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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
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
$20.69 per adult
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I think the description in Viator is a bit out of date, but it was a fantastic walking tour of Berlin neighborhoods combined with a passionate discussion of many of its former residents, particularly its artists, and their association with Berlin history.
Anthony_H, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Berlin

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How art and the punk rock scene contributed to Berlins identity
Susan_F, Jul 2022
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Learning about the history of Berlin and the relationship between Art, the punk rock scene and social change in Berlin. Being in places where history was being made provided authenticity to the unfolding story of Berlin from its early days to the present.
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Very informative and...
Angela_C, Jun 2022
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Very informative and friendly guide. Great introduction to places in Berlin that deserve further exploration.
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Anecdotes of anarchy and art!
Jeremy_L, Apr 2022
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Our guide Jake was an ex-pat version of Ben Elton in patter, mannerisms and manic energy, full of a multiplicity of stories and anecdotes about his beloved adopted city. The four hours we spent strolling around parts of the anarchic former East Berlin flew past and gave us an appetite to return to see more — which we duly did the next day. Well worth it! Thanks!
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Fascinating!
Debbie_R, Mar 2022
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Utterly fascinating tour. We learned things about Berlin we had no idea about (and we’ve been several times) Jake was a brilliant, clever, warm guide whose passion for the city really made it come alive. Would recommend this tour 100%
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Worth a go
Gordon_S, Mar 2022
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
A good alternative tour. Jake very knowledgeable and entertaining. A history of Berlin to present day, interspersed with a hint of socialism. Time went very quickly, certainly did not feel like 4 hours, but that would be credited to Jake's ability to keep the tour interesting. Would definitely recommend tour. especially with Jake as you tour guide.
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Fantastic
Alastair_S, Sep 2021
Berlin Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour: Kreuzberg, Mitte and Friedrichshain
Jake was absolutely brilliant, extremely friendly and seriously knows his stuff. Highly recommend this tour.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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