Kreuzberg: Active + Critical

Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood has a long history of self-organized initiatives and civil-society activism. This former fringe area of West Berlin bordered the Berlin Wall until 1990. From the 1970s until today, urban regeneration experiments, squats, art spaces and immigrants from … Continue reading

CoHousing: Community + Cooperative

Berlin offers a great range of fascinating examples regarding social and ecological CoHousing projects dealing with current challenges such as rising rents, changes in climate and demography, privatization and individualization. Our housing tours allow participants to get to know Berlin’s … Continue reading

Urban Gardens + Edible Landscapes

Berlin has more than 150 urban and neighborhood gardens. These are creating inviting and healthy public spaces and improving the local quality of life while contributing to climate adaptation. Local green initiatives also provide spaces and opportunities for exchanging and … Continue reading


Experiencing Berlin’s East Spree riverfront means taking a walk on the edge between control and chaos. While the “Mediaspree” plan has proposed to bring in new media companies, global investors and corporate headquarters, citizens’ groups are fighting to maintain public … Continue reading

Architecture: Sustainable + Circular

Sustainable architecture is way more than just a green facade. During the tour we look at examples that address different aspects of sustainability: ecological, affordable, community oriented housing, neighborhood gardens and experimental structures from recycled materials. Emphasized are re-uses and … Continue reading