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Small-Group 3-Hour Berlin Walking Tour of Kreuzberg \'s Wild Side

Price USD$19.40


Small-Group 3-Hour Berlin Walking Tour of Kreuzberg \'s Wild Side
Enjoy a fascinating 3-hour walking tour through the wild side of Kreuzberg in the former postal area SO36 that was part of the “American Zone” of West Berlin during the cold war.

We start at Kottbuser Tor, one of the multicultural hot-spots in this area surrounded by alternative cafés, stylish bars, clubs and international restaurants. Having a look back in time we walk through the architectonic and social history of Kreuzberg from the 19th century to the 1960s and 70s and to the modern development of the present days. Kreuzberg transformed from one of the poorest quarters in the 1970s to one of the most popular cultural centers of Berlin today.

Entering the pulsating life of unique Oranienstrasse, we explore some of the typical Berlin courtyards with their history and get a link to some actual developments in fashion, art and music. Finding roots of Kreuzberg’s history of alternative live and former squatted house projects we walk to Mariannenplatz to visit the Arthouse Bethanien, a historic hospital building near the former border area what was next to the Berlin Wall. Just around the corner there is a hidden secret behind Thomas church and next to the “Tree House” at the Berlin Wall, a garden project.

We keep walking to the Market Hall 9 food market and we enter Görlitzer Park to get an overview of the whole area. Leaving the park we arrive in another pulsating area of Kreuzberg around Wiener Street with an interesting mix of people and styles. Coming near to our destination Görlitzer Bahnhof train station we see another side of Kreuzberg and its street life, clubbing hot spots and culture.

Highlights of the tour are:

  • Kottbusser Tor / Subway Line 1 (Berlin’s first subway)
  • Oranienstraße / blind man´s workshop /
  • Kreuzberg courtyards
  • SO36 – legendary music club and party location
  • Prince Heinrich of Prussia Square
  • Schokofabrik women´s center – a former chocolate factory
  • Mariannen Square / Firemen memorial / Arthouse Bethanien / Fontane Pharmacy
  • Georg-von-Rauch-House („Rauch-Haus“, a former occupied building)
  • “Treehouse“at the Berlin Wall / former Luisenstadt Canal
  • Ton-Steine-Gärten – an urban gardening project
  • Market Hall 9 Food Market
  • Spreewald Platz / Görlitzer Park – former Görlitzer Train Station
  • Kid´s Circus Cabuwazi
  • Islamic Culture House with mosque

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Enjoy a fascinating 3-hour walking tour through the wild side of Kreuzberg in the former postal area SO36 that was part of the “American Zone” of West Berlin during the cold war.