One highlight of this winter walk is undoubtedly the route, which has been devised using expert local knowledge. Everyone knows the Berlin TV tower, but few know where it was close to being built. The already built during the construction freeze pedestal is still used elsewhere and is in very scenic surroundings, full of landmarks and monuments. This experience will take you to the largest, greenest and most watery district of the city, including the biggest lake and the highest natural elevation of Berlin. It includes the underpass of the River Spree through the only passable pedestrian tunnel, the crossing of its tributary Dahme with a solar ferry (the entire discovery is virtually emission-free) and probably the most beautiful view of Berlin. It allows to explore Berlin history AND nature at the same time! This walk spans the last Ice Age through Prussia, the founding of Greater Berlin in 1920, WW II and the ruin of GDR 30 years ago to the present day. We will pass several historical suburbs, buildings and monuments of different epochs, including the lovely artist and writer village Friedrichshagen founded in 1753 and the regatta track in Grünau, scene of the Nazi 1936 Olympic rowing competitions, just to name two examples. As a farewell present, each participant will receive an original funny hand-drawn Berlin postcard set.
Hi, I am Michael. I studied history and have been living in Berlin for more than 20 years. My enterprise Bikegreen have been offering professional off the beaten path guided tours for more than 5 years. It´s the frst and only one provides both walks and biketours from the city center to the beautiful southeast part of Greater Berlin. Suitable for families with children aged 12 and older. If you like nature, animals and history you will love it. This winter walk is brand new. I offer a similar biketour (https://www.airbnb.de/experiences/935723) in summer mainly, so I know the area, many residents and its history excellent. Captions are not displayed with smartphones. Bildunterschriften werden auf Handys nicht angezeigt. Hinweis für deutschsprachige Interessenten: Je nach Herkunft der Teilnehmer spreche ich auch deutsch.
Tea and Water are provided. Of course it´s possible to purchase additional drinks and snacks during the walk too. In case…
As a souvenir and farewell present, each participant will receive an original funny hand-drawn Berlin postcard set and…
Experience starts at Ostkreuz Station to board Metro and takes you to:- Treptow-Köpenick, Berlin´s biggest and greenest district - Müggelberg, the city´s highest natural "hill" - the only passable pedestrian tunnel to underpass River Spree - Müggelsee, Berlin´s biggest lake - Friedrichshagen village, founded by Frederick the Great - Grünau village, where we board solar ferry
A day ticket AB for Berlin Public Transport is required (€ 7) or a comparable ticket such as the Berlin Welcome Card. Of course, the corresponding ticket is also available during the experience.
This experience is not very strenous but you should be able to walk for approx. 2,5 hours (we do several breakes to recover or warm up). Total distance to be covered approx. 8 km | 5 miles. Total experience duration including return trip (Metro) to the city center = 4h.
Greater Berlin Anniversary Walk