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Snapshot of the Roaring 20s – Isherwood’s Berlin Tour

Snapshot of the Roaring 20s – Isherwood’s Berlin Tour In winter we explore more hidden spots of Berlin together with our team of seasoned guides. On one of these excursions our guide Brendan took us on a fascinating journey through Schöneberg. It immersed us in the Weimar Era – the so-called “Roaring Twenties” seen through…

Berlin on Bike recommends: Five Things to Do in Athens!

You all know what our favourite city is obviously, but in the past few years several members of our team got to explore another European city that reminds us a whole lot of our hometown Berlin. Athens, though with considerably better weather, has some of the same raw and subversive vibe that we love so…

Bruges Sightseeing Bike Tour

A bike tour in Belgium’s medieval wonderland Bruges One of our favorite dates every year is the annual Cycle Cities Symposium happening in February. We get together with other like-minded bike tour enthusiasts who run businesses like ours in cities all over Europe and by now even in the States, South America and Africa. After…

Athens Street Art Pt. 2

Athens Street Art Gallery Pt. 2 As some of you might know from an earlier blog post, we already discovered that Athens is a mekka for lovers of street art. So, when one of our team members visited Athens, apart from going on a bike tour with our lovely colleagues from Athens by Bike, which…

Berlin long gone – then/now

Berlin is everbecoming It’s probably one of the most popular clichés about Berlin, right beside being a failed state and a cesspool of lazy anarchists; Berlin is the city that never is, but will always be becoming. Of course, that is more or less true of every big city. That being said, Berlin received more…

Old Fritz and the smell of coffee

Have you ever heard of the job “Coffee smeller”? These were people in Prussia smelling the streets for illegal coffee roasting, but let’s go back a little. King Frederick II. (1712-86, also Frederick the Great or Old Fritz) was rather fond of conquering parts of his neighbour’s realm – and pretty successful at it. Nonetheless…

Athens Street Art

Welcome to a Greek Street Art Paradise I have a confession to make: I’ve been in Athens for three days and didn’t see the Akropolis. First there was the Cycle Cities Symposium to attend, an annual meeting of the world’s best bike tour operators, that turns a bit boozy in the evenings. And then on…

10+ quirky Berlin landmarks – the b-list

A slightly ‘off’ sightseeing guide to Berlin’s quirky landmarks Let’s be honest, while the Brandenburg Gate and Museum Island are all beautiful and really impressive and a must-see on a first-time Berlin visit, but that’s not why so many people come back over and over again. No, if you ask them, the reason for that…

30 years fall of the Berlin wall – a retrospection

In november 2019, it was 30 years ago that the Berlin Wall came down. We looked back on this with a blog series, that we’ve summarized here below. Enjoy the read! 18. Januar ’89: “The wall will still be standing in a 50 and 100 years” 05/02/89: Chris Gueffroy: der letzte Erschossene/the last one shot…

Berlin’s watery west pt. 2: Tegel

Looking for Humboldt After last week’s boat ride, we went back to our preferred mode of transportation: our bikes. Normally when Martin and me, go for a ride, we pick a destination a bit outside, take the train and have an actual plan of what we want to see and do. I was fighting some…

Berlin’s watery west pt. 1: Wannsee

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,…

Munich sightseeing Bike Tour

Bike tour in the Germany’s biggest village As a member of the CycleCities network we’re always looking forward to our annual meeting in February. The main thing of course is the exchange with fellow tour operators and making new friends, but of course it’s a great excuse to play the tourist in a different place…