Tourismusverein Berlin-Pankow e.V.

About Tourismusverein Berlin-Pankow e.V.

Der Tourismusverein Berlin-Pankow e.V. setzt sich seit 1994 für eine wirtschaftlich starke und stadtteilverträgliche Tourismusentwicklung im Berliner Nordosten ein.

Distance travelled

40.4 mi

Time in motion

02:09 h

Recent Activity
  1. Tourismusverein Berlin-Pankow e.V. went for a bike ride.

    January 6, 2020

    12.3 mi
    -- mph
    1. Tourismusverein Berlin-Pankow e.V.

      Construction of the Berlin Wall began on August 13, 1961, and all streets and crossings were blocked with barbed wire and armed border guards overnight. Friends, families and couples were separated and did not know if they would ever see each other again. This situation continued for 28 years until - prepared by developments in Eastern Europe and within the GDR - the wall finally fell on November 9, 1989.The total length of the wall around West Berlin was 155 km. Within the city, between East and West Berlin, it was 43 km. A little more than a third of this route runs along the district border of Pankow, a good reason to start looking for traces within this district. The bike tour along this section of the former wall leads from the center to the periphery: on the one hand, the Pankow district with its over 400,000 inhabitants is an epitome of urbanity (for example in Prenzlauer Berg), on the other hand it gradually becomes a rural and rural idyll in the north lots of nature and an almost imperceptible transition to neighboring Brandenburg.The approximately 20 km long bike tour takes you past exciting and worth seeing stations on the subject of the Berlin Wall, places of world historical importance and those that relate more to personal stories and fates. In any case, you can learn a lot about the divided and the reunited city of Berlin. The route is equally suitable for visitors and residents of Berlin. It runs over long distances on the "Berlin Wall Trail".The tour starts at the S-Bahn station S Nordbahnhof and ends at the "Checkpoint Qualitz" in Blankenfelde. From there, the S Waidmannslust can be reached by bike about 5 km away.

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      • February 3, 2020

    1. Tourismusverein Berlin-Pankow e.V.

      On May 1, 1945, soldiers of the Red Army hoisted a red flag on the Berlin Reichstag; on May 2, the capital of Nazi Germany capitulated. From then on, Soviet soldiers and civilians were part of Berlin for a good 50 years. First they represented one of four military occupying powers, then later the so-called "protective power" for the German Democratic Republic founded in October 1949. Many of the German Communists who built this first socialist state on German soil had spent the Nazi persecution in Soviet exile. Now they designed the GDR society on the model of the "big brother" of the Soviet Union and were actively supported by the occupying power. For the GDR population, the relationship to the official “brother state” was always tense. Personal contacts were not desired by the governments of both states, the Soviet soldiers, but also the government employees and their families were isolated from the GDR population. After June 17, 1953 at the latest, when Soviet troops put down the popular uprising, many GDR citizens held the occupying power responsible for the repression of their government. In 1989 the relief was all the greater that the Gorbachev government did not use military force to stop the mass protests, but opened the way for the peaceful revolution and German reunification.The “Exciting Brotherhood” cycle tour connects seven places of Soviet history in Berlin and gives tips for further sightseeing destinations along the route.The approximately 24 km long bike tour is easily accessible by public transport. The S-Bahn stations Schönholz and Karlshorst are at the start and end point.

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      • January 30, 2020

  2. Tourismusverein Berlin-Pankow e.V. went for a bike ride.

    October 22, 2019

    13.4 mi
    6.2 mph
    DonDeddy, Uwe and 3 others like this.
    1. Tourismusverein Berlin-Pankow e.V.

      Everyday life in the former GDR was flanked by repressive structures of state power on the one hand and on the other hand by opposition movements that courageously brought in their contradictions and thus brought about the Peaceful Revolution in 1989. In the Berlin districts of Lichtenberg, Mitte and Pankow, these two very different subject areas can be traced well, in some places prepared as museums, elsewhere less obviously hidden in today's cityscape. Numerous church buildings also had special significance for social change as open spaces.The "Contrasts" bike tour stops at an interesting selection of these important places! Over a distance of 20 km, it connects a total of nine locations of German contemporary history in the former eastern part of Berlin, and exciting sightseeing destinations can also be found in the vicinity of the route.The route is very well linked to public transport. The start and end point are at easily accessible S-Bahn stations.

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      • October 22, 2019