture scene where the past lives on in clandestine kitsch cafes, funky bars and slogan-painted techno clubs in disused former Eastern Bloc warehouses

This immersive Private Walking Street and Counterculture Tour of East Berlin takes you beyond the typical tourist sites to discover more than Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, into the city’s lesser-known treasure-troves of Cold War subterfuge and dissent. On the banks of the Spree River, Friedrichstain’s art installations include everything from concrete mixers and barbed wire to 1960s news reels. Stroll Boxhagener Platz and Revaler Strasse to see Soviet-era buildings, GDR-era relics, the longest surviving stretch of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery and Karl-Marx-Allee, a monumental socialist boulevard created by East German leaders as “Germany’s first socialist street.” Experience the artsy Friedrichshain district with its diverse subcultures and storied past.

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a walking tour
No transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 13:00, 09:30
Monday 13:00, 16:00, 09:30
Tuesday 13:00, 16:00, 09:30
Wednesday 13:00, 16:00, 09:30
Thursday 13:00, 16:00, 09:30
Friday 13:00, 16:00, 09:30
Saturday 13:00, 16:00, 09:30

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 52.510626, 13.464559
Address: Wismarplatz Park, Berlin, 10247, DE
Notes: At the statue in the center of Wismarplatz Park
Start Location Notes Wismarplatz Park, Berlin, 10247, DE
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Wismarplatz Park, Berlin, 10247, DE
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

Other Information

FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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