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Berlin: Guided Pub Crawl with Shots

1. Berlin: Guided Pub Crawl with Shots

Begin your evening getting to know your guide and other like-minded travelers. From there, head out into the Berlin night to your first stop. After you’ve properly loosened up, continue on to three additional venues of bars, pubs, and dance halls. Every night is a new experience on this pub crawl. Get to know Berlin’s nightlife as you make four stops ranging from cocktail lounges, alternative dives, techno bars, bustling dance halls, and more. Enjoy complimentary shots along the way, always concluding your evening at one of the city’s biggest dance clubs where you'll skip the line with VIP entrance. This pub crawl takes you to a variety of bars and pubs in the city’s most popular neighborhoods. Crawl through Berlin with the iconic TV tower as your backdrop and have an unforgettable experience drinking and dancing the night away.

Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

2. Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

A guided bicycle tour is the best way to discover Berlin. Cycling is not only an easy way to get around the city but also brings you close to the action! Even visitors who already know Berlin well are amazed at the new perspectives they see on this tour. This tour usually runs on bike paths and safe, quiet roads. Start at the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and cycle toward Volkspark Friedrichshain and Karl-Marx-Allee. In Friedrichshain, bike around Boxhagener Platz and the RAW Tempel. This area is home of great nightlife, but there's still plenty to see during the day! Continue along the East Side Gallery and over the Oberbaumbrücke to Kreuzberg. Discover back courtyards, explore beautiful parks, and ride along the banks of the River Spree. See Görlitzer Park, and experience the alternative way of life in the colorful SO36 district of Kreuzberg. You’ll not only learn many interesting facts but hear various anecdotes about the city and insider tips.

Berlin: "Vibes of Berlin" Bike Tour

3. Berlin: "Vibes of Berlin" Bike Tour

Take a bicycle tour through the wild, alternative Berlin and discover what Klaus Wowereit meant when he said, "Berlin is poor, but sexy!" The tour begins in the central Nikolaiviertel, just five minutes from the TV Tower by foot. Start the tour where Berlin's history began, then ride far from the center to experience the city life in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Neukölln, and Treptow. Immerse yourself in the different districts of Berlin and learn how they've changed. On this 17-kilometer ride, take a look at alternative projects and restored buildings as you ride along side streets and bike paths. The tour takes you through diverse areas and lets you see exceptional buildings and innovative ideas. Enjoy a beautiful ride along the Spree and the Landwehr Canal, where the contrasts of Berlin could not be clearer. Stop every 5 to 10 minutes to learn interesting and historical facts. A small group of up to 15 people, an intimate atmosphere, and a relaxed pace make this an unforgettable experience.

Alternative Berlin Experience

4. Alternative Berlin Experience

Take a 4-hour walking tour and discover Berlin's dynamic culture and lifestyle, and see why it fascinates so many visitors year after year. Creative, tolerant, multi-cultural, and liberal; no other city balances tradition and trends, density and open space, underground and cosmopolitan areas, quite like UNESCO's first "City of Design." On this premier alternative tour you will step off the tourist trail and explore the entire cultural landscape from a local perspective. From alternative underground, to urban and cosmopolitan, your guide will compare the many flavors, colors, and vibes of the East and West Berlin neighborhoods. Stroll through landmarks of the city's subcultural and countercultural history, and see some of the world's most breathtaking street art and graffiti up close. Stop at the Turkish neighborhoods in Kreuzberg, and visit Berlin's African and former Jewish communities. Take a peek at the city's colorful gay community, with a stop at one of Berlin's extravagant neighborhoods. Then, find out more about Berlin's hiphop and reggae scene at a delightful African beach bar and market. Listen to some amazing stories of the many different cultural movements that have taken hold in this unique city over the years, and discover the true identity of the city as you explore and experience the real Berlin.

East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

5. East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

Learn about the daily life of divided Berlin and how east Berliners lived the existence and the fall of their country, the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Visit the most iconic places of the former capital of the GDR using public transport, including the memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall on Bernauer Strasse. Next, hit Alexanderplatz and the Karl-Marx-Allee, the monumental Communist avenue. The tour ends at Alexanderplatz, where your guide can help you find a typical restaurant or take transportation to the next part of your adventure.

Berlin: 48-Hour or 72-Hour Bike Rental

6. Berlin: 48-Hour or 72-Hour Bike Rental

Pick up your bike at the Kulturbrauerei, an old industrial brewery complex in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg. Meet the staff who will provide you with your bike and adjust it to your requirements, ensuring a comfortable and safe ride. Receive a personal lock, a map, bike baskets, tension belts, helmets, trouser clips, sunblock, and rain ponchos so you can explore Berlin in all weather conditions. Then, explore Berlin at your own pace. Ride along the banks of the River Spree and explore both the former Western and Eastern sections of Berlin. Discover beautiful parks including Tempelhofer Park and Treptower Park which are perfect for cycling. If you need assistance simply contact the bike depot crew by phone who will be happy to help. You can return the bike after closing hours if you need some more time to explore.

