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Tour Operator: Berlin on Bike 3h 30m Travel method:   Bicycle Region / Starts from: Berlin

The Berlin Wall Bike Tour

The Berlin Wall Bike Tour

About

Historical backgrounds of Germany’s division, everyday life in East Germany, successful and tragic getaway stories, the Stasi, life in a divided city, the opposition movement, the end of the GDR. Far more than just a wall, the Berlin Wall was a symbol for the misery and the most visible sign of the struggle between two systems. For almost 30 years, this 160-kilometer-long, so-called “death strip” cut through the city and the lives of its people.

The stories around the Berlin Wall are many; from the funny, to the tragic, to the unbelievably absurd. Along the 15 kilometers between Bornholmer Straße and the government district, our bike tour follows the obvious as well as the hidden remnants. Along the way, you’ll see border checkpoints like Checkpoint Charlie, places like Mauerpark and the official Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Straße with the last remaining, totally intact portion of the Berlin Wall and a guard tower.

We delve into the political dimensions, the background circumstances and, above all, the human element in the everyday madness of life in a divided city, right where it happened.

Highlights

-Life in Prenzlauer Berg near the Berlin Wall
-Gethsemanekirche & Zionskirche - Role of the Church in the GDR
-Bornholmer Straße - Former border crossing & site of the fall of the Wall
-Melting pot Mauerpark
-Escape attempts on Bernauer Strasse
-Berlin Wall Memorial
-Death strip and ghost train station at Nordbahnhof Park
-Former border watchtower at Kieler Eck
-Government district & Brandenburg Gate- Berlin grows together
-The Palace of Tears - S-Bhf. Friedrichstraße

Our guides flexibly adapt the guided bike tour "Berlin Wall" to weather conditions, interest of the participants, closures and sometimes own preferences. Changes and deviations are possible.

Duration

3 hours and 30 minutes

Meeting Point 

All Berlin on Bike public bike tours start at the Kulturbrauerei (means “Culture Brewery”) in the Prenzlauer Berg district. The brewery grounds have several entrances, the best way to get to us is through the archway at Knaackstraße 97. From the underground station Eberswalder Straße (underground line 2, three stops north of Alexanderplatz) it’s a 200-metre walk.


Important Information

If you booked on short notice and your tour starts within the next 20 hours, it is necessary to confirm the participation by phone: 0049 (0)30 43 73 99 99

Included in the price are helmets and rental bikes for the duration of the tour (unless you have specified "own bikes"), as well as straps for the light luggage in the basket. Depending on the weather, however, we keep sun cream, tissues, rain ponchos and gloves ready.




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Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours before for public tours, for private tours up to 14 days before. Rain capes are available in case of inconsistent weather. In case of continuous and heavy rain special cancellation under or up to 90 minutes before tour start.
Meeting point
All Berlin on Bike public bike tours start at the Kulturbrauerei (means “Culture Brewery”) in the Prenzlauer Berg district. The brewery grounds have several entrances, the best way to get to us is through the archway at Knaackstraße 97. From the underground station Eberswalder Straße (underground line 2, three stops north of Alexanderplatz) it’s a 200-metre walk.
Important information

ATTENTION: If you booked on short notice and your tour starts within the next 20 hours, it is necessary to confirm the participation by phone: 0049 (0)30 43 73 99 99


Included in the price are helmets and rental bikes for the duration of the tour (unless you have specified "own bikes"), as well as straps for the light luggage in the basket. Depending on the weather, however, we keep sun cream, tissues, rain ponchos and gloves ready.

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