Historical tour in the African Quarter

(23 customer reviews)

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Discover German colonial history on a two-hour guided tour of the African Quarter.
Find out what’s behind street names like Kamerunerstraße, Petersallee and Manga- Bell Platz, which will be renamed in December 2022. We will tell you why Otto von Bismarck invited the European statesmen to Berlin in 1884, what Africa had to do with it and much more.
The tour will give you an insight into the often forgotten German colonial history.
We look forward to seeing you!

The tour at 11am is always in German and at 2pm in English.

Meeting point is U- Bhf Afrikanische Straße, corner Müllerstrasse

Keep warm with a hot beverage. Just bring your thermos or mug of hot tea or coffee.

23 reviews for Historical tour in the African Quarter

  1. English

    Darja

    (translated)

    The tour of the African Quarter with Justice was very educational. A big thank you for starting your company to do this important educational work, dear Justice. I highly recommend the tours and am really looking forward to the Humboldt Forum tour!

  2. English

    Vincent Nossek

    (translated)

    It was an excellent guided tour, during which we were able to learn very exciting background information about a chapter of German history that has (so far) been little illuminated! I can highly recommend the tour.

  3. German

    Barbara

    Eine beeindruckende Tour durch das Afrikanische Viertel mit sehr gut recherchierten Informationen rund um die deutsche Kolonialzeit.
    Diese Tour kann ich nur jedem empfehlen; sie hat meine Aufmerksamkeit sensibilisiert, mich zum Nachdenken angeregt und wirkt noch immer nach. Gut so!
    Dankeschön, liebe Justice!

  4. German

    Marcus

    Ich habe viel gelernt durch die Tour.
    Das Thema macht auch betroffen bis hin zu dem Punkt, an dem man sich wünschte etwas an der Situation ändern zu können. Doch vielleicht ist es auch der erste Schritt in die richtige Richtung. Ich habe mich jedenfalls schon gefragt, warum das alles im Geschichtsunterricht keine Erwähnung findet.
    Würde es jedem Geschichtsinteressiertem empfehlen.

  5. German

    Katharina

    Die Tour hat mich wirklich über einen Teil meiner Geschichte wachgerüttelt über den man nicht gern oder sogar gar nicht spricht. Ich werde noch lange über das gesagte nachdenken. Ich kann nur jedem empfehlen sich von Justice die Augen öffnen zu lassen.

  6. English

    Priya

    We had such an amazing tour with Justice! Learned so much about the history of Berlin that is very hard to find anywhere else, from a great guide. Justice was very knowledgeable and open to questions and conversation! Highly recommend.

  7. German

    Joshua DS

    Great tour with Desmond. I loved the history and context he provided throughout the tour.
    Definitely something I would recommend!

  8. German

    Cody

    Excellent tour to learn more about Germany’s colonial history. My guide, Justice, was very friendly and knowledgeable.

  9. German

    Vera

    This tour is a must for every visitor who is done with all the touristy places and wants to experience yet another part of Berlin that holds a lot of history.
    We must understand the past to change the future. And there’s so much to be done, like finally change street names when they commemorate war criminals. Justice and her team are doing an important job, raising awareness. It’s a nice and interesting stroll!

  10. German

    Kathi Böhl

    It was super interesting and very well presented by Justice Mvemba.
    I can totally recommend this tour! It has the right amount of information and tour length.
    Thanks again for this super nice experience!

  11. German

    Catherine

    I participated in the English tour with Justice. Would highly recommend this educational tour for anyone interested in learning about Germany’s colonial history and seeing how parts of it still remain within the African Quarter’s today.

  12. German

    Philipp & Vai

    Eine faszinierende Stadtführung durch ein Viertel, das unscheinbar inmitten Berlins liegt und eine Geschichte erzählt, an die sich kaum einer erinnert. Egal ob man bereits mit der Kolonialvergangenheit Deutschlands vertraut ist oder nicht lernt man Interessantes und Erschreckendes.
    Großen Dank an Justice für diese Tour.

