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Tour Operator: VoiceMap 1 hour Travel method:   Walking Region / Starts from: Berlin

In and Around Alexanderplatz: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Berlin

Alexanderplatz has a mythical status in Berlin history, from its seedy 1920s portrayal in Alfred Döblin's "Berlin Alexanderplatz" novel to the massive demonstration that took place there just before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. This tour introduces you to "Alex" and its surroundings, its history as a flashpoint between Communists and Fascists in the 1920s and 30s, its halting reconstruction after World War II, and the current plans for reinventing it. The tour starts near the Volksbühne theatre and winds its way to the Marx-Engels Forum next to Berlin's beautiful cathedral, providing listeners with a taste of the city's unique history as told through its architecture and public art works. The tour starts in front of the "Junge Welt" newspaper building at Torstrasse 6, near Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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6 Minimum age: 6 years

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What is included
Lifetime access to Berlin: In and Around Alexanderplatz tour

VoiceMap Application

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Meeting point
  • Linienstraße 5, 5 Linienstraße, Berlin, 10178
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats unavailable
    Please check your email at the address you provided when you made this booking. You've been sent an eight character code you'll need to redeem your tour.

    This code can be used by every member of your party. If you've booked for three people, for example, three people can download this tour using the same code.

    Once you've received your code, please follow these steps:

    1. Install the VoiceMap Audio Tours mobile app
    2. Create an account
    3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
    4. Enter your code then select Download Now

    • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
    • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
    • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
    • Remember to bring your own headphones, unless you have booked a driving tour.

    For technical support and other queries, please email