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Berlin Potpourri Bike Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Berlin, Berlin, Germany

  • Activities

    Bike Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $35 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Avg Distance


  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    April to October: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 10am; November to March: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10am

  • Starting Location

    Berlin Bike Tour Shop, Bornholmer Straße 75, Berlin, 10439

  • Price Includes

    Bike hire for 4 hours and the services of a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide.

  • Notes

    Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people. Reduced price for students or disabled persons (30$).


  • Stops on our tour: - former border-crossing Bornholmerstraße./'Place of Nov. 9th' - Zeiss-planetarium/Thaelmannpark - Ernst-Thaelmann Memorial / 14/15 m /50 tons - Velodrom/built for Olympia 2000 - former slaughterhouses Berlin - Sportforum Hoehenschönhausen/ trainingsfacilities for German top athletes - Stasi-Prison Hohenschönhausen - Watertower and Mies van der Rohe ( Architect) house/Oberlake/Orankelake - Berlin oldest tramline /Weißenlake - Municipal-Area Neu Weißensee - Bethanien - Church ruins - Tradesmen - Suburbia
  • Short stay in Berlin and already seen all the 'tourist-attractions'? Then this tour is for you. The buildings, places and lakes on this tour are not as famous as the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, etc. but are just as interesting!
  • Our bike tours have a maximum of 8 people, promising you a more personal and safe experience than many other tour companies offer. "Mass tourism is a foreign word to us."

Trip Info

This tour accommodates the wish of many Berlin visitors who are only in town for a short time and have already seen the main attractions but would still like to see a lot more of the city.

On the Potpourri Tour we are going to pass through 5 very different Berlin boroughs. From the housing blocks at Prenzlauer Berg, via the Plattenbauten (a specific ‘socialist’ type of house building) in Hohenschönhausen, this tour takes us to the lakes of Weißensee.

We will pass many worthwhile sites which are not as famous as the Reichstag etc., but nevertheless present some noteworthy parts of Berlin history. The first stop is the Zeiss Planetarium, and via myriad small stops we will get to the huge area of the former livestock and slaughterhouse buildings, where modern buildings mix with old edifices.

Probably the best-known stop on this tour is the former Stasi building, stretching over several hectares, with the Stasi prison, where prisoners used to be kept under inhumane conditions. We are going to visit the Sportforum, where many German Olympic and world champions trained, e.g. the swimmer Franziska van Almsick. The ice hockey team Berliner Eisbären (Berlin Polar Bears) used to be based here before moving to the O2 World; and the GDR champion club BFC Dynamo has been based here since 1992.

On the way back, we are going to pass old breweries, some of which are still operating, and arrive at the lakes of Weißensee, where we will tell you about the area’s eventful past. The last stop of this three-to four-hour tour is the cultural venue Brotfabrik.

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