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Gallery: Karlsruhe

The birth place of Karl Drais (Draising walking bicycle) is today a city of 300,000 people and home to one of Germany's leading technical universities, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, linked to many great figures of the automobile industry (among many others): Karl Benz (inventor of the automobile) , Miroslav von Skoda, August Thyssen, Franz Fehrenbach (CEO of Bosch), Stefan Quandt (BMW heir), Dieter Zetsche (CEO of Daimler AG), ... but over the past 20 years Karlsruhe has made remarkable progress in promoting cycling.

This gallery was created on Monday, 18th March 2013

Cycle parking near cinemas and museums in Karlsruhe.

Fashion and a bike in a cloths store in Karlsruhe (location not exact).

Youth traffic awareness training facilities at the "English Square" in Karlsruhe. School visits are an event primary school children look forward to.

Cycle route signs to places in north Baden and the Alsace at the railway station in Rastatt.

As part of the programme to turn Karlsruhe into a "Fahrradstadt", the city took cars off Erbprinzenstraße to build the car-free cycling route "Cityroute south" just north of the busy "Kriegsstraße".

Bicycle trip counter or bike barometer on Erbprinzenstraße, a Fahrradstraße (bicycle street) in Karlsruhe, Germany. See also #51149

Bike barometer in Karlsruhe, Germany - see also #51147 - on a Fahrradstraße or bicycle street pointing at the university city's http://www.karlsruhe.de/radverkehr bike traffic information website.

Bike barometer or bicycle trip counter on Erbprinzenstraße, a Fahrradstraße (bicycle street) in Karlsruhe, Germany. See also #51148

The east-west axis Erbprinzenstrasse in Karlsruhe is one of several city-routes for bikes. This one allows cyclists to avoid the freeway-style "Kriegsstrasse".

The centre of the Renaissance city of Karlsruhe is the central tower of its castle. North of the castle is the Hardtwald, the Kings hunting ground, which nowadays provides very pleasant cycle routes to the villages to the northwest (e.g. Wa ... [more]

Bicycle parked in historical machinery at Karlsruhe Institut für Technology (Technical University of Karlsruhe), Karl Benz Alma Mater. Karlsruhe was also home to Karl Drais, inventor of the Draisine, also called Laufmaschine ("running mach ... [more]

Karlsruhe's Technical University (KIT) is to the east of Karlsruhe's central castle and right between the city centre and the forest. Many students cycle through the forest (Hard Wald) to get to their student accomodation.

Germany's answer to PUFIN and TOUCAN. "Bei Bedarf Grün anfordern" - Request green if required. A traffic light pedestrians and cycists may "turn on" if they feel they need one. There was no traffic on the road so I crossed without requesti ... [more]

Most through-railway stations in Germany have a subway for access to the platforms. The railway station in Karlsruhe (Südstadt) has two. One of these has been reduced in width to make space for secure cycle parking on two tier cycle racks. ... [more]

Most through-railway stations in Germany have a subway for access to the platforms. The railway station in Karlsruhe (Südstadt) has two. One of these has been reduced in width to make space for secure cycle parking on two tier cycle racks, ... [more]

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