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Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

1. Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

A guided bicycle tour is the best way to discover Berlin. Cycling is not only an easy way to get around the city but also brings you close to the action! Even visitors who already know Berlin well are amazed at the new perspectives they see on this tour. This tour usually runs on bike paths and safe, quiet roads. Start at the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and cycle toward Volkspark Friedrichshain and Karl-Marx-Allee. In Friedrichshain, bike around Boxhagener Platz and the RAW Tempel. This area is home of great nightlife, but there's still plenty to see during the day! Continue along the East Side Gallery and over the Oberbaumbrücke to Kreuzberg. Discover back courtyards, explore beautiful parks, and ride along the banks of the River Spree. See Görlitzer Park, and experience the alternative way of life in the colorful SO36 district of Kreuzberg. You’ll not only learn many interesting facts but hear various anecdotes about the city and insider tips.

Prenzlauer Berg Tour: Kulturbrauerei, Kollwitzplatz & More

2. Prenzlauer Berg Tour: Kulturbrauerei, Kollwitzplatz & More

Experience a refined and relaxing tour through the Berlin neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg, where, up until the mid 19th century, there were once far–stretching fields with windmills, now stands one of Berlin's most creative and trendy districts. The tour will travel both east and west of Prenzlauer Berg's most important street, Schönhauser Alle, and through the unique building developments from the post-modernism period in Germany. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the face of this former workers' district has changed dramatically: Learn how this long and rocky history has combined with the district's newfound prosperity and diversity to shape the modern form of Prenzlauer Berg. The goal of the tour is to raise awareness of the incredible parts of the city rarely apparent at first glance. Confront the contrasts and see the secrets. Hear authentic insights and interesting background information. Each tour is an incredible opportunity to experience the city with all the senses and invite dialog.

Berlin: Cosmic Comedy Show with Pizza and Free Shots

3. Berlin: Cosmic Comedy Show with Pizza and Free Shots

Enjoy a night of English-language comedy in a backpacker’s hostel in Berlin. Experience the friendly atmosphere of Cosmic Comedy, held every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at Kookaburra Comedy Club. See a mix of international professionals, alongside a barrage of brand new talent. Each night is expertly hosted by Dharmander Singh and Neil Numb. Kookaburra Comedy Club is a great place to start a comedy career, so if you fancy yourself as a bit of a comedian, get in touch - no matter what your experience! As you walk downstairs to Cosmic Comedy you will be greeted with some free shots. If you are alone, you will be introduced to an array of wonderful people (the event has a strictly “nice people only” policy)! Then, grab a couple of slices of vegetarian pizza, get a drink from the bar, and settle in for the show. Enjoy a showcase of at least 4 comedians with an estimated end to the show at 23:00. If you're not yet ready to head home, there's always mingling at the bar, where you can meet some of the comedians.

Berlin: Small Group Bike Tour Through City Center

4. Berlin: Small Group Bike Tour Through City Center

Begin your tour of Berlin's Mitte District on the historic Bornholmer Straße, where the first Berliners from East and West joined arms joyfully on the day the Berlin Wall fell. Discover the impressive New Synagogue and the Old Post Headquarters. See Berlin as a city of contrasts – from the Hauptbahnhof to the Charité. Visit the Government Quarter and the Reichstag, symbol of a united Berlin. Through the much-loved Tiergarten, Berlin's Central Park, you will ride onwards to the most famous landmark in the city: the Brandenburg Gate. Then, passing many historic monuments and interesting places, you will journey to Alexanderplatz, with the Red Town Hall, the TV Tower, the beautiful Neptune Fountain and the unique East German World Clock. Finally, you will cycle through hip Prenzlauerberg back to your starting point.

Berlin: Evening Food Tour by Bike

5. Berlin: Evening Food Tour by Bike

Cycle the streets of Berlin at night on board comfortable and fun city bikes, and get to know some of the city’s hippest neighborhoods. On this tour you won't be overloaded with dull dates and historical facts. Instead, enjoy some fascinating anecdotes about the areas you visit, heading out of the Mitte to the hip Prenzlauer Berg and multicultural melting pot of Kreuzberg. Bring an appetite. The tour stops at 3-4 cafés and restaurants, including a great German tapas bar just a short ride from the start point. Taste the multicultural cuisine and experience the diverse nightlife of Kreuzberg. Cruise the streets at a relaxed pace, stopping to sample foods at some of the haunts favored by the locals.

