Popular Walking Tours in Berlin
Berlin walking tours: the city's highlights and history
Berlin offers a variety of walking tours that take visitors on explorative journeys through the historic buildings in the east and west of Berlin. Whether you take a historic tour or one of the more alternative street-art focused tour, you're sure to see the city in a new light afterwards.
1. Learn about historic landmarks of Berlin
Get to know the Brandenburg Gate and see the Holocaust Memorial while walking around Berlin. Getting to know some of the city's past gives you a much needed context for the culture you'll encounter there today.
2. Enjoy graffiti in a totally new way
Alternative tours in Berlin are an amazing way to get to know much more about the murals that cover the buildings in Berlin. Get to know about the rivalries between taggers and who collaborates on pieces.
3. Discover the many neighborhoods of Berlin quickly
Many walking tours are about three hours long and cover lots of ground. You'll hear stories about the diverse neighborhoods and get to know so much about the characters who created Berlin as it exists today.
4. A cheap way to discover Berlin
Walking tours are often free or tip-based in Berlin. If you're on a budget but still want to get to know the city well, a walking tour in Berlin is one of the best activities for you (but don't forget, tour guides are making their living from this!).
5. Ask the guide for recommendations
The guides who give tours are usually residents of Berlin and are excellent resources on what to do and see in Berlin. Don't be shy to ask for restaurant recommendations and more when you're on a walking tour in Berlin!
Planning Your Visit
When is the best time to take a walking tour in Berlin?
Berlin is jam-packed with tourists in the summer, and for good reason. The temperatures are pleasant, the days of sunshine are long, and the city is alive with color. We recommend you take one of the many walking tours in the April through November time frame. June through August are the warmest, but you'll still find it enjoyable to walk around Berlin in spring or fall.
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What people are saying about Berlin
It was fascinating to finally see the sites I've read so much about, & seen on tv documentaries for many years. We were a group of just 4 & our guide was thoroughly well versed & passionate about the subject. He encouraged us to offer views & was able to answer any questions. I've got a basic, self taught understanding of the subject & our guide was glad to fill in the gaps & tie everything together. There's LOTS of walking! There were a couple of rest breaks, one of which was at a pleasant street cafe for refreshments. I shouldn't forget to add that Matt(?), our guide, brought along a bottle of water for us all on what was a very warm day. I wouldn't expect this to be the case if we were a group of 15 or so though!
This was such a wonderful tour. I've lived in Berlin for 4 years but still got discover parts of the city I've never seen before. If you're looking for a unique tour unlike other traditional landmark tours then I would highly recommend this one. I would especially recommend this one to any architecture fans! I'll be booking this tour guide again, for sure!
We had a great afternoon doing the tour and workshop with Kurtis! Highly recommended, although sadly it appears that those tours won't be offered anylonger. If you have the chance book it NOW and have a great time learning about street art and graffiti and giving it a first try :-)
We booked this your as a group of 6 people, our host and tour guide Leah was very knowledgeable about the area, explaining the local cultural aspects of the urban art scene, we saw a side to Berlin that we would never have seen without booking such a tour. Highly recommend!
Our guide, Tobias, was superb, walking us through the fascinating history of queer Berlin. Anyone interested in history generally, and more specifically gay history, should take this tour.