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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Take a deep dive into some of the most famous places and moments of the Cold War during this laid-back 4-hour bike excursion in East Berlin. Cycle at a relaxed pace to a number of sites located alongside or near the iconic Berlin Wall, including the Soviet Memorial at Treptower Park, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz. You’ll also hear insightful stories about Cold War Berlin from your guide, featuring tales of espionage, communism, daring escapes and a famous airlift.  This Cold War-themed Berlin bike tour also includes a beach cruiser bike and helmet.
  • 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
Step back in time as you explore the most famous moments in Cold War-era Berlin during this 4.5-hour guided bike ride. Berlin experts and novices alike are sure to learn something new about this fascinating city, all the while enjoying a relaxing ride through this bike-friendly town.


Begin your day in the morning, meeting your guide at a pre-arranged location near Alexanderplatz. Before you get started, listen to an orientation from your guide on the Berlin Wall and your planned route. Over the course of your ride you’ll cycle about 6 miles (10 kilometers), listening to stories about how Berlin was originally split apart after World War II, along with tales of the Berlin Airlift, behind-the-scenes espionage by the Allies and the East German secret police (Stasi), the end of communism and how the city exists today.


Start cycling down the main thoroughfare of East Berlin, heading to the longest-remaining section of the Berlin Wall that still stands today. This particular strip covers more than 3,300 feet (1 kilometer) of graffiti-strewn concrete. Pedal along 3 miles (5 kilometers) of land where the wall once existed, learning about some the key differences in daily life for residents on both sides of this Cold War barrier.


Next stop by the Soviet Memorial found at Treptower Park, the final resting place for more than 5,000 soldiers who fought in the Battle of Berlin, hearing about the Stalinist propaganda found on the stone artwork which flanks the site.


Take a break for lunch about halfway through your ride (at your own expense) before continuing your ride to discover more incredible escape attempts (some that worked, others that failed), the deathstrip watchtowers, Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and many more sites. Finish back at your original departure point in the afternoon.


For more information about the ride, weather issues, safety and the bikes provided, please read below.

Itinerary

Safety:
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.

Bikes:
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).

Weather:
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.

Reviews

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l
, Jul 2018

I would highly recommend this educational, yet entertaining, tour of Berlin focused on the Berlin Wall and the Cold War. Our tour guide, PB, was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful and led us through the city with ease. My husband, 12 year old son and I were all impressed by how much we learned on the tour while still having a fantastic time touring the city and socializing with our fellow tour goers. it was great being able to associate such important historic events with the sites at which they occurred. We went on the Berlin City Tour offered by Fat Tire Bikes on the day prior to this tour and were equally impressed with the tour as well as our guide, Alex. We will certainly being seeking out Fat Tire Bike tours in the future as we visit other cities.

J
, Jun 2018

NIce and consider tour guide. Clear explanation and very patient.

N
, Apr 2018

This was a great tour, our guide Daniel managed to explain a pretty complex period of history in a really manageable way and he always took the time to answer any questions in detail and offer additional insight. The bikes were in great condition and the beauty of Berlin is it's flat so the cycling was very leisurely and manageable for all ages and abilities. Key sites of interest were taken in and there was enough time given at each key point to hop of the bikes and take a closer look.

S
, Feb 2018

Amazing tour! The tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. The bike ride was enjoyable and not difficult at all. I learned so much and really enjoyed learning about the city! Definitely recommend this tour

e
, Sep 2017

Excellent tour, fun and educational and it was nice seeing Berlin by bike.

D
, Jul 2017

I could not believe how much Berlin had changed since I was there in 1989. Bicycle is a great way to see it all. Don't go if you can't ride a bicycle!

K
, Jul 2017

This was my favorite tour during our trip to Berlin. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the former East Berlin. The lunch stop was perfect and certainly inexpensive. I felt very safe riding a bike on this tour.

J
, Jun 2017

One of my favourites tours in Berlin. Our American guid was very friendly, helpfull nd with big knowdledge of details about this time of history. Strongly recomend this tour to anybody.

S
, Jun 2017

Alex was hands down the best tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about the history of Berlin. I would recommend finding out when Alex from Canada is doing a tour and try and attend his. He can tell you some great places to eat and other amazing things to visit. The ride was very easy, and there were frequent stops allowing for multiple fitness levels. If you're not interested in history that's cool, you will def enjoy this no matter what!

S
, Jun 2017

This was a great way to see Berlin! Highly recommend


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