Cycling Women in the 19th Century in Bremen

Cycling Women in the 19th Century in Bremen

or: How the Germans could become more beautiful and happier (Ricarda Huch) “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)  The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen was a...
Frightening the Horses

Frightening the Horses

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 was working on a major exhibition about cycling for the Cloppenburg Open Air Museum. We...
Cycling in Bremen – The Early Years

Cycling in Bremen – The Early Years

Bremer Bicycle History Part 1: 19th century to early 20th century “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...