|Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, nice start for a bicycle tour|
When our walk ended at the Gendarmenmarkt, I saw some guided bicycle tour groups and a group on the now popular Segways, which are two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicles.
In view of these groups I asked myself how much the city center and the public transport system are attractive for an individual tourist on his bicycle.
I remembered my folding bike experience in Paris which I tried to sum up in my posting "In Paris ride the Metro, but use your folding bike in Versailles".
As to Berlin, my advice now is: Use your folding bike anywhere. At one single spot in Potsdam, however, when entering the Park of Sansoucis, you may stumble over a "No Bicycle" sign. More about this in my next posting.
Here are some photos from my visit to the center of Berlin.
|Luxury Hotel Adlon Cycle tours around Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin|
|US Embassy with communications technology for information gathering|
|"Siehe ich bin bei Euch alle Tage, bis an der Welt Ende." - "Unser Glaube ist der Sieg, der die Welt überwunden hat."|
|Konzerthaus Berlin at Gendarmenmarkt|
|Guided Bicycle Tour in front of Schiller memorial - behind: Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften|
|Frederick II. (The Great), King of Prussia|
|On my last trip to Berlin I took the photos of this posting and I saw the guided tours.|