Can you park a motorcycle on the sidewalk in Berlin?

Can you park a motorcycle on the sidewalk in Berlin?

With so few parking spaces, it's tempting to park your motorcycle on the sidewalk, but is it legal?​

Yes, you can park on the sidewalk in Berlin. It's perfectly normal to leave your scooter or motorcycle on the sidewalk here. As long as it doesn't impede traffic or sit on private property, you won't get any problems.

The law says that motorbikes are only allowed to park on the sidewalk only if explicitly allowed1, 2, 3, 4, but these rules are not enforced in most German cities. Almost all motorcycles in Berlin are parked on the sidewalk. Coup and Emmy both encourage their users to leave their rental scooters on the sidewalk.

The only thing you need to worry about when leaving your motorcycle outside is the risk of theft, which is higher in Berlin than in the rest of Germany1.