Biking through history

Its scale and spread means the smart tourist enjoys the German capital on a bike tour, writes Jasper Winn.

23rd March, 2014
Berlin: taking a bike and a knowledgeable guide is a good way to see the city.

Maybe it's a hangover from the early reunification days, but Berliners are good at putting odd things together to create something new and unexpected. On a visit to Berlin I stayed in the Huttenpalast, a disused factory filled with tiny classic caravans which are used as rooms to create an indoor campsite.

I ate a meal served in total darkness by vision-impaired staff where the feel, the smell and taste of food was all, and...

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