Wall Bike Tour
The Berlin Wall divided Berlin for 28 years and drew a random line through graveyards and residential quarters, rivers, streets and even underground stations. The best way to understand where the Wall was, why it was built and how people tried to flee is a bike tour along the former death strip. You will see locations like the famous Checkpoint Charlie, remaining strips of the Wall, the place where Ronald Reagan spoke the words “Mr. Gorbachev open this gate” and the Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse. See yourself where history took place!
- Private tour
- Local tour guide
- Including bike rental
- Visit of open-air Wall Documentation Center
Date and time:
Tours are offered between March and November
Meeting and Ending Point:
Television Tower at Alexanderplatz
English, German, other languages upon request
Prices (incl. all taxes):
Small groups of up to 9 travelers € 149 per group
Groups of 10 or more travelers € 15 per person
Groups of 30 or more travelers: please request an offer
Plus bike rental € 7 per person.
Offer and Booking:
Book the tour online using the yellow „Book now“ button on this page. For questions or to receive an individual offer with price and tour suggestion use the contact form on this page or simply call us at +49-30-220 11 88 89 (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time).
In case of heavy raining the tour will take place by foot – in this case tickets for public transportation are required. Cancellations and changes – including a change of the number of participants – are free of charge, provided that they are made not later than 48 hours before the start of the tour – payments already made will be reimbursed. If you have your own bikes, the tour may start at your hotel or at any other central location in Berlin and no bike rentals will be charged.
Bikes and seats for children available if needed – please notify us at the time of booking. Helmets are available at the meeting point free of charge, subject to availability. If there are more than 19 people, the group will be split and a second guide will be assigned at no extra charge. The tour can be customized according to your individual needs.
The tour begins at the bike rental which is located in the center of former East Berlin, beneath the TV Tower at Alexanderplatz. This is where you will receive your bikes and meet the guide. After a short introduction to safe riding in Berlin the guide will take you to the former border zone and explain to you why the wall was built, what the consequences for the Berliners were and how the wall was protected. From then on you will follow the line of cobblestones on the ground marking the course of the wall. You will ride on the riverbanks of the Spree, formerly site of many escape attempts and nowadays home to the German government and parliament. See remnants of the Wall, sites of escape tunnels and original watchtowers. At the Wall Memorial, a death strip has been reconstructed to give visitors a visual impression of what Eastern German officials called “the world’s most secure border system.” You will learn the dramatic and often tragic stories of those who risked their lives to overcome all obstacles and make it to the West. Our guide will also give you an idea of the differences between life in the East and in the West and an overview of the events that finally led to the fall of the Wall.
During this tour you will see:
- TV Tower, symbol of power for the East German party officials
- Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin’s most famous border crossing
- original watchtowers
- original parts of the Wall and sites of spectacular escape attempts
- Brandenburg Gate, site of Ronald Reagan’s legendary speech
- the American embassy in the former death strip at Paris Square
- former checkpoint at train station Friedrichstrasse, nicknamed “Palace of Tears”
- graveyards that became part of the death strip
- Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse
- ruins of residential houses that were torn down to build the wall
- sites of escape tunnels