Month: September 2020

Tips for bike tours in Berlin

Tips for bike tours in Berlin

Berlin’s First Love

In the German capital, cycling is more than just a passion or a hobby. It is more than life as people of the city love to cycle. While there are many forms of transport in Berlin, cycling is one of the most important means as cyclists form more than 15% of total traffic in 2019. This is due to the fact that the German capital has developed a magnificent infrastructure and it is reported that one of two Berliners, owns a bicycle. There are more than one million residents in Berlin which makes it one of the largest cycling communities of the world. Moreover, the city promotes cycling with fewer restrictions and the biggest evidence of it is that riders can carry their bicycles with them on public transport, although they would need to buy their cycle a ticket. Berlin is a historic city and you could live through history by traveling around the German capital. So why wait? Grab a cycle and take a tour through the German capital’s illustrious history by cycling from the former Berlin Wall to many parts of the city. To make sure you have no problems cycling around the city, we bring you some important tips and routes to make your experience a memorable one.

Important Tracks and Tips

Spree round

The Spree tour starts in Erkner and leads along the Spree across meadows and pastures while you past alongside lakes enjoying a great view of nature. The highlight of this track is the Mönchwinkel bivouac, a small bivouac directly on the Spree. Moreover, you will also witness the beautiful meadow view throughout your route.  Always remember to take a touring bike on this route to keep your cycling experience comfortable

Around the Schwielowsee

This track is one of the finest in Germany, grab your road bike and race along the water as you cycle past the hilly west bank of the Schwielowsees. However, this track is quite long so always remember to keep refreshment.

3rd sightseeing round

This track is quite popular among the tourists as along the way you will find a lot of monuments. A normal would be fine for this route as you will witness Past the Museum Island and the Berlin Cathedral. Moreover, you will also pass the Unter den Linden, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Holocaust Memorial among any other historic sights.

Berlin-Copenhagen bike path

This bike route begins from the Oranienburg S-Bahn station. The cyclists make their way past the Berlin-Copenhagen bike path along with the Voss Canal, through the forest to the train station in Templin. The most suitable bike for this track is a touring bike; however, you could also opt for a racing bike.

Karower See

This route starts from Mitte, usually in the evening; which is a perfect time to witness the beauty of nature. The highlight of this track is the Malchower See, a calm and mesmerizing lake with several small banks, ponds, and the Niederschönhausen castle park. A city bike will be perfect for this route.

Grunewald round

This track is relatively short but it is rank among the best routes of the city as it leads you around the Grunewald forest are. If you like to swim then this track is perfect for you as the track offers numerous opportunities for swimming. So keep your swimming trunks with you! Highlights of this track include the Teufelssee, the Wannsee and the Lieper Bucht bathing beach with the finest sand. Don’t travel on a racing bike as this track is made for normal bikes.

Doeberitzer Heide

Despite being sandy, this circuit runs through the nature reserve, Döberitzer Heide, situated in the west of the city. Mountain bikes are preferable at this track for a smooth experience and if it is your lucky day then, you will witness the bison or Przewalski horses along the way.

Single trails in the Grunewald

The locality of Grunewald has become quite famous with the city’s cyclists due to the number of single trails it offers, hence, you should not waste any time and grab your mountain bike to travel through all the single trails of Grunewald. The highlight is the trail on Lake Pechsee.

From Biesenthal to Finowfurt

This cycling tour starts from Oranienburg and the riders usually have to travel via bike paths and small roads passing along several lakes and loads of nature. A beautiful forest path leads from Biesenthal to Finowfurt, briefly interrupted by old German cobblestones when crossing the motorway.

100 kilometers

This is one of the most demanding tracks of the city due to the distance of the tour. This tour starts from the east of Berlin. Firstly, the cyclist travels out of the city on the Kiefholzstraße and then on bike paths and small streets through Schöneiche and Strausberg. The highlight of this track is the route across the fields at Mehrow. A road bike would be the most suitable option during this tour.

Berlin Wall bike tour

The Berlin Wall bike tour is a famous track that pleases almost all cyclists. Such is the popularity of the track that 8 out of 10 Berliners have ridden the Berlin Wall at least once in their lifetime. The famous tour starts from the East Side Gallery through the Potsdamer Platz and the track reaches its conclusion on the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse.

Bike tour to the Berlin Wall Memorial

If you love history, then what better way to explore the historic capital of Germany on a bike with a local escort? To live such an experience, you need to take a bike tour through the, now, former East Berlin. Before reaching the Berlin Wall Memorial, you will witness the sight of many important spots which include Mauerpark, Eberswalder Straße, Hackesche Höfe among many more.

