Bett+Bike City

Cycling through the urban jungle

You love big cities, seeing famous attractions close-up, and being where the action is? Take your time and explore small cafés, monumental buildings, romantic parks, and the lively variety that only a metropolis can offer. A bicycle gives you flexibility and independence: No traffic jams, no stuffy buses or trams… Explore our bike-friendly hosts in these attractive cities:

Berlin

The German capital is always bustling, every time of day, every day of the year. This metropolis is packed with events, entertainment and culture. Berlin is a major center of European culture. Feel its heartbeat in the historical center. Berlin’s well-developed cycling routes make it easy to explore the city on two wheels – and put numerous bike tour providers in business. You can also head out on your own and roll over to the Brandenburg Gate, the Ku'damm shopping street, or the Red City Hall without tiring your legs. Find bike-friendly hosts in Berlin now!


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Bremen

The Weser river is the waterway that made Bremen the proud Hanseatic town we know today. Bremen's citizens are blessed with this flowing beauty and plenty of nature. Promenade along the Schlachte by the Weser river, explore the town hall, the cathedral and the enchanting Schnoor neighborhood in the medieval old town, or hop through the various boutiques and cafés in the lively Ostertor neighborhood. Biking is a great way to explore the pastoral Blockland, Bremen's largest recreational area. Find bike-friendly hosts in Bremen now!


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Düsseldorf

This elegant metropolis along the Rhine river is known for shopping, fashion, culture, and exciting events. Königsalle, or “Kö,” as the locals call it, is one of Europe's grandest shopping streets. Kö is just around the corner from the historical center, with its numerous bars and restaurants. Düsseldorf is full of life, and culture lovers can enjoy memorable exhibitions and events. Enjoy architectural masterpieces by bike, such as the Medienhafen or the popular Rhine river promenade – and save the hassle of finding a parking spot. Find bike-friendly hosts in Düsseldorf now!


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Dortmund

Dortmund is full of opposites – which makes it so attractive! This working-class city also hosts a young arts scene. Dortmund is edgy, it’s charming, and it has a very particular sense of humor. Explore the remnants of the industrial age, such as various former coalmines, or the miners' settlement of Neu-Asseln. The coal dust has blown away, and now nature is back in full bloom. Former railways lines have been converted into peaceful bike routes right through the city, and overgrown dumps offer spectacular views and mountain bike trails. Find bike-friendly hosts in Dortmund now!


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Dresden

This metropolis and garden city is full of cultural treasures and history. Dresden’s unique atmosphere and fascinating architecture will draw you right in. The Elbe river flows between picturesque riverbanks and defines the center of this city. On the left bank, you see the baroque town center with landmarks such as the Frauenkirche, the Semper Opera, the Zwinger palace, while on the right Dresden's new town awaits, with its famous Gründerzeit neighborhood, various bars, cafés, hip clubs, and a rich cultural life. Dresden is an excellent starting point for various bike tours into the surrounding regions. Find bike-friendly hosts in Dresden now!


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Frankfurt am Main

This metropolis along the Main river is known for its banks and its impressive skyline. But Frankfurt is also a place to relax, for example, at one of the rustic pubs in Sachsenhausen, where they serve “Ebbelwoi” (apple cider), or at one of the restaurants near the old town hall (Römer), where you can dine in a medieval setting. Explore modern architecture and historical sights, such as St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche) or the Imperial Cathedral (Kaiserdom), or visit one of the internationally known museums along the Museumsufer. The green banks of the Main are great for cycling, just like numerous bike paths downtown. Find bike-friendly hosts in Frankfurt now!


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Freiburg

Freiburg im Breisgau is Germany's southernmost large city. It's full of students – and bicycles! Freiburg's bike route network is more than 400 km long, which is why one-third of all trips in the city are done by bike. Just roll along and experience this Black Forest town, which owes its special charm to the historical center and the many small streams (Bächle) running through. Explore the Martin's Gate (Martinstor) and the Historical Merchants' Hall (Historisches Kaufhaus), sip a Radler (lemonade with beer) along the Dreisam river, and then find a bike-friendly place to stay!


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Hamburg

This Pearl of the North is known for two rivers: The Elbe with its sleepless port is the city's life vein, while the Alster with its artificial lakes is Hamburg's heart. Among Hamburg's attractions are the notorious Reeperbahn redlight district, the trendy Schanzenviertel, the posh Hafencity district with the Elbe Philharmonic Hall (Elbphilharmonie), and the historical warehouses in Speicherstadt. Where else can party people and early birds listen to live music on Sunday mornings while shopping for fresh fish at the Fischmarkt? Explore this exciting metropolis by bike, ride all around the beautiful Alster, and explore the port along the St. Pauli Piers (Landungsbrücken). Find bike-friendly hosts in Hamburg now!


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Hanover

The picturesque region around Hanover offers various recreational activities. Go on a bike tour into the charming Leine valley or along Europe's foremost artificial waterway, the Mitelland Canal. Extensive parks make the city itself a Mecca for nature lovers and cyclists. For example, the Maschsee, a lake located right downtown, has a bike path going around. Right next to the lake lies Europe's largest urban forest, the Eilenriede. Apart from the charming old town and the majestic Wilhelminian town hall, from whose dome you can see the entire city, you should definitely visit the Herrenhausen Gardens, which feature a palace and an old water gate (Wasserkunst). Find bike-friendly hosts in Hanover now!


