Guided tour

Berlin: The Hidden Highlights Bike Tour

4.9 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: DoggyBagTours

Berlin: The Hidden Highlights Bike Tour

Activity provider: DoggyBagTours

From US$ 31.35 per person

Participate in a 3-hour cycling tour around the fascinating German capital as you learn about its turbulent history. Visit the bunker where Hitler died and the Holocaust Memorial. Cycle past the Berlin Wall, the Holocaust Memorial and Bundestag Building.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, and other monuments
  • Walk past checkpoint Charlie and along the Berlin wall
  • See the Reichstag or Bundestag building where government is held
  • Marvel at the stunning architecture on Museum Island and in the Jewish Quarter
  • Learn about the turbulent and bizarre history of Berlin from your guide
Full description
Meet your passionate guide, get fitted out with a suitable bicycle, and begin your adventure through the bizarre and wonderful city of Berlin.  Begin the tour by hearing about modern Berlin and all of its challenges. Visit the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. Peddle into the city center where you will see the site of the 1933 Book Burning by the Nazi government. Then, continue on to the Museum Island and Jewish Quarter. After that, enjoy a quick ride to the Bundestag Building and the Holocaust Memorial. Then, you will hve the chance to visit the FuhrerBunker and discuss the many conspiracy theories surrounding Hitler's death. Alternatively, visit Potsdamer Platz and or Siege Säule, the Victory Column monument built in 1864 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War. The route will be decided democratically by the group, so start your campaign early if you want to visit specific sites - this is, after all, a tour about the rise and fall of Germany for which democracy always wins! After 3 hours of cycling, you'll have unforgettable memories and new knowledge about the history of Berlin and its incredible buildings.
Includes
  • Bike hire
  • Helmets
  • Ponchos (if it rains)
  • Sunscreen
  • Live guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (much appreciated in any currency)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

Meeting point

The bikes will be set up at the intersection 30 minutes before the start of the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour requires a moderate fitness level
  • The tour operates in all weather, however, ponchos will be provided if it rains
  • The itinerary is dependent on traffic conditions
  • Please bring an ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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A very nice bike ride with hidden highlights indeed! The guide was great fun, knew a lot about the city and could tell it beautifully. We really liked not going to the tourist attractions, and really visiting the hidden highlights. In this way you experience the entire history of the city. We were never bored!

June 28, 2022

A very nice tour for everyone who "experiences" Berlin's highlights for the first time. That would hardly be possible on foot. The bicycles take a bit of getting used to, but are original. The meeting point is a little inaccurate, should be with Pohlstr./ corner of Körnerstr. can be specified.

October 13, 2021

Tailor-made, inspiring and informative, expertise and subtle details

An excellent introduction and overview for a first-time or returning visitor. Inspiration for further discoveries and valuable tips beyond your average guide(book) or website. Expert knowledge combined with anecdotal local insight, presented in a digestible and engaging manner in impeccable English. The tour makes you reflect upon and appreciate Berlin's defining historical moments and their link with architecture, urban planning and contemporary culture. An ideal balance between serious content and more light-hearted and friendly dialogue with a qualified professional. The personal viewpoints and interpretation provided food for thought. We particularly appreciated the effort to make the tour enjoyable even for children (aged 9-12) who remained engaged throughout and set up with appropriate bikes. When your bike tour is organised and run by a Dutchman, you are in good hands. :-) Also an asset in providing a refreshing and open-minded take on German history and culture.

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August 14, 2019

Product ID: 214536