Everybody knows that Berlin is a great city for sightseeing. From the Brandenburger Tor to the Reichstag and from Alexanderplatz to East Side Gallery: It’s all worth a visit. What if you could see all these highlights of Berlin in one guided sightseeing tour in a small Hotrod?

Hotrod Berlin

Hotrod Berlin offers sightseeing tours inside a little soapbox GoKart called a Hotrod. Driving in these little cars is a fun activity on its own but it’s even better because you actually get to see the city from an unique angle. Besides a range of highlights, you will also get to drive through shopping areas, little unknown alleys and past some of the most famous clubs of Berlin.

Hotrod Tour Berlin - Not far from Ostkreuz
Hotrod Tour Berlin

Everybody loves you

Before driving a Hotrod in Berlin I did not realise how many people love these little cars. It’s so much fun to see everybody cheering for you, showing their thumbs up and making photos. You feel like an absolute rockstar in one of these things. It does makes sense: Between the big German cars, trucks and buses you are seeing a group of GoKart-sized cars making their way through the city. And they do it voluntarily and with a big smile on their face!

Making a stop next to the Reichstag
Making a stop next to the Reichstag

Two guided sightseeing tours + Special Events

With Hotrod Berlin you can choose between a 80 and 120 minutes tour. In both cases a tour will guide the way through Berlin and make sure you see many great sights. Our guide was a young dude called Marvin and he did a great job at making our trip a lot of fun. Besides the usual sightseeing tours you can also choose to join the special events: Irregularly Hotrod Berlin organises 3-hour tours to the Müggelsee Berlin and nightly tours should be worth your time if you have seen most sights in Berlin already.

Just before the start of the sightseeing tour
Just before the start of the sightseeing tour

Practical information

The Hotrod tours in Berlin start from the famous RAW-Gelände in Friedrichshain. You can reach this area on foot from stations Warschauer Straße and Ostkreuz. Prices of the 80-minutes tour are 88€ and the 120 minutes tour costs 111€. It’s a bit of an investment but it might be the coolest way to do sightseeing in Berlin. If you want to know more about the starting times of the tours, you can check the Hotrod Berlin website.

After the tour it’s easy to visit a small beergarden called Schalander which is basically next door. Clubs like About Blank and Sisyphos are not far from here either.

Hotrod in Berlin Mitte
Hotrod in Berlin Mitte
The inside of a Hotrod car
The inside of a Hotrod car

Frequently Asked Questions – Hotrod Berlin

If the information in this post did not answer your questions about Hotrod Berlin, the frequently asked questions below might do the trick:

How fast can the Hotrods in Berlin drive?

You are actually taking part of the normal traffic in Berlin. You need to be able to drive up to 80 kilometers an hour. It’s a lot of fun to drive this fast in a small GoKart in Berlin.

Which driving license do I need to drive Hotrod in Berlin?

You need a normal driving license (Klasse 3B) for a car to be allowed to participate a tour of Hotrod Berlin.

How tall am I allowed to be to drive a Hotrod car?

The Hotrod cars in Berlin are rather small: If you are taller than 2 meters you cannot join the tour because you will have a hard time fitting in the car. On the other hand; I am 1.93m tall and it was fine for me. It’s good to know that there is a break in the middle of the tours to stretch your legs as well.

How heavy am I allowed to be to drive a Hotrod car?

If you weigh more than 130kg you cannot participate in the tours of Hotrod Berlin.

With how many people can I do a tour of Hotrod Berlin?

The maximum amount of people who can join the tour is 12. If there are more people, it’s too hard for the tourguide to keep an eye on everybody.


My Name is Job and originally from the Netherlands. In 2012, a girl I met in Australia motivated me to move to Berlin. I love to share the best places, activities and events in Berlin with you on my blog.

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