Hidden Berlin: Exploring the City’s Abandoned & Underground Spaces - September 22, 2019 - Atlas Obscura Trips
Photo Credit: Baranduin Briggs
Photo Credit: Baranduin Briggs
Photo Credit: Baranduin Briggs

Hidden Berlin: Exploring the City’s Abandoned & Underground Spaces

from $2,525 USD per person for 6 days, 5 nights
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  • Max Group Size: 10 Few spots left!
  • Moderate
  • Urban Exploration

Berlin is a city that has always drawn people who see the world differently and are eager to push boundaries, a magnet for creative and dynamic visionaries. Across the city, no stone is left unturned—underused mall parkades become beer gardens; public bathhouses become luxury hotels; wartime bunkers become art galleries; airport runways become picnicking and kite-surfing spots. Restaurants are tucked into dark alleys, behind unassuming doors and within inner courtyards. Over the course of this carefully curated tour, we'll visit sites that long-time residents may never have laid eyes on—and of course, enjoy plenty of delicious food and drink along the way. Skirting the city’s traditional tourist sites in favor of its hidden wonders, immerse yourself in a lesser-known Berlin. 

  • Abandoned and subterranean history
  • Art and urban innovation
  • Hidden gems
  • Unusual restaurants


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
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So worth it. Go.
—Baranduin B. (Sep. 2018)

Additional Info

Traditional Tourist Sites: Not Included

If this will be your first trip to Berlin, we recommend staying a few extra days before or after the tour to visit the more traditional tourist sites. These include the Jewish Museum, the Berlin Cathedral, Kurfürstendamm, Charlottenburg Palace, Potsdamer Platz, Pergamon Museum, Grunewald Forest, Soviet Memorial, Alexanderplatz, the old Reichstag building, and the Gendarmenmarkt. Keep in mind that due to the dynamic nature of Berlin (and the occasional permit withdrawal from the government), some activities in this written itinerary may be adjusted to ensure you are seeing what makes Berlin so special—right now.

Arrival & Departure

You should plan to arrive in Berlin by 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 22. Your departure can be planned for anytime on Friday, September 27. We encourage you to extend your stay if this will be your first visit to Berlin, and are happy to help arrange extra hotel nights.

Activity Level

This tour requires a medium fitness level and the ability to walk and/or stand for long periods of time. Guests should expect to walk upwards of 5 to 6 miles over the course of any given day and spend significant time outdoors. All transportation will be by foot or by public transit.

Dates and Prices

Sep 22–27, 2019
Shared Room
$2,525 USD per person
Single Room
$3,015 USD per person
The total cost of this trip is $2,525. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit is non-refundable after three days. The final payment of $2,025 will be due by June 24, 2019. All reservations will be final after this date and subject to our cancellation policy. By submitting your deposit, you agree to the trip's Terms & Conditions. For travelers wishing to have single accommodations during the trip, an additional $490 will be due at the time of the final payment.
  • Five nights of accommodation in a boutique hotel.
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners during your trip.
  • The company of an experienced bilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • Admission to all proposed activities and events.
  • Transportation and flights to and from Berlin, including airport transfers.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including two dinners, one lunch, and most alcoholic beverages.
  • If applicable, applying for a German visa (not required for E.U. and U.S. citizens).

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