Why is cycling so popular in Germany?

In the capital city of Germany, Berlin is one of the country’s most popular destinations for cyclists. With more than 381,000 daily trips taken by bicycle as of 2016, that’s nearly 20% of all trips to the city. And with cycling routes crisscrossing from suburb to suburb and along lakes, rivers, canals and rail lines, this urban hub makes it easy for locals and visitors to explore on two wheels.
It’s no surprise then that Berlin is widely considered the bike capital of Germany. Whether you’re a casual cyclist or planning your first bicycle tour through town, here are 11 reasons why you should rush out and book a trip to Berlin.