Cycling in Karlsruhe

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!

Corona Virus

Important Information

Due to the official measures implemented by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Shops, Restaurants, cultural institutions, hotels and events are closed or have been cancelled. Partial openings are possible depending on the local incidence value. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information as the information on this website may vary.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 also remains closed until further notice. You have the possibility for Click&Collect. You can also reach us via phone +49 721 602997580 or by mail touristinfo@karlsruhe-tourismus.de.

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at www.corona.karlsruhe.de or by phone +49 721/133-3333.

On a lighter note: if you feel like clearing your mind, go ahead and continue exploring the beautiful aspects of Karlsruhe through our digital offers at www.karlsruhe-tourismus.de/smartathome (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!