With your work colleagues or with your friends, running tours are a great way to have a great holiday experience in Berlin!
These two western boroughs hold many more or less hidden corners. This run includes such sites as Albert Einstein's and Billy Wilder's old neighbourhoods, the Palace of Charlottenburg (Schloss Charlottenburg), and Rathaus Schöneberg - where John F. Kennedy gave his famous speech in 1963, which is incidentally where my late grandpa use to go for runs in the 1920s.
This is a classic 7-8 Km run, which includes some of the most important highlights of Berlin. We'll be running by the Victory Column (Siegesäule), Berlin's Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), and the German Chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt) - also known as the Washing Machine, the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, the Museum Island and other famous sites.
The central eastern borough of Berlin is where I trained for my first Marathon in 2008. I have special love for running in this beautiful borough. The run includes places such as Boxhagener Platz, Karl Marx Allee, East Side Gallery, and others.
This run presents the many faces of Kreuzberg. Once a central Berlin workers district, it is today probably the most diverse and colourful borough in Berlin. It is even different from one neighbourhood to the next. Which is why running between Schlesiches Tor to Bergmann Kiez is the best way to get to know Kreuzberg.
Prenzlauerberg is known, among other things, as the borough where more than 300 buildings survived the bombings of the Second World War, but also as the area where more new Berliners are born than anywhere else in the city. Although the word Berg (mountain) is a bit of an exaggeration (the highest point is 91 m) this run will be climbing from the famous Kollwitz Platz, through Mauer Park and finish at Böse Brücke, where the gates of the Berlin Wall first opened on the evening of the 9th of November 1989. If requested, I am also happy to guide this tour running downhill...
This one is a bit of known secret for runners who live and train in the north of Mitte and in Wedding. The Panke Canal cuts through from the Charite University Hospital, all the way to the film studios in the bustling Bad Straße area.