Berlin Wall & Cold War History Small Group Cycling Tour

Berlin Wall & Cold War History Small Group Cycling Tour

From $34.75 per person

In small groups (maximum 8 people), follow the traces of the Berlin Wall. See the last remaining watchtowers and parts of the so-called Death Strip. Hear some tragic and fateful stories on your way from Bornholmer Straße to Checkpoint Charlie.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
German
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Cross at the former border-control at Bornholmer Straße and cycle through Mauerpark
  • See the Wall Memorials at Bernauer Straße and visit the ghost-station and border-crossing at Chausseestraße
  • Experience the Invaliden Graveyard and see the former border-crossing at Invalidenstraße
  • Ride along the Government Bank to the "Parliament of Trees"
  • Discover the famous Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Tränenpalast on Friedrichstraße
Full description
Experience an interesting and informative cycle-tour of Berlin following the route of the Berlin Wall – the Mauerweg. Although very little of the wall is left today, some traces can still be found between the former border control stations at Bornholmer Straße and Checkpoint Charlie. You will begin your journey through history in the place where it all ended: on the Square of the 9th November 1989 – where the first East German citizens crossed the border. Discover how the cherry trees came to be grown on Bornholmer Straße and see the original watchtower and the death-strip. Follow the pictures of rabbits on the ground, to the Brandenburg Gate and on through it to the Tränenpalast, "Palace of Tears," on Friedrichstraße. Ride past the Friedrichstadt Palace, the Museum Island, the New Synagogue and the Old Berlin Post Office.
Includes
  • Bicycle
  • Fees
  • City guide
  • Rain Poncho (if necessary)
  • Food and drink
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at 75 Bornholmer Straße, Berlin 10439. By public transport: 1 minute on foot from tram-stop Björnsonstraße (Lines M1, M13, M50) 2 minutes on foot from S-Bahn station Bornholmer Straße (Lines S1, S2, S8, S25, S85) 10 minutes on foot from S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Schönhauser Allee (Lines S8, S41, S42, S85, U2)

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place in all weathers. On rainy days, you'll be given a rain poncho
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 116 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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Super nice bike tour! It was a lot of fun and time flew by because Kathrin spoke very well and vividly. She knew a lot of details and little stories about the difficult topic "Wall ..., building a wall, ... escape, etc. If we come back to Berlin, we would be happy to book a tour again.

September 15, 2019

every minute enyoed it

in 4 hour biking we learned more about berlin and his history then 4 years of school marcus was taking care .proffesional and learned us so much ! we saw beautiful parts of the city. and places which you otherwise havent seen a busy city and marcus guided us trough quiet streets even in the centre !

April 5, 2019

Absolutely fantastic

We really enjoyed being out on bikes exploring this amazing city. Our guide, Markus, was a great guy - very knowledgeable and he pitched it just right for us all. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Berlin.

August 23, 2018

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