Between Kreuzberg and Hallesches Tor
In reference to its former zip code, the larger Western part of Berlin-Kreuzberg is commonly called Kreuzberg 61. A monument reminding of the Wars of Liberation has been towering over the highest elevation of the former »Tempelhofer Vorstadt« (suburb) since 1821. »Kreuzberg« (literally: cross-hill) was founded in 1920 and supposedly got its name from the Iron Cross at the tip of this monument.
A large number of Gründerzeit tenements shapes the neighborhood until today. Unlike other parts of Berlin, the area between Hallesches Tor and Viktoriapark survived the bombings of WWII relatively unharmed. In the course of area rehabilitations, a greater part of the well-preserved building stock fell victim to a rigorous demolition policy starting in the 1960s and lasting up until the late 1970s.
Fortunately, residents opposed this policy and succeeded in saving a large number of the meanwhile heritage-protected buildings from this urban clear cutting. The squatting era is over. Despite the prevailing gentrification, the neighborhood around Bergmannstraße is still marked by an alternative multiculturalism.
Great tour, well prepared. Anytime again
We did enjoy the tour a lot. It was highly informative and the guide was very competent. The 2 1/2 hours went by in a flash. Anytima again with Mr Schwabe.
Thanks a lot for the pleasant and interesting time in Kreuzberg
entertaining and informative
A very friendly and competent guide who offered us a private tour, due to the lack of other participants. He showed us some beautiful places of Kreuzberg 61 with a lot of commitment. And even though we did expect the "other Kreuzberg" (=Kreuzberg 36), we weren't disappointed and did learn a lot! Highly recommendable, thank you!
We did learn a lot of new things and a lot of interesting details. Our guide also took our wishes into account as often as possble.
We felt very good taken care of and excellently guided. Highly recommendable.
Everything was great, anytime again.
Maybe there should be a 20 minutes break during the tour.
Any time again. Thank you so much for this great tour.
The tour was performed even though I was the only participant.
Convenient group size, the route was easy to cope with, very sympathetic and competent guidance with a lot of details through a part of Berlin that we didnt know before. Any time recommendable!
very competent, friendly, entertaining...
Nice tour with interesting information. Dont forget your cosy shoes :-)
We did learn a lot about Kreuzberg.
Very informative, particitpant-oriented tour
A really good tour with a lot of competence and background knowledge.
Round about three hours in a small group of five people for just 10 euros all through Kreuzberg! That was just great. You can tell that the guide is really committed. We will visit all the other tours when we get the opportunity!! :)
The tour "Kreuzberg 61" was highly informative, individual and good. A huge compliment and thanks to Tobias Schwabe. Anytime again.
It was a very informative tour!!! Thank you!!!
Great. Anytime again when we will be back in Berlin. Thanks again to the very kind and competent guide. The cake recommendation was really good as well.
Very good communication and organisation, competent guide, very exciting and entertaining tour - thank you!
It was very cosy, informative and we got a tip for a coffee house which we wouldn't have found on our own. Great idea!
thank you, everything was fine!
We were the only participants so the guide "loaded off" all his knowledge on us. It was very informative and interesting, but also very exhausting. The tour should've lasted 2,5 hours, but after 2 hours we were so exhausted that we ended the tour. But I would definitely book it again. Only recommendable.