5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

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  • Location:Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Best Berlin Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War

A non-strenuous way to see more of the former East, more of the Wall, and more of what makes Berlin the unique city it is today, this Berlin bike tour delves deeper into the darkest time in Berlin's history - The Cold War. Regardless if this is your first trip to Berlin of if you already feel like 'ein Berliner', this is a great way to see the city.


  • Bike tour along the sites of the Berlin Wall
  • Learn about Berlin during the Cold War
  • Hear about life on both sides of the wall
  • Explore the impressive Soviet Memorial at Treptower Park
  • A great tour for history buffs

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Best Berlin Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War

Berlin Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War

An extremely insightful four and a half hour tour, leisurely covering about 6 miles (10 kilometers) by bike. This pervasive tour covers why Berlin was divided and how, the Berlin Airlift, tales of espionage by both the Allies and feared East German secret police (Stasi), the downfall of communism, how Berlin is dealing with its past and much, much more.

Your tour begins with an orientation to the Berlin Wall and the route you will follow, before hopping on your comfortable bikes. You go down the former main boulevard of East Berlin to reach the longest stretch of Berlin Wall still remaining - more than 3,300 feet (1 kilometer) of graffiti-painted Wall. Bike along more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) of where the Wall existed to understand the differences (many still existing) between life on both sides of the Wall.

You'll also visit the impressive Soviet Memorial at Treptower Park which buries more than 5'000 fallen Soviet soldiers from the final weeks of the Battle for Berlin and learn more about the Stalinist propaganda of the stone reliefs lining the memorial.

After a lunch break (not included), the tour continues with additional checkpoints, escape attempt stories (some successful, some not), the last of the round deathstrip watchtowers, Potsdamer Platz, the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and much more.

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Because there is so much to see in Berlin and this city is so bike friendly, simply the best way to see this city is by bike. The tour takes advantage of the many bike paths the city offers - more than 95% of the tour is on bike paths and through parks. When you do ride on the streets, ride along the less-traveled roads. All insurance is included.

Ultra-hard seats? Razor-thin tires? Not on this tour! With new curvy beach cruisers these bikes are the pinnacles of city-biking comfort. With cushy seats, fat tires and handlebars that come up to meet you, it just doesn't get more relaxed. Of course these bikes perform as well. There are vice-like brakes to make sure you stop quickly. And with multiple gears, you can choose your level of pedal-pushing effort (all bikes also come with fun bells and unique names making these quite possibly the coolest bikes on the planet).

Ride rain or shine. The weather in Berlin can vary quickly, so you may want to bring a light jumper or rain jacket. The bikes come equipped with bike racks if you don't need to wear it. Also, a limited number of gloves and rain jackets are available, but again, it's better to be on the safe side and plan ahead.

Regardless if this is your first trip to Berlin of if you already feel like "ein Berliner", this is a great way to see the city and understand what makes Berlin so special. Here are just some of the many reasons why:

  • Berlin is a very flat, bike-friendly city and our tours take advantage of this by riding almost exclusively on bike paths and less-traveled roads.
  • You'll stop every few hundred meters to discuss the sights, so tours aren't the least bit strenuous.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Andrew was an outstanding guide. He kept the tour group together well, was very well-versed on the subject and explained everything in outstanding detail. The restaurant he picked for lunch was also outstanding. The pace of the bike tour was good. I didn't know how much fun a bike tour could be. This beat a walking tour any day, even as cold as it was.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was seriously THE best. The location was easy to find. The bikes were easy to ride. I would go and do this again if i could :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a fantastic way to get to know Berlin. Patrick, the guide was awesome and kept up a banter of fun facts with historical information. We fully recommend this to anyone visiting Berlin especially for the first time as it gives you an overview of the city and what you want to explore on your own. Bikes were good to ride and we could have kept going such was the interest in the city sights.
Keen to do Paris with these guys at some stage.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Highly recommended!! Safe, friendly, informative, entertaining and intimate tours of Berlin's well or lesser known landmarks. A must when visiting Berlin. Looking forward to jumping on another bike tour in London, Paris or Barcelona. Thanks guys and a special thanks to our tour guide, Alex!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The bike tour was great! We learned much about Berlin and caught a taste of the the old and new. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour, fun and knowledgable guide. Definitely worth doing it to see a bit more of East Berlin that's not on the usual tourist trail.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing. Great guide, great sights, great lunch. Well worthwhile!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

It was very interesting, learned a lot about the history of Berlin and the tour guy was well nice! Thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great way to see various parts of Berlin in four to six hours. Very educational as well. DJ Alex from Canada was our tour guide and we was great! He really looked out for the group as well - for example, staging us for quick lights so we could all make it across the street in one group. I really enjoyed the Berlin Wall, Soviet War Memorial, the old rail bridge and of course lunch! A must do when in Berlin!

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