Cycling in Karlsruhe
The "father" of the bicycle came from Karlsruhe!
His idea catapulted the world into a new mobile era: in 1817, Karlsruhe-born Karl Freiherr Drais von Sauerbronn devised a brilliant invention – he developed the world's first two-wheeler – called "Draisine" in his honour. The original can still be admired at the City Museum in Prince Max Palace.
The bicycle still plays a major role in Karlsruhe: after Münster, Karlsruhe is the second most bike-friendly city in Germany. Its location in the Rhine Valley, moderate climate and compact, easily accessible city centre provide the ideal conditions for carefree cycling fun.
Karlsruhe is the ideal base for cycling tours to some of Europe's most scenic regions: the Black Forest, Palatinate Forest, Kraichgau and the French Vosges.
Whether you're a casual cyclist, amateur sports enthusiast or mountain biker – you'll find the perfect tour for you in Karlsruhe!