14 May - 30 Jun & 1 Oct - 16 Oct: Tue & Sat
1 Jul - 30 Sep: Tue, Thu, & Sat
About 4.5 hours
This tour meets at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). You can find us on the northeast side of the tower between the Alex Café and the entrance to the TV Tower. The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.
Same as the start point
This bike tour lets you relive the tense, tragic days of the Cold War when the Iron Curtain fell on Berlin and a city was walled off.
With cushy seats, thick tyres and adjustable handlebars, your bike lets you navigate the streets of Berlin with ease and comfort. An expert guide will take you back to the strained, shadowy days on both sides of the Wall during the Cold War.
Bike from West to East along the wide boulevard of the Karl-Marx-Allee, which typifies the socialist classicism of Soviet design.
Explore the East Side Gallery, famous for its politically-charged graffiti that returns you to the agonies and frustrations of a nation divided. Take plenty of time to soak it in and pull out your camera to capture the most arresting images.
Retrace more than 5km of where the Wall once stood and learn about the differences and misunderstandings that still fester between former East and West Berlin. Listen intently to anecdotal tales of espionage and harrowing escape, many on the exact site where they actually took place. Bike by the last of the deathstrip watchtowers to comprehend the unimaginable risk taken by those that tried to cross over.
Highlights of the tour:
Berlin Wall Memorial
Former Death Strip
Site of tunnels and escapes
Stasi Records Agency
Günter Litfin Memorial
New government quarter
Subway ghost station
Chapel of Reconciliation
Even your lunch stop illustrates that fault lines that once sprawled between East and West, as you break for a bite at a charming café in the remains of an old train station split from its tracks by the Wall.
About the Supplier: For Fat Tire Tours the mission is as simple as getting on a bike! To provide safe, fun and unforgettable experiences that will create memories and smiles that last a lifetime. With over 11 years of experience offering bike, Segway, walking and skip-the-line tours, designed with the traveller in mind. And with their knowledgeable, funny guides, you can be assured of enjoying a tour that offers a lot, lot more.
Voucher Type: Paper
Always keep a photo ID handy.
Tours run rain or shine. Please dress comfortably for the weather.
A short stop for refreshments is included in the tour, but the cost of the meal is not. Euro cash or Maestro/EC card. Many establishments in Berlin do not accept credit cards.
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