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Decolonial Tour: Berlin's African Quarter


The guided tour of the historical African Quarter in Berlin-Wedding shows that African culture has been part of Berlin for centuries and addresses German colonial history.

Anyone who pay attention when strolling through the African Quarter ("Afrikanisches Viertel") in Berlin-Wedding quickly recognizes where the neighborhood in northwest Berlin got its name. Togosstraße, Zanzibarstraße or Kongostraße are just a few street names reminding Berliners and visitors of the German colonial history. During this two-hour city tour through the African Quarter, the origins of the neighborhood and the often-silenced history of German colonialism will be addressed. Learn about the significance of the 22 street names and Germany's role in the slave trade. Tour participants will learn to see the unassuming neighborhood from a new perspective. The tour is suitable for individuals as well as school classes and groups.

At a Glance

Guided Tour
Historical Tour of the African Quarter
Date and Time
Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. (German) and 2 p.m. (English)
Admission Fee
From €25 per person
Meeting Point
Subways station "Afrikanische Straße" on the corner to Müllerstraße

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Last edited: 27 March 2023