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With its largely intact old building structure, Prenzlauer Berg is a typical Berlin district with many backyards and cosy squares. We will explore how it has constantly changed.
Bernauer Strasse was the site of dramatic scenes after the Berlin Wall was built. The houses on the southern side of the street were in East Berlin, but the sidewalk was in West Berlin. Many resident abseiled to freedom from the windows, others jumped down into sheets being held out by West Berlin fire fighters. These houses were later demolished to make way for the Death Strip of the Berlin Wall.
Several escape tunnels were also dug from the western side of Bernauer Strasse, and nearly 100 people escaped East Germany through these damp and narrow passes, often risking their lives in the process. The world famous photograph of the East German soldier Conrad Schumann was also taken on this street, an iconic image showing the moment he dropped his gun and leapt across barbed wire into freedom in the West.
On our walking tour of Bernauer Strasse we follow in the footsteps of these tumultuous events, and witness the places where they occurred.
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Kulturbrauerei – uniquely beautiful starting point in the car-free courtyards of a 100 year old former brewery
Daily public bike tours along several routes, in English, Dutch and German
Specially trained guides – knowledgeable and entertaining team of guides
Personal touch – our bike guides are enthusiastic about Berlin and set their own priorities for individual tours
The real Berlin – in addition to Berlin sightseeing, we show aspects of everyday life in the city
Safety – our chosen bike routes favour the use of bike paths and quieter side streets
Well-maintained bike fleet – 21-speed trekking bikes, as well as backpedal or e-bikes
Ideal for families – children’s bikes in various sizes, trailers, child seats, matching helmets
Easy bike tour booking – online, by e-mail or even by phone
Customer friendly and flexible cancellation policy, currently Corona cancellations are free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the tour
After the bike ride, you can go to the museum, restaurant or beer garden on the brewery grounds