Guided tour

Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

From $30.27 per person

Visit remnants of the Berlin Wall, former watchtowers, and hidden historical sites on a bike tour that explores Berlin’s fascinating Cold War history across the city’s vibrant neighborhoods.

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Duration options: 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Dutch
Small group available
Highlights
  • Explore Berlin’s Cold War history on a guided bike tour
  • Discover remaining watchtowers and hidden espionage points
  • Bike to historical sites like Palace of Tears and Checkpoint Charlie
  • See remnants of the Berlin Wall and learn about life in a divided city
  • Hear stories about incredible escape attempts from the GDR
Full description
Discover Berlin by bike on a guided tour that explores the city’s experience during the Cold War. Ride along the former East and West border and see the remains of the Berlin Wall, one of the last watch towers, hidden military sites, and other traces left by the division of the city. Bike to Friedrichstraße station and Bornholmer Straße to see former border crossing locations. Follow the River Spree to the parliament and government district and arrive at Brandenburg Gate where the border ran and was the symbol of the division of the city. Ride past areas where the ‘death strips’ were located and see watchtowers left behind after the fall of the wall. Stop to look at remaining stretches of the wall and the famous Checkpoint Charlie. Get a fascinating insight into what it was like to live in the eastern block and hear about failed escape attempts. Learn about the changes that German society went through and how the WWII and the Cold War shaped modern-day Berlin.
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  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bike
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
    Meeting point

    The bikes will be set up on the T-junction 30 minutes before the tour.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • The length of the tour is approximately 9.3 miles (15 kilometers)
    • You can select a bike that suits you best on the day of the tour
    • Tours operate rain or shine
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 483 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5
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    Thoroughly enjoyable. Informal yet informed.

    Johan was our guide, and, boy, did he guide us on a glorious sunny day in Berlin for 4.5 glorious hours. Good to meet Murphy (Johan's dog) too. She was a star. Not only did were do Cold War sites and tales but were managed to fit in some Nazi/Hitler history too. Fantastic! Highly recommended. And a great way to see bits of Berlin you never otherwise would.

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    October 21, 2019

    Nice bike ride on colored Amsterdam bikes along the line of the wall with a Dutch guide who knew the history well. This history was told from stories about how things went at important moments, from famous people who have meant something in the history of Berlin, but also from the people who experienced it as a resident of Berlin and therefore became history. Nice how well-known musicians who have been to Berlin and the link to songs. In addition, you will hear facts that you would otherwise not have found out. Definitely recommended, Berlin is going to live through the story!

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    October 20, 2019

    great way to see central Berlin and get some insights into its history. Easy riding - flat, mostly paths, and comfortable and stable bikes. My wife is not a regular bike rider and she loved it. Our guide Johanne was fantastic, very informative and friendly. Highly recommend this tour.

    January 9, 2020

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    Product ID: 255792

    VA ID: 392384