Guided tour

Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

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From US$ 27.51 per person

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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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Dutch, English
Small group available
Important information

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
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.
Includes
  • Access to Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
  • Access to Mauerpark
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bike
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the office located in the courtyard-entrance of the building in Poststraße 11. Look for the "FREE BERLIN" sign.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 632 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      4.5/5

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    You get the opportunity to see parts of Berlin that you typically don't want to see. Places that tell the unique stories about, for example, the persecution of the Jews. At the same time, you can ask all the questions you want, both about historical but also cultural questions or where there is a good place to eat. I recommend taking the tour at the beginning of your trip. You will be introduced to some places that you might want to visit again later, where you have more time to go in depth yourself. It is not the great history lesson with deep professionalism, but it is sufficient and entertaining.

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    August 17, 2022

    Lots of information during a relaxed tour through Berlin. Much emphasis is placed on the issues surrounding the Wall. The Third Reich is a little less discussed, but you can visit these kinds of museums freely. The guide takes time for questions and takes everyone in the group into account.

    August 1, 2022

    It would probably be the best museum in Berlin if the staff was a bit more polite and helpful.The stuff threw you out of the museum at 18:50 even thought the closing time is 19:00 and If you ask for just one last minute to read the final paragraph of the whole exhibition they will still insist you to live. So for us the staff was a problem but the exhibition was amazing.

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    October 3, 2021

    Product ID: 392384

    VA ID: 392384