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The story of Berlin told through food

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The story of Berlin told through food

29 reviews
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
bike ride

The story of Berlin told through food

bike ride

The story of Berlin told through food

29 reviews
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will be cycling off the beaten path, exploring how Berlin's complex history has shaped its food, people, and places, making it the vibrant city it is today. I have chosen our food stops to represent tradition, migration, and modern influences. From German classics to Turkish specialties, it is through these foods that you’ll learn about the story of Berlin. We begin our journey near the historic center of Alexanderplatz, where we will talk about the founding of the city and life in medieval Berlin. As we ride away from the center, we will advance through the centuries, learning how a provincial city turned bustling metropolis overnight, only to be ravaged by war half a century later. Our first food stop takes us to a 19th century market hall for an appetizer and welcome drink. Afterwards, we'll continue into Kreuzberg, with its graffiti covered streets, all night parties, and eclectic food scene, it is a neighborhood that defines this dynamic city. I'll explain how the wall affected this area in particular and you'll learn why, today, it is called little Istanbul, before we dig in to some traditional Turkish mezes. Lastly, we'll head into the former East, crossing the river Spree to the neighborhood of Friedrichshain. There we will taste how a young generation of Germans are keeping their traditional food alive.

Your host

Learn more about Julian

Julian

Hi, I'm Julian, a Berlin based guide, food lover, and historian. I'm originally from Toronto, but I have always been drawn to Berlin, the birthplace of my grandmother. In 2008 I came to study German history and immerse myself in the culture, immediately falling in love with the city's gritty charm. I moved here permanently in 2012 and have been leading tours through Berlin ever since. I am also a certified guide with the Berlin Guides Association (BBS) Check out some of my other tours: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1138199 https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/763952

What's included

Food
All food, including vegetarian options upon request
Drinks
A welcome beer, wine, or non-alcoholic drink at our first stop. Water at each restaurant.
Transport
Bike rental is included
Equipment
Helmets available upon request

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Where you'll be

We will be visiting 3 specially chosen stops that provide a unique look into Berlin's food scene, including; German, Turkish, and modern Berlin cuisine. We will be seeing the medieval quarter, East Side Gallery, Markthalle Neun, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, a former squat, the death strip, and more.

This experience is available starting April 21, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until Friday 3 April due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Guests must be comfortable on a bike

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Julian
The story of Berlin told through food
29 reviews
From £70/person
29 reviews
From £70/person