Berlin Today


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Meeting Point

The lobby of your hotel


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  • Enjoy the advantages of getting picked up directly at your hotel by one of our top guides and launch straight into your tour.
  • Head off the beaten track and explore those areas of the city that lie outside of the usual tourist trail.
  • Visit a number of neighbourhoods that showcase the different faces of Berlin.
  • Find out about the effects of gentrification, life in reunified Berlin and how the city has become a cultural melting pot.
  • See sights such as the East Side Gallery, Hackesche Höfe and R.A.W. Gelände, plus works by world-famous street artists.

This is the tour to take if you want to put your finger on the pulse of Berlin in the company of a local guide with plenty of insider knowledge! Whether you opt for a tour format of two, three, four, six or eight hours, our brilliant guide will meet you at your hotel and provide answers to some burning questions about this once run-down and divided city, such as: Just how did Berlin become the capital of cool?

When he was mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit memorably described the city as “poor but sexy”. We explain how the culture shock of unification of previously Communist East Berlin with capitalist West Berlin produced a degree of upheaval that has resulted in a diverse, vibrant and exciting new German capital.

If you are looking to get a real sense of the city today, then join us on a unique tour that will introduce you to various districts of Berlin, each with its own unique personality. You will be able to get up close and personal with a city where gentrification is rife, alternative culture is thriving, immigration and assimilation are adding diversity, and the urban landscape is endlessly transforming.

Potential areas to discover on this tour include the districts of Kreuzberg, Mitte, Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg. Sights you might opt to see are the East Side Gallery, R.A.W. Gelände, the courtyards of Hackescher Markt, and multiple murals by international graffiti and street artists such as Blu, Berlin Kidz, ROA and Victor Ash.

At the end of your tour, your Insider guide will happily point you in the direction of your next destination or advise you on how to make the most of your time in Berlin.

Example Itinerary

The following list of sites is intended to give you an idea of what you can expect to see on this tour. Please note that our exact route may vary on the day, depending on circumstances and your hotel pick-up point.

  • Boxhagener Platz – “Boxi” is a leafy and vibrant square that hosts a Saturday farmers’ market and a Sunday flea market.
  • R.A.W. Gelände – a vast industrial area transformed into a creative and cultural space
  • East Side Gallery – an open-air art gallery on the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall
  • Oberbaumbrücke – an eye-catching bridge linking the formerly divided districts of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain
  • Kreuzberg – a vibrant neighbourhood known for its diversity and street art
  • Murals – these neighbourhoods are home to numerous colourful murals, graffiti and alternative urban art hubs
  • Hackescher Markt – a cultural and commercial centre abounding with shops, galleries and restaurants
  • Haus Schwarzenberg – a street art hotspot
  • Courtyards of Mitte – an integral and fascinating part of Berlin’s architecture
  • Hidden streets of Prenzlauer Berg – perhaps Berlin’s prettiest district
  • Kulturbrauerei – a cultural centre housed in a historical brewery complex
  • Ernst Thälmann Park and its GDR memorial

Insider Reviews

Very insightful tour of the city!

A great tour that showed us sides of Berlin we didn’t know yet. Very interesting and insightful. Our guide Gregor was great! He was very knowledgeable and adapted the tour to our needs (we had two young kids with us in our group). Highly recommend it! Nathalie Apr. '23

Really enjoyed our tour of Berlin Today.

Really enjoyed our tour of Berlin Today with guide Jan. Got a great feel for why Berlin is seen as a cosmopolitan and diverse city. Had no difficulties or issues with any aspect of our experience with Insider Tours and would highly recommend the company, the tour and the guide. David F. June '23

Two excellent private tours.

We did two private tours in two days with the wonderful Nickolai. On day one we did the Cold War tour and followed it the next day with the Berlin Today tour. Both were informative and kept two adults and two teenage boys thoroughly engrossed, interested and entertained for the entire time. Nicolai was charming and friendly and of course highly knowledgeable. We hit it off straight away and it certainly helped that we shared many world views and opinions. Highly recommended! Tommy R. June '23

Was an excellent and informative tour...

Was an excellent and informative tour with our Guide Peter. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is planning to visit berlin. Tholan P. July '23