Potsdam, Sanssouci, Germany - Photo via Flickr:Robert Scarth

Brandenburg Gate, Germany. Photo via Flickr:james j8246
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Berlin to Wolfsburg

Germany Bike + Barge Tours

Another glorious bike and boat tour in Germany

  • This bike and barge tour in Germany begins in the exciting city of Berlin. This city is known as one of the most fascinating capitals in the world. There is no other place where art and culture, museums and theaters, entertainment and nightlife are as varied and exciting as in this metropolis on the Spree River. After the German reunification, the so-called “Wende”, Berlin developed into a lively, fast, exuberant and cosmopolitan city within only a few years.

    Highlights of this tour include the cities of Potsdam, Brandenburg, Spandau, and Wolfsburg.

    This tour can also be combined with Wolsburg to Cologne!

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  • Price £ 1143 $ 1,777 1180 NOK 11997 kr 11074 $ 1,440

    Combined tour (Wolfsburg to Cologne): £ 2153 $ 3,350 2224 NOK 22611 kr 20871 $ 2,713

    extra options

    Electric or tandem bicycle rental (per day): £ 24 $ 38 25 NOK 254 kr 235 $ 31

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    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Berlin

    Local Travel

    Taxi or bus to the boat

    Climate

    Please check local conditions prior to arrival. Average high/low temperature in degrees Fahrenheit for August: 73/55º


Where You’ll Stay

Aboard the beautiful, comfort plus boat, the Merlijn.

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • 7 x breakfasts, 6 x lunches, and 5 x three course dinners
  • 24 speed hybrid bicycle including bike bag, water bottle, and helmet
  • Coffee, tea hot chocolate, and ice water on board
  • Tour guide
  • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • Welcome drink
  • Route information and maps
  • Ferry fares en route

What’s Not Included

TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
From1180 Rates
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Tour Dates

August 20, 2016

Skill Level

This is an easy, guided bike and boat tour with average daily distance between 35 to 55 km.

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Berlin to Wolfsburg Map

Day 1: Arrival in Berlin
​Day 2: Berlin – Tegeler See – Spandau 
Day 3: Berlin Spandau – Potsdam 
Day 4: Potsdam – Werder – Brandenburg
Day 5: Brandenburg – Genthin - Burg
Day 6: Burg – Magdeburg - Haldensleben 
Day 7: Haldensleben – Wolfsburg 
Day 8: Wolfsburg 

*All distances are approximate. Average daily distances are between 22 and 34 mi. (35 and 55 km).

Day 1: Arrival in Berlin 
Discover Berlin yourself and visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Gedächtniskirche), the Holocaust Memorial, the famous Brandenburg Gate, the beautiful avenue Unter den Linden, the Friedrichstraße, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie or one of the numerous museums. There are so many things to see and discover. 

After check-in at 4 p.m, your program will start with a welcome drink, the introduction of our crew and information on our boat, the trip and our bicycles. Followed by dinner and a stroll around town. Depending on the harbor authorities, it might be possible for the barge to cruise to Berlin Mitte, where you will spend the night. 

Day 2: Berlin – Tegeler See – Spandau 
If not already arrived at Berlin Mitte yesterday, Captain Henk will start this day with a breakfast boat cruise to the heart of the city of Berlin. Enjoy your breakfast and the vivid panorama during a two-hour cruis. From Mitte your bicycle tour will start to the Tegeler See, you will also highlights in berlin while cycling. After having completed this sightseeing by bicycle, you'll continue by boat from Mitte back to the town of Spandau or stay in Mitte and sail the next morning to Spandau. In the evening you will have plenty of time for a nice city stroll. 

Day 3: Berlin Spandau – Potsdam 
Today you follow the European Cycling Track through Berlin’s municipal Grunewald forest and along the Havel River, over the Glienicker bridge, and up to Potsdam, the provincial capital of the Brandenburg province. This town is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities of Germany. Potsdam’s best known attraction is Sanssouci Castle. In addition to this former summer residence of Friedrich the Great with its famous Sanssouci Park, there are many other interesting attractions that are certainly worth a visit. The historical city quarters, the Russian colony Alexandrowka, the Dutch Quarter and the former Bohemian Weaver Quarters exude the atmosphere of a city heavily influenced by Europe. The boat will be moored only a short walk from the city center. Tonight, at your own expense, you have the opportunity to discover the regional cuisine in one of the many restaurants of the city. 