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Karlsruhe

With its numerous small squares and fountains, this cultural capital of the Baden region feels almost Mediterranean. Karlsruhe boasts plenty of nature and shopping fun. It offers baroque buildings, a lively city center, and remarkable cultural events. By the way, the inventor of the bicycle, Karl Friedrich Drais, was born here... Its climate, easy access to the center, and lack of hills make Karlsruhe great for biking. Explore the medieval district of Durlach, visit the palace, or tour the surrounding regions, such as the Black Forest, the French Vosges mountains, and the Palatine Forest. Find bike-friendly hosts in Karlsruhe now!


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Kiel

Welcome to the North, or “moin moin,” as they say here! In Kiel you'll see huge cruise ships docking right downtown. It's like the city is melting into the sea. Wherever you go – walking through the Old Botanical Garden or watching the live seals along the Kiellinie promenade – you'll keep encountering breathtaking views of the Baltic. Take a relaxed bike ride to one of the four beaches nearby. Or cycle around the fjord and come back on the ferry. When shopping downtown, you can park your bike safe and sound at the Umsteiger bike garage. Find your bike-friendly host in Kiel now!


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Cologne

This metropolis along the Rhine is known for urban lifestyle and creative people. Teeming with culture, fashion, design, festivals, music, and food, Cologne is a unique experience for everyone. Visit the world-famous Cologne Cathedral, the love padlocks at Hohenzollern Bridge, or the historical town center with its famous Glockengasse alley. Ride your bike to all five Romanesque churches, cross the Mediapark, and explore the city's numerous beautiful parks and green belts. Cologne’s many museums and its breweries, which make the local Kölsch beer, are also worth a visit. Find bike-friendly hosts in Cologne now!


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Leipzig

Leipzig’s streets are full of hidden innovators: small boutiques, alternative theaters, galleries, and restaurants with food from all over the world. From the top of the City-Hochhaus, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city. The old town hall on the market square, St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), and Mädler Passage are just some of the attractions you'll find in downtown Leipzig. Or enjoy the nature in the heart of this Saxonian metropolis! Leipzig's extensive Auwald forest, the Rosental valley, and Leipzig's green belt are great for bike tours, just like Neuseenland, a vast landscape of flooded mining pits. Find bike-friendly hosts in Leipzig now!


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Munich

Munich has lots to offer, from its landmark church Frauenkirche, to its outdoor market at Viktualienmarkt, to the Hofbräuhaus (Royal Brewery). Historical views, Bavarian tradition, and modern architecture merge here. Discover the two town halls at Marienplatz or the beautiful English Garden, one of the world's largest urban parks. Munich is great for biking, whether you're riding along the city's boulevards, the banks of the Isar, or to nearby Lake Starnberg. Have a smooth ride and enjoy your stay! Find bike-friendly hosts in Munich now!


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Münster

This cycling paradise and cultural hub is home to many students – and a bishop. There's no better town to explore by bike. It's Promenade, a car-free ring around the inner city, is dubbed “the world's most beautiful cycling route” by Münster's citizens. This German bicycle capital boasts two bikes per inhabitant and three secured bike parking stations. Explore Münster's charming historical town, relax by the Aasee (Lake Aa), or follow one the the signposted theme routes through the Münsterland region. Find bike-friendly hosts in Münster now!


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Nuremberg

Nuremberg draws visitors thanks to its various museums and attractions, like Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain) on the market square or the imposing churches in the old town. Hidden in this modern city, you'll find Handwerkerhof, a medieval town with crooked alleys and cute timber-frame houses. See traditional artisans at work and be amazed. Nuremberg's Tiergarten is one of the world's most beautiful zoos and well worth a visit. And towering above is the city's landmark, the majestic Imperial Castle (Kaiserburg). Discover Nuremberg and Franconia's pastoral villages and vineyards! Find bike-friendly hosts in Nuremberg now!


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Rostock

In Rostock, Hanseatic architecture meets modern dining and a diverse cultural scene. This Hanseatic town is home to Northern Europe's oldest university and numerous marvelous monasteries and churches. Other sights include the old merchant house at Wokrenterstraße, the pink town hall, and the Ständehaus, which today is a courthouse. If you're exploring Rostock by bike, don't miss out on the maritime neighborhood of Warnemünde. This holiday resort features the German Baltic coast's widest strip of beach, a cute old town with little fisher huts, and a famous lighthouse. Find your bike-friendly host in Rostock now!


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Stuttgart

Car museum, arts, and architecture – Baden-Württemberg's state capital has something for everyone. The New Palace (Neues Schloss), the world-famous Weißenhof Settlement, or the Neue Staatsgalerie turn any ride through Stuttgart into an architectural excursion. No doubt, the city's heart is its largest square, Schlossplatz, over which towers the Anniversary Column (Jubiläumssäule). The former parade ground has transformed into an oasis with cafés, rippling fountains, bright flowers, and shady trees. Rest here before riding on to the TV tower or the summer residence Schloss Solitude out in the woods. Find bike-friendly hosts in Stuttgart now!


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