Top 20 Highlights
Everything you have to see in Berlin
On this tour through Berlin Mitte, we drive to the absolute top highlights that you must have seen and give you an overview of the turbulent history of the city. From the Prussian splendor buildings Unter den Linden, the Brandenburg Gate and government district, Checkpoint Charlie and the Cold War, the construction and fall of the Berlin Wall, as well as the wild time afterwards. Berlin is unique and we take you on a tour to the absolute top sights of the city.
A special experience is this tour with our cool e-cruisers Uni Moke and Swing from Urbandrivestyle. Alternatively, you can also use our retro bikes from Excelsior or the compact e-bikes from Kalkhoff.
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Some of the places of interest: Hackescher Markt, New Synagogue, Friedrichstadtpalast, Government Quarter, Reichstag, Chancellery, Soviet Memorial Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Unter den Linden, City Palace - Humboldt Forum, Museum Island Berlin Cathedral and Scheunen Viertel.
From the Scheunen quarter to Friedrichstraße
The tour takes us first to the neighborhood around the Hackescher Markt through the Scheunenviertel. It once formed the center of Jewish life in Berlin. What remained of Germany's largest synagogue after the war shines all the brighter today: the New Synagogue on Oranienburger Straße. Today, the highlights of the Scheunenviertel include plenty of small cafés and bars that invite you to stay a while. From Oranienburger Straße we drive past the Friedrichstadt Palast, the most famous revue theater, to the Tränenpalast, the former exit hall of the border crossing station Friedrichstraße.
Berlin curry wurst at the Brandenburg Gate
Along the River Spree, the bike tour brings us to the government district, which includes the Reichstag, the Federal Chancellery and the Bundestag. From there we get to the most visited landmark of Berlin: the Brandenburg Gate. It is the only preserved one of the former 18 city gates. Formerly a symbol of division, it became a sign of Germany's reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In the immediate vicinity - "between trees 6 and 7" - the food counter appropriately named "Wurst" has been serving real Berlin currywurst since 2005. From here, we move along the former death strip, passing the memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe: the Holocaust Memorial, as well as Potsdamer Platz, to what is probably the most famous border crossing of the Cold War: Checkpoint Charlie. The city center of Berlin offers concentrated history, which we will revive together on our tour.
Prussian heritage in the city center
From Checkpoint Charlie we drive to one of the most beautiful squares of the city: the Gendarmenmarkt with its concert hall and the German and French Cathedral. Afterwards we reach the "Friedrichsforum", named after the Prussian King, Friedrich II, consisting of the main building of the Humboldt University, the Faculty of Law, St. Hedwig's Cathedral, the Berlin Opera House and Bebelplatz, where the book burning took place in May 1933. Along the beautiful boulevard Unter den Linden the bike tour leads between the Zeughaus and the Neue Wache to the Museum Island, one of the most important museum complexes in the world. In addition to five museums, the Berlin Cathedral with its pleasure garden and the newly built Berlin Palace are located there. Afterwards we cycle to the "origin" of Berlin, the Nikolaiviertel, where the first church of Berlin, the Nikolaikirche, was built.
In the center of former East Berlin: Alexanderplatz & TV Tower
Our tour takes us in the last part to Alexanderplatz, the center of the former East Berlin. Throughout the tour we have already caught sight of it, the tallest building in the city: the Berlin TV Tower. It has been used for broadcasting radio and television programs since GDR times and gained fame as a landmark of the GDR. The Bar 203 in the TV Tower is located - as the name suggests - at 203 meters of a total height of 368 meters. There you can enjoy the 360-degree view with cocktail creations and snacks. Before our tour comes to an end, we stop at the World Time Clock, which was built in GDR times and displays all 24 time zones of the world. We return to the Urban Bike Store rich in new Berlin knowledge.
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.