Walking along Bernauer Strasse, you will see how the Berlin Wall divided the city. Join us as we search for traces of the Cold War.
Prenzlauer Berg – Walking Tour for School Groups
Walking through Prenzlauer Berg
No other neighbourhood has changed as much as Prenzlauer Berg since the fall of the Berlin Wall. A neighbourhood of tenements built around 1900 for the burgeoning industrial working class of Berlin, its buildings fell into disrepair in East German times. Since the fall of the Wall they have been extensively renovated and are very sought after. Yet this change has come with a cost: almost 80% of the former population of Prenzlauer Berg have been priced out by soaring rents, and its legendary pub and club scene has been dramatically reduced because the affluent new residents don’t like the noise. Such ‘gentrification’ has become a common trend across the world’ major cities, but in Berlin, and especially in Prenzlauer Berg, these changes have been particularly and aggressively rapid. This walk is a case study in that process.
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- Kulturbrauerei – from brewery to event location
- Husemannstraße – East Germany’s showpiece for Berlin’s 750th anniversary celebration
- Sredzkistraße / Rykestraße – Wilhelminian quarter
- Rykestraße Synagogue and Prenzlauer Berg Water Tower
- Prenzlauer Berg’s old breweries – Königsstadt and Pfeffer
- Kastanienallee – pubs, bars and restaurants
- Mauerpark – the former death strip is now everybody’s favourite hangout
Our guides adapt the tours to the participants’ interests and sometimes their own preferences. Changes and deviations are possible.
Kulturbrauerei – uniquely beautiful starting point in the car-free courtyards of a 100 year old former brewery
Daily public bike tours along several routes, in English, Dutch and German
Specially trained guides – knowledgeable and entertaining team of guides
Personal touch – our bike guides are enthusiastic about Berlin and set their own priorities for individual tours
The real Berlin – in addition to Berlin sightseeing, we show aspects of everyday life in the city
Safety – our chosen bike routes favour the use of bike paths and quieter side streets
Well-maintained bike fleet – 21-speed trekking bikes, as well as backpedal or e-bikes
Ideal for families – children’s bikes in various sizes, trailers, child seats, matching helmets
Easy bike tour booking – online, by e-mail or even by phone
Customer friendly and flexible cancellation policy – free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the tour
After the bike ride, you can go to the museum, restaurant or beer garden on the brewery grounds