Update: Since this
article was first published in 2008, Segway Tours Munich have moved
from the Olympiapark to central Munich, where two routes are now available: a
"Classic Tour" of the city's major landmarks and a slightly different
"Bavaria Tour." We've left this article in place to give you an idea
of what the Segway experience is like, but for official up-to-date tour information,
The tour season is from Easter to the end of October.
may be cancelled in bad weather, and group bookings may tie up all the
Segways, so call ahead.
To ride a Segway scooter, you must weigh no more than 110 kg
or 242 pounds.
Segway Personal Transporters are extremely stable, but if
you're clumsy or have bad balance, it's conceivable that you could fall off
the scooter in a sharp turn. Also, you'll need to stand still with good
posture while riding, so you might want to try the 30-minute tour if you're
a first-time Segway user. (One middle-aged woman told me that her back hurt
after the two-hour tour from having to stand in one place while riding.)
The tour's Segway scooters are locked at the beginner
setting (13 km/h or 6 mph), but even that speed feels quick when you're
sharing paths with pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists. When riding the
Segway, concentrate on the path and look at the sights after the group has