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Tour 27 - Cycling Tour through the City

This cycling tour begins at Dennewitzstraße 7. Ride to your left and stay on the street as it becomes Flottenweiler Straße. Ride until you reach a T-intersection at the Landwehrkanal. Take a right onto Schöneberger Ufer.

Schöneberger Ufer

Ride along the canal for a block until you come to the bridge on Köthener Straße. Take a left onto the bridge over the canal and follow Köthener Straße for three long blocks until you come to Stresemannstraße. Take a left and ride to Potsdamer Platz.

Potsdamer Platz

A side-trip to Potsdamer Platz is worthwhile for many reasons, especially if you're interested in contemporary architecture (such as the Sony Center or Kohlhoff Tower), a bit of shopping or a snack. Cross Potsdamer Platz and veer slightly to the right onto Ebertstraße.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

In about three blocks, you will reach the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Holocaust Memorial), in remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Lock your bike and take some time to walk through the monumental field of stelae. Once finished, continue heading north on Ebertstraße towards the Brandenburg Gate.

The Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is the most famous landmark in Berlin. During the years of German division, the gate stood in the middle of the Berlin Wall and now serves as a symbol of German reunification. Ride past the Brandenburg Gate for another block until you come to the Reichstag.

Reichstag

The Reichstag with its glass dome is the home to the German parliament, known as the Bundestag. For security reasons, a visit is possible only with prior registration. Last-minute visitors can still try their luck at the visitors service centre. A photo ID must be brought to your scheduled visiting time. Now head back towards the Brandenburg Gate and turn left onto Unter den Linden.

Unter den Linden

Unter den Linden is one of Berlin's most famous streets. It was originally built as a grand boulevard with many historical buildings, museums, shops and restaurants. If you need a break, you might want to check out one of the cafés in the central reservation (median). Ride for three long blocks until you come to Friedrichstraße, where you will take a right.

Friedrichstraße

Friedrichstraße runs for 3.3 kilometres and connects the districts of Mitte and Kreuzberg. During the division of Germany, Friedrichstraße was also divided between East and West at Checkpoint Charlie. Today, Friedrichstraße with its elegant shops has once again become the heart of City East. Ride for two blocks until you come to Französische Straße, where you will take a left .

Insider Tip: BUNTE SCHOKOWELT

On the right side (Französische Straße 24), you will find BUNTE SCHOKOWELT, celebrating all things chocolate, especially the RITTER SPORT brand. Here you can design your own chocolate bar.

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Markgrafenstraße

Stay on Französische Straße for two blocks until you come to Markgrafenstraße, where you'll take a right. In about half a block, you will come to Gendarmenmarkt on the right.

Gendarmenmarkt

The Gendarmenmarkt is perhaps the most beautiful square in Berlin. The building in the centre is the Konzerthaus designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. On the left side is the Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) and on the right the Französischer Dom (French Cathedral). Ride past the German Cathedral for two more blocks until you come to Leipziger Straße, where you'll take a right.

Friedrichstraße

Stay on Leipziger Straße for two blocks until you come to Friedrichstraße, where you will take a left. Ride straight ahead.

Insider Tip: Deutsches Currywurst Museum

Take a left onto Schützenstraße and ride to No. 70. Discover and taste everything you've ever wanted to know about Germany's favourite sausage.

Checkpoint Charlie

Ride down Friedrichstraße for three blocks until you come to Checkpoint Charlie. During German division this was a border crossing which could be used only by the Allies and diplomats.

Insider Tip: Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

Particularly interesting are the documents about the Berlin Wall and the numerous objects which were used to escape from East Germany, such as getaway cars, hot air balloons and mini submarines.

Zimmerstraße

Take a right onto Zimmerstraße and ride for another long block until you come to Wilhelmstraße, where you will take a right. In about a block, you will be back at Leipziger Straße, where you will take a left.

Stresemannstraße

In another long block, you will be back at Potsdamer Platz where you take a left back onto Stresemannstraße. In a short block, take Köthener Straße to the right and back to the Landwehrkanal. Cross the canal.

Dennewitzstraße

Turn right on Schönebergerufer and then take an immediate left onto Flottenwellstraße. Take a left and ride for about three blocks as the street changes names to Dennewitzstraße. At No. 7, you've reached your destination.