BBT - Bicycle Tour "Berlin Wall"

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from 31 $ per person
    • 31 $ (Standard price Normal price)
    • 23 $ (A reduced rate applies to students, and disabled persons (please bring your certificate).)
    • 25.50 $ (including your own bicycle (excluding rental bicycle))
    • 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"
    CK recommends this offer.

    We had an experienced guide who told us everything about the Berlin Wall. BBT is specialised in guiding small groeps on bike tours which is great. This way it is easy to stay together when travelling through Berlin.

    Rating by CK on 15. May 2019

    "great"
    Catherine Vollborth recommends this offer.

    Great tour out of the beaten track, very interesting comments by Markus. We had the tour on a snowy Berlin morning and there was a great atmosphere. It was a four hour tour, and honestly, I would have continued all day.

    Rating by Catherine Vollborth on 09. January 2019

    "great"
    Nick recommends this offer.

    Marcus gave a really interesting, enjoyable cycling tour.

    Rating by Nick on 04. December 2018

    "great"
    Tekla recommends this offer.

    Markus showed us Berlin with a lot of enthousiasme. He told us interesting stories and gave us tips about where to go. We were lucky and had a private tour as no one else booked the English tour. This gave us change to do whatever we wanted.

    Rating by Tekla on 18. May 2018

    "great"
    Janice McAndrew recommends this offer.

    Very good guide, great information. Bikes were excellent and the ride a pace for a variety of people.

    Rating by Janice McAndrew on 31. October 2017

    "great"
    Gem recommends this offer.

    Really good information from a great guide

    Rating by Gem on 21. October 2017

    "great"
    Jane from Australia recommends this offer.

    We enjoyed cycling around to gain insight into Berlin’s history visiting places and viewing remnants of the wall and other interpretation. The story was really enhanced by Marcus our guide who was excellent.

    Rating by Jane from Australia on 18. October 2017

    "good"
    Janet recommends this offer.

    This tour gave us an overview of the Berlin Wall and its history. We returned to some of the locations on another day to see more detail. The group was small and friendly and our guide, Marcus had interesting insights to share. You need a reasonable level of fitness to do this tour as well as an understanding of Berlin's road rules as you move through traffic during parts of the tour.

    Rating by Janet on 04. October 2017

    "great"
    Brixton Lass recommends this offer.

    Really interesting tour, loved riding around the city. Bikes felt a bit big (i.e. seats too high) but we were told this was 'the Berlin way".

    Rating by Brixton Lass on 12. September 2017

    "great"
    Kim recommends this offer.

    Very interesting tour of the Berlin Wall, our guide really knew her topic well. Bikes were very comfortable and new. It was good to have a small group so that we could all keep up and hear the information.

    Rating by Kim on 25. July 2017

    Berlin Wall

    Details

    • Languages: Englisch
    • Participants : 2 - 8
    • Duration : 4 hours
    • Offer type : public (with other participants)
    • Tour ID: 3544
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      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.

    The local operator is solely responsible for the contents of this offer. In case of a reasonable suspicion of a copyrigth infringement, please contact us at to get the contact details of the operator.

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    Joe Baierl recommends this offer.

    Our tour guide was Greta. She was terrific. Kind, intelligent, well-prepared and fun to be with.

    Reply of the offerer BERLIN BIKE TOUR on 10. September 2013

    Thanks for the good review. Many greetings by Sven & the BBT Team

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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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