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.

Our city tours are about individual perspectives. Engaging in the field of political education, the tour guides invite you to see the city differently.

Jennifer Kamau´s tour follows the trial 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

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.

The tour starts at Checkpoint Charlie and ends at the corner Unter den Linden / Friedrichstraße (U6, bus connections to Alexanderplatz and Zoologischer Garten).
Duration: 2 hours
Language: German / 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