The way to explore Berlin is on a bike like the locals as the city is flat and easy to cover thus we begin our tour at Oranienplatz in front of the recently opened Orania hotel in the heart of the"multi kulti" Kreuzberg ( Berlin's Soho). We'll start by an introduction on the once working class neighbourhood but now a vibrant area of immigrants, artists and creative people alike of different ethnic backgrounds, who frequent the bars and cafés there. We ride through the neighbourhood and make our way to Tempelhof airport, Berlin’s now closed historical airport for a bit of history and ride on one of the closed runways. Visit my favourite food market, a hidden gem in a small side street known to the locals but otherwise not visible to most. We'll stop there for a bite or/and explore the market. Next we ride through Görlitzer park, Berlin's infamous alternative park and I'll give a bit of it's history meanwhile. Then we'll slide into Treptower park, one of Berlin's nicest parks and visit the largest Soviet War Memorial, ride by the river Spree that makes it's ways through Berlin so beautifully ending back in one of my favourite streets filled with cafés and restaurants and people. This is; My Berlin or they way I love the city hence I'm sure it will leave you with a taste of what authentic Berlin feels like and where Berliners, nomads and expats alike spend their time and life
Hi, I’m Thor an adventurous Icelander who lives in Berlin. Founder of Berlin101 Tours and former GM. of 101 hotel Reykjavík. I first came to Berlin in 1991 and lived here in the mid nineties that made a lasting impression on me. I kept close ties with the city and have seen it change for the past 23 years after having lived in Prenzlauer Berg, now one of Berlin's trendy hotspots. As I love this "wild" creative city that Berlin is and being a world traveler, decided to move back here in 2017. I've been hosting both friends, family and guests for a while in the “multi kulti” Kreuzberg and taking them around as I enjoy being of service to people thus after seeing my guests become enlightened by me taking them around I decided to make my very own special tour which I call; The Alternative Berlin Bike Tour or the other side of Berlin.
We'll start at Oranienplatz for an intro to the tour and neighbourhood of Kreuzberg. From there to Berlin's historical Tempelhof Airport and ride on one of the closed runways. Visit a special food market where the locals freequent, have a bite or/and explore it. Visit Berlin's alternative Görlitzer Park and the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park and ride along the river Spree ending up in a little side street, filled with cafés/restaurant+ppl.
Please note that I do not provide bikes myself nor are they included in the price but I recommend; rentabikeberlin.de in Kreuzberg +49 1573 350 7467 or donkey.bike. I could assist. Rent of a bike could be from 5-10€ p/day depending for how long you want it. Many hotels rent bikes too or can assist
The Alternative Berlin Bike Tour