The Berlin Wall Bike Tour

Reservation
15km, 3,5h Rolling daily from March 16th, 2018 at 11.00h.
19 + 5€ for bike hire

Riding along the Berlin Wall on a guided bike tour

It was far more than just a wall, it was a symbol of the misery, and the most visible sign of the struggle between two systems. With our guided bike tour you can discover the Berlin Wall.

For almost 30 years, this 160-kilometer-long, so-called “death strip” cut through the city and the lives of its people. Few families remained untouched by the division of the city; parents separated from their children, lovers who wound up on the “wrong” side of the Berlin Wall or young people who wanted to escape the restrictions of the GDR and risked their lives trying to get over the Wall.

The stories around the Berlin Wall and the East German secret police (Stasi) are many. Some of our guides have experienced them first hand; from the funny, to the tragic, to the unbelievably absurd. Along the 15 kilometers between Bornholmer Straße and the government district, our bike tour follows the obvious as well as the hidden remnants of the “Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart”. The Berlin Wall bike tour takes you to border checkpoints, like Checkpoint Charlie and places like Mauerpark, where a section of the so-called “death strip” has been transformed into a vibrant part of the new Berlin. You’ll also visit the official Berlin Wall Memorial Museum area on Bernauer Straße where the last remaining, totally intact, portion of the Berlin Wall and a guard tower can be seen.

We’ll delve into the political dimensions, the background circumstances and, above all, the human element in the everyday madness of life in a divided city, right where it happened. Kids along for the ride? No problem! Our competent bike guides break it down so that even generation Facebook will understand.

Special prices for school groups

Impression of the “Berlin Wall” bike tour

 

Next dates and booking for “Berlin Wall Tour”

Fri16. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Sat17. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Sun18. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Mon19. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Tue20. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Wed21. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Thu22. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Fri23. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Sat24. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Sun25. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Mon26. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Tue27. Mar 201811:00 - 14:30
Reservation
Follow your own schedule and take Berlin Wall Tour as a private tour with your own berlin-on-bike-guide.

service-helme-wasser-sonnencremeiThe complete and total bike experience.

We’ve got a whole lot of extra services for those looking to experience Berlin by bike, most of which are absolutely free!

  • Helmets: free of charge on guided tours, otherwise 2€ per day, 1€ for each additional day.
  • Rain ponchos, just in case it rains more than expected, otherwise our groups take cover during heavy rain.
  • Pant clips, to keep your pants from getting greasy.
  • Gloves, to keep your fingers war in the chillier autumn months. 
  • Sunscreen lotion, protection for all types of skin.
  • Maps of Berlin.
  • Bottled water (regular and sparkling water 1€ for a .5 liter bottle).
  • Further recommendations for the rest of your stay in Berlin

Anything else we can do for you? Just let us know, because if we can’t help you, we definitely know who can!

How to find Berlin on Bike

All of our tours begin at the “Kulturbrauerei” in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district. The painstakingly restored brewery complex is the ideal place to test out your bike before the tour. A variety of restaurants and beer gardens just around the corner offer the perfect way to relax and reflect after a fabulous tour.The easiest way to enter the brewery is on the Knaackstraße 97, just beyond the intersection with the Danziger Straße . After that you just follow the yellow “Berlin on Bike” signs.

Directions from Eberswalder Straße metro station

  • take the exit marked:”Danziger Straße”
  • head toward the street that leads away from the elevated train tracks to the left. Cross over to the right hand side of the street.
  • after 150 meters you’ll reach the Knaackstraße, turn right. After 30 meters turn left through a large archway.
  • follow the yellow “Berlin on Bike” signs
Several tram lines also stop here and the circle line is just around the corner. To find the best way to get here by public transportation, use the link to the BVG planer (?)

Additional meeting point at Eberswalder Straße metro station

10 minutes before the tour begins, you’ll find one of our guides in a brightly colored orange vest and a yellow “Berlin on Bike” sign at the entrance to the Eberswalder Straße metro station, directly under the tracks, who can point you the way to the “Kulturbrauerei”.Download and print out the map (PDF, 1MB)In case you are running late please call us at this number +49 30 4373 9999

Meeting Point Canoe Tours

Our canoetours don't start at Kulturbrauerei but at Kanuliebe on the Insel der Jugend. To make it easier to find us there we have a PDF with directions to download and print (391 Kb).

Tickets for the public transportation network

A single fare ticket costs 2.40€ (!). a better alternative and generally less expensive is the day pass (tageskarte) (6.50€ AB), or the Berlin Welcome Card (e.g. 18.50€ for 48 hours) with which you not only receive a 3.50€ rebate at Berlin on Bike, but a whole host of rebates at a variety of Berlin locations. You can transport your bike in the metro as well, a bicycle ticket costs 1.60€. You can buy tickets either at the automated ticket machines at the station or at any number of ticketing locations.