The RS1 is not yet complete, but when it is, the route will run 100 kilometers from east to west through the Ruhr region. That's good for local residents and terrific for tourists who want to explore the area.
Industrial heritage in the Ruhr region, open countryside in Westphalia and a special outlook on life in Cologne: North Rhine-Westphalia is a state of contrasts.
Coal, steel and heavy industry all featured prominently in Essen's past. But now the reinvented Ruhr region hub is showing off its environmental credentials as 2017's European Green Capital. Samantha Early paid a visit.
Police have arrested a man who allegedly drove a pickup truck along a busy bicycle lane, killing eight people. The FBI says another man is wanted for questioning in connection with the attack.
Berlin may be the biggest, hippest city in Germany, but where cycling is concerned, the much smaller university city of Münster is the real metropolis. DW's Jefferson Chase went there to pick up tips on ecomobility.
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