Munich offers some striking features. I don’t mean those ones experienced by the flocks of tourists streaming into the city ’cause of the soccer world cup these days, but quieter ones, mediating unique experiences. If you journey by bicycle along the river—no matter if to the north or to the south—for no more than about 20 minutes, you’ll be fully encircled by trees and scrub, nothing more of the city to be heard or seen. The river’s bed of gravel is perfect for picknicking and reading, and even for spending the night, a full moon guarding your sleep. Sun’s first rays awake you in the morning. You’ll be a li’l broken on the wheel, but reborn.