Guided tour

Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

From $31.30 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.

About this activity

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

Includes

  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bike
    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.
    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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    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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 455 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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    Guide was excellent, tour was very interesting!

    Dominick made the tour very engaging, and it felt like we were seeing Berlin from a Berliner’s point of view. He connected the very serious subject matter to the people who lived it, which was a lovely approach. The human experience of Berlin’s history was made central to the tour. Very interesting, and the bike was a great way to see Berlin.

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    September 24, 2019

    Celine was a fantastic guide. She was very informative and friendly. She welcomed any questions and was keen to share her knowledge. Warm clothes in the winter are definitely needed, especially gloves. The tour is quite physical but great fun and you see places that you would not necessarily see within the day and without a tour guide.

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    March 2, 2019

    Good experience even though my tour was cancelled!

    I booked a group tour, but it was cancelled and i received a message giving me options to take other tours o giving my money back, but i opted for the money back and they left me use a bike for free because of the inconvenience, so in general i'm very satisfied with the service, so i fully recommend it to anyone!

    June 12, 2018

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    Product ID: 57796

    VA ID: 392384