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BBT - Bicycle Tour "Berlin Wall"

29.50 $ per person
per person
  • Normal price: 29.50 $ (Normal price)
  • Reduced: 22 $ (A reduced rate applies to students, and disabled persons (please bring your certificate).)
  • Reduced: 24 $ (including your own bicycle (excluding rental bicycle))
19.0 % VAT included
  • Customer review "great" (4.8)
  • 100% recommendation rate
  • More individuality: 8 participants maximum

Enjoy our bike tour through Berlin as you retrace the path of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. Cycling to Checkpoint Charlie and other Berlin Wall monuments.

Customer Reviews

"great"
Jürgen recommends this offer.

Super Tour, sehr netter Tourguide. Super interesannt....absolut empfehlenswert. Super bikes!!!!

Rating by Jürgen on 19. October 2016

"good"
MB recommends this offer.

We really enjoyed our tour! Our tour guide deviated from the planned agenda when he realized we were a small group and all friends - and we liked the flexibility of seeing a little more than planned!

Rating by MB on 13. October 2016

"good"
JC recommends this offer.

Great tour guide, Markus. Lots to see also

Rating by JC on 28. September 2016

"great"
Amberly Turner recommends this offer.

Really enjoyed the tour and flexibility of the guide who mixed things up a bit for us to show us the "best of Berlin". Great way to see the city.

Rating by Amberly Turner on 13. June 2016

"great"
Angela hall recommends this offer.

First class, informative and enjoyable tour. We were a small group which provided a very personal experience. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave plenty of factual and interesting information in addition to anecdotal information making the tour even more enjoyable. The guide had a first class knowledge of the City and led the group in a safe, competent way. I would recommend the Berlin Wall tour to anyone, particularly those visiting the City for the first time.

Rating by Angela hall on 16. May 2016

"great"
D. Erdman recommends this offer.

Great bike tour!

Rating by D. Erdman on 16. May 2016

"great"
Corin Taylor recommends this offer.

Katrin was a great guide. A fascinating tour along the former Berlin wall. Very personal and informative. I would definitely go on another Berlin Bike Tour ride when I next visit the city.

Rating by Corin Taylor on 09. May 2016

"great"
Anders Liljenberg recommends this offer.

just awesome!

Rating by Anders Liljenberg on 07. May 2016

"great"
Lynne recommends this offer.

Excellent time although very cold for April! Interesting, excellent value for money, excellent guide.

Rating by Lynne on 04. May 2016

"good"
Yvonne McEntee recommends this offer.

Great tour very informative. We enjoyed it thouroghly, some people might like to see some of the city centre sights.

Rating by Yvonne McEntee on 29. April 2016

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Details

  • Languages: Englisch
  • Participants: 2 - 8
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Offer type: public (with other participants)
  • Tour ID: 3544
  • Mobile voucher accepted: mobile voucher is accepted Yes i
    No need to print your voucher. Simply present the booking confirmation on your mobile phone or tablet. Of course, you may also print the booking confirmation.

Description

We will not only see the well known stations of the Berlin Wall, we will tell you stories from Berlin life then and now.

The Berlin Wall was built by the German Democratic Republic (GDR), under the leadership of Walter Ulbricht, in August 1961.

At a press conference on 15 June 1961 he said: ‘I interpret your question such that there are people in West Germany, who desire us to mobilise construction workers of the capital of the GDR to erect a wall. I am not aware of such intention. Our capital’s construction workers are mainly engaged with building homes, and that is what their entire manpower is dedicated to. Nobody intends to build a wall!’

Only two months later, on 13 August 1961, GDR armed forces sealed off the border between East and West Berlin and erected barriers. The Berlin wall, also known as ‘anti-fascist protection wall' in the GDR, remained a part of the intra-German border for over 28 years.

Until 9 November 1989, the day the wall came down, it separated West Berlin from East Berlin and from the GDR territory surrounding the city. Hundreds of people were killed trying to overcome the heavily guarded border, which covered over 167.8 kilometres in length. The exact number of deaths is controversial and not conclusive. According to current research it is somewhere between 136 and 206.

Today, over 20 years later, many parts of the former wall strip hardly show any signs of the misanthropic ‘anti-fascist protection wall.'

We have tracked down some remaining traces in the areas between the famous crossings at Bornholmer Straße (from the East Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg to its western neighbour Wedding) and at Checkpoint Charlie (from East Berlin Mitte to western Kreuzberg).

On the three to four-hour tour you will learn how the cherry trees came to be planted on the border strip at Bornholmer Straße, where the Monday Demonstrations originated, and where to find an original part of the Berlin Wall (including death strip), stretching over 212 meters. Or why there are metal images of rabbits embedded in asphalt. In a lot of places, the course of the Wall can still be followed today, as it is demarcated by pavestones in the ground.

You will have the unique opportunity of going through the Brandenburg Gate on wheels, as this is only possible by bicycle. Regular traffic has been barred from passing through it for years. You will also learn how the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears) came to its name, and where on earth it is.

From Checkpoint Charlie, the last stop of the Berlin Wall Tour, we will cross the boroughs of Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg and pass many interesting sites, e.g. the famous variety show venue Friedrichstadtpalast, Tacheles gallery, Hackesche Höfe 'backyards’ to name but a few, and then head back to Bornholmer Straße. We will pass many more sites during this tour, which you will just have to find out about there and then.

Memorable stations at the former Berlin-Wall:

• former border-crossing station Bornholmerstr./ 'Place of Nov. 9th 1989'
• Gleimstr/tunnel
• Mauerpark
• Bernauerstr.
• Nordbahnhof-Trainstation
• former border-crossing station Chausseestr.
• Memorial for Guenter Litkin/original Watchtower
• invalids -cemetery
• former border-crossing Invalidenstr.
• Parliament of trees
• Reichstag- Spree-shores
• Brandenburg Gate
• Potsdam Place
• Checkpoint Charlie
• Palace of Tears

Additional information

If you want to take your own bicycle and tell us before at least 3 days before the tour starts, we will give you a discounted price. In case we don't get the information that you bring your own bicycle to this point, you need to pay the regular price.

Included in the price

• Use of a bicycle
• Services of an English-speaking guide
• Use of a poncho (in the event of rain)

Meeting point

We will meet at Bornholmer Straße 75, 10439 Berlin, 20 minutes before the tour starts, so that we have time to provide everyone with a suitable bike.

Please bring your booking confirmation.

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 5 days before the date of the activity.

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Stefan recommends this offer.

Thanks to Markus (and kind regards from our Indian colleagues)! We had a fantastic tour which could be designed to our needs, due to the small group. I can highly recommend it!

Reply of the offerer BERLIN BIKE TOUR on 25. May 2013

Thank you so much for the good review. Markus was very happy, especially about the greetings from India. Thank you for the recommendation as well. Kind regards from Berlin (and to India) from Sven & the BBT team

 
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