I personally think that the best way to explore the city is by bike, especially during the summer!
Biking in Berlin is very common among locals and visitors. Car drivers are normally used to bikers, but you should always be careful and watch out!
On bigger roads there are bike lanes, if there is no bike lane just stay on the right part of the street. Sometimes biking in Berlin looks like pure anarchy, please obey the rules to avoid becoming a newspaper headline.
Here we have listed a top 3 of organized bike tours after that we have written down some personal recommendation from the hostel owner Jörg. You can rent bikes from the hostel!
The Top 3:
very easy to reach from the EastSeven Hostel, located at the courtyard of an old brewery Kulturbrauerei, you´ll find the Berlin on Bike company.
They offer 6 different tours and therefore you will always find one tour that suits your interests. For instance you could try the Berlin Wall tour and learn more about Berlin´s recent past. Also they offer a Nightseeing tour, to experience the truly magical atmosphere Berlin offers at night!
Costs 14€ plus 5€ for the bike. tours last for about 3,5 hours.
tours leave daily at 11am from Alexanderplatz. meeting point is in fornt of the main entrance of the TV tower.
Costs are 22€ including the bike.
You can choose from different kinds of tours, depending on what you want to see and learn about Berlin. Beside the main sights you can also take a bike tour through Potsdam and the Sanssouci castle. Or take a tour that will take you to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.
They also have e-bikes for rent.
tours leave daily at 10am and 3pm. Meeting point is Bornholmer Str. 75. Make sure to be there 20 minutes in advance so that the tour can leave on time.
they offer 3 differend tours. The Wall Tour, Berlin Mitte Tour and Berlin Potpourri. A lot of hostiroy and unique sights are involved! You won´t be disappointed! Prices vary from 21€ to 24€.
To get help on how to get there just come ask us at the reception!
Some insider tips and recommendations from Jörg, the hostel owner and also a passionate cyclist!
Wherever you want to go you can try to get an idea on bbbike.de
To bike along the former wall MauerRadWeg
A daytrip (40 km) can be this tour to the Sachsenhausen KZ Museum Sachsenhausen Memorial one way by bike Berlin-Copenhagen on bike and one way with S-Bahn
Or you go all the way to Potsdam to see the Sanssouci Castle
Also in Summertime we recommend to go swimming in a lake like Weissensee or Krumme Lanke or Plötzensee or further out to Liepnitzsee.
Coming to Berlin and still looking for a place to stay, you are more than welcome to book a room at our Hostel in Berlin, EastSeven Berlin Hostel!