Let's meet on Mariannenplatz and explore the nearby Rauch-Haus, squatted first in 1971 after a concert, checked regularly by the police in the '70s and victim to an arson attack in 2011. Today, it still stands and offers young people shelter and a hub for expression.
Just behind the St. Thomas church, an unexpected construction can be found: “the treehouse by the wall.” Built illegally in the 1980s as a vegetable garden by a Turkish immigrant, it was located in East Berlin but used by West Berliners.
A walk through the moody side streets will take us by an address which, until early 2017, figured as a “mixed shop for revolutionary needs.” Heinrichplatz, one of the main sites of the brutal clashes between protesters and police on May 1, 1987, and the neighbouring Oranienstrasse with its mix of local stores and hype eateries, will surprise you with a wealth of street art and guerilla postering. Just around the corner is Kottbusser Tor with its architectural mega-structures, the perfect spot to reflect on gentrification today.
Finally, a short but significant stop at the FHXB Museum will highlight some of the tensions and victories of the civil society in Kreuzberg's SO36 area. A drink and chat at the museum bar will be the crowning of an intense Kreuzberg afternoon.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, refreshments of coffee, tea or another drink.
Exclusions: Food and additional drinks, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: The museum might be closed on German holidays, but your local guide will have a folder of pictures and materials to show you more about the story of this area.
Child Policy: Travellers under 14 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.