Welcome Walk

Tours & prices on request

Our orientation tour for Berlin first timers

The first impression is the most important, that’s particularly true when traveling. You probably know the feeling: you arrive in a new place and the sites and impressions of the first few hours are etched in your memories for a lifetime.  It’s a shame that often exactly this part of the trip is filled with tedious organizational details: a bus transfer to the hotel, trying to figure out the metro system, deciding who sleeps where and, of course, unpacking.

Our Welcome Walk Tour is the perfect start to a perfect Berlin trip. When you arrive, for example at the new main train station, our guides are waiting on the platform to pick you up, while your luggage is delivered to your hotel.

That way, you can experience Berlin 100% from the moment you arrive. The Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office is in sight of the spectacular new station. We’ll walk past glittering new government buildings, peer into one or two windows and see German democracy in action. You’ll see the Reichstag with its modern glass dome and hear about its fascinating role in 20th century German history, then it’s off to the Brandenburg Gate.

Or we could head over to Oranienburger Straße and Hackescher Markt, where Berlins famous night life starts to pulse in the early evening hours.

Our Berlin crash course lasts around 90 minutes. After that, we accompany you to your hotel either by foot or with public transportation. Or, if you like, we can arrange a bus transfer. That way, you can have a relaxing start and you can focus on what’s important, enjoying Berlin!


Next dates and booking for “Welcome Walk”

Follow your own schedule and take Welcome Walk 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.