Day 4: Potsdam – Werder – Brandenburg 
During breakfast, continue our trip to the insular city of Werder, the city of blossoming trees, the starting point of our bicycle tour. Werder is surrounded by innumerable lakes and tributaries of the Havel River. Strolling around Werder will lead you to water almost everywhere. It will not take long before you reach the Schwielowsee, Glindowsee, Big Plessower See, and Zernsee as well as the Havel River itself. 

Absolutely unique is the heritage protected silhouette of the historical city center. From Werder we continue our trip to Marquardt and Paretz, where Queen Louise enjoyed her summer resort in the local castle and in Paretz Park. Shortly after Paretz Park we will approach the picturesque fishing village of Ketzin. After having crossed the Havel on a ferryboat, we will travel along spacious lowlands and small “märkische” villages (villages in the typical March style) with timber-framed buildings to the cradle of the March region: the city of Brandenburg on the Havel River. Here we find three very special city cores: the historical old city centre, the new city centre and Dome Island, where the Merlijn will be moored. Well worth seeing in Brandenburg are the St. Nicolai Church, one of the oldest witnesses of the art of brick building in the Brandenburg district, the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, the most important building of the city, where the first diocese east of the Elbe was founded, the old town hall, an outstanding example of late Gothic brick architecture from the middle of the 15th century, and the beautiful local brick tower, the Steintorturm. This defense tower, which is 32.5 meters tall, is the only one of the four defense towers in Brandenburg that is open to public visitors. The impressive panorama from the roof over the entire historical city center should definitely be on anyone’s “to-visit” list. Tonight you will enjoy your dinner in one of the restaurants of Brandenburg. 

Day 5: Brandenburg – Genthin - Burg 
Today you will take your bicycle through two different German federal states: Brandenburg and the last state included in this trip, Saxony-Anhalt. Departing from Brandenburg you will drive along the cycle path “Tour Brandenburg“, which will lead you along the western side of the Havel Lake Plateau. Here the Merlijn will take the northern route along the Silocanal and the lower Havel Waterway up to the Elbe-Havel Canal. Your bicycle tour will take you through endless forests with numerous “green” views. Your finish for today will be in Genthin. Genthin’s governing mayor calls his town “The Pearl along the Canal“, a nice, friendly, and quiet town with a small historical city center. After your visit to Genthin, board the barge will take you to Burg. In the city center of Burg there are 1055 years of history to be admired. The churches along the Romanesque Road, such as the Lower Church St. Nicolai (12th century) and the Upper Church “Unser Lieber Frauen” (13th century) will catch your eye from afar. Definitely worthwhile is a long stroll through the old historical center in this “City of Towers”. 

Day 6: Burg – Magdeburg - Haldensleben 
You will bike today from Burg to Magdeburg, the capital of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt documented as early as 805. The city is well known because of its important historical heritage as the royal palace of the Emperor Otto the 1st, the first Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire crowned in 962. Enjoy this city in our modern time and visit all the different attractions such as the Magdeburg Cathedral, the first cathedral designed and built in the Gothic architectural style on German ground, and one of the largest churches in Germany. Also worth a visit is the Old Market and the Golden Rider Statue, a bronze copy of the first self-supporting statue of a rider north of the Alps, which can be found right in the heart of the city center. It was created in the year 1240 and presumably portrays the Emperor Otto I. Don’t forget to visit the old City Hall, the Green Citadel, the Hundertwasserhaus, and many more places of interest. When you come back to the Merlijn you can admire the famous Magdeburg Water Bridge, where the ships on the Elbe-Havel Canal cross the Elbe on a navigable aqueduct. Later in the evening the barge will cruise on the Midland Canal to Haldensleben, where you stay overnight. 

Day 7: Haldensleben – Wolfsburg 
During breakfast the Merlijn will cruise to Calvörde where today's bike tour will start. When you arrive at Wolfsburg you will be offered a tour through the VW Autostadt which will take about 45 minutes. After that you can visit more sites in the Autostadt at your own pace. Farewell dinner and last overnight stay on this tour in Wolfsburg. 

Day 8: Wolfsburg 
After breakfast, your tour will come to an end. The Merlin will be docked very close to the Railway Station. 

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  • Lynne Z. 1 year ago

    Second time I have done the Berlin trip (albeit the reverse itinerary and the addition of Wolfsburg ) it was as interesting if not more so the second time. The VW Plant tour was amazing.

  • Regina D. 1 year ago

    The wonderful people on the trip & excellent staff made this trip most memorable! Would highly recommend it to friends!

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