Discover the “real” Berlin by biking past street art, markets, eclectic bars, vibrant graffiti, and more, while our guides introduce you to their city.
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From everyday life in East Germany to tensions surrounding the Wall and stories of tragedy and triumph, this Berlin bike tour has it all.
- Group tour Category Group tour
- 3.5 hours Duration 3.5 hours
- English Language English
30 years later – The Fall of the Wall
1989 was a pivotal year for German history, even more so for Berliners. In November after 28 years separating kids from grandparents, lovers and friends, after more than 1,000 people being killed at the border, thousands more being incarcerated, abused both physically and psychologically, after decades without free speech or elections, without the freedom to travel, the border regime of the GDR was toppled by brave men and women taking to the streets and soldiers who were just as brave not giving in to the siren song of their guns – and nobody died.
Not even a year later, the whole country was gone – subsumed into the Federal Republic. Over the coming 23 months, we will try to make the whole process a little more understandable by posting regular updates about what happened #otd 30 years earlier.
The inland border with its most visible sign, the Berlin Wall, has long been a focal point of our city bike tours. This year, we are honouring the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall with a special program of tours.
Many of our own guides were a part of this history; as witnesses to the opening of the border in 1989 on Bornholmer Strasse, as refugees through the Hungarian border or as “unwanted elements” discarded by the GDR before the collapse of the system.
The painter of the famous “Bruderkuss” on the Eastside Gallery Wall, Dmitry Vrubel, will also accompany us for some events.