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Prenzlauer Berg Tour: Kulturbrauerei, Kollwitzplatz & More

1. Prenzlauer Berg Tour: Kulturbrauerei, Kollwitzplatz & More

Experience a refined and relaxing tour through the Berlin neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg, where, up until the mid 19th century, there were once far–stretching fields with windmills, now stands one of Berlin's most creative and trendy districts. The tour will travel both east and west of Prenzlauer Berg's most important street, Schönhauser Alle, and through the unique building developments from the post-modernism period in Germany. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the face of this former workers' district has changed dramatically: Learn how this long and rocky history has combined with the district's newfound prosperity and diversity to shape the modern form of Prenzlauer Berg. The goal of the tour is to raise awareness of the incredible parts of the city rarely apparent at first glance. Confront the contrasts and see the secrets. Hear authentic insights and interesting background information. Each tour is an incredible opportunity to experience the city with all the senses and invite dialog.

Berlin: Small Group Prenzlauer Berg Bicycle Tour in German

2. Berlin: Small Group Prenzlauer Berg Bicycle Tour in German

Start your interesting bicycle tour through the history of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin on historic grounds at the former border crossing Bornholmer Straße, which first opened on November 9th, 1989. Today, the Platz des 9 November 1989 is located there and serves as a reminder of this big, world-changing event. Following the former course of the wall on your bike, you will cross Mauerpark (Wall Park), where on Sundays, flea markets, karaoke and musical improvisations take place. From there, you will continue to the street Bernauer Straße, which was divided from 1961 to 1989. Afterwards, cycle along the global capital of breweries that developed during the end of the 19th century and pass through the once largest brewery in Germany (today the Kulturbrauerei) and along the tenements at Kollwitzplatz, which were illustrated by Heinrich Zille. Then, you will reach Berlin’s oldest water tower, the Dicker Hermann (Fat Hermann), completed in 1877. From here, you will cycle to the eastern quarter ofBötzowviertel where you will be able to admire the Märchenbrunnen (Fountain of Fairy Tales), a 34 times 54 meter large fountain complex that was constructed by the architect Ludwig Hoffmann in the neo-Baroque style. You will then cycle to Velodrom, a track cycling arena and one of Berlin’s biggest concert venues, and to the Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europasportpark, an indoor swimming pool. Cycling past the Ernst Thälmann Monument, the tour will lead you to the Zeiss Major Planetarium, a prestigious building from GDR times. Lastly, cycle through The Palm, Berlin’s largest social building complex built in 1886 and named after a potted palm tree standing in an anteroom at the time. The building now serves as a homeless shelter and has 5,000 sleeping places in 40 dormitories.

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What people are saying about Kollwitzplatz

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 454 reviews

Really interesting tour, especially if you interesting in architecture plus history. It is very interesting to get to know the change of this beautiful neighbourhood throughout the centuries and how it used to be before it became this cute kinda "posh" area. Best part was our tour guide Tobias! Very engaging , very funny, he even kept us longer time. We booked the tour for me and my friend and although nobody else had booked, they didnt cancel and we end up having a private tour!

In Mr. Schwabe we had a very competent, enthusiastic tour guide. Although I know my way around the district well, we have learned a lot of new things, especially with a historical background. We were made aware of a lot of things that I hadn't seen on my own. So the cold windy weather didn't bother us.

One of the Best Guides Ever

Tobias, has a background in museums and history and it shows. Prenzlauer Berg is a must and do it with Tobias. We like the area so much that we stayed for eight nights..

The tour was extremely informative and interesting.

This walking tour was both informative and interesting made so by the obviously passionate and knowledgeable guide.

A very good way to see Berlin and learn the history