An insightful way to experience both the past and present of Berlin is in taking part of a Bike Tour. In this way one can see more of the former East, more of the Wall, and more of what makes Berlin the unique city it is today. This is ideal regardless if this is your first trip to Berlin or if you already feel like “ein Berliner” this is a great way to see the city.
You can either take part of organized tours found throughout Germany and one in particular is the “Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour” or you can take a bike ride at your own pace and indulge in Berlin’s offerings. These bike tours usually begin by covering why Berlin was divided and how and then they move on to cover the Berlin Airlift, tales of espionage by both the Allies and feared East German secret police (Stasi), the downfall of communism and how Berlin is dealing with its past.
During these bike tours one will get the understanding and orientation of the Berlin wall. You then go down the former main boulevard of East Berlin to reach the longest stretch of Berlin Wall still remaining-more than 3,300 feet (1 kilometer) of graffiti-painted Wall. Continue to bike along more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) of where the Wall existed to understand the differences (many still existing) between lives on both sides of the Wall. You will in this way experience Berlin as the locals do and feel as if you’re taking part in learning and taking physical action while you’re on your stay.
While you’re on your tour, you will come across numerous hotels in Berlin hotel in Berlijn and apartments throughout the city to which you can lodge for the night. Make sure that you’ve arranged your accommodation before hand in order to maximize from your stay as both hotels and apartments appartement verhuur Berlijn near the city centre are booked or reserved in advance.
You don’t want accommodation accomodatie in Berlijn arrangements to come into the way of your stay and experience of the city of Berlin. Don’t worry about carrying or bringing food with you as these bike tours usually allow for breaks in which visitors can grab a bit to eat whilst enjoying the surroundings of such places as typical German beer halls, Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate.