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Bikes and Stickers of Berlin

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I am disappointed in myself for not renting a bike, for a day, from my hotel (most hotels in Berlin have bikes you can rent for the day). The rentals were pretty cheap in the range of about 12 euros a day for the bike rental. I have no idea why I did not rent one, (probably because there were a ton of things to see and do) I did not know that Berlin was way more bike friendly then I had anticipated. The city is very flat so there are no real hills to have to deal with. Berlin also has a lot of designated bike lanes throughout the city, which makes it easy and generally safe to get around which makes Berlin bike "friendly" compared to other cities I have been in. When I got into town, I was also surprised at how big the bike culture is in Berlin. There were bike racks all over the city and most of them were overflowing with bikes. While I was walking around, I took note of the "old" bikes I saw chained up. There were a ton of classic bikes. I might have taken more pictures of the ones I "liked" but I did not want to be taken as a guy who is a "Creeper" looking to steal bikes. But I did snag some shots of bikes that I did like. I even ran into a guy who was selling pretzels on his bike! Only in Germany. (will you see a guy on a bike selling pretzels).


Another thing I notice in Berlin was all the stickers on all the poles and signs throughout the city. I could kick myself for not taking more pictures of these light posts and signs, (truthfully, I thought I did) Pretty much everywhere I walked a pole, or a sign was cover in all sorts of stickers. Some funny, some political, and some I had no idea what they said or were trying to convey. I was sorta surprised just how many light poles and signs were cover in stickers. DC has this, but not nearly to the extent that Berlin does.

Posted by DC Dave 13:59

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