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Poor But Sexy in Berlin

Dietmar Rabich / Wikimedia Commons / “Berlin, Brandenburger Tor — 2008 — 0153” / CC BY-SA 4.0

Admittedly, Berlin is my favorite city in the world.  The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is coming up in late 2019.  That link mentions Visit Berlin, whose self guided tours are featured in our listings.  What we hadn’t noticed was a new self-guided tour called “Poor But Sexy“.  Hey now, who could resist that?

As of this writing, the ticket links aren’t working. It’s winter in Germany’s capital city, let’s hope this one is on this spring!

Two-Wheeled Berlin with Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine has a short piece titled 3 2-Wheeled Ways to See Berlin.  “Way” number one is bicycles and they mention three bike tours also noted in our listings: Berlin on Bike, Fat Tire Bike Tours, and Berlin Bike Tour.  There are also four other Berlin bike tours listed on our Europe page.

“Way” number two is inline skates.  Hmm…well, “two-wheeled” feet is close to two wheels.  Inline skates for an eight to ten mile city tour could be a real challenge for an inexperienced skater.

“Way” number three is Segway tours.  We’ve ridden Segways a few times.  They’re fun, but there can be some downsides.  The learning curve can be a problem for some people and once, I had a battery suddenly go dead.  The Segway dropped to the ground, powerless, underneath me.  Fortunately, I jumped off quickly and was not in traffic at the time.

Naturally, we think bikes and bike tours are the best way to see a city on two wheels.  They have the most range and don’t rely on batteries to keep going


Rick Steves Likes Bike Tours

(Photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli)

Rick Steves recommends bike tours:

For a quick but meaningful spin around town, consider a bicycle tour. You’ll find fun and memorable guided bike tours in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bruges, Budapest, Munich, and Paris, as well as many bike-friendly countryside areas. You’ll get a young, entertaining, often foul-mouthed, sometimes informative guide who will give you a breezy introduction to the city and a close-up look at back streets few tourists ever see. Tours are typically fun, reasonable (roughly $30), and an easy way to meet other travelers as well as get a new angle on an old city.