Berlin Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Germany, Berlin, Berlin
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  • 4 hours
  • Berlin
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Join this extremely insightful four-hour tour, covering a leisurely 6 miles (10 kilometers) by bike. Your tour begins near Alexanderplatz where you'll area formerly known as East Berlin to visit the Wall plenty of sites that make Berlin the unique city it is today. On the Berlin Wall Bike Tour you will visit the Berlin Wall Memorial, see a former watchtower, visit the land once known as the no-man's land, see where the East German Secret Police kept their secret files, and learn about escape attempts in the places they took place.

Along the way, your guide will also tell you about ghost train stations, espionage, and world events all effected by the Wall. You'll gain insight into what life was like in the shadow of the Wall and how the city still copes with it's divided past today. Throughout the tour, your guide will be available to answer any questions you have about the Cold War and how it shaped present-day Berlin

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Small group ensures personal service

An extremely insightful four-hour tour, leisurely covering about 6 miles (10 kilometers) by bike. This pervasive tour covers why Berlin was divided and how, the Berlin Airlift, tales of espionage by both the Allies and feared East German secret police (Stasi), the downfall of communism, how Berlin is dealing with its past and much, much more.

Your tour begins with an orientation to the Berlin Wall and the route you will follow, before hopping on your comfortable bikes. You will bike along several noteworthy boulevards of former East Berlin while the tour makes it's way to the Bernauer Strasse Memorial, a former crossing point between East and West.

You will also hear about escape attempts, ghost train stations, and espionage.  During the tour you will gain insight into what life was like in the shadow of the Wall and how the city still copes with it's divided past today.

Safety:

Because there is so much to see in Berlin and this city is so bike friendly, simply the best way to see this city is by bike. The tour takes advantage of the many bike paths the city offers - more than 95% of the tour is on bike paths and through parks. When you do ride on the streets, ride along the less-traveled roads. All insurance is included.

Bikes:

Ultra-hard seats? Razor-thin tires? Not on this tour! With new curvy beach cruisers these bikes are the pinnacles of city-biking comfort. With cushy seats, fat tires and handlebars that come up to meet you, it just doesn't get more relaxed. Of course these bikes perform as well. There are vice-like brakes to make sure you stop quickly. And with multiple gears, you can choose your level of pedal-pushing effort (all bikes also come with fun bells and unique names making these quite possibly the coolest bikes on the planet).

Weather:

Ride rain or shine. The weather in Berlin can vary quickly, so you may want to bring a light jumper or rain jacket. The bikes come equipped with bike racks if you don't need to wear it. Also, a limited number of gloves and rain jackets are available, but again, it's better to be on the safe side and plan ahead.

Regardless if this is your first trip to Berlin of if you already feel like "ein Berliner", this is a great way to see the city and understand what makes Berlin so special. Here are just some of the many reasons why:

• Berlin is a very flat, bike-friendly city and our tours take advantage of this by riding almost exclusively on bike paths and less-traveled roads.
• You'll stop every few hundred meters to discuss the sights, so tours aren't the least bit strenuous.

Inclusions
  • Bike tour of Berlin
  • New beach cruiser bicycle and helmet
  • Professional guide

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant and child seats are available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Departure Point

Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin, Germany


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Ian G

I was in Berlin back in 2016 and saw the Berlin Wall on my own. I recently visited Berlin for a long weekend and because the weather was very nice, I decided to take the Berlin Bike Tour. What an amazing tour. Our tour guide was Jeff who was extremely knowledgeable and super pleasant. He took us on a biking 3.5 hours tour which explained the Wall in more details and showed us historic sites. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know more about the Berlin Wall and some interesting details behind the Wall. If you happened to get Jeff to be your guide, you would love him!!!

Image - 24 Jul 2018 -

lwheelock

I would highly recommend this educational, yet entertaining, tour of Berlin focused on the Berlin Wall and the Cold War. Our tour guide, PB, was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful and led us through the city with ease. My husband, 12 year old son and I were all impressed by how much we learned on the tour while still having a fantastic time touring the city and socializing with our fellow tour goers. it was great being able to associate such important historic events with the sites at which they occurred. We went on the Berlin City Tour offered by Fat Tire Bikes on the day prior to this tour and were equally impressed with the tour as well as our guide, Alex. We will certainly being seeking out Fat Tire Bike tours in the future as we visit other cities.

Image - 24 Apr 2018 -

Nick G

This was a great tour, our guide Daniel managed to explain a pretty complex period of history in a really manageable way and he always took the time to answer any questions in detail and offer additional insight. The bikes were in great condition and the beauty of Berlin is it's flat so the cycling was very leisurely and manageable for all ages and abilities. Key sites of interest were taken in and there was enough time given at each key point to hop of the bikes and take a closer look.

Image - 20 Feb 2018 -

Stefany R

Amazing tour! The tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. The bike ride was enjoyable and not difficult at all. I learned so much and really enjoyed learning about the city! Definitely recommend this tour

Image - 12 Sep 2017 -

eoin.dug

Excellent tour, fun and educational and it was nice seeing Berlin by bike.

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