Quiet paths and stunning views — hiking through Münsterland
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Münsterland is increasingly becoming a popular corner of Germany for hikers. With meadows, fields, farms and forests, the landscape is ideal for exploring on foot. There are also plenty of magnificent sites to discover along the way, such as monasteries, moated castles and picturesque parks. You'll hardly have to contend with any altitude differences in this gentle countryside on the Dutch border either. In this Collection, we present six spellbinding Tours that show you Münsterland’s most beautiful side.
Walk in the footsteps of the canons who, for centuries, provided pastoral care in the parishes of Clarholz, Beelen and Lette. Marvel at the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon near Beckum and learn more about the region’s mining industry. Let yourself be enchanted by the plum blossom in Oelde-Stromberg or enjoy the wide view from the Baumberge. Dream yourself back into the past at the romantic castles or cross the border into the Netherlands. You’re sure to pass a windmill or two as well in typical Münsterland fashion. The hikes in this Collection offer you the complete package.
All routes are designed as circuits and are suitable for the whole family. If you don't want to bring your own provisions, there is always the option of stopping for a bite to eat along the way. If you’re travelling in Münsterland without a car, you can reach the starting points of the Tours by public transport. Are you planning several hiking days in the region? Münster then, for example, is a good base camp. From here, you can quickly reach the various corners of Münsterland.
See Münsterland’s fantastic hiking trails for yourself and enjoy this varied region on quiet paths. And if you want to go for a bike ride in between, you can find inspiration here: komoot.de/user/muensterland/collections.
On this almost 18-kilometer hike, you will discover the unique cultural landscape of the Beckum cement district, one of the most important areas of its kind in the world. The first plant was opened in 1872, and numerous others followed. Today Beckum is a role model for the environmentally friendly production of quality cements. But the landscape around Beckum can do more than just cement.
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From the monastery to the moated castles - a varied mix of beautiful nature and stately buildings awaits you on this 16-kilometer hike. The starting point for the tour is the pretty town of Billerbeck. You start at the St. Johannis Church, cross the Berkel and walk straight out of the village. You save a round through the city center for the end of your hiking day.
On this 14-kilometer hike, you cross borders: The round takes you from the western Münsterland to the Dutch Achterhoek. Between Suderwick and Dixperlo, the border runs right through the village street, actually right along the curb. So if you change the side of the street, you are in a different country. The border tour starts at the Evangelical Church in Bocholt-Suderwick.