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.

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

Until 2015, Mohamad lived in Aleppo, Syria. Today, as a city guide, he leads visitors through “his” Neukölln and talks about arriving in Germany.

The tour starts at the station Neukölln and endes in the Sonnenallee (close to Hermannplatz).
Duration: 2 hours
Language: German
Place: Berlin-Neukölln
Barrier-free: Yes