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Friedrichshain

Friedrichshain

Berlin, Germany

The Basics

After the Berlin Wall came down, Friedrichshain became one of the most attractive neighborhoods to live, due to low rents. This attracted many young students and artists who made the district into one of the most urban and creative in Berlin. Tours to Friedrichshain generally discuss life during and after the Cold War, paying particular attention to the East Side Gallery, a long stretch of the Berlin Wall that is currently used as an open-air gallery.

Friedrichshain is unparalleled in culture, with a number of food and beer tours available, as well as pub crawls that swing by the numerous bars and clubs dotting Revaler Strasse. If you’d like to dive deep into the history of the neighborhood, private tours generally pass by the German Democratic Republic–era relics that are still prevalent in the area.

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Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
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Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
$23.08 per adult
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Fantastic
Jake was absolutely brilliant, extremely friendly and seriously knows his stuff. Highly recommend this tour.
Alastair_S, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Berlin

star-5
Great tour
Hannah_M, Aug 2021
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Jason was a great guide, very entertaining and kept us laughing throughout. He was really informative and threw in some personal anecdotes along the way. We saw areas of Berlin we probably would not have seen if not for the tour.
star-5
Great thing to do
Phil_C, Feb 2020
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Jason our guide was friendly, well informed and entertaining. We had a great time. Bring your good walking shoes you will cover lot of ground. Great introduction to Berlin.
star-5
Excellent guide and very interesting tour
sa_E, Feb 2020
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Highly recommended. Seems long with 4,5hrs, but it wasn’t. Time for lunch and tram/U-bahn is included in those hrs.
star-4
Informative tour
Romica_S, Aug 2018
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Good way to explore Berlin. The guide pointed out a lot of cool places that are not covered by other tours (e.g., flea markets, beer gardens) and was very informative about street art. The tour is a bit long and could have edited some of the Friedrichshain stops.
star-5
Brilliant Berlin Walking Tour
Iseult_T, Dec 2019
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Fantastic way to see and explore the not so touristy areas of Berlin and understand the history of the previously divided city.
star-5
Amazing tour guide!
maddiepryer, Jul 2019
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Had an amazing time on this tour! My tour guide was amazing and I got to see parts of the city I wouldn’t have otherwise
star-5
Very interesting.
Go32580379676, Apr 2019
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
T he guide was excellent.She gave us very detailed information about the three districts we visited.What I like most is that we were taken to places that the ordinary tourist is not able to discover bythemselves. I highly recommend this tour to eveyone who is interested in getting the feeling of how different cultures interect in Berlin.
star-5
Super tour!
mariepier_l, Dec 2018
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
The tour was perfect! We learned so much and Jason was very good guide. We went to unexpected spot in the city and learned a lot!
star-4
Alternative Berlin
mr r, Feb 2019
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Ok, Not really my Tour - I purchased this for my daughter as she did not want to do the trip to Sachsenhausen. She enjoyed it immensely, and by all accounts had a great time (you know it's not easy to pry this sort of Info. out of your Offspring. ) SO, if it was good enough for her I can only recommend it as worth doing.
star-5
This was a great tour to compliment a...
LC, Oct 2016
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
This was a great tour to compliment a classic war monuments tour the day before. It focussed on post cold war Berlin and brought us to many new neighbourhoods we wouldn't have otherwise seen. While we saw some street art, this was not the main focus of the tour. Our guide, Callum, was originally from Scotland but had lived in Berlin for a while and was passionate about the city. My 20 year old son and I both really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it.
star-5
This was an excellent tour. The guide...
Luis B, Sep 2018
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
This was an excellent tour. The guide was fantastic and we learned things about street art we never even knew we didn't know.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Friedrichshain is a must for art lovers, foodies, and Cold War history buffs.

  • The streets of Berlin are mostly cobblestoned so wear comfortable shoes to walk on the uneven surfaces.

  • Grab a bite to eat or enjoy a beer at one of the many bars and restaurants around the Boxhagener Platz area.

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How to Get There

The U5 underground line runs through a majority of Friedrichshain; several overground lines run parallel. From the East Side Gallery, the M10 tram line takes you along Warschauer Strasse to many of the bars, clubs, and restaurants that make this district so popular.

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Trip ideas

Street Art in Berlin

Street Art in Berlin


When to Get There

Some say that the best time to hang out in Friedrichshain is when the sun sets and the clubs are in full swing. During the day, there are many GDR-era monuments to explore, and Sundays feature a flea around the popular Boxhagener Platz. In general, the best time to visit Berlin is during the warmer, drier months of May through September.

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Experience Friedrichshain Like a Local

If you’ve been to Berlin before and want to see it from a different perspective, Friedrichshain is an ideal place to stay to get a unique feel for the city. Hang out at the RAW Cultural Center, built in an abandoned railway station; see the ever-changing murals at the East Side Gallery; grab a variety of international cuisines at Boxhagener Platz; and dance the night away at a slew of clubs on Revaler Strasse.

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