Biking in Munich
During my two weeks in Europe I was surprised at what a cycling city Munich was. My only thoughts of major biking in Europe were of the Netherlands. Munich is truly an advanced biking city: Bike lanes on many major routes, many cyclists amid cars in streets flowing perfectly with traffic, designated bike, walk, and drive signals at many intersections too.
All pedestrians and drivers are accustomed to folks cycling as a normal form of transportation. People whisked by me with German efficiency, with exception to this American accidentally standing or walking in the bike lane on occasion . And when I was in the way a polite ring of a bell sufficed just fine.
Here’s some random commuter bike photos I snapped. And look at these sexy fenders!
Basket and sleek fenders!
At the central train station
Above – At the Museum
Above – Central train station
Above and Below – Town of Dachau – outside Munich
Marienplatz – city center
Beautiful evening in Schwabing
Bike lanes and signals
Near the English Gardens Park
Rainy day near the Deutsches Museum
Above – Sonnenstrasse Street (yes I know saying “street” is redundant)
Related practical German transportation
and my Munich Rail photos here
Above – the smallest car I’ve ever seen. This wouldn’t work for my jaunts to Home Depot, but it works great here.
Below – Speechless. I wish I had rented a little guy like this for the day…