21 Aug Field trip: Berlin’s hidden places
Departure from Hotel Estrel: 1:00 pm – return to Hotel Estrel: 5:00/5:30 pm
You already know the famous, typical tourist attractions in Berlin and you are now curious to see the hidden spots and discover the less traveled but nevertheless exciting areas of the German capital? This bus tour will take you to charming small streets and courtyards with hidden galleries, nice cafés, small shops and green oases – and there is a story connected to each and every one of them!
Visit the Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg and Neukölln quarters, three of the most popular in-scene districts and residential quarters in Berlin that are boasting with life. See what makes them so special and how they have changed over the past 100 years and especially since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Highlights of the tour will be a small waterfall in the middle of the city, the “alternative” nightlife district of Oranienstraße, the Kreuzberg promenade “Bergmannstraße”, multicultural bustling street life and mosques in the trendy districts of Prenzlauer Berg and Neukölln, and the special flair of the Kollwitz quarter with its cafés and designer stores.
Discover the former airport of Tempelhof, once famous for the Berlin Air Bridge, which has been turned into a huge public park and is now the home of several red listed birds and plants.
Find out where you can get the typical currywurst (a special sausage served with a spicy curry sauce) and where Berlin´s breweries are.
The daily life of the city´s inhabitants, their social life, the problems that come with the fast-paced change of these popular districts, and the secrets of Berlin´s legendary nightlife – all of this and more is waiting to be discovered!
This tour includes a walk around the Kreuzberg quarter and a stop to eat the famous Berlin currywurst sausage* (tour includes 1 currywurst* and 1 soft drink per person).
About the field trips: All ICA 2018 delegates are invited to join the field trips on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon after the congress program. In total, seven different tours covering themes for both new and frequent visitors are available. Each tour will last about four hours and is free of charge for delegates. The number of participants is limited. It is advisable to book your preferred tour well in advance.
*please note that this sausage contains pork