Tours & activities in Berlin

Alternative Culture and Street Art Tour

Discover the side of Berlin that the locals love - street art, underground culture and more

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Due to the unusual tourism situation currently developing, we have temporarily suspended this tour.

ABOUT THE Alternative Culture and Street Art Tour

While Berlin's history with the Third Reich and the Cold War are important parts of its story, Berlin today is home incredible street art, a world-famous club scene and an irrepressible underground culture. Come and see the modern Berlin that the locals love on this 3.5-hour walking tour.

 

Your Alternative Culture and Street Art Tour meets in front of the Starbucks at the Brandenburg Gate (S/U-Bahn Brandenburger Tor).

 

Instagram-worthy street art

On this 3.5-hour tour, your expert local guide will tell you the story of Berlin today. Starting at the iconic Brandenburg Gate, your guide will immediately take you on the train to see parts of Berlin that are outside of the shiny city center. You will need to keep your eyes peeled, as Berlin's art scene can be discovered not only on the walls of buildings and in the boutique galleries you'll stroll past, but also down in the pavements and up on rooftops. Your guide will introduce you to the different kinds of street art (paste-ups, stencils etcetera) and to some of Berlin's best-known street artists, as well as taking you along Berlin's most beloved (and largest) piece of street art, the East Side Gallery.

Berlin's underground scene

However, this isn't simply a street art tour, as Berlin's underground scene has much more to it than that. You'll also hear about the countless protests, demos and counter-demos that take place in the city, and about how the locals rebel against gentrification, as well as being taken past some of Berlin's best-known and longest standing squats. You'll hear about how the fall of the Berlin Wall gave rise to Berlin's unique alternative scene, and which clubs have given Berlin the title of best nightlife in the world.

Get local tips from a local guide

Finally, your local guide will be happy to share with you their tips for authentic Berlin - including where to go out, which areas of the city to explore, and which tourist traps to avoid.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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The Alternative Culture and Street Art Tour starts in front of the Starbucks at the Brandenburg Gate (S/U-Bahn Brandenburger Tor)

  • Take pictures of some of the street art that Berlin is famous for
  • Learn about the clubs that give Berlin the reputation of best nightlife in the world
  • Stroll along Berlin’s most beloved piece of street art, the East Side Gallery
  • Hear about how Berliners are fighting back against gentrification
  • Get the insider tips from some of Berlin’s best local guides

TOUR SCHEDULES

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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-language expert guide
  • Break for lunch
What’s not included
  • Train ticket (AB day pass required)
  • Food and drinks at break
Additional Information
  • You will need to purchase an AB transport ticket for this tour
  • Children up to 13 years old may join free, however, please note that some content may not be suitable for younger guests
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Our business is connecting great guides and smart travelers, and we're proud that so many local guides employ us to welcome travelers like you on their journey through some of the world's best cities. No two tours are alike, and the sites, stories, and length of the tour will vary depending on what your freelance guide decides is best. That's why the tours we promote never get stale or feel scripted, and why both independent guides and savvy travelers prefer SANDEMANs
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Alternative Culture and Street Art Tour meeting point in front of the Starbucks at the Brandenburg Gate
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