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Berlin by bike

Tips and bike tours for cyclists

Riding by bike at Glienicker Brücke
Riding by bike at Glienicker Brücke © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Tips for bike tours in Berlin

Experience sightseeing in a different way and pedal hard on your sightseeing tour through Berlin. Experiencing Berlin by bike has a very special charm. The flat location of the capital makes cycling easier and you can avoid parking and traffic jams, giving you much more time to cover the short and longer cycling distances and to see Berlin.

Many sights are so ideally situated in relation to each other and can be easily reached by bicycle. For example, the distance between the Brandenburg Gate and the TV Tower at Alexanderplatz is easy to cover on a bicycle.

Also take advantage of the side streets, which usually have less traffic and allow you to cycle in a relaxed manner.

Our tips for spring and summer: Splash around the Tiergarten or to one of the numerous lakes in the city area are worthwhile and fun.

Here are our 15 tips for you to cycle safely through Berlin.

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Guided bike tours through Berlin

Travelling around Berlin by bike? Berlin offers you many possibilities.

Please note:

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, no guided tours can be conducted until further notice.

A tour with a knowledgeable local guide? Who takes you on a safe route through the city and shows you the familiar but also the unfamiliar? Here you will get to know different sides of the city. The offers in Berlin range from tours to the well-known sights to exciting special topics, such as a wine tour or tours along the Berlin Wall. We have put together a list of tour providers for you.

As soon as it is possible again, you can also stay overnight in our bike-friendly hotels – which always offer space for your bike as well.

Bike tours tracing the route of the Wall

Or would you rather discover the German capital on your own? Here, too, we have some route suggestions for you to help you choose from the wide range on offer.

The cycle tour on the Berlin Wall Trail along the former Wall strip is particularly well-known. Cycle along the former, mostly asphalted Kolonnenweg.

In Berlin's city centre, the course of the Wall is partly marked with a paved strip, but you can usually follow the traces of the Wall here on quiet side streets.

Fahrradtour an der East Side Gallery

Bike tour along the former Berlin Wall

Cycling along the remains of the Wall

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Bicycle rental in Berlin

Bicycle hire

You can hire a bike at many places across the city. Most hire companies are located in Mitte (e.g. Friedrichstrasse Station), in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain or close to the Zoologischer Garten station.

Bike hire costs around 12 euros a day – depending on the style of bike, from simple three gears to sportive mountain bikes.

Deutsche Bahn Call-a-Bike service

Deutsche Bahn offers a  Call-a-Bike service. Using this service, you can hire a green touring bike from docking stations conveniently located at major intersections and railway stations.  

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Bike rental nextbike

If you get yourself registered via app, hotline or website at nextbike, you can rent one of the 5,000 blue nextbike bikes.

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Bike rental Donkey Republic

With the Donkey Republik app you can easily rent one of the orange bikes and give it back at many locations in Berlin.

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Please make sure that you do not block any pedestrian or bicycle paths when you park your rental bikes.

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