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.

Excellent Guide; Interesting Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
1 day ago

I took the Alternative Berlin tour this afternoon with Daniel from Spain as the guide. We covered a lot of ground, literally and figuratively. Daniel is very enthusiastic as a guide and explained a lot about Berlin since 1961, as he showed us related sites. Highly recommended,


Alternative Berlin

Rated 5 out of 5
2 days ago

Our guide, J.R., showed us so many things we would never have seen on our own and provided a wealth of information on a range of subjects from gentrification to street art. It was a fantastic tour. We appreciated his depth of knowledge and good humor. I have hearing issues and so particularly appreciated his clear speaking voice – no struggle whatsoever in understanding all he shared with us.

Winifrede Ottinger

Tina’s your rocks!

Rated 5 out of 5
4 days ago

Tina really knows her stuff be more importantly know what works for visitors, has put a great deal of thought into devising the route and locations to create a fabulous insight into life in Berlin, past and present.

Jacqui Newling

Super awesome!

Rated 5 out of 5
1 week ago

Participated in an “Alternative Berlin” tour with JR. A really cool and nice guy and a great guide. Showed us some really beautiful art, spiced it up with interesting historical background information, and topped the whole thing with awesome recommendations for things to do/see in Berlin after the tour. Good vibes throughout.

Had a blast! Highly recommended.

Thanks a lot, JR. 🙂


Fabulous tour, would highly recommend

Rated 5 out of 5
1 week ago

Excellent tour to do on our second day in Berlin. ‘JR’ was knowledgeable, informative, interactive and funny which made for an all round fabulous experience. Would highly recommend.


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