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World War II Bike Tour in Berlin

US$ 30.56 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Forget the strain of walking and cover lots of ground on a comfortable bike instead
  • See what remains from the reign of the Third Reich in Berlin and learn what made it possible
  • A tour of the old Jewish quarters helps you understand the daily horrors experienced by Jews in Berlin
  • Your bicycle will be a state of the art, comfortable cruiser
  • Cycling around Berlin allows you to cover more ground
  • The tour brings to life the events of WWII which shook the world
  • Tour is led by a knowledgeable English speaking guide

Overview

Take a powerful guided bike tour back in time through the capital city of Nazi Germany.

See the old Jewish quarter where thousands were rounded up during the Holocaust and sent to concentration camps, never to return.

See bunkers with anti-aircraft installations, where Nazi soldiers fought until the last at the Battle of Berlin and an air raid shelter where German civilians just tried to make it through.

Peddle by ruined buildings that are a stark reminder of the devastation wrought by World War II, and pay your respects to those who struggled against the Nazis at the July 20th 1944 Memorial.

Learn from your guide about the historical conditions that permitted a maniac like Hitler to assume power over Germany, and learn how the fall of the Third Reich paved the way for the construction of the Berlin Wall and the division of Germany against itself.

Itinerary

Please make your way to the main entrance of the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, where you will meet your native English-speaking tour guide and collect your bike for this Third Reich and Nazi Germany Bike Tour.

With cushy seats, fat tires and handlebars that come up to meet you, your bike lets you navigate this cyclist-friendly city with the greatest of ease and comfort.

An expert guide well-versed on the dark days of the Third Reich will lead you on a moving and educational trek through Berlin, the capital city of the Nazi era.

You will cover eight lush and leisurely miles in four-and-a-half hours, feeling the exhilaration of the road without any of the strain. Tours are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Stop every hundred yards to learn about the historical significance of the following sites:

Visit the former Jewish quarters of the city, where Jewish businesses were destroyed during the infamous Night of Broken Glass, named for the shattered store windows that littered the streets. Also take in the magnificent Moorish-inspired New Synagogue, which miraculously survived that horrific night.

Explore the destroyed remnants of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Berlin’s old main train station, which stand as grim monuments to the everlasting impact of war.

Tour Nazi bunkers topped with anti-aircraft guns that fired on Allied planes and discover one of the few remaining air raid shelters, which were once filled with desperate souls praying to make it through the Battle of Berlin.

Honor the courageous resistance movements against the Third Reich at the July 20th 1944 Memorial, which honors the assassination attempt on Hitler’s life, now the basis for Tom Cruise’s controversial new film “Valkyrie”.

Your tour concludes where it started, at the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz.

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Reviews

Got to see the main sites of interest from WW2, of course, many places have since been flattened and re-built but this did not make any difference to the quality of the tour... Mrs Donna W S Jardine

The tour covered a serious subject and had to be done in a sensitive manner when visiting such thought-provoking places as the Jewish memorial, sites of executions of plotters... Mrs Gillian Polgreen

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

15 Mar - 31 Oct: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Duration

5 hours

Start time

Start time: 1030h (10:30am)
Duration: 5 hours

Meeting point

Tours meet at the entrance of the giant TV Tower in Alexanderplatz. Our guides will be holding an orange sign saying "Tours Meet Here"
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Knowledgeable native English-speaking guide
  • New beach cruiser bicycle and helmet
  • Insurance
  • Rain poncho, if needed
  • Taxes

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

Do/Dont's

Do remember your camera

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Kids’ seats, trailer chariots, and kids’ bikes are also available, so kids of all ages can be accommodated

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions. Rain ponchos are available, should they be needed. For the cold days below 50F/10C free hot tea provided on the tour along with free gloves for use during the tour.
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  • 4.5Reviews (3)
  • "A must do bike tour when in Berlin" Got to see the main sites of interest from WW2, of course, many places have since been flattened and re-built but this did not make any difference to the quality of the tour...
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