As part of our Berlin city guide, Helen Pidd and Matthew Tempest have plotted their favourite cycling routes through the city, with plenty of stops along the way - from DDR-era dating spots to the largest inland beach in Europe
Experience the history of Berlin from an unconventional perspective!
From Ballooning to the Berlin Airlift
Paul Sullivan’s essential guide to the German capital, Berlin.
August the 13th marks fifty years since construction began on The Berlin Wall (Berliner Mauer) and even though the divider came down over twenty years ago it still manages to be one of the city’s main tourist draws. How does a structure no longer standing affect the city even in its absence? Learn about visible history with two of our favorite Berlin walking tours.
East Germany’s communist regime built the Berlin Wall overnight, by stealth, on a Sunday in August 1961 when many Berliners were out of town.
It was once one of the world’s most deadly frontiers but has since been converted into one of the planet’s most fascinating bicycle paths — a green belt that offers a surreal ride into Berlin history.
Berlin on Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall with a memorial service and a minute of silence in memory of those who died trying to cross it to flee to the West.
Change is afoot as Berlin re-establishes itself as a leading European destination
That little trip down memory lane for the past month made me so keen to travel again that I got online and researched and planned and, on the anniversary of my return to Melbourne in 2010, I booked myself a trip back to Europe for this September! In nine weeks, I’m off to Berlin and back to Paris for a month! Yippeeee!