In the debate about forced migration, those affected hardly get to be heard. Through its city tours, querstadtein would like to change this. Our tour guides will share their personal experiences with you: What does it feel like to arrive? How does a young Syrian get to work in an Israeli restaurant? Why is Sonnenallee “the place to be” for many refugees? The new Berliners invite you to see different neighbourhoods through their eyes.
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.
Until he fled from the war in Syria, Nafee lived in Damascus. Guiding his tour through Berlin‐Mitte, he associates his personal experience of tyranny and flight with the history of Divided Germany.
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.