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Guided Tour of Scheunenviertel and the Hackesche Höfe

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Get to experience old Berlin on this group tour as you stroll through the small alleyways of the well-preserved old district, experience the multicultural life of Sophienstrasse, delve into the city's Jewish history, and much more.


  • On this walking tour, discover old Berlin with a local guide who will take you through some of the most historical alleys, and buildings that have a tale to tell.

  • Discover Hackesche Höfe and learn about the fateful, unusual history of this neighborhood.

  • Get insights into the multicultural, colorful life of Sophienstrasse and find out the unknown facts of Sophie-Gips-Höfe as you stroll through the Kunsthandwerker-Verbund courtyard.

  • Walk through the “street of tolerance,” Grosse Hamburger Strasse, and admire the city’s most important baroque church.

  • Fun Fact: The area north of Alexanderplatz, where today's Hackesche Höfe is located, was still outside of the city walls at the end of the 17th century.


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Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Get energized for an exciting walking tour of the old part of Berlin with a guide by your side who will take you through all the places of importance around Scheunenviertel and Hackesche Höfe.

Discover old courtyards, listen to the old tales of the Jewish settlements in Berlin, and of course, a sneak peek into its political history from your guide. Stroll along the famous Grosse Hamburger Strasse, popularly known as the street of tolerance. Get to experience the colorful and multicultural life of Sophienstrasse, and as you walk through the Kunsthandwerker-Verbund courtyard, and unravel the hidden facts of Sophie-Gips-Höfe.

Your guide will take you through the behind-the-scenes information about one of the most prominent catholic institutions in Berlin and you will also walk by the city’s most important Baroque church on this walking tour. Listen to the tales of the history of the imposed New Synagogue, and its adjacent Postfuhramt. Towards the end of this walking tour, walk by Heckmann Höfe considered to be one of the most fascinating back courtyards of the old side of Berlin.

Important Information

  • The tour is in German language and audio guides are not provided.

  • The tour is wheelchair accessible.


  • Wed and Sat: 3pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Hackesche Höfe.

  • Address: Rosenthaler Str. 40, 10178 Berlin, Germany.

  • Landmark: Hackesche Höfe, first courtyard, cash counter of Chamäleon.

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Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest transit bus stop is Hackescher Markt. It is a quick 3-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses M1, M5 and N42 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Hackescher Markt. It is a quick 3-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trains S3, S5, S7 and S9 to get you there.

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