Enjoy a different perspective on sightseeing – and get some exercise at the same time! On a bike, it’s less important whether sights are closer or further apart and so, for instance, it’s easy to take in the Brandenburg Gate as well as Alexanderplatz square!
Our tip for summer visitors – for a fun day out, it’s well worth taking a bike ride through the green Tiergarten park or cycling out to one of Berlin’s many lakes.
Here are our 15 tips for you to cycle safely through Berlin.
A tour with a knowledgeable local guide? Or exploring the city in your own way? Here, we have put together suggested routes and a list of bike hire companies. You can also stay overnight in our bike-friendly hotels – which always offer space for your bike as well.
Exploring Berlin by bike? Don’t miss the Berlin Wall Trail cycle route along the former border!
Discover the many different sides of the city on a guided bike tour! Cycling tours in Berlin range from routes taking you to the top sights and attractions to themed tours such as a wine tour, or cycling along the former route of the Berlin Wall.
Bike tours tracing the route of the Wall
Cycling tours following the Berlin Wall Trail are especially popular. They take you through the city centre and along the old patrol roads, usually tarmacked making for easy riding. In the inner city, the course of the Berlin Wall is marked in places with a double row of cobblestones.
Much of the route also takes you down quiet side streets.
E-Bikes & bike rentals in Berlin
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 and LIDL Call-a-Bike service
Deutsche Bahn and the supermarket chain LIDL offer 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.