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

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Berlin Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War

Berlin Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War

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.

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Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Stefany R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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

eoin.dug

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

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

Douglas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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!

Karen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

Jakub D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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.

Stephanie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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!

Shelly M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This was a great way to see Berlin! Highly recommend

Nick W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

A great bike tour. Our tour leader, Jacob, was very knowledgable and made the experience very enjoyable. The equipment provided was of a good standard. Highly recommended to all, as Berlin is a great city to see by bike.

Lorah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Very knowledgeable guide in Tom. Quite an easy pace. Different area from the typical bus tour, with a lot more information.

Chantel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Was great. Tour guide was very informative and interesting. lovely overview of the city and history.

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