Berlin: Hidden Backyards Guided Walking Tour

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Explore Berlin's hidden backyards on a guided walking tour. See the city from a different perspective as you stroll through some of its hidden alleys, courtyards, and lesser-known creative spaces.


  • Uncover a hidden side of Berlin on a guided walking tour of hidden courtyards
  • Learn about the origins and transformations of the Scheunenviertel neighborhood
  • Explore the neighborhood around the New Synagogue
  • Visit the courtyard of the Schwarzenberg House, home to numerous art studios
  • Discover the vibrantly-colored Heckmann-Höfe courtyard, a popular local hangout


Discover Berlin's hidden back alleys and courtyards on a guided walking tour. Enjoy a guided visit to some of the most iconic spots that showcase the typical urban Berlin atmosphere. See how people live, work, create, and have fun in these hidden spaces. Meet your guide and stroll through the Spandauer Vorstadt in Berlin-Mitte. Learn about the history of the development of this quarter and its transformation into the center of Jewish life around the New Synagogue. Find out how it became the trendy, colorful, and international area that it is today. Go off the beaten path and discover lesser-known areas that many visitors miss during their stay in the city. Make your way through courtyards and passageways which reveal thriving cultural spaces that are popular with the locals. One such example is the Schwarzenberg House, a relic of a bygone era, now home to art studios and creative spaces. Admire the walls of the yard which are adorned with street art, and the historic buildings which have had many different functions over the years. Head to the buzzing courtyard of the Heckmann-Höfe, illuminated with vibrant colors in the shadow of trees and ivy-lined buildings. Relax in this 19th-century courtyard, a hidden oasis from the busy streets of Berlin. With your expert guide, you will also discover other hidden courtyards and spaces that are often missed by passers-by. Enjoy an in-depth insight into the city away from the tourist hotspots and shopping centers.


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