Risen from ruins – Private Walking Tour Karl Marx Allee (Socialist Architecture in East Berlin)

On this tour, you will discover the intriguing architecture of socialist East Berlin. From the Stalinallee (Stalin Blvd.) of the 1950s to the Karl-Marx-Allee (Karl-Marx Blvd.) of the 1960s to the modern Alexanderplatz square of the 1970s, we follow a magnificent boulevard built on the ruins of war-torn Berlin.

The tour starts at Frankfurter Gate with its two impressive towers, highlighting the beginning of Stalin Boulevard. At Strausberger Platz the neo-classical Socialist architecture is followed by Socialist Modernism. Outstanding examples of Socialist Modernism are the Café Moskau (Café Moscow) and Kino International.

The 'Haus des Lehrers' (House of the Teacher) with its impressive Socialist Mosaic 'Our Life" connects the Karl Marx Allee with the Alexanderplatz. The Alexanderplatz square once was the Socialist city center of East-Berlin. The unique TV Tower is a symbol of Berlin.

Walking along the Karl Marx Allee helps you to understand the political and social dimensions of architecture in East Berlin - especially in the light of the Cold War.

The walking tour ends at the World Time Clock at Alexanderplatz.




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Meeting point:

Frankfurter Tor (subway station Frankfurter Tor) - Corner Warschauer Straße / Karl-Marx-Allee at the Südturm (south tower). Please arrive 15 minutes before the start - the public tours start on time!


World Time Clock, Alexanderplatz


approx.2 hours, three kilometer walk
The tour takes place in any weather. Please think of adequate clothing.


1-4 persons = 149,00 €

5-7 persons = 169,00 €

8-10 persons = 179,00 €

11-15 persons = 199,00 €

16-20 persons = 229,00 €

21-25 persons = 259,00 €

26-30 persons = 279,00 €

Unclear number of persons? No problem. If you end up being more people, you can pay the difference on the spot.



What you can expect:

+ A private group tour exclusively for you

  • + A likeable local guide

  • + An exciting tour of Berlin from the specialist for trips about Berlin’s Soviet history

  • + You will see some of Berlin’s best-known sights at the Stalin Blvd./Karl-Marx Blvd. and the Alexanderplatz square

  • + A booking confirmation by email