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history walk

Berlin: trendy, edgy, multiculti

history walk

Berlin: trendy, edgy, multiculti

188 reviews
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Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Berlin: trendy, edgy, multiculti

history walk

Berlin: trendy, edgy, multiculti

188 reviews
COVID-19 update. Visit the Help Centre to read our guidelines for protecting the health & safety of hosts and guests on Airbnb Experiences.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll take a walk around Kreuzberg - one of Berlin's most multicultural, contradictory, and vibrant districts with its unmistakable anything-goes atmosphere. This is a locality with fine-dining restaurants and punk squats, colourful Turkish markets and minimalist designer boutiques, hip bars, vegan cafes, cult kebab stands, picturesque parks, and crowded techno-clubs. I will tell you how anarchists contributed to the preservation of Berlin's historic architecture, and how West Berlin squatters met their peers from East Berlin and had to face the who-is-doing-the-dishes issue. You'll see some cool street art and hear the story behind 2 black walls, which used to be some of Berlin's most famous murals. We will have lunch at Kreuzberg's oldest building where sisters of the Bethanien monastery used to dine and (later) squatters used to hang out, and I will tell you an amazing personal story which shows how history comes alive in Berlin. Be prepared to walk a lot and hear stories of Berlin's distant and recent history - sometimes sad, sometimes funny, sometimes unbelievable. Join me for a walk to catch Berlin's multicultural, bohemian counterculture vibe!

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Learn more about Maria

Maria

Throughout the years that I've been living in Berlin, I have been exploring the history and the unique spirit of this multifaceted, frenzied, and incredible city. I have discovered so many amazing stories, that at some point I realized I want to share them with people. Working in PR and culture news journalism, I mastered the art of storytelling. Now, tour-guiding gives me a great opportunity to put these skills into practice. Apart from showing visitors Berlin's hidden gems, I do translations, organize cultural events for kids and grownups, do yoga, and raise my two awesome sons.

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Where you'll be

We will visit several Kreuzberg locations, including Graeferkiez with its turn-of-the-century houses and cozy cafes, Fraenkelufer, a romantic riverside area, Kottbusserr Tor, an edgy spot full of life and contrasts; Köpi 137, a punk squat; the former border crossing at the Oberbaumbrücke bridge. We're NOT coming back to the meeting point, the final destination is the East Side Gallery.

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. I am happy to show you how kids-friendly Berlin is, but this walk might be too tiring and not quite appropriate for children. Group size up to 5…

What to bring

More tips

Pls, dress for the weather (maybe bring an umbrella) and wear comfortable shoes. Our final destination is the East Side Gallery, which you can explore on your own.

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Maria
Berlin: trendy, edgy, multiculti
188 reviews
From £28/person
188 reviews
From £28/person