Buying a new bike from the shop can be quite pricey. But you can find affordable second-hand bikes at the flea markets or second-hand shops. You can also try your luck online on websites like ebay kleinanzeigen or in various donation/exchange/sales groups on Facebook. In some cities, there are also small organisations which provide second-hand bicycles for refugees. Check out our Local Search pages to learn if there is such an organisation in your city.
Cycling in Germany
What do I need to know?
Cycling is healthy, good for the environment and -of course- lots of fun. In most German streets, there are specific pathways where you can safely ride your bike. Cycling is also a favourite, convenient means of transport in the German countrysides.
What should I know?
Where can I buy a bike?
Where can I have my bike repaired?
Which rules do I have to keep in mind?
Where can I or my child learn how to ride a bike?
Can I transport my bike using the train or the bus?
Enjoy your ride!
When you are on the road with a bike, the bike must be road-safe. That means it has to have reflectors, lights, brakes and a bell. If you are stopped by the police while riding an unsafe bike, you will have to pay a fine. At bussgeld-info.de, you can find out how high the fine is.