Jewish Life bike tour in Mitte

This track will teach you a lot about Jewish life in Berlin Mitte. The tour starts from Rosenthaler Platz and ends at Weinbergspark, with the cyclists passing the New Synagogue and the Jewish Cemetery along the track.

Outdoor Swimming Pools in Berlin

Outdoor Swimming Pools in Berlin

Swimming In the German Capital

The German capital is renowned all over the world for being a stylish and historic city. But Berlin is also famous for its love of swimming. From large outdoor pools to lake beaches, Berlin has it all and it is no surprise that Berliners love to swim. Such is their passion to swim that you will find the pools and lake filled with locals even in the winter season. While some people love to beat the heat in a natural bathing spot, some like to chill in private outdoor pools. People from all over the world visit Berlin to learn about the history and culture of Germans and all of them take a bath in the renowned outdoor pools of Berlin at least once in their lifetime. From alert lifeguards to clean changing rooms, these outdoor pools provide everything including refreshing drinks and snacks. If you are coming to Berlin, then you must visit an outdoor pool to relax after a long day of exploring the city. In this write-up, we bring you the best outdoor pools in the German capital where you can take your beautiful European escort to swim or take part in other leisure activities.



Haubentaucher is a paradise for all swimmers. There is no other place in Berlin that offers such a calming experience as you could chill in the cold 20-meter pool which also has a bar. There is more than just swimming at Haubentaucher as you could also take part in the outdoor yoga classes or watch the latest hit and blockbusters in the open-air cinema

The Oranges

If you are looking for a perfect place for sun tanning, then this lake is a real gem. The white sand and the clean water will stun you and you could also play ping pong and volleyball at the beach. However, you can only bath in a restricted area so remember to follow the rules.

The Lübars beach

In Lübars, the local outdoor pool casts a charm on its guests with a historic ambiance. This popular beach is one of the most popular bathing spots in Berlin due to its reasonable entry price, good slides, and tasty stalls. Moreover, it is the site of many important events which shows how popular it is among the locals. If you attend any event at this beautiful beach, wait till the end and witness some crackling fireworks.

Olympic Stadium summer pool

Have you ever dreamt of competing in an Olympic sport? Well, all that dream of yours can come true as you could swim in the 50-meter pool of Berlin’s renowned stadium. Germany hosted the 1936 Summer Olympics and the stadium was built for it. The pool is a beautiful spectacle that is surrounded by stadium seats. Swim through the pool and live your dream of participating in an Olympic game. The stadium was renovated in 2016 and the renovation has worked wonders as the stadium and its pool is in top shape ever since.


There are only a few places in Europe that are bigger than the Strandbad Wannsee. It would be a shame that you don’t visit this place while in Berlin. One of the largest lakeside lidos of Europe, this 80-meter-wide and 1km-long beach welcomes more than 25,000 guests on its busiest day, however, there is enough space for everyone to enjoy freely even on the hottest day of the summer. You could also rent the beach chair and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake while sipping on refreshing drinks. You will have a lot to do at Wannsee as the entertainment never stops. Play beach volley with your friends or play football in the fields as you will see a lot of visitors playing sports. Even if you are not a fan of swimming, this place will bowl you over as the water is not deep which makes it an ideal spot, even, for non-swimmers.


Who wouldn’t love swimming while enjoying a beautiful view of the German capital? The answer is everybody and this magnificent opportunity is only offered by Badeschiff. This beautiful public swimming pool is renowned all over the world due to the best views it offers. Dive in the cold water as you relax while viewing the Oberbaum bridge, 368m long Fernsehturm, as well as the magnificent Molecule Man statue. Badeschiff is a beautiful combination of an outdoor pool and a beach bar which makes it one of the most visited places. The locals here are very friendly and there is a high chance of you making some good friends along the way. While there are many things to do in Berlin, like cycling or going to the cinemas, Badeschiff is the only place where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city while drinking a beer all while floating in the water. Badeschiff is also famous for hosting many beach parties and open-air concerts which has made it a perfect spot for people who love beaches and parties. Sometimes, the concerts begin as early as 3 pm you could spend all day partying in the best city in Germany.

Strandbad Plötzensee

Located near Berlin’s juvenile center, Strandbad Plötzensee is one of the oldest outdoor pools in Berlin, with over 100 years of tradition. The place is surrounded by many trees which attract a lot of nature lovers as who wouldn’t enjoy swimming while surrounded by nature. The perfect blend of clean sand, sunny days, and freezing water make this outdoor pool so attractive and there are lots of activities that you can do at this famous lido. You could also order cold beverages and snacks after you are done with sporting activities. If you are not in a mood to swim, then you can go on a walk exploring this place. Strandbad Plötzensee is a place where you will find everything, from playing basketball to ping pong, play numerous sports while enjoying German cuisines at the nearby restaurant. Moreover, the place has a separate beach for the nudists.