A model of a “Laufmaschine”, the earliest bicycle, invented by Karl Freiherr von Drais and on display at Mannheim’s Technoseum, in Germany. Pictures: Kit BernardiA model of a “Laufmaschine”, the earliest bicycle, invented by Karl Freiherr von Drais and on display at Mannheim’s Technoseum, in Germany. Pictures: Kit Bernardi
A model of a “Laufmaschine”, the earliest bicycle, invented by Karl Freiherr von Drais and on display at Mannheim’s Technoseum, in Germany. Pictures: Kit Bernardi

Germany by bicycle: to the Black Forest’s gateway from birthplace of the bike

Pedalling between Mannheim and Karlsruhe offers countless culinary, cultural and historical encounters, from spaghetti ice cream to baroque palaces and even a students’ prison

Topic |   Germany
A model of a “Laufmaschine”, the earliest bicycle, invented by Karl Freiherr von Drais and on display at Mannheim’s Technoseum, in Germany. Pictures: Kit BernardiA model of a “Laufmaschine”, the earliest bicycle, invented by Karl Freiherr von Drais and on display at Mannheim’s Technoseum, in Germany. Pictures: Kit Bernardi
A model of a “Laufmaschine”, the earliest bicycle, invented by Karl Freiherr von Drais and on display at Mannheim’s Technoseum, in Germany. Pictures: Kit Bernardi
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