Berlin: 48-Hour or 72-Hour Bike Rental

6. Berlin: 48-Hour or 72-Hour Bike Rental

Pick up your bike at the Kulturbrauerei, an old industrial brewery complex in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg. Meet the staff who will provide you with your bike and adjust it to your requirements, ensuring a comfortable and safe ride. Receive a personal lock, a map, bike baskets, tension belts, helmets, trouser clips, sunblock, and rain ponchos so you can explore Berlin in all weather conditions. Then, explore Berlin at your own pace. Ride along the banks of the River Spree and explore both the former Western and Eastern sections of Berlin. Discover beautiful parks including Tempelhofer Park and Treptower Park which are perfect for cycling. If you need assistance simply contact the bike depot crew by phone who will be happy to help. You can return the bike after closing hours if you need some more time to explore.

Berlin's Best: Guided Bike Tour

7. Berlin's Best: Guided Bike Tour

Experience a cool bike tour through the capital, suited equally to Berlin newbies and experts. Enjoy a mix of famous sights and a behind the scenes looks at city life. The tour begins in the central Nikolaiviertel, just five minutes from the TV Tower by foot. Experience the streets where Berlin's history lies. After choosing from a variety of bicycles, get a first-hand introduction to one of the most interesting cities in the world. During this 3-hour tour, learn trivia and hear anecdotes about old and new sights in Berlin's historical Mitte and in Prenzlauer Berg, an area that represents change and renewal like no other on the 15-kilometer ride. Take a leisurely ride through the lively center and vibrant neighborhoods, and pass by renovated historic buildings. Enjoy a tour in a supervised group, with a maximum of 15 people, with an intimate atmosphere and relaxed pace.

Berlin Wall & Cold War Bike Tour

8. Berlin Wall & Cold War Bike Tour

Discover the German capital by bike on this fantastic 3.5-hour tour. Ride along the former border between East and West Berlin, and see the remains of the Berlin Wall, former border crossings, one of the last watch towers, and other traces left by the division of the city. The tour starts at the Kulturbrauerei, a remarkable old brewery site in the district of Prenzlauer Berg. Along the way, you’ll discover interesting facts about why the city became divided and how this affected its residents. Hear about successful and fatal escape attempts, how the Berlin Wall came down overnight after almost 30 years, and how the city has changed since. The route runs from Mauerpark, over Bernauerstraße, all the way to the Brandenburg Gate. Checkpoint Charlie, the former boarder crossing, and Bornholmerstraße also be covered during the tour.

Berlin: City Game Tour of Prenzlauer Berg (in German)

9. Berlin: City Game Tour of Prenzlauer Berg (in German)

Experience an exciting and interesting city game that will take you through the heart of Berlin. Explore Prenzlauer Berg on your own and learn more about the history of the city. This unique scavenger hunt will put you in charge - stay at the locations as long as you want and look at the sights you are particularly interested in. Learn more about the history of the Gethsemane Church, stroll through Mauerpark and enjoy a currywurst at what is probably the city’s most famous Konnopke food stall. Explore the former landmark of Prenzlauer Berg - the Dicker Hermann (Fat Hermann) and experience a piece of history at the largest synagogue in Germany. With each of the 16 envelopes, you will get a deeper insight into Berlin's history in a playful and enigmatic way. Enjoy a truly special city tour - especially for families and groups. The City Game Box will contain 16 sealed and numbered envelopes with puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, you will make your way on foot through Prenzlauer Berg. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to your next destination. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt City Tour and how much time to spend at each location. Take a break from your city game Seductive Berlin whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day – it’s completely up to you.

Berlin: After The Fall of the Wall Exploration Game with App

10. Berlin: After The Fall of the Wall Exploration Game with App

Explore Berlin's past through an exploration game on your smartphone, walking from point to point as you solve puzzles. Dive into how the city was after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, reenacting the role of a Stasi agent whose girlfriend is about to be brought in for interrogation. Explore history in a fun, interactive way. Start the city game in the Prenzlauer Berg district, which was part of East Berlin before the wall came down. Solve challenges and watch as the story unfolds in front of you and exact directions on your phone guide you to your next location. Best of all, take the game at your own pace, pausing whenever you feel like it to stop for a coffee or a meal and resume from the location where you paused it. Choose to make a challenge out of it and compete against friends or family to see who solves all clues first or play as a team.

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What people are saying about Prenzlauer Berg

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,632 reviews

An amazing tour! Nearly 4 hours in total but time flew as fast as our guide cycled! Our stops were fascinating and the history for each was impeccable and fascinating. A must for any visitor to Berlin!

David showed us very interesting places in the city, but not just the typical ones. He informed with insider knowledge. We cycled 17km, it is definitely recommended. We saw a lot in a short time.

It was a nice tour with a very informative tour guide. Bikes were good and comfortable. Route was great and got some super photos. Would definitely recommend tourists to do this tour.

Peter was a great guide from Liverpool and was very informative but in a lighthearted, fun way.Easy cycle,safe roads,lots of stops and a coffee/toilet break.

My first comedy show and I laughed until I cried! Four amazing comedians from all over the world and the drinks and pizza were 10/10. Highly recommend