Monday, March 26, 2018

The Dachshund or Sausage Dog Museum in Passau

If you are cycling the Donau Radweg (Danube Cycle Route) and pass through or start from Passau to cycle off to Vienna don't miss Blumen-Seppi's (Josef Küblbeck's) and Oliver Storz's Dackel (Dachshund) Museum. They share a very special passion for the Dachshund. Their love for their four-legged friends is so great that they have opened a Sausage Dog Museum next to Passau Cathedral. They have collected 250 Dackel (dachshund) exhibits. The short-legged dog can be admired in all its facets in 80 square metres. For example, on beer mugs, beer mats, as pretsels, postcards or Nymphenburg porcelain. 250 dachshund exhibits have already been collected by Blumen-Seppi and Oliver Storz.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Recumbent Trike Hire in Germany

Although you can hire bicycles and even e-bikes in most German cities and towns, few shops or organisations offer trikes for hire. We have looked at the rental market for trikes and there are not many companies offering trikes for a one or two week period. Some shops really only offer trikes for hire as a way of letting the customer try a various models for a few hours to help in deciding which trike to buy. We will not list these organisations, just the ones we think offer a weeks hire. We do not recommend any of these companies nor does omission from this list inply any criticism. In any case it is not possible to pick up a trike in one shop and drop it off somewhere else, so you will need to plan a circular route. (Except if you take advantage of Ostsee3rad's offer to pick you at the end of your trip. This is not free of charge.) BTW if you wish to put the trike on a train, make sure it is a foldable trike, because German Railways will not carry unfolded trikes. AZUB, HPVelotechnik and ICE offer foldable trikes. If you wish to hire a trike and do not speak German write to the company of your choice in simple English to reserve your trike/s.

The following companies offer trike rental for more than one day.

Ostsee3rad, Olaf Reinike, Lindenweg 41, 23974 Alt Farpen, Germany

Telephone: 0151 50589799, Email: info @ (Leave the blanks out!)
Website: (In German)

This company offers trikes on the Baltic Coast. It is a good area to tour with plenty of accommodation, tea shops, snack bars and fine sandy beaches. The company also offers normal bicycles for rent.

Rental Prices / Service

Recumbent Trikes (2018)

Model Up to 2h One Day One Week Deposit  
KMX perf. / Anthrotech 15.00 € 25.00 € 125.00 € 50.00 €
KMX Kompact (Kids) 12.00 € 60.00 € 50.00 €
ICE Adventure / Sprint 15.00 € 40.00 € 200.00 € 50.00 €
ICE FULLFAT 15.00 € 50.00 € 250.00 € 50.00 €

Hase TRIGO / TRIGOup Check Later Trikes not yet available 50.00 €

Trike Pedelec-model 20.00 € 50.00 € 250.00 € 50.00 €

Cargo trike (Pedelec) 15.00 € 35.00 € Check 50.00 €

  • A week is seven days.
  • Extension rental 70.00 € (100€ for Pedelec) jfor each additional week
  • Cleaning  Costs: 7.50 € per Trike (Only in case the trikes are very dirty.)
Other demonstration trikes are available. They can be rented when available.
Prices include VAT. The deposit will be returned if the trike is returned clean and undamaged. An identification document must be shown when renting the trikes. Reservation is recommended. Group na dfamily tarifs are available on request.
Delivery to your hotel:
  • Less than 2 days rental up to 10km - 5€
  • More than 5 days rental up to 20km -10€.
  • Distances greater than 10km check with ostsee3rad. (Special deals are possible.)
Pick up and drop off of the trikes from a railway station:
ostsee3rad will deliver trikes to the mainline station in Wismar and pick them up at the end of your tour. This service is free of charge for a rental period of at least five days. The company can also transport your luggage to your hotel. Price on application.

One way trips:
The company is prepared to pick up trikes and their riders either after a day trip or a longer several day tour along the coast. Costs on application.

TRAIX CYCLES, Dortmunder Str. 1, D-48155 Münster, T: +49 251.20891037, 
Fax: +49 251.20891039, email:, (In German and English, but there is no mention of trike hire in the english version.)

With 4500km of cycle ways, nine major cycle routes and some of the cyclist friendliest towns and cities in Germany the Münsterland is one of the best places to cycle in the country.

Rental trikes and bicycles

ein Tag Verlängerungstag
+24 h
eine Woche
KMX Kids' Trikes

K-3 (ca. 1,00 - 1,50 m) 12 Euro +10 Euro 60 Euro
Kompact (ca. 1,35 - 1,75 m) 20 Euro +15 Euro 100 Euro

KMX Adult Trikes

16" / 20" Räder 25 Euro +20 Euro 130 Euro
20" / 24" Räder 25 Euro +20 Euro 130 Euro
20" / 26" Räder 30 Euro +25 Euro 150 Euro

Traix Liegerad (Recumbent bike)

Flash 25 Euro +20 Euro 130 Euro
Phantom 25 Euro +20 Euro 130 Euro

ICE Trikes

ICE Sprint 2645 Euro+40 Euro225 Euro
ICE Sprint 55 Euro +50 Euro 275 Euro
ICE Adventure HD40 Euro+35 Euro 200 Euro
ICE Adventure E-Trike75 Euro+70Euro375 Euro
ICE FullFat50 Euro+45 Euro250 Euro

HP Velotechnik

Speedmachine 35 Euro +30 Euro180 Euro
Grasshopper fx35 Euro+ 30 Euro180 Euro
Gekko fx 20 30 Euro +25 Euro 150 Euro
Gekko fx 26 Pedelec 75 Euro +70 Euro 375 Euro
Gekko fxs 45 Euro+40 Euro 225 Euro
Scorpion fx 50 Euro +45 Euro 250 Euro
Scorpion fs 20 Pedelec 75 Euro+70 Euro  375 Euro
Scorpion fs 26 50 Euro +45 Euro 250 Euro
Scorpion Plus 2050 Euro+45 Euro250 Euro
Scorpion Plus 26 Pedelec85 Euro+80 Euro425 Euro

Folding Bicycle

Airnimal Joey 20 Euro +15 Euro 100 Euro

Circe Cycles Tandems

Helios 25 Euro +20 Euro 125 Euro
Morpheus 35 Euro +30 Euro 175 Euro

All prices in Euros including 19% V.A.T.  This table is taken from the company's website, but changes in prices and conditions are the company's discretion.


LLR Lausitzer Liegerad GmbH
Frank Budich

Dorfstraße 18
01968 Senftenberg OT Niemtsch

Telephone: +49 (0)160 350 2949, Email:

The Lausitz lies between Dresden and Cottbus near the German - Polish border with good access to the River Spree, the Oder - Neise cycle route and extensive landscaped lakes formed from opencast mining sites.

The company offers rental ICE and KMX trikes, but we have no information about prices.

VMW VeloMobilWerk
Sebastian Kittlitz
Dorfstr. 36
85435 Erding
Tel. 08122-558860
Fax: 08122-558861

Radhaus Erding
Sebastian Kittlitz
Landshuter Str. 39
85435 Erding
Tel. 08122-9660064

Erding lies north of Munich. The area offers extensive cycle routes.
VMW offers KMX and Sinner trikes with and without electrical assistance for 30  Euros a day.

fahr radikalPlatenstr 6, 91522 Ansbach, GermanyNE BavariaAnthrotech, AZUB, Hase, HPVelo, ICE,30.- /day, 90.-/Week (0)981-13501

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