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Bikesharing with Call a Bike

As a nationwide service from Deutsche Bahn, Call a Bike is one of the largest and most successful bikesharing systems in Germany. You can enjoy flexible and comfortable two-wheeled mobility whenever you need it thanks to our fleet of over 13,000 bikes. They are available for hire in 80 towns and cities across Germany. Whether you're going to work, making plans for your leisure time or heading to a party, Call a Bike is always there for you.

Our prices

Whether for the daily commute, a city trip or spontaneous excursions on the weekend - with us you will find the right rate!

How it works

Register, then start cycling

Download the Call a Bike app and register with your email, mobile number and credit card. Use the map in the app to find the next available bike.

Rent via QR code scan

After successful registration you can open any of our Call a Bikes in the app. Select an available bike in the map or open it by QR code scan. The lock will pop open by itself.


Open the app and go to your current booking. Click on the "Pause" button and press down the lock lever. If you want to end your pause, click on "Continue" in the booking. The lock will pop up again and you can continue cycling. Please note that the time you pause will be counted as part of your ride time.


Return your Call a Bike to a station near your destination. Park and lock it. Your ride is over.


Bikesharing in your city

Find Call a Bike near you.

We operate under the name of RegioRadStuttgart in Stuttgart and its surroundings, and we're called StadtRAD Hamburg and StadtRAD Lüneburg in Hamburg and Lüneburg.

In Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt a.M., Darmstadt and Offenbach you can find our Call a Bikes all over the city. You can also find Call a Bike at many ICE stations. In the app you can always see where we are available.

Proper parking

When you park your bike, please also think about people on foot who may not be as fit as you. Be considerate of other road users by observing these points.

Do you have any more questions?

We have all the answers.

How do I register?

Download our Call a Bike app to your smartphone and follow our registration guide. The entire process only takes a moment. Authentication requires just a few items of information such as your phone number.

How do I pay the fee?

Call a Bike makes things easy: you can pay by credit card or SEPA direct debit.

How do I report a damaged bike?

Just use the Call a Bike app to report any damage to your bike. Go to the menu at the bottom of the screen and tap "Damage". Enter the number of the damaged or defective bike – it only takes a second. Send us your location so that we can dispatch our service team quickly. Thanks for the help!

How do I return a bike?

Close the lock on the rear wheel of the bicycle by pushing the red bolt down. Our system then ends your journey automatically. We charge a flex fee of EUR 1 if you leave your bike somewhere other than a return area.

How do I find the nearest return area?

Finding your nearest return area is easier if you let the Call a Bike app track your location. The app's map will then be able to show you the nearest return area so you can pick up a bike or return one without having to pay a flex fee.

What can I do if I have found a Call a Bike?

Unfortunately, due to vandalism, our bikes are lost from time to time. If you discover a bike from us outside the core area or in no-parking zones, in ditches, bushes or in other unusual places, please send us an e-mail to

So we can collect them and hopefully repair them again.

Thank you very much for your help!

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