Highlights / General details
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 with gentrification, a real estate boom, and even a high-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 the 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.
Subway Ticket, Food and Beverages and Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Departs at 10:30am Tuesday, Friday and Sundays (April 1 – October 31)
Approx. 4-5 hours.
Distance: Approx. 8 miles/14 km.
Meeting Point: the main entrance of the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz. 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.
For our Raw Tour, we will be taking the bikes with us on the subway. For this, you will need both an individual ticket (Zones AB for € 2, 30) and a bike ticket (Zones AB for € 1, 50). You can get these from us in our shop or at the metro station.
Guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the departure location.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**