Get Green on Wheels on the Berlin Wall Trail, From Berlin to Potsdam and Back in Brandenburg
Get green on wheels on the Berlin Wall Trail...
In these Covid times, Berliners like others have had to change their leisure and vacation patterns and rediscovered what is to see in their backyard.
To help you discover all that's to see around Berlin, the Brandenburg Tourism Office has now reissued their English version of the Brandenburg map. It shows 62 highlights around Berlin with a short explanation and website on the back.
A taste of what to expect from the Map notes:
"The Berlin Wall divided the German capital and separated West Berlin from the territory of the GDR from 1961 to 1989. On a cycle tour along the Berlin Wall Trail, you can still see the remains of the former border installations. Stop off on your 106-kilometre long round trip in Potsdam, where many of the city´s attractions have great stories to tell. If you look closely, you can see that the Glienicke Bridge was painted in two different colors, testifying that the bridge was divided between east and west and that captured spies were exchanged in its center. The route along the border section in Brandenburg´s capital is approximately 15 kilometers long. In New Babelsberg, you cycle past villas steeped in history and the Media City, where leading DEFA films were produced during the GDR period. From there the trail leads back to Berlin."
Recommended start/finish: Glienicke Bridge, Potsdam or Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Anreise: RE1 to Potsdam, S-Bahn S7
Don't Get Lost thanks to Signposts: Grey beam against a white background with 'Berliner Mauerweg' logo and watchtower to the left.
Total length: 160 km, approx. 56 km through Brandenburg and 15 km through Postdam.
(Screenshot of Berlin to Potsdam trail map above)
Check PDF here for the Full Map of Brandenburg Cycling Trails, besides Berlin Wall Trail.
Get Green on Wheels for Green Day # 275
Somewhat Related: Loire Valley in the Slow Lane, Cycling the Loire from the Atlantic to Sancerre (April 30, 2010)
(* Photo courtesy of the Brandenburg Tourism Office, Map copyright Terra Press GMBH)