Berlin is one city that is never short of fun and diverse activities. This destination is regarded as one of the most progressive cities in Germany. You will be left spoilt for choice on what to do when here. If you fancy outdoor activities, there are tours which will cater to those like bike tours and canoe trips. Otherwise, there are cultural tours to whet your desire to know more about German culture, like dance classes and art tours. Each tour is refreshingly different and will cater to travelers’ respective needs. Continue reading below to know about the top Airbnb experiences in Berlin which you can book.
Join this host on a canoe trip which will take participants through the heart of Kreuzberg. This district is one of Berlin’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The canoe trip takes one through a trail between Urbanhafen and Oberschleuse, where one will come across many highlights. Go along the Landwehr canal and reach up to the River Spree. Here, one will get to experience another part of the city, bearing a multicultural vibe. This tour begins at the harbor of the Urbanhafen. At the end of the tour, enjoy a cold beer with some snacks.
Canoe `n`beer garden
Duration: 3 hours
A migrant to Berlin, this host conducts a graffiti city bike tour for interested participants. The meeting point is at Neukölln where one will be able to get the feel of a local neighborhood. Along with getting the chance to visit the host’s traditional Altbau flat, also get the chance to meet some interesting people who live on the street. After that, get onto bikes and ride through the old Tempelhof Airport. Through this tour, travelers will be able to enjoy the city’s street art and graffiti. Check out the squatting scene as well as the different genres which make Berlin unique. Travel further into districts such as Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain before ending the tour. This tour can be can be customized according to the interests of travelers. The tour lasts for about three hours.
Explore the Graffiti City by Bike
Duration: 3.5 hours
Join Klarida as she shares with your her passion for cooking and teaches you to make cheese bearing different flavors. She will teach you an easy and quick way of making these cheeses. The meeting point is Klarida’s house and you will make the cheese in her own kitchen. Also get to learn various wine pairings with the cheese that you make. It will only take you about 30 minutes for you to make the cheese.
Make your own cheese
Duration: 2 hours
Wish to take some fabulous photographs of Berlin? If so, join this tour as you walk through Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain with this Airbnb host who will be your guide. During this photography tour, you will get the chance to visit major alternative sights located on East Berlin. This tour will last for two hours and travelers get the opportunity to cover street art sights, cultural and historical spots which make Kreuzberg an interesting part of Berlin to visit. Some of these spots include Gamze, Jimmy C and some eating spots and cafes. As the guide is a photographer himself, he will be able to take some great photos for you.
Explore the city with a photographer
Duration: 2 hours
Join the host for this tour as he shares his passion for the street-art scene in Berlin. This tour lasts for about 2.5 hours and will give participants an insight into the history of alternative culture which is prevalent throughout Berlin, like graffiti, punk and anarchism. Find out the differences between graffiti and street art. You will get to see local projects which have a focus on street art. Discuss these pieces of work with your host. As this is a walking tour, be prepared to walk, and wear comfortable shoes.
Street Art Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Join Karen, an Airbnb host who will help you fulfill your desire to paint your picture of Berlin. As Karen is an artist herself, she will be able to guide you by teaching you the basics and techniques of drawing. What you draw is yours to keep as a souvenir. The sketching and drawing lesson will take place in Karen’s neighborhood in Kreuzberg close to the Oberbaum-Bridge. While in class, you will be encouraged to observe the environment around you, keeping an eye on places and people around. This is a great way for you to document your trip to this fabulous city. Refreshments and equipment for drawing will all be provided.
Learn urban sketching
Duration: 2 hours
This is the ideal tour for the fitness buffs amongst you. Join your host in his morning routine as you run through one of the most beautiful parks in Berlin. During the run, your host will also provide you with some bits of history about the city and country. Learn more about the WWII history and also run up the hills of two bunkers that were built by the Nazis. Find out more about the air raids in Berlin as well. As you will realize, this tour is a good blend of exercise, nature and history. Depending on participants’ stamina, the run will be between 5 to 15km (3 to10 miles).
10km workout park run with WWII history
Duration: 1 hour
The hosts conducting this tango lesson are full-time tango teachers and have been teaching in Berlin since 2013. This lesson lasts for 30 minutes and then it is followed by a two-hour open dancing session. During this dance lesson, you will get the chance to meet new people, have fun and dance to your heart’s content. Travelers without any dance experience can enjoy this lesson as well. Instruction is both in English and German.
Waikiki Gem at Century Center
This van tour across Berlin lasts for about 2.5 hours and gives you a good peek into what the city offers. Join the host on his Volkswagen-Van and check out some famous local places. Main sites such as the former Airport Tempelhof, Jewish quarter and many more will be covered during the trip. For instance, travelers will also visit Berlin’s last-standing 1920s Ball-house as well as other buildings in East Berlin. There will be about five stops throughout the tour. This is an all-weather tour, so do dress appropriately.
Berlin van tour
This Airbnb host conducting the tour is a comedian himself who has performed in many comedy shows in Berlin and internationally. Shows that participants are taken to are those that the host is either hosting or performing at. As such, participants will get a first-hand opportunity to see what goes into a performance. Find out more about how a show is made and watch the host perform live on stage. The meeting point is a tea house which is famous in the city. Subsequently, everyone goes for the gigs. At the shows, get to meet new people. Find out about the comedy culture in Berlin and enjoy the night.
Follow a comedian through Berlin
Come and take part in one or more of these Airbnb experiences which will take you around Berlin in an interesting way.
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