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• Half day
- Bike rental
- Please bring your printed voucher
- Duration: 4,5 hours
- Distance: approx. 8 miles (14km)
- Departure times: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 from April 1st till October 31st. From 2016 also Fridays.
- Departure point: Outside the entrance of the TV Tower at Alexanderplatz.
- Please present yourself at the location 15 minutes prior to the departure.
Price from € 28 per person
Berlin Wall & Cold War Bike Tour
Ride alongside history on the Berlin Wall Tour
Follow a professional guide to the historical sites of the Cold War in Berlin, the capital of the decades-long conflict. Splitting in half between the communistic Soviet Union of the East, and the capitalistic West, Berlin has been a lightning rod of controversy for almost all of modern history. This half-day bike tour will answer all your questions, and shock you as professional Berliner guides take you to both the famous landmarks, and the hidden touristic treasures of the city. Covering more than fourteen kilometers, the Berlin Wall Tour is sure to exercise your body as well as your mind. Learn why the infamous wall was built and what was happening in the world to justify its construction, as well as how Berlin is recovering from this episode in its history. Fill your camera with incredible shots on the Berlin Wall Tour.
Take pictures of the politically charged on the Cold War Tour Berlin
The Cold War Tour Berlin will get you to the most infamous sites. Examine the former East Germany and learn how its citizens lived with stops in places such as Plattenbau Apartments and the colorful East Side Gallery. Knowledgeable Berliner guides will narrate tales of secrecy and treason during the war, peppered with accounts of espionage by the CIA and KGB as well as attempts at escapes by the citizens. The Berlin Wall Tour will help you view the Cold War from a unique angle, as guides will timeline other important events across the world to demonstrate how the German capital became the forefront of Cold War tension. Many examples of propaganda still exist on buildings such as Cafe Moscow and in the form of graffiti. However, this graffiti is protected, allowing you and others to capture it all. The Cold War Tour Berlin continues towards the No-Man’s Land Deathstrip and the Deathstrip Watch Tower. A Berlin wall bike tour showcases the immense barricades of the former wall and the only remaining control towers.
Book your tickets for the Berlin Wall Tour
The Berlin Wall Tour is perfect for the modern traveler. Sightseeing Berlin, learning history, comedic and friendly tour guides, and exercise are all possible on the Berlin wall bike tour. The Berlin Wall Tour will astonish you. Just a click away, reserve your Berlin Wall Tour tickets today.
Explore the East Side Gallery, a kilometer-long stretch of still-standing Wall, famous for its graffiti. It's politically charged and we give you plenty of time to soak it in, so don't forget your camera.
Explore the imposing Treptower Park Soviet Memorial. This is sure to be one of the most impressive sights on your European vacation! More than 5000 fallen Soviet troops are buried here in what is the largest of the 500+ Soviet Memorials in former East Germany.
You'll see many examples of still-standing communist propaganda lining various buildings along our route. Many are now on buildings under historical protection.
Tales of Espionage
Your guide will recount numerous stories of espionage by the CIA, KGB, and Stasi that made Berlin one of the physical focal points of the Cold War.
The influence of the Cold War still shape Berlin in many ways. Unlike other German and European cities, Berlin's lively art scene and bohemian lifestyle is readily apparent. See some great examples of what sets Berlin apart from its counterpart European capital cities.
Just one block away from the grandeur of Karl-Marx-Allee lies a completely different environment for citizens of the East. Understand the differences not just between life on different sides of the Wall, but also within the realities of the communist East.
More Treptower Park!
The reliefs lining the memorial are the finest of Stalinist propaganda, telling the story from his point of view. The memorial is off the beaten tourist path - yet quite accessible by bike - and not to be missed.
This is one of just few remaining control towers left standing in the former deathstrip. Your guide will explain the 3 different levels of these types of watchtowers and what type of officials were chosen to man these towers.
Among many of the impressive sights along the historic Karl-Marx-Allee is the Cafe Moscow. This cafe, like the rest of the Stalinist boulevard, blatantly shows still-existing communist propaganda.
The fortifications of the Berlin Wall were impressive. See remaining sections not just of the Wall, but also of the breadth of no-man's-land. You'll see firsthand how Berlin is now creatively reallocating this land.
Get Your Questions Answered
Why was the Wall built? Why was it built on that particular location? What else was going on around the world to "justify" the building of the Berlin Wall? Your guide will help you make sense of the string of events from 1945 to 1989 and their impact on Berlin of today.
- Cancellation more then a week in advance: administration costs of 15% must be paid
- Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount must be paid
- Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount must be paid
- No show: no restitution