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Here we write about some of the amazing things that are happening in Berlin any given day - if we find the time. The articles you'll find here, don't neccessarily have anything to do with bike tours in Berlin, but they're all definitely about our beloved home town. If you're new here you might enjoy browsing our top-categories featured below or the tag-cloud on the right. 

Most articles are still in German, although we're posting more and more in English, and the photos are worth it regardless. If you're interested in writing for us, send a mail to social@berlinonbike.de with your idea. 

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History and personal stories
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museums, attractions, bad-weather options
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murals, stencils, grafitti and more from the streets of Berlin

25 % off PopKultur Festival


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Spezial-Angebot für alle BoB-Gäste [English] Zum bereits fünften Mal findet 21. bis 23. August 2019 das Pop-Kultur Festival statt. Das ganze Gelände widmet sich für drei Tage dem Phänomen Popkultur. Es gibt jede Menge Musik, Ausstellungen, Lesungen, Theater, Musik, Kunst und dann noch ein bisschen mehr Musik.  Das ausführliche Programm findet Ihr hier.   Und weiter…

Mein 9. November – My personal Nov. 9th


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Deutsch The Day the Berlin Wall fell I always thought, that saying the Wall „fell“ sounds a bit like it crumbled and just died of all age, while in truth thousands and thousands risked their careers, their freedom and ultimately their life pushing against it. On Novemer 9th this pushing became quite literally what opened weiter…

Revolutions Radtour – das Ende der Monarchie in Berlin


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Orte der Revolution 1918/19 1918, der Erste Weltkrieg ist schon lange nicht mehr zu gewinnen, die Menschen hungern, sind des sinnlosen Sterbens überdrüssig. Nachdem es schon im Vorjahr nach der russischen Oktoberrevolution erste Streiks gegeben und die SPD sich unter dem stärker werdenden Druck der Kriegsgegner gespalten hatte, spitzte sich die Lage im Herbst des weiter…

Wien-Radtour – zwischen Hundertwasser und Hofburg


Hundertwasserhaus in Wien, Pflichtprogramm auf jeder Sightseeing-Tour in Wien.

Wien per Velo – die K.u.K.  Fahrradtour [Can’t read German? Check pedalpower’s english website] Wann immer es sich ergibt, nutzen wir auch unsere privaten Ferien, um fremde Städte kennen zu lernen. Dabei hilft uns die Mitgliedschaft bei Cycle Cities, einem weltweiten Verbund von Unternehmen wie unserem. Im Juli war die Hauptstadt Österreichs an der Reihe. weiter…

Berlin’s watery west pt. 1: Wannsee


Approaching the Glienicke Bridge with a funny blue boat.

A slightly different style of sightseeing While almost nothing in the world of tourism has seen as much abuse as the term „off the beaten path“ we actually do try to find and create experiences for those of you, who have already done the checkbox style things every Berlin visitor does sooner or later. So, weiter…

Best of Berlin Street Art summer 2019


Otto Schade in Haus Schwarzenberg, two skulls shaping a butterfly.

Murals, graffiti, 3D Have fun with our collection of new Berlin street art, from Tegel to Neukölln. All Infos about the artwork in the captions, or on our regular Street Art bike tour, which we also offer in German. As always we weren’t able to identify all artists shown here, so of course you’re very weiter…

Bike tour Malaga


Cyclists riding on the Malaga beach promenade at the Playa la Malaqueta.

ight Cycling the Andalusian capital One of the great things about our membership in the Cycle Cities network is the fact that you get to meet like-minded people from all over the world that are the perfect first point of contact in a foreign city. In the past we were already lucky enough to go weiter…

27/06 Austria and Hungary open their borders – Grenzöffnung


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Text auf deutsch Horn and Muck dismantle the iron curtain After Hungary’s first steps towards an open border to its neighbour Austria were largely ignored by the general public, what happened on June 27th 1989 showed everyone, that the iron curtain wouldn’t only become permeable – it would be history pretty soon. While Hungarians were weiter…

04/06 1989 Tianmen and Poland/Polen


Mahnmal in Breslau für die Opfer des Tiananmen-Massakers. Zerbrochenes Fahrrad und Panzerspuren.

Text auf deutsch   One day – two signals #otd June 4th 1989 a few things happened that might not had a direct impact on the peaceful revolution in Germany but were an important part of the overall development.   1. In Beijng military and militarized police break up the largest protests in modern-day China weiter…

13/06 Michail Gorbatschow in West-Germany/Staatsbesuch der BRD


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Text auf deutsch Gorbimania in the West Gorbatschow was a darling of western politicians from as early as 1986 when he first detailed his plans to „reconstruct“ the Soviet Union under the twin labels of Perestroika (~change, redesign) and Glasnost (~openness, transparency) and a lot of freedom-minded citizens in the East took this as a weiter…

31/05 George H.W. Bush in Germany


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deutsch Let Berlin be next „But the passion for freedom cannot be denied forever. The world has waited long enough. The time is right. Let Europe be whole and free.“   After a NATO summit two days earlier during which the alliance agreed on a new „comprehensive defense control strategy“ US president George Bush visits weiter…