Neukölln is one of the most well-known hip districts in Berlin. It is the place where many cultures meet. However, the area also has an exciting history, many green spaces, cultural highlights and exceptional spots. We have put together seven routes for you based around different themes that invite you on a journey of discovery through the five districts of Neukölln, occasionally venturing into the neighboring districts. The routes are 7 to 18 miles (11 to 29 kilometers) in length, easy and short, so you can take a lot of time for breaks.
Taking canal paths, heading through parks and gardens and following green corridors and the former Berlin wall, you can comfortably cycle through Neukölln, Britz, Buckow, Rudow, and Gropiusstadt. Countless small and large parks such as the neo-Baroque Körnerpark or the Comenius Garden are perfect places to take a relaxing rest.. The east side of the Tempelhofer Feld is also situated in Neukölln. Here, you can really let off steam on the former runway. Cycle through the Bohemian village and around the horseshoe settlement, visit the castle and the Britz manor. In Rudow and Buckow, you will find historic village centers which contrast greatly to the Gropiusstadt with its almost 19,000 apartments. You can also climb up the highest “mountain” with the pleasant sound of the Dörferblick and explore one of the last two mills in Neukölln.
Whether you are fascinated by museums and history, the typical Neukölln neigborhoods and streets or if you simply feel like cycling: there are many exciting places waiting to be discovered on all seven routes.
Neukölln is dotted with small and large parks and idyllic allotment gardens and colonies. Many of them are linked via the so-called Britz-Buckower-Weg. The path is one of 20 "Green Main Routes" through the capital.You start in the neighboring district Alt-Tempelhof at the subway station of the same name and drive through the Franckepark. Damwild lived here until 2019 and has since been relocated to Brandenburg. Worthwhile is also a trip to the Old Park and Bosepark. Over the next few years, these three green areas will be redesigned.The next few kilometers you drive through several allotment gardens, park-like cemeteries and even more allotment gardens with nice-sounding names like after work, worry-free and cheerful harmony.Continue past the Britzer Garten. Here took place in 1985 the Federal Garden Show. Even today, the park is worth a detour, but you must not take your bike in with it.Around the Britzer garden are once again pretty allotment gardens, which are completed by the Grünzug Britz-Buckow. You drive a bit on this pleasant shady path and touch briefly the wall path, before you reach the S-Bahn station Schichauweg. Here ends your tour through the countryside.
Rudow is the southernmost district of Neukölln. Here you can discover many beautiful and unknown corners, so we dedicate Rudow own tour.The starting point is the underground station of the same name, the terminus of the U7 line. Right at the beginning, an idyllic path awaits you on Rudower Fliess. Thanks to skilful renaturation, a wonderful recreational area with shady paths was created here.Immediately afterwards, you will climb one of the highest mountains in Berlin, the 85.6 meter high village view. From the former rubble and garbage mountain you have a beautiful view of Rudow and Schoenefeld.Arriving at the border to Brandenburg you drive a piece on the southeasternmost part of the Mauerradweg. You make a small detour through the Nordpark. On the way you will meet again and again on testimonies of the former border between West Berlin and the GDR.On a very well-developed cycle path you cross the landscape park Rudow-Altglienicke and meet water buffalos. Then you drive along the Teltow Canal. Almost idyllic industrial plants line up and give the way a certain industrial charm.Last but not least, you return to the starting point of your tour, which is also the origin of Rudow. Between the village pond and the village church is the historic village center.
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The tour of Neukölln's cultural treasures begins at the Johannisthaler Chaussee underground station. You drive on the green belt up to the Britzer garden. Here took place in 1985 the Federal Garden Show. Today, the park is a huge recreational area between allotment gardens.On the edge of the Britzer garden is the Britzer mill, one of the last eight mills in Berlin. And she still works.You follow Buckower Damm to Schlosspark Britz. Here you will find next to the castle Britz with its reconstructed premises from the 19th century and the manor. In it are several cultural institutions, such as the Museum Neukölln with exciting, current exhibitions on the region and the district culture and history.On your way to the Bohemian village you pass two extraordinary parks, the Körnerpark and the Comenius-Garten. In the Bohemian village you can also find the "Museum in the Bömisches Dorf" with information about the history and origin of the village.A short distance away there are several cultural facilities side by side: the Neuköllner Oper, the home port and the Puppet Theater Museum. Two corners further, the former Kindl brewery houses the Center for Contemporary Art.For the end of your trip we recommend an aperitif with a fabulous view over the whole of Neukölln. To do this, you drive to the top of the Neukölln Arcaden lift and continue up the parking garage. Upstairs is the Klunkerkranich, a unique rooftop bar.
