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Important traffic rules

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Cycling safely in Germany

Cycling in Germany is not only an environmentally friendly and healthy way of getting around, but also a popular leisure activity. In order to cycle safely and stress-free through German traffic, it is important to know and observe a few traffic rules.

Here you will find an overview of important traffic rules for cyclists in Germany.
This overview is also available in many other languages.

It is essential to familiarize yourself with the regulations, not only to ensure your own safety, but also to help the flow of traffic. For detailed information and further tips, we recommend visiting the website of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (adfc). The ADFC represents the interests of cyclists in Germany and offers a wealth of useful information on all aspects of cycling.

You can also find further information under the following links (in German):