1. Germany
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  3. Spree River

Berlin: "Vibes of Berlin" Bike Tour

Product ID: 57787
Discover the alternative Berlin by bike. Ride along the beautiful banks of the Spree, past squatters and gentrifiers, hipsters and party tourists, and see to whom the city truly belongs.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 2:25 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Berlin in an entertaining, relaxed, way, while enjoying the fresh air, away from traffic
  • Hear interesting stories about the former wall, multicultural discussions, party temples, car lofts, and gentrification
  • Immerse yourself in Berlin life and explore vibrant areas and alternative projects, including the East Side Gallery
Full description
Take a bicycle tour through the wild, alternative Berlin and discover what Klaus Wowereit meant when he said, "Berlin is poor, but sexy!"

The tour begins in the central Nikolaiviertel, just five minutes from the TV Tower by foot. Start the tour where Berlin's history began, then ride far from the center to experience the city life in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Neukölln, and Treptow.

Immerse yourself in the different districts of Berlin and learn how they've changed. On this 17-kilometer ride, take a look at alternative projects and restored buildings as you ride along side streets and bike paths.

The tour takes you through diverse areas and lets you see exceptional buildings and innovative ideas. Enjoy a beautiful ride along the Spree and the Landwehr Canal, where the contrasts of Berlin could not be clearer. Stop every 5 to 10 minutes to learn interesting and historical facts. A small group of up to 15 people, an intimate atmosphere, and a relaxed pace make this an unforgettable experience.
Includes
  • Bike rental of your choice
  • Bike helmet (on request)
  • Waterproof ponchos in case of rain
  • Additional material (tour route or city map with restaurant and culture recommendations)
What’s Not Included
  • Food

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is at the intersection of Propst-/Poststraße in the Nikolaiviertel (in front of the Nikolaikirche) and is marked with a start placard. The bike rental shop is at Poststraße 11 (in the back building), 10178 Berlin. How to get there: S-Bahn: Alexanderplatz (8 minutes by foot) S5, S7, S75, and regional trains U-Bahn: Klosterstraße (5 minutes) U2 Alexanderplatz U2, U5, U8 Bus: Spandauer Str /Marienkirche (5 minutes) TXL, 100, 200 Nikolaiviertel/Berliner Rathaus (3 minutes) M48, 248, N8 Tram: Spandauer Str /Marienkirche M4, M5, M6 Parking lots: Mühlendamm, Jüdenstraße (3-5 minutes/with fee)

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Important information
Know before you go
• The rental bikes are equipped with baskets and are regularly serviced by certified mechanics
• Large baggage can be left with the tour operator for the duration of the tour
• This tour can also be booked as a private tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 157 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Fascinating tour of a Berlin you might not otherwise get to see

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Berlin. Our guide Stefanie was superb; friendly, funny, engaging, really knowledgable and exuded enthusiasm. The bikes were really comfortable and the areas chosen were fascinating. The whole thing gave us a perspective on this complex city we wouldn't otherwise have got. Really good value too. Thanks Stefanie!

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November 6, 2017

Really really enjoyed my tour.

This tour was fantastic and we were lucky enough to go on tour with the owner. It was very informative, surprising and we went at an easy pace around city. There was 7 of us, and we all felt comfortable and reassured on the road because the bike tour for most of the time went through the back streets of Berlin, opening us up to a new world and I lived in Berlin for two years. I certainly recommend this to anyone looking to learn and discover more about this city with so much history hidden in plain sight.

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May 7, 2017

Wir waren eine kleine Gruppe mit 7 Personen. Das war sehr überschaubar und persönlich. Die Räder waren gut in Schuss und die Organisation einwandfrei. Die Haltepunkte zeigten eindrucksvoll die „anderen Ecken“ von Berlin. Unser Guide war sehr nett, eloquent aber auch sehr von sich überzeugt. Es sollte daher für die Teilnehmer die Geschichten und die eigenen Eindrücke der Teilnehmer im Vordergrund stehen. Jeder sollte sich ein eigenes Bild machen können und nicht vom persönlichen Bild des Guide geprägt werden. Daher keine volle Punktzahl.

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October 5, 2019

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Product ID: 57787