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Cycling in Berlin

Experience Germany´s capital by bike

The German capital has blossomed into a city for bicyclists, even by lofty European standards. Riding a bike in London or Rome? Not! Hardly any bicycle lanes and way too dangerous. In Berlin, however, the bicycle has become a real alternative to the car or public transportation. Bicycle couriers and pedicabs are already an integral part of the city’s streetscape. The proportion of bicycle traffic has risen steadily in recent years and is now 15 percent – every day about 500,000 cyclists are out and about in the capital. This is due in particular to the increasingly attractive cycle path network in Berlin. It sets the ideal background for a new adequate platform in Germany´s most vibrant capital into action.

especially for tourists, it is becoming more and more appealing to do their sightseeing tours by pedaling around. Larger distances, such as from the Brandenburg Gate to the Red Town Hall can easily be covered on a comfortable city bike – without blisters or aching feet. Other fun rides include a spin through the Tiergarten, known as Berlin’s “Green Lung”, or to one of the many lakes within the city limits.

Throughout the city there are numerous bicycle rental points, most of them in the Mitte district (such as near the Friedrichstraße station), Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, or close to the Zoological Garden station. The cost is around €10 per day, depending on whether you choose a simple three-speed or a sporty mountain bike.

Call-a-Bike is a very successful service for bike fans that was launched in 2002 by Deutsche Bahn (DB – German Railways). Spread over the city, DB makes available more than 1,650 red-silver trekking bikes at large junctions, main-line and suburban train stations; they can be rented for 8 euro cents per minute. Renting a Call-a-Bike for an entire day starts at just €9. Once finished, the bicycle can be returned to any of the many rental stations spread across the city. Further information is available at callabike.de Those who do not like peddling themselves do not have to do without an environmentally-friendly cycle. They can just take a pedicab. Their wiry drivers get passengers safely to their destination rickshaw-style. The velotaxis offer fixed routes across the city daily from March to October as well as accepting individual fares to the destination of the customer’s choice just like any other taxi.

Experience Germany´s capital by bike

The German capital has blossomed into a city for bicyclists, even by lofty European standards. Riding a bike in London or Rome? Not! Hardly any bicycle lanes and way too dangerous. In Berlin, however, the bicycle has become a real alternative to the car or public transportation. Bicycle couriers and pedicabs are already an integral part of the city’s streetscape. The proportion of bicycle traffic has risen steadily in recent years and is now 15 percent – every day about 500,000 cyclists are out and about in the capital. This is due in particular to the increasingly attractive cycle path network in Berlin. It sets the ideal background for a new adequate platform in Germany´s most vibrant capital into action.

especially for tourists, it is becoming more and more appealing to do their sightseeing tours by pedaling around. Larger distances, such as from the Brandenburg Gate to the Red Town Hall can easily be covered on a comfortable city bike – without blisters or aching feet. Other fun rides include a spin through the Tiergarten, known as Berlin’s “Green Lung”, or to one of the many lakes within the city limits.

Throughout the city there are numerous bicycle rental points, most of them in the Mitte district (such as near the Friedrichstraße station), Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, or close to the Zoological Garden station. The cost is around €10 per day, depending on whether you choose a simple three-speed or a sporty mountain bike.

Call-a-Bike is a very successful service for bike fans that was launched in 2002 by Deutsche Bahn (DB – German Railways). Spread over the city, DB makes available more than 1,650 red-silver trekking bikes at large junctions, main-line and suburban train stations; they can be rented for 8 euro cents per minute. Renting a Call-a-Bike for an entire day starts at just €9. Once finished, the bicycle can be returned to any of the many rental stations spread across the city. Further information is available at callabike.de Those who do not like peddling themselves do not have to do without an environmentally-friendly cycle. They can just take a pedicab. Their wiry drivers get passengers safely to their destination rickshaw-style. The velotaxis offer fixed routes across the city daily from March to October as well as accepting individual fares to the destination of the customer’s choice just like any other taxi.

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