The Berlin Canoe Tour – Winds of Change

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3 hours Tours & prices on request

Canoeing on the Spree in Berlin – canoe tour

Berlin is not only one of the greenest cities in Europe, it’s got lots of water too! Two larger and several smaller rivers, many lakes and endless canals all flow through the city, traversed by more than 2000 bridges. Get ready for a change of pace, boating on the Spree in Treptow.

The starting point is just a few kilometers away from Alexanderplatz, the Insel der Jugend, is accessible by a narrow pedestrian bridge. From here we board the easily maneuverable, 3-person canoes and begin our tour.

100 years ago, the waterways of the city were the bloodstream of the breath-taking growth of Wilhelminian Berlin (the height of the Industrial Era). During this time all kinds of industries utilized and settled along the banks of the city’s many waterways. In GDR days (East Germany), the only amusement park stood on the banks of the Spree. The ruins of the Spreepark can still be seen as the giant Ferris wheel towers over the river. We’ll also see a former East German prison, the broadcasting complex of communist Germany and a cemetery on the water.

Your safety is guaranteed by our well-trained guides. The tour begins with an extensive practice session, safety vests are available upon request.

Impressions of the “Winds of Change” canoe tour

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Reservation
Follow your own schedule and take Canoe 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.