The district of Neukölln, like most districts of several villages, all had their own unique story. On this tour you will learn different and exciting stages of urban planning in Neukölln.Your tour starts at the subway station Karl-Marx-Straße. A few meters away you will find the Bohemian village. In 1737, Bohemian Protestants fled to Berlin and founded this community, which still has a very special atmosphere. A few drafts later you reach the Körnerpark. This pompous, neo-baroque park was built in a former gravel pit, which is why it is a bit lower.Now follow the Karl-Marx-Straße southwards and cross the Teltow Canal. Shortly after the park at Buschkrug you reach one of the most extraordinary settlements in Berlin, the Hufeisensiedlung.Through the Schlosspark Britz you drive on green roads to Buckow. In the center hides the historic village center with its village pond and the architecturally interesting village church.Your way leads you further into the Gropiusstadt, a housing estate from the 1960s and 1970s, which offers space for over 50,000 people. As a contrast to the Gropiusstadt your tour ends in Rudow, where you once again find a historic village center with village pond and village church.Afterwards you cycle to the subway station Rudow, the terminus of the U7. At just under 32 kilometers, the U7 is not only the longest subway line in Berlin, but until 1988 also the longest tunnel in the world. The U7 takes about an hour from Rudow to Spandau.
The Havel, the Spree and countless channels flow through Berlin. Then as now, the rivers are used for goods traffic and are becoming more and more lively and popular recreational areas with parks and promenades. On this tour you will explore the canals in and around Neukölln.You start in Kreuzberg at the subway station Hallesches Tor and drive along the Landwehrkanal. If you bring a little more time, you can already start in Charlottenburg.In Görlitzer Park you cross the canal on a former railway bridge and drive a short distance along the former border. Continue on Weigandufer along the Neukölln shipping canal.You drive around the port of Neukölln, where goods are still being handled, and drive to the port of Britz Ost. This is where the Neukölln shipping canal, the Britzer connecting canal and the Teltow canal flow together. The latter you drive along a piece. In addition to manicured gardens you will find here - in Tempelhof-Schöneberg - also a lot of industrial charm, such as the gantry crane from 1935 as an industrial monument.At the Tempelhofer harbor at U-Bahn station Ullsteinstraße your tour ends. You can also follow the beautifully laid out paths along the Teltow Canal to Potsdam.
The big round will show you on well-known and unknown paths a balanced mixture of green paths, arable land and industrial charm in the southern part of Neukölln district. Along the Mauerweg you will meet witnesses and memories of divided Berlin.You start at the U-Bahn and S-Bahn station Hermannstraße and drive on a green strip, which lies above the tunnel underneath. As you cross the Teltow Canal, you will see an ensemble of several bridges spanned by the high Gottlieb-Dunkel bridge.Then you drive through a spacious allotment garden until you hit tracks. These belong to the former Neukölln-Mittenwalder railway. Until Rudow-Nord it still serves as a freight connection, the rest was shut down.You follow the path next to the tracks to Gropiusstadt, which is one of the largest new housing estates in West Berlin with almost 19,000 apartments.From here you follow the wall path along the border to Brandenburg. In the southernmost corner you drive to the village view, one of the highest "mountains" of Berlin. A few kilometers further you will meet water buffalo in the landscape park Rudow-Altglienicke.Continue on the very well-developed bike path on the Teltow Canal, where you drive on the former East Berlin side along. Large industrial buildings accompany you on the way to the port of Britz Ost, where goods are still being handled.A short time later you reach again the subway and S-Bahn station Hermannstraße.
Let's start at the subway station Schlesisches Tor in Kreuzberg. You drive over the Landwehrkanal to the Badeschiff. Here you can pull a few laps before you drive along the Landwehrkanal.Several small parks on the shore invite you to linger. Or do you feel like an ice cream? Along the route there are three excellent ice cream parlors: the Eismanufaktur, Fräulen Frost and Erste Sahne.You continue into the Hasenheide. In this great park you will find a beautiful rose garden, an animal park and a debris mountain.Then you drive on the Tempelhofer field. It used to be an airport, today it is a huge park. Here you can play miniature golf and try out on the former landing and runway your maximum speed. In the east of Tempelhofer Feld you will find a barbecue area.From Tempelhofer Feld you drive through the Anita Berber Park, the former approach path of the airport to Leinestrasse subway station. At the end of the journey, you can refresh yourself in the Sommerbad Neukölln.