Berlin audio tour: Witches, Riots and the Cold War - A Walk Through Wedding

Witches, Riots and the Cold War - A Walk Through Wedding

Walking Tour

40 mins

About the Tour

This walk takes you on a ramble through the vivid history of working-class Wedding, one of the most underrated neighbourhoods in Berlin. Wedding is an area that has seen many changes, and is currently transforming again. On this walk, you'll be shown what's beneath the surface of a somewhat plain-looking neighbourhood, which attracts very diverse people. You'll find out about its period of social upheavals, GDR-era ghost stations, and re-appropriated public swimming pools, while following its river, the Panke.

Tour Producer


Marcel Krueger

I am a writer and translator, and also work as the books editor of Elsewhere Journal and as a Berlin Spotter for Spotted by Locals. I live in Berlin, Cologne, and Dublin, and my articles and essays have been published in the Daily Telegraph, Reykjavik Grapevine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Slow Travel Berlin, the Matador Network, and CNN Travel. 'Berlin - A Literary Guide for Travellers' will be out on I.B. Tauris in the UK in June 2016.

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Major Landmarks

  • Bibliothek am Luisenbad

Directions to Starting Point

S-Bahn 41 and 42 or U-Bahn 6 to Wedding.

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Places to stop along the way

Café Dujardin on Uferstrasse.

Best time of day

Late morning - late afternoon. Daylight preferred.


Bring an eye for urban details and a bottle of water.


I found this tour to be light on detail and the history of the Kiez. Lots of silence and meet you at the next bridge. It should have been a lot more informative

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 9 months ago

felt like a majority of the talk was directions to the next point where the next direction would be. very little actual content, but rather "now continue walking to the next corner and I will meet you again"

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , about 1 year ago

Really Nice walk in an lesser unknow area - recommended

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 2 years ago

I loved this opportunity to visit some place in Berlin I thought I'd never been before. Turns out, I actually already saw one of the stops a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, the building mentioned in the tour, with the nice street art, has since been demolished and replaced with new apartments. The rest of the tour was new for me and a great introduction to this app! Loved every minute and worth every cent. Thank you!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 2 years ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this "talk and walk". We come to Berlin twice a year and have never explored the Wedding area. A real eye opener and superbly narrated.

This is a first class experience, our first with Voice Maps and we look forward to using this program frequently in other cities.

We would never have visited Wedding without finding this tour on the Voice Maps Berlin site.

Keep up this excellent work and keep adding more tours like this one. We will certainly recommend this appeal to our friends.

Posted by Keith , about 6 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
Witches, Riots and the Cold War - A Walk Through Wedding