This subnatural bike tour through the North of Berlin starts with an architectural highlight of Berlin’s industrial past at the subway station Borsigwerke. The brick buildings of Borsigwerke once belonged to the second largest railroad engine provider and namesake. The tower “Borsigturm” was built in 1922 and officially counts as Berlin’s first skyscraper building.
From there your bike tour leads you through the green part of Berlin-Reinickendorf. You take the route to Tegeler See where you can see lots of sailboats during summer. At the lakeside promenade Greenwichpromenade you will find many ships waiting for people to board for a tour over Tegeler See, Havel and even Wannsee.
From there you cycle on towards the port and Tegeler Fließ until you reach the old Tegel Palace, which was built by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and home to the famous Humboldt brothers Wilhelm and Alexander Humboldt who spent their childhood there.
You pass the North shore of Tegeler See and go past the forest of Tegeler Forst until you reach the summer bathing beach at Tegeler See. If it’s warm enough you should bring your swimming clothes so you can take a break here. If you’re hungry we recommend the waterfront restaurant Restaurant Eagle Lodge a little further away with its great view of Havel and regional dishes.