Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

4.9 / 5

11 reviews

Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

From $36.02 per person

Discuss sites and activities relating to the Cold War on this tour of the Berlin Wall and Cold War sites . Learn Berlin's unique history from local, English-speaking guides, and get off-the-beaten-track to access history-making grounds.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the imposing Treptower Park Soviet Cenotaph (an empty tomb)
  • Retrace more than 5 km (~3 miles) of where the Wall stood to understand differences still existing in former East and West Berlin
  • Hear numerous anecdotes of escape attempts and techniques, many on-site where they actually took place
Full description
The Berlin Wall and Cold War tour delves deep into the darker side of Berlin‘s history. These tours go out further to reach extraordinarily impressive sites otherwise left out on bus, walking, and boat tours. Cover about 14 km (8 miles) in about 5 hours and stop every few hundred meters to soak in the sites. Head away from the Mitte district and the pedestrian Cold War sites to take in more of the former East, more of the Wall, and more of what makes Berlin the unique city it is today. You will travel east along the imposing Karl-Marx-Allee before taking in the powerful Treptower Park Memorial. Return through the former no-man’s-land deathstrip to visit former checkpoints and hear tales of espionage and escape attempts. Break for lunch at a nice café in the remains of an old train station split off from its tracks by the Wall; even this tour's lunch break highlights the contrasts between East and West that you will explore on the tour.
Includes
  • Bikes
  • Live tour guide
  • Taxes
  • Insurances
  • A short stop for refreshments (cost of food/drinks not included)
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

At the Fat Tire Tours Office at the base of the giant TV tower (Fernsehturm) in Berlin's Alexanderplatz.

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  • The tour runs rain or shine. Free gloves provided should you want them. There are rain ponchos for sale should you desire them
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
  • Service
    5.0/5
  • Organization
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The cold war tour was a really interesting tour. Using a bicycle offers a lot more that walking. Our guide Daniel from Canada was enthusiastic, well-informed, entertaining and highly motivated. We recommend you to use his services as much as possible. He is also a great story teller. We brought our son Eric and his best friend Fabian on the trip. They are both interested in history, and Daniel found time to interact with them during the lunch break, listening to the testimonies of two 15 yrs old kids. That was impressive. Send our regards to him. The historical sites that we visited were well choosen, and they gave a fair view of german cold war history. The bicycle tour was the peak of our stay in Berlin. Thanks a lot. Olavi Hemmilä, Sweden PS. We didn't use helmets on the tour which seemed a bit dangerous.

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April 10, 2018

This tour with Lucie was excellent. However, my husband and I selected this particular tour, because of two highlights, The East Side Gallery. apparently this has not been on the programme for a while

October 6, 2018

Fun and interesting

Jef was our guide he was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. I recommend this tour.

June 2, 2018

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