01 Apr - 31 Oct: Tuesday, Friday & SundayDuration
Approximately 5 hoursStart time
Duration: Approximately 5 hours
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.
The tour ends at the starting point
The Unravelling Berlin: Fully-guided Bike Tour unravels this multifaceted aspect of the city and offers you an exciting and educational bike tour around the city.
Some of the topics included in the tour:
Colliding ambitions: For some, bare post-Cold War areas mean appealing public spaces, while for others this land represents unique investment opportunities
Urban renewal: The former Tempelhof airport and reclaimed no-man’s-land are two impressive examples of Berlin’s continuous, almost organic, development that few other cities can rival.
Multi-kulti: Multi-culturalism’s benefits come with integration struggles and stereotypes. On the tour we delve deep into Kreuzberg to focus on the Germany’s historical guest worker programmes and how this impacts Berlin’s current politics and social dynamics.
Creative spaces: See both famous squats as well as where this endangered lifestyle is being transformed. We’ll discuss how these concepts evolved, and what the future holds for them.
This guided tour will cover all the major highlights which come under the above purview. You will also venture further afield to see Berlin's biggest park, the former Tempelhof Airfield, where biking along the old runways with bikes is truly pleasurable.
To begin your informative Unravelling Berlin: Fully-guided Bike Tour, meet your guide at designated meeting point. After discussing few safety instructions, you will start your journey in your bikes.
This tour focuses on the transformation of Berlin in the post-Cold War era and how the recent real estate boom and technological advancements is shaping the city. In spite of such a paradigm shift, Berlin has assimilated elements from its historic past, which has led to the emergence of distinctive counter-culture.
Some of the major highlights of the tour:
Former Tempelhof Airport: Originally Germany's first air strip, Tempelhof rose to extreme importance as West Berlin's lifeline during the Berlin Airlift of 1948/1949. It's recently been closed and is now a massive city park. 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.
Kreuzberg: Known for its eclectic mix of museums, café-bars, art galleries and fashion stores, Kreuzberg is the perfect example of how the recent real estate boom has transformed Berlin's landscape and demographics.
Former No-Man’s Land: The space where the Berlin Wall once stood have been converted to beautiful parks and was also the site of a canal in the past.
Counter-culture: Berlin's unique history has led it to be a bastion of counter-culture. What may not be accepted elsewhere, or at least deemed radical thinking, is considered an integral part of life in Berlin. Make your way through buildings and spaces adorned with street art, Berlin’s most rebellious sub-culture which has been getting recognition and inspiring artists worldwide.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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