Life in Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte
Prenzlauer Berg and the neighborhood around Hackescher Markt are among the most popular neighborhoods for Berlin visitors. These two districts have experienced a rapid change in the last 30 years, but have somehow retained their charm. From artists, students and scene neighborhood to the highlight for Berlin visitors and hottest residential area of the city. Here you can find all the hip fashion labels, nice coffees, restaurants and a colorful mix of trendy Berlin visitors, agency people and startup scene. We take you on a bike tour through Berlin Mitte and Prenzlauerberg, our home for the last 20 years. Exciting history paired with current Berlin lifestyle.
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Selection of some sights: Zionskirchplatz, Arkonaplatz, Mauerpark, Oderberger Street, Kulturbrauerei, Watertower, Kollwitzplatz, Backfabrik, SOHO House, Volksbühne, Hackescher Markt, New Synagogue, Mobijou Park, Clärchens Ballhaus, Rosenthaler Square.
Neighborhood life in Prenzlauer Berg
Our bike tour takes us first along the Kastanienallee through Prenzlauer Berg, one of the most popular residential areas with wonderful beautiful classical old buildings. Here, where once many artists and after the reunification students lived, you will find today mostly families who appreciate the urban life. Prenzlauer Berg with its small quiet neighborhoods, beautiful markets and cafes offers everything to live relaxed in the city. Our tour continues to Mitte, the city's tourist hotspot. We show you how people live here today and where you can enjoy life away from the tourist highlights. From the cult pub to the trendy Italian restaurant, we know the best places and take you on a journey through the last 30 years of life in Berlin.
from trendy district to family quarter
Prenzlauer Berg and Berlin Mitte have experienced incredible change over the last 30 years. After reunification, young people from all over the world moved to the eastern part of the city. Life pulsated here. Small bars and the famous Berlin clubs popped up everywhere. Living space was cheap, the nights were long and the unique Berlin flair that many tourists are still looking for today was to be found here. We show you what is left of it today and how life has changed here. Where once cool scene stores enriched the cityscape, the trendy fashion brands have settled. Here in Mitte are the hipster tourists, for whom Berlin is one of the hottest destinations for the weekend trip.
Where do the tours start ?
Unless otherwise agreed, we start at our store, at Kastanienallee 55, 10119 Berlin.
Can we start the tour somewhere else?
Yes, we can start the tour from your preferred location by arrangement. Often your hotel has its own rental bikes: then we will pick you up directly there.
When will the tour start?
We have fixed starting times for our daily tours, depending on the tour. You can find these in the tour calendar, or on the specific tour page. We can also arrange an individual start time by appointment.
Do I need my own bike?
No, you can also rent a bike from us.
How many people are in the groups on the public tours?
On our daily tours in the tour calendar, a maximum of 10 people join us. On average, there are usually 4 - 8 people.
There is no participant limit for individually or privately booked tours.
How exhausting are the tours ?
We ride at a comfortable and relaxed pace. Our tours are 9 - 25 km long and last 2 - 5 hours. There is something for everyone. You should already be a little fit. But there are enough stops and enough time for breaks.
How can I pay?
You can pay with all common methods: Bank transfer, credit card, Paypal, EC card or cash before the tour starts.
How can I book a tour ?
What is the difference between private, individual or booked with a tour calendar?
With the Tour Calendar you book a fixed, public tour with other people. All information about the tour can be found on the tour page.
At private tours you book a fixed tour just for you - simply private.
Do you also offer tours for school classes, travel groups, etc. ?
Yes, we do some tours that are especially suitable for school classes, e.g.: East-West Berlin
bike tour, the Wall Tour or East Berlin - capital of the GDR. Select "school class" when booking to receive a school discount.
What happens in bad weather conditions ?
We generally ride in all weathers. Each participant is responsible for providing suitable clothing. Should it not be possible during the tour, we will stop the tour. Safety first. If the weather does not permit a start before the tour begins, we will endeavour to arrange an alternative date. In principle apply here our Terms & Conditions.
Who are our guides ?
Our guides are as colourful as Berlin. They have lived in the city for years, know it and love it. They grew up in the east and west of the city, experienced the fall of the Wall and know the interesting stories and places. They are happy to share their knowledge and many tips about the city and its people with you. Also in several languages.
Do tours in the tour calendar always take place, or is there a minimum number of people?
Public tours take place with a minimum of 4 participants. If there are less, we will notify you and refund the price. You can also upgrade to a private tour, in which case the number of people is not limited.