Walking the Wall

2014 marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and though only traces of its physical presence remain, repercussions can still be felt through many walks of life in the German capital. In the course of our Walking the Wall tour, we'll piece together the history and legacy of Berlin's shattering postwar experience.   See our guide on How to Tour the Berlin Wall.


From Bauhaus to Futurism: Berlin’s 20th Century Architecture

Despite its troubles, the 20th century has been one of extraordinary creativity for the German capital. In the company of a local scholar, we’ll find out how architectural movements in Berlin have intertwined with the city’s historical narrative to create its eclectic urban landscape.


Family Walk: City of Two Tales, Life in Divided Berlin

What was it like to live in a divided city? How did life differ in the East and the West? Our docent will be on hand to spark children’s imaginations with activities and discussions about growing up in Berlin during that singular era.


Evolving Berlin: Everyday Life in Kreuzberg

With a local historian, we explore Kreuzberg from its roots as a multicultural and countercultural hub starting in the 1960s, to the current ongoing struggles to keep alternative lifestyles alive in the face of gentrification.


Berggruen Museum, Modernist Art and Europe at War

This tour of the Berggruen Museum explores the evolution of Modernist painting and sculpture through the extensive collection of artworks by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, and Alberto Giacometti, and situates them within the unique and interwoven stories of Berlin in the 20th century.

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