    PS: Die Stadtführung ist eine großartige Ergänzung zum ethnologischen Museum im Humboldt-Forum.

  13. German

    Janina

    Wir haben die Tour mit unseren Kindern gemacht und obwohl wir uns viel mit dem Thema und Berlin beschäftigen noch viel neues gelernt. Eine spannende Tour zu Deutschlands trauriger kolonialer Geschichte und auch zu den heutigen Hürden diese Geschichte aufzuarbeiten. Tolle Arbeit! Danke!

  14. German

    Tom Rose

    Justice led a fascinating tour through a neighbourhood of Berlin I had previously not visited. This walk through the Afrikanisches Viertel exposes the remnants of German colonial history still present in 21st century Berlin, with the often forgotten history and sometimes shockingly named streets forming a large part of the tour’s content. For anyone interested in colonial history or discovering a part of Berlin not often visited by tourists, this tour will not disappoint. Highly recommended!

  15. German

    Caroline

    I did the tour with Justice and I can definitely recommend it! Justice pointed out the different ways in which German colonial history is still present in the African Quarter today, such as in the form of street names. It was really interesting, and Justice was super friendly and left a lot of space for questions as well.

  16. German

    Zahra

    I took part in the English tour lead by Justice back in October 2021. It was a very informative tour that shed light on the history of the African quarter, German colonization, and the modern day issues in Berlin regarding racial justice. It allowed me to view the rest of my trip with a new lens. I highly encourage everyone to take this tour!

  17. German

    Jonathan

    Excellent use of my time!

    The tour managed to bring to light parts of the history of the German colonisation that are sadly not well enough known. It covered the suffering of the exploited, some of its most infamous actors, and the ongoing journey to remove the physical expressions of their glorification.
    I was lucky to have the tour given to me by Justice, I really appreciated her knowledge, her brightness and the ability to keep the tour entertaining despite the bad weather :)

  18. German

    Christina

    Ich habe die deutsche Tour bei Justice gemacht und fand sie super informativ. Ich würde die Tour jedem weiterempfehlen, der im Afrikanischen Viertel wohnt oder mehr über die deutsche Kolonialgeschichte in Afrika erfahren möchte. Justice hat alle meine Fragen beantwortet und auch aktuelle Themen besprochen. Tolle Klärungsarbeit, ich wünsche mir noch mehr ähnliche Touren/Informationsstellen! :)

  19. German

    Caro

    I attended the English version of the tour with Justice. I learned a lot about the African Quarter and about Germanys colonialisation. Questions were welcomed and we had a good conversation. I do recommend the tour.

  20. German

    Jacopo

    I attended the English version, it was very interesting and it’s a topic of which I knew almost nothing

  21. German

    Miriam

    Ich fand die Stadtführung sehr Informativ und Interessant. Man lernt viele neue Aspekte kennen und kann seinen Horizont erweitern.
    Desmond und Justice sind ein sehr gutes Team und ergänzen sich perfekt!

    Kann es nur weiterempfehlen!

  22. German

    Lea Abena Pahl

    I habe an mehreren Stadtführungen von Justice und Prosper Mvemba teilgenommen und es hat jedes Mal total Spaß gemacht. Jede Tour war sehr informativ und wir konnten viele Fragen stellen. Es war toll diesen Teil Berlins aus so einer kritischen und aufdeckenden Perspektive erfahren zu können. Ich würde jeder Person, die einen differnzierteren Blick auf das Leben Schwarzer Menschen in Deutschland werfen will, diese Tour weiterempfehlen.

  23. German

    Guillem Gomis

    I attended the English version of the tour and I could not be more grateful to have done this activity :) Thank you Desmond for being such an energetic guide, and Justice for leading this necessary transformational project. The tour is very insightful when it comes to historical facts, and very educational to understand the colonial reasons behind the African Quarter in Berlin. I would love to take more tours like this one, and I wish Desta’s team all the best – your work is very necessary for our society. Thank you!

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