Tempo und Technik – Berliner Moderne
Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
279 yd in total
Bike Touring Highlight
visitBerlin planned a bike ride.
June 13, 2019
This almost 35-kilometer tour is not a round trip, but takes you through the city: From the southeast in Treptow-Köpenick to the northwest in Tegel. True to the motto "Tempo und Technik", you follow monumental industrial monuments of the Berlin modern age.The Berlin S-Bahn takes you to the start of the tour: off you go at the S-Bahn station Schöneweide. You briefly cross the Spree, from where you quickly reach the first two impressive buildings of this "Architectur". The factory hall of the former National Automobile Society is considered a monument of modern Berlin industrial culture. As part of a guided tour, you can get to know it intensively and climb the Behrens Tower, from where you have a great view of the city.If you like, you can relax in the nearby Volkspark Wuhlheide. Or you continue straight away. Passing the cable factory Oberspree you cross the Spree again, maybe treat yourself to a delicious organic ice cream from the iconic vending car and then roll relaxed through the shady Königsheide. In a nutshell, as you roll through the streets of the city, heading for the next highlight of the tour, the old tarmac of the former Tempelhof airport is both impressive and idyllic. Here it is absolutely worthwhile to plan a break and enjoy the special atmosphere.Then it goes on. You drive through the middle of the city, on bike paths along large roads, but also through cozy parks and small secret paths. Passing the Tiergarten and the striking Victory Column you come to the Hansaviertel, where you can make a detour and discover all sorts of imposing (residential) buildings from Berlin's modern age (see tour komoot.de/tour/72532651).After crossing the Spree, it is not far to the AEG Turbinenhalle. The huge factory still produces gas turbines today. Standing in front of the impressive façade, you can guess why this building was so revolutionary at the beginning of the 20th century.Now the last industrial monument of this tour is waiting for you - and also this building was a novelty at that time. The Borsigturm is considered Berlin's first skyscraper. At the end of the tour you can stroll through the shopping center in the historic factory buildings of the former Borsigwerke, before you take the subway (stop Borsigwerke) back to the starting point of the tour or directly to Mitte.
June 14, 2019