Walking Tours: Berlins Hidden Places
See how Berliners live and why the city is so attractive for people from all over the world. Berlin has many small streets and courtyards with hidden galleries, cafes, small shops, green oases and even ballrooms, and there is a story connected to each and everyone of them! Visit the area around Hackesche Höfe and Prenzlauer Berg, two of the most popular in-scene districts and residential quarters in Berlin that are boasting with life. See what makes them so special and how they have changed over the past 100 years and especially since the fall of the wall.
- Private Tour
- Local tour guide
- Visit local areas tourists usually don’t discover
- Informativ, relaxed, entertaining
Date and time:
At your hotel or any other central location
English, German, other languages upon request
Prices (incl. all taxes):
€ 190 per group
Offer and Booking:
Book the tour online using the yellow „Book now“ button on this page. For questions or to receive an individual offer with price and tour suggestion use the contact form on this page or simply call us at +49-30-220 11 88 89 (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time).
The tour can be customized according to your individual needs and your preferred meeting and ending point. During the tour partly public transportation is used – tickets are not included in the price. Maximum 30 travelers per group – for larger groups ask for an individual offer.
The tour will start at Hackescher Markt, a square with a bustling city life and numerous restaurants and cafes. Only a few meters away, you will delve into the Hackesche Höfe, a system of interconnected courtyards that were originally built at the turn of the 20th century and re-opened in 1997 attracting great numbers of visitors with their mixture of cultural use, culinary offerings and special shops. They contrast with neighbouring Haus Schwarzenberg where you will get an impression of the run-down atmosphere of Hackesche Höfe and Prenzlauer Berg in the 1990s that attracted artists and nightlife bohemiens. You will also have the chance to visit a workshop where Jewish citizens were heroically protected from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Berlin used to be an industrial city in the period of its rapid growth, and most residential houses had several courtyards where working people often lived under precarious circumstances. Nowadays these houses have been mostly renovated and are very prestigious due to their high ceilings, large windows and decorated walls. Follow our guide into a maze of small streets where you will encounter beautiful churches, yet more courtyards put to cultural use, many art galleries, small cafes, a nostalgic ballroom and beer gardens. Find out where you can get the typical German sausages and where Berlin´s breweries are. The daily life of the city´s inhabitants, their social life, the problems that come with the fast-paced change of these popular districts, and the secrets of Berlin´s legendary nightlife – all of this and more is waiting to be discovered. Your guide will be pleased to discuss any questions that might come to your mind and to give you advice on his or her favorite places in the city.
The tour can be customized to special interests you may have, and the ending point can be spontaneously agreed on with the tour guide.
Currywurst and Beer
Prenzlauer Berg is well-known for its local breweries, and the tour can be followed up by a visit to the Prater, Berlin´s oldest beer garden. And if you always wanted to try a currywurst, this sausage, that comes with a hot sauce, is truly at home in this part of town! Ask our guide for Berlin´s oldest family-run currywurst stand and try one of five different levels of spiciness.