1. Germany
  2. Berlin
  3. Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall & Cold War Bike Tour

Product ID: 28809
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Discover Berlin’s fascinating history on this 3.5-hour bike tour. Follow the traces left behind by the Berlin Wall, including former watchtowers and border crossings. Hear stories of successful and fatal escape attempts along the way.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
German, Dutch, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Berlin Wall at historical locations in the city
  • See the original death strip and one of the last watchtowers in Berlin
  • Discover traces of the former border between East and West Berlin including the remains of the Berlin Wall, former border crossings, and watchtowers
  • Start your journey at the Kulturbrauerei, an interesting old brewery complex in Prenzlauer Berg
  • Visit interesting Berlin landmarks along the former border strip
Full description
Discover the German capital by bike on this fantastic 3.5-hour tour. Ride along the former border between East and West Berlin, and see the remains of the Berlin Wall, former border crossings, one of the last watch towers, and other traces left by the division of the city.

The tour starts at the Kulturbrauerei, a remarkable old brewery site in the district of Prenzlauer Berg. Along the way, you’ll discover interesting facts about why the city became divided and how this affected its residents. Hear about successful and fatal escape attempts, how the Berlin Wall came down overnight after almost 30 years, and how the city has changed since.

The route runs from Mauerpark, over Bernauerstraße, all the way to the Brandenburg Gate. Checkpoint Charlie, the former boarder crossing, and Bornholmerstraße also be covered during the tour.
Includes
  • Bicycle rental
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Trousers clips
  • Rain ponchos in bad weather
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
This tour is for small groups of up to 15 participants. You will cover approximately 15 kilometers in 3.5 hours at a relaxed pace.

You can select a bike that fits you best from the large fleet of bicycles.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 182 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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We loved this tour. our guide Anha (sorry not sure how to spell his name) was very knowledgable and enthusiastic. He answered all of our questions and really helped us understand everything we were seeing. Highly reccomend! It is a decent length tour but there is a nice rest stop in the middle for coffee, sandwiches and restrooms if you like

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July 15, 2019

Tour was fun and informative. Paul, our guide, was great at keeping our large group together while safely navigating the streets and even adjusted our route on the fly to compensate for us showing up late. There is a large selection of bikes available and the only thing I would avoid is selecting a bike with a coaster brake unless you're completely familiar with how that bike works.

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May 29, 2019

Amazing, recommended!

We enjoyed very much our tour, we had Lauren who is a very passionate and knowledgeable tour guide and we learned a lot of things that we didnt know about the wall. We visited sites that tourists usually dont get to go on their own plus biking in Berlin is a must.

April 29, 2019

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Berlin on Bike

Product ID: 28809