The Berlin’s Best Bike Tour

Reservation
15km, 3,5h Rolling daily from March 17th, 2017 at 11.00h.
16€ + 5€ for bike hire

Introductory Berlin sightseeing bike tour through a dynamic city

Why does Berlin look the way it does? Berlin doesn’t have a cohesive urban landscape like other cities. It’s an exciting and quirky collage, an eclectic and edgy mix that is full of contradictions. Every historical era has had its share of destruction, both intentional and otherwise, leaving behind opportunities to rebuild, sometimes with style and modernity, often with unusual utopian ideals, making Berlin what it is today.

We ride through 800 years of Berlin history: from historic to modern aspects, where the renowned and the questionable come together to make up a city that will always be: “damned to a fate of always becoming something and never being it” (Karl Scheffler).

Our “Berlin’s Best” bike tour start in Prenzlauer Berg, once a working class area and now endlessly trendy, with its painstakingly restored historical houses that were built during the Industrial Era of the Wilhelminian boom. After that, it’s off to Berlin’s historical city center, where Museum Island, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag are just a few of the many sites you will experience first hand. You’ll see how 40 years of the GDR (communist East Germany) left its mark on the city, and you’ll get a feeling for contemporary Germany with the breathtaking architecture of the new government district.

This bike tour is the perfect way to get to know Berlin. We pass along our love and enthusiasm for this fascinating city. With an interesting mix of entertainment and information, we easily take you through many complicated and significant subjects that give you greater insight into the darkness and light of the history of this inspirational and ever-changing city. That way, you’ll be ready to discover Berlin on your own and prepared for your next bike tour.

Special prices for school groups

Impressions of the “Berlin’s Best” bike tour

 

Next dates and booking for “Berlins Best”

Wed26. Apr 201711:00 - 14:30
Thu27. Apr 201711:00 - 14:30
Fri28. Apr 201711:00 - 14:30
Sat29. Apr 201711:00 - 14:30
Sun30. Apr 201711:00 - 14:30
Mon01. May 201711:00 - 14:30
Tue02. May 201711:00 - 14:30
Wed03. May 201711:00 - 14:30
Thu04. May 201711:00 - 14:30
Fri05. May 201711:00 - 14:30
Sat06. May 201711:00 - 14:30
Sun07. May 201711:00 - 14:30
Reservation
Follow your own schedule and take Berlins Best 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.