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Alternative Berlin

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Basic Information
English, Spanish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Total time
2 hours 45 minutes
Meeting point
In front of the Red Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) - look for the yellow umbrella!
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Big beautiful churches, nice Baroque palaces, grand theatre buildings, and many other places… that you will NOT see on this tour! 😉 Why? Because Berlin is way more than that. Berlin is a European capital of alternative lifestyle and street art! So on this tour, you will explore very different aspects of the German capital. You will be taken to various corners and nooks where most tourist never go.

After this 3-hour tour, you will discover a new city of Berlin. You will know why it is called a “cultural melting pot”. You will learn about the impact of Berlin’s music scene. Furthermore, you will be able to decipher some hidden messages of different graffiti and murals around the city. You will witness squat life very close to the centre of Berlin.

Our Alternative Berlin tour will allow you to feel the true vibe of Berlin!

Attention! A daily transport ticket (AB zone) is needed for this tour!


  • street art

  • squat life

  • Kreuzberg

  • gentrification

  • Berlin, the city of misfits

The last point: YAAM at Ostbahnhof

Additional Important Information

professional local guide


a daily transport ticket (AB zone)

Ticket Message

Meeting point: In front of the Red Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) – look for the yellow umbrella! 

Start time: participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.

Attention: a daily transport ticket (AB zone) is needed for this tour!

Language: English

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes


A daily transport ticket (AB zone) is needed for this tour!

Meeting Point
In front of the Red Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) - look for the yellow umbrella!

Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

Must tour in Berlin!

Rated 5 out of 5
14 hours ago

JF our guide is well versed in Berliner culture – music, art, history and people. Though it was cold a rainy, JR managed to give us an amazing experience within the fascinating and remarkable history the city. Thank you JF!


Seen another side of Berlin!

Rated 5 out of 5
18 hours ago

Our guide Cami was very knowledgeable on street art, music and other alternative aspects of Berlin. He had a great sense of humour and showed us interesting details of the city that I won’t forget. The tour really added to my visit in Berlin!


Artistic and underground tour with JR

Rated 5 out of 5
4 days ago

We did the tour with JR and I was very funny and interesting. He definitely showed us a Berlin we couldn’t know by our own. He knows a lot about urban art and the underground events/places around


Cultural Berlin

Rated 5 out of 5
1 week ago

I had an Amazing time with Xavier! I joined the group alone but was instantly made feel welcome with everybody else and enjoyed every bit of the tour. Would definitely recommend if you’d like to see more than just the touristy stuff and enjoy art!


The tour with JR

Rated 5 out of 5
2 weeks ago

Hi, it was a wonderful tour. I got to experience Berlin in a unique and fun way. I learned facts I would not have learned from books. Tours like the one with JR make traveling fun and unforgettable!


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