Women of Berlin Walking Tour

What do a queen, a radical communist, a sex shop magnate, and a world leader all have in common? Listen to the untold stories of Berlin’s most influential women.

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Berlin’s untold Herstory

This walking tour through Berlin’s city centre is focusing on the often overlooked achievements of its very high-achieving women.

What happened to revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg? Why did Marlene Dietrich leave Germany forever? How did a Third Reich-era pilot go on to lead a sexual revolution in post-war Germany?  How did a Prussian queen hold sway over Napoleon? And how did a theologian’s daughter become the most powerful woman in the world?

Book now and find out on this unique, fun walking tour with Original Berlin Walks.

Social distance is important. This tour is limited to 20 participants to keep both you and our team safe.

What you’ll see

Starting from Hackescher Markt, cross over Museum Island and walk through the charming streets of  Mitte on this unique walking tour experience from Original Berlin Walks.

Discover the life of May Ayim, a German-Ghanian feminst who was the first academics to study Afro-German women’s history in Germany. Learn how German women were left to remove the rubble from post-WWII Berlin’s streets by hand in 1945, and find out how Marlene Dietrich left Germany and began actively opposing the Nazis.

Hear the story of how one girl that grew up in East Germany became one of the most powerful and respected world leaders of the modern age. Discuss the differing politics of feminism in East and West Germany, and take a hard look at the inequality still present in Berlin today.

Learn about Prussia’s most beloved and powerful Queen, and finish your tour with the story of how the wives of Jewish men protested against their husbands’ deportation in the Third Reich.

Good to know

  • 2-2.5 hours
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Includes break for refreshments/bathroom
  • Tour runs in all weathers


Browse the gallery to see some of the sights on this tour.

Meeting point

You can see the meeting point for our Women of Berlin walk on the map below:


Outside Starbucks opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.

Address: Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin

The following S-Bahn trains and trams stop at Hackescher Markt:
S-Bahn: S5, S7, S75

Tram: M1, M4, M5, M6, 12

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