Don’t have a bicycle yet? No problem!
Zweirad Joos stock a number of bike brands. Make sure to pop down for the warehouse sale.
It might also be worth attending one of Konstanz’s bicycle auctions (check for dates with the Bürgerbüro (Citizen’s Services), where you’ll find a selection of unwanted yet perfectly working second-hand bikes for sale (location: Untere Laube 24, wedged between the “Laube” administrative building and the car park).
Renting a bike is a great idea for visiting friends or relatives. If they’re travelling by train, it couldn’t be easier to rent a bike: the “Kultur-Rädle” rental service is located right next to the main rail station.
A number of bicycles are available for rent from the university, which is a much cheaper alternative (€ 1 per day). The only drawback: you must collect and return your bike to uni between 12:00 and 13:00, rent periods are limited to a total of 60 or 120 days (for Erasmus students) per semester.
A handy alternative are the new rental delibikes (transport bikes) from TINK: the first hour is free, every consecutive half hour costs € 1 (€ 9 max per day). You can use these bikes to transport loads of 80-100 kg and return your bike to the nearest TINK rental station.
Attention: make sure to comply with the highway code at all times – the police are known to screen cyclists and their bicycles.