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Britzer Mühle © Bezirksamt Neukölln

Neukölln by bike

On this easy and varied tour, you will discover Neukölln from a completely new perspective. Away from the multicultural cuisine and trendy bars, the district has history and nature to offer. There are numerous opportunities to take a break along the way. Whether you want to picnic in the countryside, take a detour to a lesser-known market or see the historic architecture of Neukölln, this tour combines the best of everything.

The pure journey time of this tour is less than an hour and a half. Please note that there are smaller sections of the route where you should rather push your bike. The tour starts at Karl-Marx-Straße underground station and ends at Rudow underground station, from where you can easily cycle back to the city centre.

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Tour Highlights

At the start of the tour, you will travel through Bohemian-Rixdorf. A number of Bohemian Protestant refugees who had to flee the re-Catholicisation of their homeland settled here in 1737. Today it is a central and popular residential neighbourhood. Among other things, you can see single-storey buildings reminiscent of the village's past as well as the old village smithy. It was first mentioned in writing in 1624. Farm implements, tools and horseshoes were made and repaired here. Even today, the blacksmith's shop is still open to visitors. On the way, you will pass the Cormenius Garden, one of Berlin's most unusual parks. It was opened in 1995 and reflects the ideas of the Bohemian philosopher and theologian Johann Amos Comenius. 

Körnerpark is also a highlight on this route. Here you can relax in the greenery and visit the orangery to enjoy a coffee and tasty snacks. In summer, many Berliners spread out their picnic blankets on the green area to enjoy the sunshine. This tour then takes you northwards to the lesser-known areas of Neukölln. However, these are no less steeped in history. See the Horseshoe Estate, whose namesake building was built in the mid-1920s by Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner. A marvellous atmosphere awaits you shortly afterwards at Schloss Britz. This is followed by other buildings that document Neukölln's rural past, such as the historic Britz Mill.  The Britzer Garten is worth a visit, but there is an entrance fee. It is also not open to cyclists, so you have to push your bike. The park was created in 1985 for the Federal Garden Show, covers 90 hectares and is now a popular local recreation area. Finally, you will see the famous Gropiusstadt on your way towards Rudow, from where you can return to the city centre by public transport.

Insider Tips

  • With its special earth structure and organic shape, the Café am See in Britzer Garten looks like something out of a fantasy film.
  • Schloss Britz hosts changing exhibitions on special themes that are well worth seeing.
  • Not far from Neukölln S-Bahn and U-Bahn station, it's worth taking a detour to Kranoldplatz, where flea markets and the DIE DICKE LINDA weekly market are held regularly.