Unique additions to an underground garage

Having a long overdue trip to Germany – filled with visits with my cousins and uncles, as well as enjoying some sightseeing excursions.

This time the explorations have been in the northern part of the Black Forest area and a couple of places in Bavaria…..all of which I hadn’t seen before during previous family visits.

Now generally, the underground garages in Canada are fairly well laid out in that parking spots have designated numbers and letters, and then there are the entrances and exits with either ramps, stairs, and elevators.  Nothing that stands out.

Today I saw these two unique features of an underground garage located in the town of Füssen, Bavaria, namely…..

 

a)  A cordoned off area for people’s bicycles, which seems quite useful for certain situations.

 

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……and then…..

 

b)  a designated “Frauenparkplatz” ie. a woman’s parking spot – there were close to 10 of them in this underground garage.

 

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And I wondered…..

WHY would women need these designated areas??

I can already imagine the comments from the peanut gallery…..haha!

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Unique additions to an underground garage

    1. There’s a slight difference as I found out from a couple of friends who added comments on my facebook post with these photos and my inquiring about it. They said it was for protection, as in better lighting and near surveillance cameras. And perhaps that is meant for all women – alone and with children? I’ve only seen the mom’s ones in outside parking places in various towns and cities in Ontario. I appreciate your insight, too, Maggie. 🙂

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