Berlin would be inconceivable without migration, without the diversity of identities and lifestyles. Our city tours are led by people who themselves have a history of migration. They invite you to change you rperspective: Which places facilitate the arrival in a foreign city? What does the situation in Görlitzer Park have to do with the European asylum system? And how is the Gendarmenmarkt connected to a culture of  welcoming  newcomers? Where do people who experienced (forced) migration make politics in the city today?

Our tours are about individual perceptions rather than  typical sights. The tour guides present their own experiences and contrast images commonly associated to them by others with their own stories.

Our tours are means of civic education in urban space.

They invite both Berliners and people visiting the city, both adults and young people aged 14 and above.

Muhammed’s tour leads through Kreuzberg, which he, as an activist, freelance journalist, social worker and resident, knows like the back of his hand. Along the way, you will learn to what extent the upheavals of the European asylum system are becoming visible in this district and how old and new Berliners shape their neighbourhood together.

The tour starts at Görlitzer Bahnhof, leads through the Görlitzer Park and ends at the Waldemarstraße.
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Place: Berlin-Kreuzberg
Barrier-free: Yes

Jennifer Kamau´s tour follows the trail of the “Oranienplatz movement” through the vibrant Kreuzberg area. She talks about her involvement as a feminist within the protest movement against the asylum policies of that time and the impact these had on the lives of those affected.

 

The tour starts at Oranienplatz and ends in the Waldemarstraße.
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Place: Berlin-Kreuzberg
Barrier-free: Yes

Rasha is a city planner from Damaskus. On her tour along the subway line 6 the architecture alternates between stately buildings and social housing. She follows traces of escape and migration and puts them into the context with her autobiography.

The tour starts at Tränenpalast and ends at Hallesches Tor (U1, U3, U6).
Duration: 2 Stunden
Language: English
Place: Berlin-Mitte
Barrier-free: Yes

In Iraq, Ahmed worked as an official in the city administration — until he had to flee the violence in 2015. On his tour he shows the most prominent places in the heart of Berlin and explains how they relate to global power relations and his own migration history.

The tour starts at Gendarmenmarkt and ends at Monbijoubrücke, near to the station Oranienburger Straße (S1, S2, S25, S26, M1, M5).
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Place: Berlin-Mitte
Barrier-free: Yes

Our tour guides from Syria present the neighbourhood of Sonnenallee from their personal perspective. On the way, they also recount their experience of fleeing to Germany and arriving in their new hometown Berlin.

The city tour starts at the tube station Karl-Marx-Str. and ends in front of Refugio in Lenaustr. (close to the station Hermannplatz).
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Place: Berlin-Neukölln
Barrier-free: Yes