Guided tour

Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

From US$ 33.72 per person

Visit remnants of the Berlin Wall, former watchtowers, and hidden historical sites on a bike tour that explores Berlin’s fascinating Cold War history across the city’s vibrant neighborhoods.

About this activity

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Duration options: 4 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Dutch, English
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The length of the tour is approximately 9.3 miles (15 kilometers)
  • You can select a bike that suits you best on the day of the tour
  • Tours operate rain or shine
Highlights
  • Explore Berlin’s Cold War history on a guided bike tour
  • Discover remaining watchtowers and hidden espionage points
  • Bike to historical sites like Palace of Tears and Checkpoint Charlie
  • See remnants of the Berlin Wall and learn about life in a divided city
  • Hear stories about incredible escape attempts from the GDR
Full description
Discover Berlin by bike on a guided tour that explores the city’s experience during the Cold War. Ride along the former East and West border and see the remains of the Berlin Wall, one of the last watch towers, hidden military sites, and other traces left by the division of the city. Bike to Friedrichstraße station and Bornholmer Straße to see former border crossing locations. Follow the River Spree to the parliament and government district and arrive at Brandenburg Gate where the border ran and was the symbol of the division of the city. Ride past areas where the ‘death strips’ were located and see watchtowers left behind after the fall of the wall. Stop to look at remaining stretches of the wall and the famous Checkpoint Charlie. Get a fascinating insight into what it was like to live in the eastern block and hear about failed escape attempts. Learn about the changes that German society went through and how the WWII and the Cold War shaped modern-day Berlin.
Includes
  • Potsdamer Platz visit
  • Mauerpark visit
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bike
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Kulturbrauerei, Courtyard 4, Knaackstraße 97, 10435 Berlin. The nearest metro station, Eberswalder Straße, is just 3 stops from Alexanderplatz. Directions from Alexanderplatz: - Take the U2 (red line) towards Pankow. Get off after 3 stops at Eberswalder Straße metro station. Leave the station at the exit in the opposite direction of travel (signposted "Kulturbrauerei). Head toward the street on the left side of the overhead railway line (Danziger Straße), and walk for 150 meters on the right-hand side of this street. Turn right onto Knaackstraße and after 50 meters turn right through the large doorway to the Kulturbrauerei complex. From there follow the yellow signs to the bicycle depot.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 372 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5

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    We loved this tour. our guide Anha (sorry not sure how to spell his name) was very knowledgable and enthusiastic. He answered all of our questions and really helped us understand everything we were seeing. Highly reccomend! It is a decent length tour but there is a nice rest stop in the middle for coffee, sandwiches and restrooms if you like

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    July 15, 2019

    Amazing, recommended!

    We enjoyed very much our tour, we had Lauren who is a very passionate and knowledgeable tour guide and we learned a lot of things that we didnt know about the wall. We visited sites that tourists usually dont get to go on their own plus biking in Berlin is a must.

    April 29, 2019

    Insightful and enjoyable

    I did this tour with a group of friends and we all loved it, the timing and distance was perfect to cover off enough information. The guide told us information that was interesting, relèvent and insightful. We wouldn't have got such a good grasp on the Berlin Wall history without the tour. Cycling was easy to do as the roads are relatively and surprisingly quiet. Would highly recommend to others.

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    April 8, 2017

    Product ID: 392384

    VA ID: 392384