So you would think riding a bike in Munich was simple? It can be, as long as you know and abide by the rules.
Traffic laws are frequently enforced by the Police, cycling included. Depending on the neighborhood, you can be heavily fined or have points taken off of your driver´s license (even if you don´t have one yet). Fines vary from €10 – €200. In some cases, your driver´s license can even be revoked. Penalties are higher if you have put your life or others in danger.
So, before hitting the pavement, here are a few “Rules of the Road” for cyclists in Germany. Let´s start off with the limits for alcohol consumption:
Now here are some tips to give you the confidence to cycle without fear or hesitation:
We all have to adapt to the rules and regulations of the community we live in. Especially when it benefits our safety and those around us. So, I hope you have found this helpful and are ready to hit the road. Please write to us in the comments with any Do´s & Don´ts that we´ve missed or any “Oops” moments that you´ve had. We´d love to hear from you.
For more on fines in the region of Bavaria: read here (in German).
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