Berlin: Karl-Marx-Allee 2-Hour Tour

7. Berlin: Karl-Marx-Allee 2-Hour Tour

Visit Berlin and explore the fascinating Karl-Marx-Allee. Listen to how it changed from Frankfurter Allee to Stalinallee and then finally received its current name. Admire the almost 2-kilometer long boulevard that forms the largest monument in the German capital. Admire the architecture along the street, one of the most important examples of urban development during the post-war period in Germany. You’ll discover an architectural highlight: Frankfurter Tor with its distinctive towers. Explore the apartment buildings in Friedrichshain with their arcades, see the Kosmos cinema designed by Josef Kaiser, and discover the high-rise building “Hochhaus an der Weberweise”. Admire the partial ruins of the Church of the Resurrection and stroll through Strausberger Platz with its distinctive high-rise buildings that served as a gateway to the socialist city center.

Berlin: Scavenger Hunt Through Friedrichshain (in German)

8. Berlin: Scavenger Hunt Through Friedrichshain (in German)

Explore Berlin on your own with the aid of playing cards that will take you to a variety of locations around Friedrichshain. Enjoy a varied tour you can customize yourself while getting to know some funny stories and solving puzzles. Decide for yourself where to spend how much time and enjoy an interesting tour in a playful way. Starting at the old slaughterhouse, continue to the Samariterkirche. Not far from Boxhagener Platz and Simon-Dach-Straße, the Spree River is spanned by the Oberbaumbrücke at the eastern harbor. Right on the river bank, you will also find the East Side Gallery and the O2 World. The tour will end at the impressive Volkspark Friedrichshain with the fairy tale fountain and the Friedhof der Märzgefallenen. The City Game Box will contain 16 sealed and numbered envelopes with puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, make your way on foot through Berlin. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt City Tour, and how much time to spend at each location. Embark on an enigmatic and extraordinary tour, and take a break from your City Game Seductive Berlin whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day – it’s completely up to you.

Berlin Reunited and Revived! 3-Hour Alternative Tour

9. Berlin Reunited and Revived! 3-Hour Alternative Tour

Discover how the once dilapidated and divided German capital became the “poor but sexy” capital of cool. Visit 4 very different neighborhoods to see Berlin's gentrification, growing corporate culture, and thriving alternative scene. Begin with the once neglected buildings of Mitte which were quickly restored to their former glory after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Then head to Prenzlauer Berg. The artistic hub of Berlin in the 90s, Prenzlauer Berg now attracts an influx of upwardly mobile young professionals and families. Visit the Kulturbrauerei; an old brewery that has been refurbished into a center for culture and the arts, mirroring the metamorphosis that continues in East Berlin today. Head to the alternative districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, where left-wing residents continue to stave off attacks from corporate businesses and rent-raising landlords. Visit the East Side Gallery, a colorful section of the Berlin Wall that's now the largest open-air gallery in the world, and discuss the origins and political overtones of Berlin's famous street art scene. The tour ends with a crescendo at the infamous Turkish Market, an outdoor bazaar on the banks of the beautiful Landwehr canal. The weekly market has grown beyond its origins of fresh produce, authentic Turkish cuisine and bolts of brightly patterned fabric, today you can find Berlin artisans, local farmers and impromptu live music too, truly a representation of city's diverse population.

Berlin: Clubbing Culture & Free Spaces Walking Tour

10. Berlin: Clubbing Culture & Free Spaces Walking Tour

Clubbing culture in Berlin is unique. The fall of the Berlin Wall made a clubs and free spaces possible and since then these popular places have shaped modern Berlin. These clubs and free places all have important cultural functions in the city of Berlin. They create safe spaces for residents and visitors alike and are continually changing to fit with the new and now. Local politicians are also coming to understand that the clubs are not just cultural influencers, but also important economic players, generating 1.5 Billion Euro each year in revenue. After meeting your guide, you'll explore this fascinating aspect of Berlin's culture and history. First you'll learn how gentrification put an end to Club Rummelsburg, which permenantly closed in 2019. Then take a ride to Warschauer Straße and the RAW area. This area is a great example of a free space which developed right after the Wall came down. Next, discover the close connection between art and clubbing at Berghain. Every month the flyers at Berghain are designed by new artists and for their tenth anniversary they put on an amazing art exhibition. The final stop on your tour is at Holzmarkt where you can see how city development has been influenced by clubbing culture.

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What people are saying about Friedrichshain

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,111 reviews

A must do… Riding in the City is all fun! Well organised, simply choose on site your bike, helmet, and follow the guide. Our guide Lauren is first class for giving us an overview of Berlin, and out of the common path.

Very well organized pub crawl. Very fun, it allows you to meet a lot of people from all over the world.

Excellent and fascinating insights on the history and architecture of Karl-Marx-Allee

Some great pubs and our guide siobhan was amazing craic, must do tour

Great guide, and had a fun time. Thanks for the pub crawl