Contemporary Berlin has earned a reputation as a vibrant bastion of counter culture, progressive thought, and creative spirit. It’s a city teeming with “stay-cationers”, street art, and non-conformists, while juggling gentrification, a real estate boom, and even a tech boom.
Some of the topics we cover include:
Colliding ambitions: For some, bare post-Cold War areas mean appealing public spaces, while for others this land represents unique investment opportunities.
Urban renewal: The former Tempelhof airport and reclaimed no-man’s-land are two impressive examples of Berlin’s continuous, almost organic, development that few other cities can rival.
"Multi-kulti": Multi-culturalism’s benefits come with integration struggles and stereotypes. On the tour we delve deep into Kreuzberg to focus on Germany’s historical guest worker programs and how this impacts Berlin’s current politics and social dynamics.
Creative spaces: See both famous squats as well as where this endangered lifestyle is being transformed. We’ll discuss how these concepts evolved, and what the future holds for them.
NOTE: This tour does not return to the starting point at the end of the tour as most guests will want to continue to explore on their own. A free bike rental is included with the tour so you can hold on to your bike until the end of the day!
|Students / Seniors||USD $32.99|
|Children (12 and under)||USD $17.76|
Our fully-stocked shop is centrally located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm) in Alexanderplatz. Tours meet just around the corner in front of the entrance to the tower. You will see our guides there with our large, red flags.
All bike tours meet at the main entrance of the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz. You will see our guides there along with our large, red flag. If you would like to drop by our shop before the tour, you can find us around the right-hand corner from entrance, behind the cafe to the right of the TV Tower entrance.
Reservations are recommended, but not required. We suggest that you book in advance so that you are guaranteed a spot on the tour, and also to help us better plan for the day of your tour. If you do not have a reservation don’t worry, just come on by our shop and we will get you on tour, provided that there is space.
Be sure to bring your camera and some cash for the lunch break. We also recommend that you bring an extra layer of clothing in case it get’s chilly during the tour. There is a luggage rack on our bikes so you can easily carry some small items with you.
No- the bike is included with the bike tour, so just bring yourself and we will take care of the rest!
Yes, we will make a stop for lunch during the tour. Please remember that the cost of food is not included in the tour price, so make sure to have some cash with you.