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Oberbaumbrücke Bridge

Built-in 1895 this double-deck bridge crosses River Spree linking Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg districts, becoming an important symbol of Berlin’s unity.

Nearby Attractions

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Friedrichshain
Known for its bustling nightlife, in Friedrichshain, you will also find peaceful green spaces and cosy cafes in this neighbourhood.
East Side Gallery
This mile long stretch of beautiful murals was painted by 118 artist from 21 countries, to commemorate the fall of the Wall.
The River Spree
Running through the centre of the city, much of Berlin’s culture emanates from along the Spree’s riverbanks.
Urban Spree
Urban Spree is an artistic area with art, dance clubs and food stands
RAW-Gelände
RAW-Gelände in Friedrichshain , Berlin is a former train station with an amazing nightlife
Turkish Food
Turkish cuisine is a must-try in Berlin

Related Tours

East Berlin's Street Art and Counterculture Private Walking Tour
Explore the urban counterculture of Friedrichshain, once divided by the Berlin Wall, the former East Berlin - is now famous for its political art and subversive counterculture. On your private tour you will:

  • Enjoy the personal attention of your private guide. 
  • Learn all about the history of former East Berlin from your private guide, and the counterculture that emerged both before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. 
  • Learn all about life behind the Iron Curtain, and how it finally came down.
  • Admire iconic Oberbaum Bridge: a Cold War checkpoint between West and East a modern-day symbol of unified Berlin.
  • Visit the East Side Gallery - stretching 1.3 km, it is the longest open-air gallery of history and art in the world. 
  • Visit RAW, an offbeat sociocultural jumble of graffiti-covered subcultural compounds.
  • See refurbed bookshops, art cinemas and grassroots record labels. 
  • See Boxhagener Strasse (“boxi” to Berliners) art studios and graffiti-covered hip cafes.
Friedrichshain is one of Berlin’s most eclectic and interesting neighbourhoods, steeped in historic political art, creative self-expression and punky rebel music. On your private tour, you will see contemporary and underground art galleries, urban sculpture, guerilla gardens and soak up the neighbourhood’s alternative, Bohemian vibe. A subterranean world of tunnels, storage rooms, air-raid shelters and deserted subway stations once smuggled people East to West. Today entire buildings cloaked in protest murals and rebel-rousing graffiti draw visitors to an artsy counterculture scene where the past lives on in clandestine kitsch cafes, funky bars and slogan-painted techno clubs in disused former Eastern Bloc warehouses. 

This immersive tour of the counterculture in East Berlin takes you beyond the typical tourist sites to discover more than Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, into the city’s lesser-known treasure troves of Cold War subterfuge and dissent. On the banks of the Spree River, Friedrichshain’s art installations include everything from concrete mixers and barbed wire to 1960s newsreels. Stroll Boxhagener Platz and Revaler Strasse to see Soviet-era buildings, GDR-era relics, the longest surviving stretch of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery. Experience the artsy Friedrichshain district with its diverse subcultures and storied past.
Berlin's Street Art and Food Private Tour
Discover the fascinating political history and subculture of Berlin’s eye-popping street art and delicious street food on this 3.5-hour private tour through the funky alternative neighbourhood of Friedrichshain. On your private tour you will: 

  • Enjoy the personal attention of your private guide.
  • Experience a blend of subversive political street art, combined with Berlin’s delicious street food!
  • Learn all about the history of former East Berlin from your private guide, and the counterculture that emerged both before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
  • Admire the iconic Oberbaum Bridge— a Cold War checkpoint between West and East, and now a modern-day symbol of unified Berlin.
  • Visit the East Side Gallery. Stretching 1.3 km, it is the longest open-air gallery of history and art in the world. 
  • Wander around Berlin’s Friedrichshain, with its punky, alternative vibe, and taste a variety of local cuisines
  • Visit RAW, an offbeat sociocultural jumble of graffiti-covered subcultural compounds.
  • Indulge in delicious street food – at least 5 tastings and beer are included
  • Try the ever-popular Doner Kebab, with its origins in Turkey.
  • Sample the Berlin staple: Currywurst – the question is, skin on or skin off?
  • Get a real understanding of the foodie culture of Berlin, eat like a local, enjoy a Schnitzelburger, and a sweet surprise!
  • Taste the famed Flammekueche - German Pizza!
  • Enjoy learning about the long history of beer brewing in Germany whilst enjoying a pint at a local brewery.

Experience a combination of Berlin’s stunningly subversive street art, and indulge in the city’s famously eclectic street food as you tour the alternative neighbourhood of Friedrichshain – with its graffiti and murals that mean unforgotten past lives on in the counter-culture here. 

The area is covered in historic political graffiti and expressive murals, and its soundtrack – overheard from its many bars, kitsch cafes and artist's compounds – matches its funky punk rock rebel vibe. It attracts a diverse international crowd for its creative flair and relaxed yet politically engaged atmosphere. See a subterranean world of tunnels, storage rooms, air-raid shelters and deserted subway stations that once smuggled people from East to West. The largest remaining part of the Berlin Wall stands here. Feel how the past is not forgotten in the club scene with its slogans of freedom. 

On your private tour, you will explore this haven of contemporary underground art, music and culture – whilst also sampling a mouthwatering array of Berlin’s street food, imported from all over the world, like Vietnamese rolls, and Turkish Doner Kebabs – and Germany’s very own obsession with sausages.

Your tour also includes a pint of beer. Germany’s brewing history dates back to 800 BC and Berlin takes its craft beer scene very seriously! Try the famous Berliner Weisse is one of the city’s many beer gardens. Prost! 
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