See Cologne on two wheels
A discovery tour by bicycle is a very flexible way of finding your way around in Cologne.
The bicycle route planner for North Rhine-Westphalia will guide you on your way through Cologne - even showing you how to avoid the hills if you prefer! It also includes the best route to the stadium and is a great way to get to know the city better.
North Rhine-Westphalia Bicycle Route Planner
A bicycle for a day
There is a bicycle station (Radstation) at the main railway station in Cologne (Kölner Hauptbahnhof) where you can hire bicycles to explore the city:
Radstation - Kölner Hauptbahnhof
Tel.: 0221 / 139 71 90
Fax: 0221 / 139 71 91
Internet: Radstation Köln Information in German only
Mondays to Fridays: 05:30 to 22:30 hrs
Saturdays: 06:30 to 20:00 hrs
Sundays and public holidays: 08:00 to 20:00 hrs
From April to October the bicycle station is also open at the weekends and on public holidays until 22:00 hrs.
Bicycle hire charges:
- 3 hours: 5 euros Euro
- 1 day: 10 euros
- 3 days: 20 euros
- 7 days: 40 euros
Bicycle parking charges:
- Per calendar day 0.70 euros
- Per calendar month 7 euros
- Per year 70 euros
- Own designated parking space per year 95 euros
Rent-a-Bike in Cologne (Kölner Fahrradverleih is centrally and conveniently located in the old part of the city (Markmannsgasse). You can be on your way for just 10 euros per day.
Rent-a-Bike - Kölner Fahrradverleih
You can also take advantage of the 'Call a Bike' service provided by the German railway, starting out at the bigger road junctions. After registering for the service, you will only need a telephone to reserve a bicycle. You will be charged by the minute, up to a maximum charge per day of 9 euros
Deutsche Bahn AG - Call a bike Information only in German