Berlin Erlebnisse - Experience tour through Hackesche Höfe

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Hackescher Markt, 10178 Berlin

Fare Zone AB

S3, S5, S7, S9 Hackescher Markt

M1, M4, M5, M6 Hackescher Markt

20% on the regular ticket price

Experience tour through Hackesche Höfe

During this two-hour adventure tour through old Berlin, you will dive into the eventful history of the capital. Discover around the Hackesche Höfe Jewish traces, historic old buildings, and backyards, where the art and culture scene has settled. The area of today's Hackesche Höfe, north of Alexanderplatz, was outside the city walls at the end of the 17th century and was one of Berlin's suburbs.

The barn district

The Spandauer Vorstadt from Oranienburger Straße to Hackesche Höfe experienced a real heyday after reunification. History comes back to life in the small alleys. The famous novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz" by Döblin is set exactly there, where light girls, petty criminals, and emigrants bustled. The neighborhood fell into oblivion during GDR times and the houses were left to decay. After the fall of the Wall, a new Jewish life emerged in the old area. The buildings have almost all been renovated and one can feel the vibrant life of the capital. The eight interconnected courtyards between Rosenthaler Strasse and Sophienstrasse were redeveloped in 1993 at a cost of 80 million marks and today, with their many stores, galleries, restaurants, and clubs, are a popular meeting place for scene-goers, night owls, and tourists. Discover picturesque backyards and the city's largest connected area monument. Hear about the development of the city, the Zille milieu of the 20s, crook stories, and about change. Explore the Hackesche and Heckmannhöfe, unrenovated courtyards in Haus Schwarzenberg. Immerse yourself in the narrow alleys. Listen to the stories of the ring clubs - clubs of ex-convicts who dominated the area - of the demimonde, prostitution, and the Zille milieu. The Mulackritze, or Ritze, was a legendary pub where Heinrich Zille, Marlene Dietrich, and Gustav Gründgens were regulars. Here you get a feel for the old, exciting life worlds. Look forward to an exciting and interesting tour and getting to know another side of Berlin's eventful history.

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