Walking Tour Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg

Berlin, Germany


2 - 25

2 hrs 30 mins

$ 17 USD
per person

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Tour Information

  • Around:
    • Berlin, Germany
  • Pickup: Metro-Station "Senefelderplatz" (U2) - Metzer Straße 45, 10405 Berlin - in front of the LPG Biomarkt

  • Landmarks Landmarks
  • Health and fitness Health and Fitness

Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Price per person: $17
  • Size: 2 - 25 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English

  • Cancel up to 24h before, incurring a processing fee of 10%

Walking Tour Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg

The North-East of Berlin used to be farmland with a handful of windmills in the early 19th century. Today, it accomodates a quarter of pre-WWII residential houses which is unparalleled in Germany in its homogeneity. Relatively unscathed in WWII, the area left and right of Schönhauser Allee was severely neglected afterwards until the turnaround, when a large part of the dilapidated buildings was redeveloped.

The former workers’ settlement was also a center of Jewish life up until the 1940s. When East Berlin was still the capital of the GDR, Prenzlauer Berg was already characterized by students, artists and intellectuals.

Oppositionist lobbies started gathering here in the 1970s and massively influenced the political landscape in 1989, ultimately leading to the German Reunification from the Eastern German side.

The district rose to magnetically attracting alternatives and heirs of a rather bohemian lifestyle from all over the world after the Wall had fallen. Ever since Prenzlauer Berg gained the attention of higher income groups and the subsequent rent increase began, the population has started to change profoundly. Critical analyses see therein a threat to the social melange and the colorful, attractive lifestyle of the area.

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4.9 stars, based on 12 reviews
A really informative tour! Thank you Tobias!
15/02/2014 at 20:55
Manfred Rogg
Manfred Rogg
28/01/2014 at 17:11
We felt very well guided. It was a splendid afternoon with information which were also helpful for a longtime Berlin inhabitant.
11/11/2013 at 22:12
Rücker, Jan
Rücker, Jan
Anytime again - I already picked the next tour. Kind regards, Jan Ruecker
04/11/2013 at 09:09
A very kind guide + a very informative tour + sun instead of the declared rain = highy recommendable!
20/10/2013 at 20:38
Katja aus Mitte
Katja aus Mitte
It was very interesting to immerse into the history of the Karl-Marx-Allee. It was told very vividly and underlined with pictured by our guide from Sonderweg Berlin. Even though we live in Berlin for a long time now, these "Kiez" tours enrich us. Highly recommendable!
01/10/2013 at 22:36
The tour was very personal and competent and was a lot of fun. A great insight to the quarter and its history! We will do this tour again!
20/09/2013 at 20:46
We had a very pleasant tour through Prenzlauer Berg. Even though all other participants had cancelled, the guide went on the tour with just the two of us. We´ve been living in that area for 6 years and were surprised about what we learned. The tour is also recommendable for long-time residents.
26/08/2013 at 11:31
The tour duration is too long, you are not able to take all the information in.
01/04/2013 at 07:50
The tour "Prenzlauer Berg" with Tobias Schwabe was very informative and good. We also did another tour with him, "Kreuzberg 61" which is only to be recommended.
25/02/2013 at 11:31
It was a lot of fun. We did learn a lot of new things. A lot better than discover a city by bus.
07/01/2013 at 17:32
Jürgen U.
Jürgen U.
Mr Schwabe really knows the place, has a lot of detailled knowledge. Anytime again.
04/01/2013 at 18:41