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The most beautiful cycling routes in Spandau

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Spandau

Explore Spandau by bike. Enjoy the refreshing Havel flair, discover exciting highlights in the old town, visit the impressive fortifications and relax in the green areas in the north and south of the district. Don’t forget to pack your swimming stuff – each of the five routes in this Collection offer the perfect opportunity for a dip. Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstein once said: "Depth of thought does not thrive alongside bustle. That's why life in the big city is not for researchers and students.” That's why he spent a lot of time in Spandau to relax and find relaxation and inspiration during his time in Berlin.

We deliberately kept the routes relatively short so you have enough time to explore and discover the many small and large highlights along the routes. Take your time and visit old fortifications, stroll through cozy old town alleys or relax at idyllic bathing spots. All routes start directly in Spandau’s old town. This has several advantages:firstly, the old town is easy to reach by S-Bahn from Berlin Mitte. It is also a great destination for a day trip. There are all kinds of restaurants and cafés that you can enjoy on route. How about a cool drink in the beer garden of the historic Brauhaus? Or, why not try a delicious ice cream at the cult ice cream parlor Florida?

We are sure that after a bike tour through Spandau, you will return to your everyday life – like the great Einstein – balanced, satisfied and full of energy.

On The Map

Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    01:26
    13.3 mi
    9.3 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Expert bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    At 20 kilometers, this tour gives you a wonderful overview of what the district of Spandau has to offer: refreshing water areas on the Havel and Spree, shady forests and a beautiful old town with many exciting sights. In addition, many beautiful cycling routes lead through Spandau. On this tour you will get to know parts of the Havel bike path.From Berlin Mitte, you can easily get to the start of the tour: It is located directly in front of the S-Bahn station Spandau. There you swing on your bike and roll to the water first. Here the Spree flows into the Havel. Right on the shore you have the opportunity to watch this silent nature spectacle for a while. Then you cross the water and make a short detour to the citadel, the landmark of Spandau.Now you leave the area of the old town, enjoy the view from the small Havel island Eiswerder and drive north following the water. At the northernmost point of the tour, the "Bürgerablage" offers a great bathing opportunity - take a little break and cool off a bit before continuing.Now you turn your back on the Havel and cycle through the Spandau forest. Through a moist moorland and past an animal enclosure you come back to Spandau, where at the Great Spektesee another nice swimming awaits you. Through the Spektgrünzug you roll back relaxed in the direction of the old town, where you can treat yourself to the famous ice cream café Florida, a delicious refreshment, before you take the S-Bahn back towards the center.

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  • Easy
    01:25
    14.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Easy gravel ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This nice round starts in the middle of Spandau. At the S-Bahn station you get on the bike and from the gray monotony of the city you cycle directly into the green of the district. There are a lot of them - the 23 kilometers of this round will give you a nice taste.Through the Spektgrünzug you head over a beautiful bike path to your first stop. And you're spoiled for choice: two lakes, the Great Spektesee and the Spektelake, are waiting to refresh you. So remember to pack the bathing suits - later you can use them again.Cool and rested you are ready for the next section. From now on, you follow the beautiful Mauerradweg for a while. Especially the section through the Spandau forest can be wonderfully driven. It goes up and down, but on the fresh asphalt it rolls as if by itself. A herd of buffalo along the way and again and again instructive signs to the former border course provide a change.The idyllic Laßzinssee heralds the turning point of the tour. On the beach of the Bürgerablage you can cool yourself once more by jumping into the Havel. Then you cycle back to Spandau. In the old town you can round off the tour in one of the cozy cafes or restaurants.

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  • Easy
    01:31
    14.6 mi
    9.6 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This approximately 24-kilometer tour is all about architecture. You drive to the remarkable large Siemensstadt estate, a monument of Berlin Modernism. You're roaming the impressive Berlin Olympic Stadium from the 1930s, enjoying the idyll of "Little Venice" and discovering the beautiful old town of Spandau at the very end.That's exactly where it starts. Driving along the river Havel you leave behind the old town of Spandau, cross the river and cycle over the small Havel island Eiswerder. On the picturesque Berlin-Spandau shipping canal you make "over" in the district Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and take course on the Siemensstadt. It is worthwhile stopping here and taking a look at the interesting architecture of Berlin Modernism. If you are after a break, a trip to the Volkspark Jungfernheide offers, where the beach invites you to cool off.Go on. At the Olympic Stadium in Berlin you can be amazed again - if you stand directly in front of it, the building is quite impressive. The adjacent "Mirror Forest" on the Murellenberg, on the other hand, makes you think twice: the many mirrors here are reminiscent of the executed wartime deserters of the Second World War.Back in the district of Spandau you cycle now through Tiefwerder and here it is really idyllic. Not for nothing is the area here called "Little Venice". Small canals, picturesque boats and a lot of green - here you can really stand it! And maybe you would like to discover it all from a different perspective: Here is the ideal starting point for boat trips with the paddle boat or kayak.Whether by boat or by bike - back in the old town of Spandau you are guaranteed to find a cozy restaurant where you can strengthen yourself and round off this beautiful tour.

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  • Intermediate
    02:07
    19.9 mi
    9.4 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the south of the district Spandau you can cycle really well. Proof of this is the 32-kilometer tour, where you'll find plenty of water, greenery and a thrilling fortress. So, pack the swimming trunks, bring some time and enjoy this varied round of Berlin.You start in the old town of Spandau or - if you come with the S-Bahn - directly at the station. From here, you will roll through the south of Spandau and head for the Havel, the shores of which you will reach at Scharfen Lanke. From the bay, you have a great view of the water and with luck, an impressive yacht or a majestic sailboat is just passing by. A nice place to stay for a moment.Now you follow the Havel and the bike path of the same name, which runs idyllically along the river bank. You come through cozy villages and have all the time a great view of Grunewald on the opposite shore. Just before the route leaves the river, you will reach a small, idyllic bathing place, which offers itself for a refreshing break.A short time later, the next opportunity to jump in the cool water: In the Great Glienicker See you can swim. Then you drive on the wall cycle path back towards Spandau. Before you reach the old town, the tour makes a little detour. The old fortress Fort Hahneberg is really worth seeing. It lay directly in the border strip between the Federal Republic and the GDR and was left to itself for decades. Only since the 1990s is it restored and can be visited. During a visit you will learn a lot about the interesting (border) history of the area - and with a little luck you might even see a bat. The little animals feel very comfortable here too!

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  • Easy
    00:39
    5.87 mi
    9.0 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The good is so close in Spandau. That's why you do not need to cycle far to experience a lot. If you do not want to go that far and still enjoy Spandau in all its facets, then this not even ten-kilometer tour is just right for you.At the beginning of the entertaining tour, you will visit all major attractions. The Spreemündung in the Havel, the narrow streets of the historic district Kolk, the impressive landmark of Spandau, the citadel or the old brewery with beer garden - the area of the old town is not large, but has something for everyone. So bring some time and take a look at everything, it's worth it!After all the hustle and bustle in the city, we do not want to deprive you of the green side of Spandau. That's why you cycle through the Spektgrünzug out to the Great Spektesee. Here you can relax a bit and cool off when jumping into the cool water. Then it's back to Spandau, where you can still look forward to a special highlight: The tour ends exactly at the iconic Eiscafé Florida, where you can enjoy this beautiful Spandau Old Town rounds enjoyable.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    67.9 mi
  • Duration
    07:08 h
  • Elevation
    1,300 ft

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