If you want to get the maximum from your short trip to Berlin, the Berlin E-bike City Tour is just the perfect tour for you. Move over buses and cars and experience the beauty of the city by e-bike.
E-Bikes are cool, comfortable, and modern. Using electric power-assist technology you will ride faster, smoother and further without breaking a sweat. This extended E-Bike adventure will show you more than any walking, bus or boat tour and will be a highlight of your visit to the German capital.
You will cover around 14 miles (23 km) in a relaxed manner and stop every few hundred metres to admire the sights.
This guided tour will cover the major highlights like the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, as well as thought provoking memorials and monuments to Berlin's turbulent past.
You will also venture further afield to see Berlin's biggest park, the former Tempelhof Airfield, where biking along the old runways with e-Bikes is a truly pleasurable.
To start your Berlin E-bike City Tour, you will meet your guide at designated meeting point. After discussing few brief instructions about the tour before you start the journey in your e-bikes. With the electric power-assist technology you will ride faster, smoother and further without breaking a sweat.
During the course of the tour, your guide, fluent in English and German, will share the history of Berlin and give you insights about the major attractions in Berlin.
Some of the sites to be covered are as follows:
Checkpoint Charlie: One of the most distinct symbols of Cold War, Checkpoint Charlie was one of the three checkpoints built by the US forces between East and West Berlin, through which diplomatic and allied forces could enter West Berlin. It is now an outdoor exhibit detailing the Cold War.
Brandenburger Tor: The Brandenburg Gate has witnessed several significant moments of history, right from political speeches, a dictator coming to power to the reunification of a nation.
Reichstag: The seat of German parliament, it is a testament that the final chapters of Berlin’s 20th century history had yet to be written. The building was constructed between 1884 and 1894 with wartime reparation money from France
Tempelhof Park: Originally a parade ground, then an airport which when closed in 2008, was turned into a park for the public. The 386-hectare open space has a 6 km cycling track, skating and jogging trail and an enormous picnic area. Bike the original runways, see the old terminal building built by the Nazis, and see how Berliner's are transforming the incredible space.
Tiergarten: The largest park in the city is a revered spot for the locals. Important sights like the Berlin Zoo, Victory Column, Bellevue Palace and Haus der Kulturen der Welt are housed in and around the park.
Kurfurstendamm: The 3.5 km boulevard stretches from Breitscheidplatz in Charlottenburg, where the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is located, to the Rathenauplatz in Grunewald, where the villa district of the western part of Berlin begins. It is a bustling boulevard and is known for shopping than its architecture which dates back to 1500s.
Museum Island: This is home to five of Berlin's most famous museums, notably the Pergamon Museum and the Egyptian Museum (now housed in the Neues Museum). The other museum housed here are the Altes Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and the Bode Museum.
Bebelplatz: It is one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin. It is the site known for the infamous Nazi book burning ceremonies held in 1933. A memorial consisting of a glass plate embedded in the cobbled street had been constructed in 1995.
Berlin Wall: The iconic wall that separated East and West Berlin has become synonymous to Germany. Although a major part of the wall was demolished in 1989, the last remains of the last remaining sections are now under historical protection.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe: This recently-finished memorial is powerful to all who visit. Its 2711 blocks of various heights sit on undulating ground to give those walking through it a sense of solace and solitude.
Site of Hitler's Bunker: Stand over the area of Hitler's bunker as the guide recount in detail the demise of Hitler and the final days of World War II. As one of the final stops on the tour, your guide will tell you how the Cold War grew from the ashes of World War II.
15 Mar - 30 Nov: Daily
Approximately 6 hours
Start time: 1030h (10:30am)
Duration: Approximately 6 hours
Tours meet at the Panorama Str 1a, 10178 Berlin, Germany.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the starting point
Please wear comfortable shoes
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
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