In 2014, as we began our research into Bremen’s cycling history, we spent many hours in the Bremen State Archive. It was there that we met Florian Reiß, a historian who Continue reading Frightening the Horses
“I believe that if all Germans cycled, they would lose their dull sensuality and be happier and more agreeable.” (Ricarda Huch to Richard Huch 1896)1
“In no other city in Germany, are cyclists treated as humanely as here in Bremen” (German Bicycle Association meeting in Bremen 1897)2
Bremer Bicycle History Part 1: 19th century to early 20th century
One glance at Bremen, and you soon realise the importance of the bicycle. In Bremen so many people ride bikes. How come? Continue reading Cycling in Bremen – The Early Years
The Free Hanseatic city in the Northwest of Germany? The uncrowned Queen of German Cycling Cities? Maybe you remember Bremen from our film “Beauty and the Bike”? Ever heard about Bremen as the secret Cycling Capital of Germany, even one of the best in Europe? Of all German cities with more than 500.000 inhabitants Bremen leads the list of Cycling Cities. Continue reading Do you know Bremen?