Berlin Architecture Bike Tour


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I love Berlin. Such a vibrant mix of some serious history, overlaid in contemporary creativity. It’s definitely a fun, young city, and would recommend it to almost anyone!

A couple of our good friends are from Berlin, so we got a ton of recommendations out of them, including what area to stay in, restos, bars, and specific dishes to try. One thing they insisted on was doing a guided bike tour throughout the city. So we hopped on some bikes (I don’t even think I had ridden in over 5 years atleast!), and embarked on a 6-hour long journey throughout the city’s most notable sites, complete with a pit stop for lunch, and lots of fun facts in between.
Biking in Berlin

Berlin Bike Tour

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Reichstag Norman Foster

Berlin Hates You

Pit stop for lunch at a beer garden:

Schleusen Krug

Beer & Bretzels

 

For this entire trip, I was most looking forward to seeing the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe by architect Peter Eisenman. I was surprised to see it is completely accessible to the public, with no fencing, just part of the urban fabric.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

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Memorial to the Murdered Jews

Jew Memorial Berlin

Berlin Towers

Post tour, we met up with another friend and went for a true German dinner, overlooking the Gendarmenmarkt square:

Austiner Beer

Augustiner Munich


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