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Berlin: African Quarter Historical Guided Walking Tour

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Activity provider: MY PREMIUM TRAVEL

Berlin: African Quarter Historical Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: MY PREMIUM TRAVEL

From US$ 24.51 per person

Explore the history of the African Quarter on a guided walking tour in Berlin's Wedding district. Immerse yourself in the tangled history between Germany and several African nations.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Wheelchair accessible


  • Step back in time as you explore the African Quarter and its facinating history
  • Find out why the streets in Wedding are named after African cities or countries
  • Uncover how the industrial revolution impacted German international relations
  • Experience a change of perspective by discussing the impact of past events
  • Get to know the vibrant African Quarter in the Wedding district like a local
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Understand the history of relations between African nations and Germany on this guided walking tour in the African quarter. Gain insights into the impact that this history has had on the Wedding district in Berlin.

Meet your guide at the corner of Müllerstraße and Afrikanische street. Listen to a short induction that includes general information about the African quarter. Find out the size of this quarter and get some data on the demographic makeup of the area. 

View a map of the area to understand exactly where you are in Berlin. Begin your walking tour and hear some facinating historical facts. Uncover the meaning behind street names and the history behind them. Discover what happened in the 1900s between Germany and different African nations.

Head to Swakopmunder street to see a map of the three areas in Africa that were colonized by Germany. Discuss the name Swakopmund and why a city in Namibia still carries this name today. Continue to Petersallee to learn about Carl Peters activities in East Africa.

Hear stories about how how Gustav Nachtigal and Adolf Lüderitz worked together during the time of colonialism. Finally, reach Kongostrasse where your guide will let you know about the Congo Conference and its significant impacts.

Finish your tour at the Rehberge underground station where you can see a memorial plaque and discuss the topics from the tour.

  • Walking tour
  • Guide
  • Water on warm days
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People over 95 years
  • Hearing-impaired people

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Meeting point

Meet on Afrikanische Straße at the corner of Müllerstraße, in front of café Mistral.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
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I really enjoyed the tour. The guide was really knowledgeable!

August 1, 2022

Nice and authentic tour of an aspect of the city's history that was new to us. Informative but not instructive. Thanks

May 15, 2022

Sehr empfehlenswerte Führung!

September 18, 2022


Product ID: 414790