Bike Tours: Berlin Wall Bike Tour
The Berlin Wall divided Berlin for 28 years and drew a random line through graveyards and residential quarters, rivers, streets and even underground stations. The best way to understand where the wall was, why it was built and what it did to people is a bike tour along the former death strip. You will see locations like the famous Checkpoint Charlie, remaining strips of the Wall, the place where Ronald Reagan spoke the words “open this gate” and the Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse. See yourself where history took place!
- Private tour
- Local guide
- Including bike rental
- Visit of open-air Wall Documentation Center
Date and time:
Tours are offered between March and November
Meeting and Ending Point:
At the Television Tower (see map below)
If you have your own bikes with you,
the tour may start and end end at your hotel
or any other central location in Berlin.
English, German, other languages upon request
Prices (incl. all taxes):
€ 190 per group
plus € 7 per person for bike rental
Offer and Booking:
Book the tour online using the yellow „Book now“ button on this page. For questions or to receive an individual offer with price and tour suggestion use the contact form on this page or simply call us at +49-30-220 11 88 89 (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time).
The tour can be customized according to your individual needs. Bikes and seats for children available – please notify us at time of booking, if needed. Cancellations free in case of heavy raining. Helmlets are available at the meeting point due to availability. Maximum 15 travelers per group – for larger groups ask for an individual offer.
The tour begins at the bike rental which is located in the center of former East Berlin, at the foot of the TV Tower at Alexanderplatz. This is where you will receive your bike and meet the guide. After a short introduction to safe riding in Berlin the guide will take you to the former border zone and explain to you why the wall was built, what the consequences for the Berliners were and how the wall was protected. From then on you will follow the line of cobblestones on the ground marking the course of the wall. You will ride on the riverbanks of the Spree, formerly site of many flight attempts and nowadays home to the German government and parliament. See remnants of the wall, sites of escape tunnels and original watchtowers. At the Wall Memorial, a death strip has been reconstructed to give visitors a visual impression of what Eastern German officials called “the world´s most secure border system.” You will learn the dramatic and often tragic stories of those who risked their lives to overcome all obstacles and make it to the West. Our guide will also give you an idea of the differences between life in the East and in the West and an overview of the events that finally led to the fall of the Wall. The tour concludes back at the bike station at Alexanderplatz.
During this tour you will see:
- TV Tower, symbol of power for the East German party officials
- Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin´s most famous border crossing
- Original watchtowers
- Original parts of the wall and sites of spectacular flight attempts
- Brandenburg Gate, site of Ronald Reagan´s legendary speech
- the American embassy in the former death strip at Paris Square
- Former checkpoint at train station Friedrichstrasse, nicknamed “Palace of Tears”
- Graveyards that became part of the death strip
- Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse
- Ruins of residential houses that were torn down to build the wall
- Sites of escape tunnels
If you bring your own bikes, the tour can start anywhere in the city center. Also keep in mind that this is a private tour that can be customized according to your special needs. The tour can also be prolonged to Bornholmer Bridge and/or East Side Gallery, if desired.