Two years ago, the law (ca. 1933) that required cyclists to use Bike Lanes or Cycle Tracks if present, was finally repealed relaxed. This, in a country that takes their laws very seriously. It was studied to death and finally the parliamentary members were convinced that mandatory bike lanes and cycle tracks were doing more harm than good.
All the designs had flaws. Study the picture above for a typical Cycle Track. Can you see the potential traffic dangers?
I don’t expect you to read German and there are few English language translated pages concerning bicycle issues, but Google has many pages advocating vehicular cycling in a country full of “bicycle infrastructure.”
Then click on “Translate this page” and you can get the gist.