Mannheim bicycle festival
Living

German city celebrates 200th anniversary of the bicycle

A two-day street festival in Mannheim celebrates 200 years since the ever-popular bicycle was first invented in the south-western German city. A number of stalls were set up to provide information as street musicians and performance artists enlivened the scene. At the historic city’s Water Tower landmark new bicycle models were …

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Dusseldorf Cycle Path
Living

Could You Get YOUR Bicycle To The Other Side?

New Cycle Path Layout in Düsseldorf Raises Some Eyebrows. At first glance, a redesign of the main intersection in Düsseldorf’s central district of Bilk looks pretty confusing. Anywhere else in the world, and even the most confident of cyclists might have second thoughts before attempting to navigate this busy road that also …

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Bürgerpark Bremen
Places

Bremen Bürgerpark – One of Germany’s Most Beautiful City Parks

Covering an area of 202 hectares, the Bremen Bürgerpark is one of Germany’s best-maintained city parks, popular with both tourists and locals. Located a short walk from Bremen’s Hauptbahnhof (train station), the Bremen Bürgerpark is one of the city’s real treasures, with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages. …

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Berlin Radbahn Covered Cycle Route
Living

Berlin Radbahn – A Paradise for Cyclists

The Berlin Radbahn is a proposed 9km long covered cycle route under elevated sections of the city’s U1 underground line. The concept, developed by Radbahn Berlin, is simple: to use the undeveloped space under Berlin’s existing elevated U1 rail line for use by cyclists. If developed, this new cycle route would run from the Zoologischer Garten metro station …

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cycling germany bicycles
Living

Why Cycling in Germany is “Für Alle”

Cycling in Germany – A Lifestyle Choice for Many Germans. In Germany, cycling is the main form of transportation for many people. Come rain or shine, day or night, from business suits to everyday clothes, to long dresses or skinny jeans and all manner of footwear (even bare feet) many …

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darth vader cycling safety germany
Living

May The Helmet Be With You

New Road Safety Campaign in Germany. In the battle for road safety in Germany, the Federal Transport Ministry has turned to a powerful ally in an attempt to encourage more children and young people to wear bicycle helmets. Star Wars villain Darth Vader is featured in a new poster campaign …

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