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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
of how the Wall fell
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buildings, history, art
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Tours we do for our own fun
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museums, attractions, bad-weather options
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murals, stencils, grafitti and more from the streets of Berlin

Asisi panorama: The Wall


Besucher im Asisi Panorama Berliner Mauer

360° Berliner Mauer Die Geschichte der Teilung Berlins ist zu einem nicht unerheblichen Anteil dafür verantwortlich wie die Stadt heute aussieht und tickt. Auch für den Tourismus ist dieser Teil unserer Vergangenheit nicht zu vernachlässigen. In Kombination mit den Hinterlassenschaften der Nazi-Diktatur ist das Gedenken an die Mauer zentraler Bestandteil jeden Berlin-Besuchs – zumindest des weiter…

A Winter Bike Tour through Budapest


Cycling with a Yellow Zebra As you might guess we not only love cycling in our hometown Berlin but anywhere really. The annual Cycle Cities symposium brought us to beautiful Budapest this time. Cycle Cities is a network of fellow bike tour operators from all over Europe, the US and Australia, who meet every year to weiter…

Berlin events March 2nd – 4th


Your Berlin Weekend Over the last weeks large parts of the northern hemisphere have been gripped by an not exactly cycling-friendly cold. While the Brits are calling it „beast from the east“, the Germans have a more prosaic approach and are just calling it „Hartmut“. But I’m digressing, right in time for the weekend temperatures weiter…

Berlin events Feb 23-25th


Our tips for your Berlin weekend Just when we thought, spring is round the corner and days before our season starts properly Berlin is in the grip of cold spell. While that does mean there’s finally some real sunshine, the weather comes with a bit of a challenge for us cyclists. This is especially true weiter…

Berlin events Feb 16-18th


Streetart in Berlin: Tasmanian devil in Mauerpark

Our tips for your Berlin weekend Of course, culturally this week is dominated by Berlinale and all that comes with it, like the Boddinale, an community-driven grass-roots film festival. Even though we had nothing to do with it, we’re kind of proud, that our guide Kati has a screening of her latest short movie Rubber Duckery at weiter…

AEG Versuchstunnel


AEG Versuchstunnel im Berliner Ortsteil Gesundbrunnen/Wedding

Vom 1. U-Bahntunnel Deutschlands Im vergangenen Dezember haben wir uns zu Weiterbildungszwecken in den Berliner Untergrund begeben. Auf Einladung der sehr engagierten und mit unfassbar viel Fachwissen ausgestatteten Kollegen vom Verein Berliner Unterwelten, haben wir uns den ersten echten U-Bahntunnel Deutschlands angeschaut, den sogenannten AEG Versuchstunnel. Getroffen haben wir uns auf dem ehemaligen AEG-Gelände im weiter…

Berlin events Feb 2nd – 4th


Tips for your Berlin weekend January is by far the most quiet month in Berlin. No one really has any money and half of the city’s party-crowd is still stuck in their new-years resolutions to become that other person, that doesn’t drink or smoke. Luckily it’s almost over and even the sun honours us with weiter…

Berlin events Jan 19th – 21th


Tipps for your Berlin weekend After a stormy day with Friderike, Berlin is taking care of the damage, but it seems this time we got off lightly, unless you are one of the poor souls that needed to take a train-ride. Anyway, for all of you, who made it to Berlin, there’s no reason to weiter…

Berlin’s best post-wall architecture


Sightseeing Beyond Potsdamer Platz and the government Of course Berlin’s pace of development is nothing compared to big cities in emerging markets in Asia or Africa, but for European standards it was nothing short of staggering. If you look at this model of Berlin’s inner city, everything that is not white has either been built weiter…

Berlin events Jan 12th – 14th


Our tipps for your Berlin weekend After taking ourselves out over the holidays for some well-deserved downtime, we are back with our weekly collection of 1st class entertainment suggestions for you to browse at your leisure. Bear with us, we might be off to a slow start, our brains are still kind of clogged after all weiter…