Cycling is best when the sun is shining. That's why we've picked out some beautiful routes for you here. And we're sure there are some new tours for you, but also some tried-and-tested ones that you might have always wanted to try. We want to inspire you - whether you're in the mood for stories, lakes or green landscapes. And there are insider tips for every tour. Here are our top 11 cycling tours through Berlin, but also as far as Brandenburg.
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Tip 1: Jewish life in Mitte
If you follow this tour, you will learn a lot about Jewish life in Berlin-Mitte. The tour takes you from Rosenthaler Platz to Weinbergspark, passing the New Synagogue and the Jewish Cemetery.
Tip 2: On the trail of Berlin's history
On the trail of the Wall - the Berlin Wall Cycle Route is the absolute classic and actually everyone should have cycled it at least once. The cycle path leads from the East Side Gallery via Potsdamer Platz to the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse. This section of the Berlin Wall Cycle Route is where you will find most of the sights. If you want to cycle the entire route, split it into two or three stages - depending on your fitness and desire. After all, that's almost 160 kilometres.
Tip 3: To the Berlin Wall Memorial
For even more Wall history, we recommend this bike tour through the former East Berlin. On the way to the Berlin Wall Memorial, you'll pass Mauerpark, Eberswalder Straße, Hackesche Höfe and, of course, Museum Island.
Tip 4: Urban art in Berlin
On the bike tour along the Spree and through Friedrichshain you will discover the most impressive murals in the city. With our free app ABOUT BERLIN, you can learn about the stories behind the murals, which street artists were involved and the messages behind them. Let us explain the details of the murals to you and immerse yourself in Berlin's street art scene.
Tip 5: Through Berlin's government district
Once across the centre of Berlin: the Federal Chancellery, the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate, these are just a few of the famous sights you will pass on this small but nice bike tour. Take enough time for the individual stops and enjoy a day through Berlin's government district.
Tip 6: Through Schönefeld
Out of Berlin and past Schönefeld Airport: This tour takes you through the small village of Schönefeld, past the old village centre. After a short climb up the Dörferblick, enjoy a great view over the surrounding villages and the new airport and cycle past green countryside.
Tip 7: Along the Spree
From Mitte to Charlottenburg - and always along the water through green Berlin. On your bike tour you will pass the Brandenburg Gate, Bellevue Palace, the green lungs of Berlin - the Tiergarten and Charlottenburg Palace.
Tip 8: Historical memorial sites from Berlin-Mitte to Wannsee
On this thematic bicycle tour on 8 May 1945, you will pass numerous historical sites and memorials that bear witness to the time of World War II. In our story app ABOUT BERLIN you will find detailed background stories on the individual sites. Historical images, video interviews with contemporary witnesses and an audio log of original diary entries from the last days of the war complete the offer.
Tip 9: Through Treptow-Köpenick
The south of Berlin has no less to offer. Drive right past Berlin's largest lake, Müggelsee. In Treptower Park you can take a break and visit the Russian Memorial. The imposing memorial is the largest of its kind in Germany and also the cemetery for 5,000 Soviet soldiers. Through the Plänterwald forest you will reach the old town of Köpenick with its castle and town hall, where you will meet the Captain of Köpenick.
Tip 10: Through Steglitz-Zehlendorf
"Pack your swimming trunks and head out to Wannsee: castles, parks and clear lakes with many bathing spots. This bike tour takes you through Berlin's southwest past Wannsee and the Liebermann Villa to Glienicke. There, too, a castle awaits you, embedded in the magnificent park landscape designed by Peter Joseph Lenné.
Tip 11: Always follow the water
This bike tour also takes you along the water. Don't forget your swimsuit, because you can cool off at the Grünau lido. If you want to do a little climbing first, you can climb the 126 steps to the Müggelturm and reward yourself with a magnificent view.