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Trabant Berlin

#70 of 685 Tours in Berlin
Berlin, Germany
About Trabant Berlin
TrabantBerlin offers self-driving or guided sightseeing-tours through the german capital in the historic Trabant-Oldtimer. Visit Berlin from a very unique perspective. Drive the GDR-Legend yourself!
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JJ D wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom46 contributions33 helpful votes
I rented a Trabbie for a sunny Sunday afternoon. The booking process was quick but didn't give instant confirmation. As others have said, their workshops are at the very back of an industrial yard, which is not straightforward to find. However, the collection and drop off was straightforward. Remember to have 100 Euro cash as a deposit. Trabants have a different design philosophy to modern cars, so be ready to learn quick! Once I got the hang of it, this was a very easy car to drive. Basically, you only use gears 1/2/3 to accelerate from a stop, and you change up through them VERY quickly (it's got about 10% of the power of a modern car, so it needs help from a stop). If you aren't accelerating from a stop, then you need to be in neutral or 4th. Once moving, just stick to 4th and the car is really easy to drive. Because of the unusual way the gearbox works, you could be driving very slowly or very quickly and almost always be in 4th; it's not like a modern car where you change gears down, and a Trabbie won't stall unless you are about to stop. That's how they are designed to work. Once you've got the hang of this different philosophy, it's arguably easier than a modern stick shift. Traffic in Berlin tends to get stuck at traffic lights. So, if you don't want to spend your entire time in a traffic jam at a junction, head out east to somewhere like the cute town of Köpenick, or maybe the lake at Woltersdorf. These are places you wouldn't otherwise see and show a different side to life behind the wall.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Eamonn Wynne wrote a review Aug 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
It was a great experience, I really enjoyed every minute of it. After you get used to changing gears it's great fun! The owner of the Trabi's explained everything very clearly which was very needed. He is very passionate and knows everything about the cars.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Dion88js wrote a review Jul 2020
Leiden, The Netherlands1 contribution
I had to rent a car for a day, and why not something fun! The guys were nice and thoughtful. A good instruction how to drive the Trabi. Really had an amazing time driving Berlin and surroundings.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Gwen C wrote a review Dec 2019
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This was an excellent experience! In a two hour ride we had a very good idea of what to visit in the centre of Berlin. We had a super friendly guide. The children said they learned more in this tour than during schooltime. A ride in a Trabant makes the experience complete when you talk about the Ossies and Wessies.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Ernie H wrote a review Nov 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom1510 contributions327 helpful votes
Spent 4 hours tootling about the East side of Berlin, 15 of us spread over 6 Trabants in convoy. Can't fault it or the guys from Trabant Berlin they made sure everything went smoothly. Wonderful reaction from some pedestrians who smile and wave and a few thumbs up. Great time. The nearest S Bahn for the yard is Ost Kreuz.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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