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The Berlin Wall Trail in 3 stages

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The Berlin Wall Trail in 3 stages

Bike Touring Collection by Berliner Mauerweg

3

Tours

10:09 h

102 mi

2,125 ft

This ride along the Berlin Wall Trail takes you through romantic forests, extensive fields and picturesque meadows. It takes you past pretty rivers and idyllic lakes—and introduces the infamous history of this epic route in an incredibly unique way. Berlin forms an exciting contrast to the beautiful nature, which makes up about two-thirds of the Wall Trail: historical and modern architecture, straight canals, pretty parks and enchanting cherry tree avenues accompany you along the former Berlin Wall.

Over 100 miles (160 kilometers), the Berlin Wall Trail follows the course of the former GDR border fortifications to West Berlin. The cycle path runs either along the former customs route in West Berlin or along the column path in East Berlin. Most of the Wall Cycle Path is asphalted and pleasant to ride. On some sections, however, you will still find the characteristic concrete slabs of the Column Trail, which was used by the GDR border troops for their control trips. On your way along the Wall Trail, you will not only find many historically interesting sections, where you can still see some of the remains of the Wall but also beautiful landscapes and unspoiled nature outside the gates of the city. The history of the division of Germany and the Berlin Wall is explained at countless memorials for the victims of the Wall and on information boards.

You can ride the circuit around the former West Berlin in three stages, each about 30 miles (50 kilometers) long. If you prefer to cycle only one stage or a section of it, it is also possible, because all stages can be reached by public transport and you will always pass railway stations on the way. Therefore, you can easily integrate the ride into your trip to Berlin without having to change your accommodation every day. And if you live in Berlin, you don't need to take a lot of luggage on your bike—you'll plenty of places to stock up on supplies.

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Berliner Mauerweg

101 mi

2,150 ft

2,125 ft

Last updated: November 24, 2021

Tours & Highlights

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    Etappe 1 Von Hermsdorf nach Schönefeld – Berliner Mauerweg

    Intermediate
    03:05
    32.0 mi
    10.4 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 51-kilometer first leg of the Berlin Wall Trail leads you from Hermsdorf to Schönefeld right through the capital. After Hermsdorf you come very comfortable with the S-Bahn. From there you drive along the Tegeler flow and then a small arc around Lübars, where the bike path leads you through beautiful

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  • Intermediate
    03:30
    34.0 mi
    9.7 mph
    725 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The second leg of the Berlin Wall Route will take you 54 kilometers along the southern edge of Berlin, via Potsdam to the Wannsee. You can look forward to a lot of nature and beautiful, paved bike paths.

    

    From Schönefeld you cycle on the Mauerweg out into the field. Right at the beginning, you pass the

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  • Intermediate
    03:34
    35.6 mi
    10.0 mph
    825 ft
    775 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The last leg of the Berlin Wall Trail is 57 kilometers long and takes you from Wannsee back to Hermsdorf. On this stage, you can look forward to lots of water with opportunities for swimming and a lot of wall history.

    

    Right at the beginning of the tour you take the ferry, which brings you from the station

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    102 mi
  • Duration
    10:09 h
  • Elevation
    2,125 ft

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