Prenzlauer Berg

From windmill hill to tenement quarter to “in” neighborhood

Although, relatively speaking, Prenzlauer Berg is newer neighborhood, it has had an eventful history. Spread over a hillside that was once covered with windmills, and country fields, the area developed into to one of the most densely populated in Berlin during the Wilhelminian era.

From the tenements of the imperial age to the part of town where, even in the GDR era, the rebel, the odd ball, and the bohemian found a place to call home; as he facades decayed, a colorful sub culture began to bloom. From the wild days after the fall of the wall, when a new club opened practically every week, to the gentrified, yuppified, and chic quarter it has now become; hardly any other neighborhood has experienced so much upheaval and change. We show you the thrilling side of Prenzlauer Berg.

The starting point is the “kulturbrauerei” where our bike tours also begin. Additional stops include: the synagogue in the Rykerstraße, the Oderberger straße and the Pfefferberg.

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Next dates and booking for “Prenzlauer Berg Tour”

Follow your own schedule and take Prenzlauer Berg Tour as a private tour with your own berlin-on-bike-guide.

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.