A Travellerspoint blog

December 2019

Bikes and Stickers of Berlin

sunny 13 °C

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).

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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.
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