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Berlin: Small Group Prenzlauer Berg Bicycle Tour in German

Product ID: 42825
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Discover one of the most well-known quarters of Berlin on this interesting bicycle tour in a small group of maximum 8 persons. Get to know its history from a working district to becoming Berlin’s most popular quarter.
About this activity
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Duration 3.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the many historical sights that still characterize Prenzlauer Berg
  • Travel through time – from the course of the wall and the Platz des 9 November 1989 to the divided street Bernauer Straße
  • See the Märchenbrunnen, the largest bicycle center in Germany and the Ernst Thälmann Park
Full description
Start your interesting bicycle tour through the history of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin on historic grounds at the former border crossing Bornholmer Straße, which first opened on November 9th, 1989. Today, the Platz des 9 November 1989 is located there and serves as a reminder of this big, world-changing event. Following the former course of the wall on your bike, you will cross Mauerpark (Wall Park), where on Sundays, flea markets, karaoke and musical improvisations take place. From there, you will continue to the street Bernauer Straße, which was divided from 1961 to 1989.

Afterwards, cycle along the global capital of breweries that developed during the end of the 19th century and pass through the once largest brewery in Germany (today the Kulturbrauerei) and along the tenements at Kollwitzplatz, which were illustrated by Heinrich Zille. Then, you will reach Berlin’s oldest water tower, the Dicker Hermann (Fat Hermann), completed in 1877. From here, you will cycle to the eastern quarter ofBötzowviertel where you will be able to admire the Märchenbrunnen (Fountain of Fairy Tales), a 34 times 54 meter large fountain complex that was constructed by the architect Ludwig Hoffmann in the neo-Baroque style.

You will then cycle to Velodrom, a track cycling arena and one of Berlin’s biggest concert venues, and to the Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europasportpark, an indoor swimming pool. Cycling past the Ernst Thälmann Monument, the tour will lead you to the Zeiss Major Planetarium, a prestigious building from GDR times. Lastly, cycle through The Palm, Berlin’s largest social building complex built in 1886 and named after a potted palm tree standing in an anteroom at the time. The building now serves as a homeless shelter and has 5,000 sleeping places in 40 dormitories.
Includes
  • Bicycle renting fees
  • Guide
  • Value-added tax
  • Rain capes for emergencies
What’s Not Included
  • Food at possible stops

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Meeting point

Bornholmer Straße 75, 10439 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• For groups with at least 3 persons, there will be a cancellation period of 3 days before the tour start

From US$ 30.29 per person

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Product ID: 42825