Museum at the Kulturbrauerei

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Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

1. Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

A guided bicycle tour is the best way to discover Berlin. Cycling is not only an easy way to get around the city but also brings you close to the action! Even visitors who already know Berlin well are amazed at the new perspectives they see on this tour. This tour usually runs on bike paths and safe, quiet roads. Start at the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and cycle toward Volkspark Friedrichshain and Karl-Marx-Allee. In Friedrichshain, bike around Boxhagener Platz and the RAW Tempel. This area is home of great nightlife, but there's still plenty to see during the day! Continue along the East Side Gallery and over the Oberbaumbrücke to Kreuzberg. Discover back courtyards, explore beautiful parks, and ride along the banks of the River Spree. See Görlitzer Park, and experience the alternative way of life in the colorful SO36 district of Kreuzberg. You’ll not only learn many interesting facts but hear various anecdotes about the city and insider tips.

Prenzlauer Berg Tour: Kulturbrauerei, Kollwitzplatz & More

2. Prenzlauer Berg Tour: Kulturbrauerei, Kollwitzplatz & More

Experience a refined and relaxing tour through the Berlin neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg, where, up until the mid 19th century, there were once far–stretching fields with windmills, now stands one of Berlin's most creative and trendy districts. The tour will travel both east and west of Prenzlauer Berg's most important street, Schönhauser Alle, and through the unique building developments from the post-modernism period in Germany. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the face of this former workers' district has changed dramatically: Learn how this long and rocky history has combined with the district's newfound prosperity and diversity to shape the modern form of Prenzlauer Berg. The goal of the tour is to raise awareness of the incredible parts of the city rarely apparent at first glance. Confront the contrasts and see the secrets. Hear authentic insights and interesting background information. Each tour is an incredible opportunity to experience the city with all the senses and invite dialog.

Berlin Wall & Cold War Bike Tour

3. Berlin Wall & Cold War Bike Tour

Discover the German capital by bike on this fantastic 3.5-hour tour. Ride along the former border between East and West Berlin, and see the remains of the Berlin Wall, former border crossings, one of the last watch towers, and other traces left by the division of the city. The tour starts at the Kulturbrauerei, a remarkable old brewery site in the district of Prenzlauer Berg. Along the way, you’ll discover interesting facts about why the city became divided and how this affected its residents. Hear about successful and fatal escape attempts, how the Berlin Wall came down overnight after almost 30 years, and how the city has changed since. The route runs from Mauerpark, over Bernauerstraße, all the way to the Brandenburg Gate. Checkpoint Charlie, the former boarder crossing, and Bornholmerstraße also be covered during the tour.

Berlin Reunited and Revived! 3-Hour Alternative Tour

4. Berlin Reunited and Revived! 3-Hour Alternative Tour

Discover how the once dilapidated and divided German capital became the “poor but sexy” capital of cool. Visit 4 very different neighborhoods to see Berlin's gentrification, growing corporate culture, and thriving alternative scene. Begin with the once neglected buildings of Mitte which were quickly restored to their former glory after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Then head to Prenzlauer Berg. The artistic hub of Berlin in the 90s, Prenzlauer Berg now attracts an influx of upwardly mobile young professionals and families. Visit the Kulturbrauerei; an old brewery that has been refurbished into a center for culture and the arts, mirroring the metamorphosis that continues in East Berlin today. Head to the alternative districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, where left-wing residents continue to stave off attacks from corporate businesses and rent-raising landlords. Visit the East Side Gallery, a colorful section of the Berlin Wall that's now the largest open-air gallery in the world, and discuss the origins and political overtones of Berlin's famous street art scene. The tour ends with a crescendo at the infamous Turkish Market, an outdoor bazaar on the banks of the beautiful Landwehr canal. The weekly market has grown beyond its origins of fresh produce, authentic Turkish cuisine and bolts of brightly patterned fabric, today you can find Berlin artisans, local farmers and impromptu live music too, truly a representation of city's diverse population.

Berlin: Alternative City Walking Tour with Murals & Squats

5. Berlin: Alternative City Walking Tour with Murals & Squats

After the fall of the wall, Berlin was a cheap place to live, and, hence, a space for creation. It attracted many alternatives, hippies, punks, youngsters and progressives souls from all over the world, who came to see the demise of totalitarianism, and the rise of a free and creative culture among the deserted buildings of East German communism. Squats, housing projects, galleries and communities popped up everywhere in the city as a manifestation of an anti-bourgeois movement. Although it has experienced constant gentrification, Berlin is still kicking as a hub for artists, musicians and wanderers from all over the world.  

Berlin: Small Group Prenzlauer Berg Bicycle Tour in German

6. Berlin: Small Group Prenzlauer Berg Bicycle Tour in German

Start your interesting bicycle tour through the history of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin on historic grounds at the former border crossing Bornholmer Straße, which first opened on November 9th, 1989. Today, the Platz des 9 November 1989 is located there and serves as a reminder of this big, world-changing event. Following the former course of the wall on your bike, you will cross Mauerpark (Wall Park), where on Sundays, flea markets, karaoke and musical improvisations take place. From there, you will continue to the street Bernauer Straße, which was divided from 1961 to 1989. Afterwards, cycle along the global capital of breweries that developed during the end of the 19th century and pass through the once largest brewery in Germany (today the Kulturbrauerei) and along the tenements at Kollwitzplatz, which were illustrated by Heinrich Zille. Then, you will reach Berlin’s oldest water tower, the Dicker Hermann (Fat Hermann), completed in 1877. From here, you will cycle to the eastern quarter ofBötzowviertel where you will be able to admire the Märchenbrunnen (Fountain of Fairy Tales), a 34 times 54 meter large fountain complex that was constructed by the architect Ludwig Hoffmann in the neo-Baroque style. You will then cycle to Velodrom, a track cycling arena and one of Berlin’s biggest concert venues, and to the Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europasportpark, an indoor swimming pool. Cycling past the Ernst Thälmann Monument, the tour will lead you to the Zeiss Major Planetarium, a prestigious building from GDR times. Lastly, cycle through The Palm, Berlin’s largest social building complex built in 1886 and named after a potted palm tree standing in an anteroom at the time. The building now serves as a homeless shelter and has 5,000 sleeping places in 40 dormitories.

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What people are saying about Museum at the Kulturbrauerei

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,669 reviews

A must do… Riding in the City is all fun! Well organised, simply choose on site your bike, helmet, and follow the guide. Our guide Lauren is first class for giving us an overview of Berlin, and out of the common path.

An amazing tour! Nearly 4 hours in total but time flew as fast as our guide cycled! Our stops were fascinating and the history for each was impeccable and fascinating. A must for any visitor to Berlin!

It was a nice tour with a very informative tour guide. Bikes were good and comfortable. Route was great and got some super photos. Would definitely recommend tourists to do this tour.

Pete-our tour guide was phenomenal in terms of covering the must-see sights and covering the history. He is very knowledgeable, informative and interesting to listen to.

Peter was a great guide from Liverpool and was very informative but in a lighthearted, fun way.Easy cycle,safe roads,lots of stops and a coffee/toilet break.