Berlin Historical Bike Tour: Berlin Wall And Cold War

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin, Germany
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Join this extremely insightful four-hour tour, covering a leisurely 6 miles (10 kilometers) by bike. Your tour begins near Alexanderplatz where you'll area formerly known as East Berlin to visit the Wall plenty of sites that make Berlin the unique city it is today. On the Berlin Wall Bike Tour you will visit the Berlin Wall Memorial, see a former watchtower, visit the land once known as the no-man's land, see where the East German Secret Police kept their secret files, and learn about escape attempts in the places they took place.

Along the way, your guide will also tell you about ghost train stations, espionage, and world events all effected by the Wall. You'll gain insight into what life was like in the shadow of the Wall and how the city still copes with it's divided past today. Throughout the tour, your guide will be available to answer any questions you have about the Cold War and how it shaped present-day Berlin

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

An extremely insightful four-hour tour, leisurely covering about 6 miles (10 kilometers) by bike. This pervasive tour covers why Berlin was divided and how, the Berlin Airlift, tales of espionage by both the Allies and feared East German secret police (Stasi), the downfall of communism, how Berlin is dealing with its past and much, much more.

Your tour begins with an orientation to the Berlin wall and the route you will follow, before hopping on your comfortable bikes.You will bike along several noteworthy boulevards of former East Berlin while the tour makes it's way to the Bernauer Strasse Memorial, a former crossing point between East and West.

You will also hear about escape attempts, ghost train stations, and espionage. During the tour you will gain insight into what life was like in the shadow of the Wall and how the city still copes with it's divided past today.

Inclusions

Bike tour of Berlin

New beach cruiser bicycle and helmet

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Berlin Nordbahnhof

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop off

Entry/Admission - Berliner Fernsehturm

Entry/Admission - Palace of Tears

Entry/Admission - Friedrichstrasse

Entry/Admission - Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Entry/Admission - Marx-Engels-Forum

Entry/Admission - Haus des Lehrers

Entry/Admission - Brunnen der Volkerfreundschaft

Entry/Admission - DDR Watch Tower

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant and child seats are available

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Sep-2022

    Fascinating historical overview of Berlin post-WW II with enchanting bicycle touring. Our guide, Simon, was terrific: erudite and witty. We learned a lot!

  • 04-Aug-2022

    Fantastic tour with our guide Ronan who was really super good. He has a good sense of humour, was helpful and extremely knowledgeable, making the history accessible for us and also our teenage girls. We cycled the route of the wall stopping at key points for a history input and photo opportunities. I really felt as thought we saw a lot and I learnt a lot, and would love to do another tour with the company if/when we return to Berlin. The cycling itself was straight forward and largely on the flat and the bikes comfy. Tick!!

  • 24-May-2022

    Fantastic and great value for money! Alicia is a great guide and made sure we were all safe. Thoroughly enjoyed the ride and seen so much on this bike tour.

  • 09-Sep-2021

    Though we patronized Fat Tire 2X - this is a separate and unique review from one I wrote on their WWII tour. This tour was a great way to cover ground quickly in Berlin. It's not a small city and the history can be as sprawling as the city itself. Though it's big...it's flat, making a bike a perfect way to travel. The bikes were in good shape and for disclosure - there was one hill...though it's a hill for Berlin...which is a moderate incline. The bikes have 3 gears and if you're a moderately experienced biker - it's easy to get around. The history was good and covered the history of the wall as well as the lead up from WWII and into the cold war. We sequenced our tours chronologically; so this being our second tour with Fat Tire following the prior day's WWII tour - made for a bit of a continuation of a challenging 20th century for the Germans. One point to clarify - the tour doesn't head down to the area of Checkpoint Charlie. While I was slightly disappointed by that - taking a trip down on our own showed that it's not necessarily positioned very historically and it's a very crowded area. We were approached several times by people purporting to be "tour guides" but one guy who approached us we could barely understand because of mumbling and slurred words. We went there and stayed briefly and between the distance from the other sites we visited and the vibe - I could understand why it's not a stop. Felix and Jurgens both did a great job with the tour and keeping us safe and for any city I visit that has Fat Tire - their guides knowledge, enthusiasm, and concern for their patron's safety was solid. Felix was a great guide

  • 06-Nov-2019

    Kunskapsintensivt. Perfekt utflykt med lite äldre barn. Fantastiskt kunnig guide,Felix. Tonåringarna tyckte det var toppen att guiden var engelsman, för de förstod allt han sa.

  • 21-Sep-2019

    I huge thank you to Claudia for another wonderful and informative bike tour, “Berlin Wall tour “ Its the best way to embrace each city. I got my free t-shirt two years ago here in Berlin after completing your four cities. Paris, Barcelona, London, Berlin. Can’t wait to enjoy your new cities in Italy. I highly recommend all to enjoy the Fat Tire experience.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    We had a great day touring Berlin by bike and were fascinated at the facts our guide Felix shared about cold war Germany and life under the Stasi Regime. Stopped at various landmarks along the tour and met other happy travellers. I highly recommend this tour!!

  • 03-Sep-2019

    Our guide Kieran was knowledgeable, informative & entertaining. it was fascinating to see and hear so many interesting facts and stories about how, when & why the wall the went up. And how it came down. I was a little concerned when Kieran mentioned hills though I needn't have worried. There was an occasional gentle hill though definitely nothing to worry about. The ride was about 4 hours long with plenty of stops throughout Plus a 30 minute lunch break. Highly recommended.

  • 28-Aug-2019

    This is a really great way to explore the history of the DDR, the wall coming up, its history and its demise. Geoff was a fantastic guide who managed to balance getting the information over with making it entertaining. Berlin is a great place to cycle - Flat, priority to cyclists and patient drivers. It rained, we got wet, we hardly noticed. Top Tip - If it is raining buy a poncho from the Fat Tyre bike company at only 1 Euro rather than the poor quality ones from local shops for 3-5 Euros.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    We had a fabulous time on the Cold War & Berlin Wall bike ride with Sam, our knowledgeable, fun & friendly guide. I was born and raised in Berlin and remember the wall as part of everyday life during my childhood. My husband is British and I booked the tour to show him a different side to my home town than the one he knows today. I was initially a little concerned as I hadn’t had a chance to ride a bike for over a decade but didn’t have to worry as we rode mostly in bike lanes and quiet streets at very manageable pace and Sam made sure nobody got lost. The tour is more history lesson than sightseeing but that’s not a criticism as it was hugely interesting and entertaining throughout. I learned a lot myself and Sam was full of interesting facts and stories. The four hours flew by with ease and I was almost disappointed when it was over. If I was really trying to criticise anything it would be that the group of 12 participants was a little larger than I would have hoped but that’s really only a minor niggle. Other than that just what I had hoped for and highly recommended. Thank you Sam!

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