Guided tour

Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

Activity provider: Secret Tours Berlin

Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

Activity provider: Secret Tours Berlin
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From US$ 21.73 per person

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Explore Berlin's iconic backyards on a guided walking tour. Discover the city from a different perspective as you stroll through some of its hidden alleys and lesser-known creative spaces.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


2 hours
  • Hackescher Markt

  • Haus Schwarzenberg

  • Hackesche Höfe

  • Rosenhöfe

  • Sophie-Gips-Höfe

  • Sophienkirche

  • Auguststraße, Berlin

  • Heckmann Höfe

  • Oranienburger Strasse, Berlin

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
  • Explore the Scheunenviertel neighborhood in Berlin-Mitte
  • Visit a rich variety of famous, yet hidden Berlin backyards
  • Learn about the origins and transformations of the neighborhood
  • See the traces of Jewish life around the New Synagogue
Full description

Discover Berlin's hidden back alleys on this walking tour. Enjoy a guided visit some of the most iconic spots which showcase the typical urban Berlin atmosphere. See how people live, work, create and have fun in these small spaces.

Stroll through the Scheunenviertel in Berlin-Mitte. Learn about the history of the development of this quarter, and its transformation into the center of Jewish life around the New Synagogue. Find out how it became the trendy, colorful and international area that it is today.

Make your way to sights like the Schwarzenberg house, the Rose Courts, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, and the Heckmann courtyards. Follow the traces of Jewish life in Berlin towards Oranienburger Strasse.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Sophie-Gips-Höfe visit

    • Rosenhöfe visit

    • Heckmann Höfe visit

    • Hackesche Höfe visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: German

    • Not included: English-speaking Live tour guide

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Butlers shop at Hackescher Markt, 4.

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 916 reviews

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Our tour guide led the tour with so much expertise, empathy and humor that it was a real pleasure to listen to her. It was great that she brought experiences from the history of her family, who had lived in this district, that made the whole thing very clear. Great, thank you!

December 4, 2022

Really good and exciting trip to places we hadn't found ourselves. Unfortunately, we experienced that the guide spoke very quickly in German, even though we had asked if he could possibly speak a little slower before the trip, as we were Danes. We were the only Danes, so unfortunately he couldn't. Maybe we should have tried to find an English guided tour.

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November 20, 2022

The tour through the backyards of Berlin was a journey through history. It was an entertaining and very informative tour. This was primarily due to our guide, Ms. Lillian Kapaun. With very impressive words and with a lot of background knowledge, she presented the origin and history of the backyards. Many thanks again to Ms. Kapaun for the impressive tour.

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October 13, 2022

Product ID: 360405