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• Half day
- Experienced guide
- Please bring your printed voucher
- Duration: 4,5 hours
- Distance: approx. 8 miles (14km)
- Departure times: April - October: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday at 10:30am
- Departure point: Bike shop just to the right of the main entrance to the TV-Tower on Alexanderplatz.
- Please present yourself at the location 15 minutes prior to the departure.
Modern Berlin Tour
Come for a ride on the modern Berlin Bike Tour
During this modern Berlin bike tour, you will get a taste of what makes this German capital so diverse and abundant. With a thriving counterculture and active community of artists, musicians, and freethinkers; Berlin is known to be a hub for innovation and creativity, that is continuously birthing groundbreaking social and cultural movements.
Biking around Berlin is quite common, most Berliners consider it the most efficient way to travel. Making a Berlin bike tour the most natural way to fit in with the locals and witness the mixture of history and inspiring works of art.
Witness the marvels of modern Berlin architecture and diversity
While on the Berlin bike tour, your expert guides will give you the ins and outs of a place that has a unique history in Urban development. Many of modern Berlin's known creative spaces are a product of the remnants left behind by the Cold War and World War II.
The Berlin bike tour will give you the chance to observe a city that is seeing itself in a technological and real estate boom. While the city is continuously experiencing a wave of progressive thinking and alternative movements, it is simultaneously going through the rise of gentrification and the interest of wealthy investors. It is causing a heated debate among Berliners as to what to do with the city's public spaces. The re-use of these space will be discussed on the Berlin bike tour. Including the Tempelhof airport, Berlin's first airstrip that was abandoned and later turned into a sprawling city park and the Tacheles Gallery, a pre-war department store that has been transformed into creative art spaces, a cinema, and bars.
Experiencing Europe's exceptional melting pot
Instead of using a Berlin bike rental and seeing the city for yourself, it is highly valuable to go on a guided Bike tour to truly understand this cosmopolitan epicenter.
While on your Berlin bike tour through Kreuzberg you will gain a deeper sense of a remarkably diverse and multicultural society partially owed that has been influences of Germany's historical guest worker programs and waves of immigration. Although Berlin has some issues in regards to tolerance and racial prejudices, it is recognized as a mecca of acceptance and open minds. Who knows what colorful characters you will find while on the Berlin bike tour!
Tour hightlights include:
Former Tempelhof Airport Originally Germany's first air strip where even the Kaiser witnessed his first flight, Tempelhof rose to extreme importance as West Berlin's lifeline during the Berlin Airlift of 1948/1949. It's recently been closed and is now a massive city park.
Tacheles Gallery A classic example of colliding ambitions is Tacheles. Originally a pre-World War II department store, after the fall of the Wall its remains transformed into gallery spaces, bars, and a cinema.
Counter-culture Berlin's unique history has led it to be a bastion of counter-culture. What may not be accepted elsewhere, or at least deemed radical thinking, is considered an integral part of life in Berlin. Unitential creative spaces left as scars from WWII and as the city was divided during the Cold War, have proved a fertile ground for counter culture to flourish.
Berlin is an incredibly diverse city. While this leads to it being a colorful melting pot of ideas, some integration issues and prejudices have brought forth some caustic issues.
- 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