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The bicycle riders have to be careful and wait if necessary. Here is a German newspaper article on the subject. The basis for the rule is § 20 of the German traffic regulations (StVO), whose first two paragraphs translate roughly to: (1) Busses, trams, and school busses, which stop at designated stopping points (sign number 224), may only be passed ...


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German traffic code gives transit passengers special priority, all traffic including bicycles may only pass the vehicle on the right at a walking pace and need to yield to passengers alighting or embarking. (From a detailed explanation this website [in German].)


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Being a cyclist as well as a bus user, I always expect the user of the other mode of traffic to not be aware of what is going on at the street. Where the bus stop is right at the bike lane, so the people step out of the bus in front of the cyclists, you have to slow down when there is a bus there and stop before the doors open, as the people will need to ...


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There are lockers at the train station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, as mentioned here: https://www.bahnhof.de/bahnhof-en/Garmisch-Partenkirchen-3805998 There are no prices on that page, but usually a small locker (hand luggage size) costs 3 - 4 Euros per day, and a big locker for a checked-in luggage size is around 5 - 6 Euros per day. However, as soon as you ...


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Generally speaking, bicycles are classed as vehicles. And generally, vehicles must yield to pedestrians doing normal pedestrian things that they are entitled to do, like use a bus stop. So the pecking order is Boats > Trains > Pedestrians > Bicycles > Motor Vehicles Drawbridges know large boats are coming, and have plenty of time to signal trains to get ...


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Translation of the German Allgemeine Beförderungsbedingungen (using DeepL, emphasis mine): Cable cars § 8 Exemption from the obligation to carry Events of force majeure such as weather conditions, strikes, lock-outs, operational disruptions or unforeseeable circumstances which may impair the safety of the transport operation shall postpone the ...


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I rode bicycles for 10 years earlier in my life as my primary mode of transportation a long while ago, and pedestrians always have the right of way over any other conveyance. And, the purpose is that... any other kind of conveyance could cause more damage. A bike rider, a skate boarder, a car, a motorcycle.. all of those things are potentially moving faster ...


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I think tipping for normal paid work is a bad habit to support and is not expected or traditional in Germany. I never leave tips other than (generously) rounding off. And none to housekeepers etc


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