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The Weser Cycle Path

Bike Touring Collection by Weserradweg

5-10

days

3-6 h

/ day

332 mi

4,325 ft

4,850 ft

Colorful half-timbered towns, castles, fortresses, historical buildings of the Weser renaissance line the Weser cycle path, as well as the origins of well-known travel companions such as the Pied Piper of Hameln, Cinderella and the Baron von Münchhausen. The 15 stages of the 310-mile-long (500 kilometers) Weser Cycle Path lead through some very different tourist regions and are therefore a proverbial treasure trove of diversity and culture.

The route begins at its confluence in Hann. Münden, where you can read this poem on a stone for more than 100 years: "Where Werra and Fulda kiss, they must atone for their names, and here, through this kiss, German as far as the sea, the Weser River arises." - Hann. Münden, 31 July 1899

Further north, the Weser Cycle Path opens up the area of the Central Weser and the North German Plain with its numerous wind and water mills, many of which provide an insight into the culture of the region. The region of the Lower Weser begins with Bremen. Sights such as the UNESCO World Heritage City Hall with Roland statue, the picturesque old town of Bremen and the cycle path along Lake Werdersee are full of culture and idyll. In the north, Bremerhaven and the Cuxland give a deep insight into the maritime past as well as the culture of seafaring before the wide and beautiful North Sea opens up to you.

In this Collection, we have compiled the 15 stages of the Weser Cycle Path for you to view on the map and download as GPX. Along the entire course of the Weser Cycle Path there is a large selection of accommodation such as hotels, bike-friendly guesthouses, youth hostels or camping sites. Arrival and departure is also uncomplicated. All stages can be reached by public transport. The Weser Cycle Path is recommended in the brochure "Deutschland per Rad entdecken" by the ADFC (German Cyclist's Association) and is ranked as a quality cycle route with four stars. More information (in German): adfc.de/artikel/radurlaub-als-sternstunde

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4,175 ft

4,625 ft

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All stages of the Weser Cycle Path

  • Intermediate
    03:00
    29.5 mi
    9.8 mph
    950 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the Weserbergland you can find the origin of the eponymous river of this beginning stage; the Weser. In the middle of the Middle Ages, this first leg of the Weser cycle path runs through the low mountain range. In the historic city of Hann. Münden, where Werra and Fulda meet to form the lifeline of

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  • Easy
    01:24
    15.1 mi
    10.8 mph
    275 ft
    325 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You are sure to have relaxed in the Weser-Therme in Bad Karlshafen, which offers the "City of Sole Springs", and you are in the baroque history of the 18th century, with a visit to the historic town hall, the German Huguenot Museum and the graduation tower immersed. Now you have the choice between the

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  • Intermediate
    02:07
    22.2 mi
    10.5 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the third leg of the Weser cycle path, you will continue to Höxter in the north to Holzminden, a city of scents and aromas. The city was nicknamed by the local headquarters of the well-known fragrance manufacturer Symrise. At 18 fragrance stelae you can "sniff out" the sights of the city. After Holzminden

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  • Easy
    01:54
    18.6 mi
    9.8 mph
    225 ft
    275 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the starting point of the fourth stage, we continue to Bodenwerder, home of the Baron von Münchhausen. There is much to see around this son of the city and his stories of lies. So here are the Münchhausen Museum, the Müchhausen game and the Münchhausemusical. In addition, the city is known for its

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  • Easy
    01:47
    17.8 mi
    10.0 mph
    150 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The fifth stage of the Weser cycle path begins in the Pied Piper city of Hameln, which is known worldwide as the home of one of the rather gloomy fellows of German fairy tales, the Pied Piper of Hamelin. You will undoubtedly see that, especially in the summer months, Hameln is in the spirit of this dark

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  • Easy
    01:32
    16.4 mi
    10.7 mph
    200 ft
    250 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Be sure to visit the charming 750-year-old former university and fortified city. The historic marketplace, the half-timbered houses originally preserved since the 13th century, the Eulenburg Museum, the charming buildings in the Weser Renaissance style, the tower of St. Nikolai and numerous cafes and

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  • Easy
    01:38
    16.8 mi
    10.3 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Bad Oeynhausen we continue towards the impressive Kaiser Wilhelm monument. Further north is Minden, the largest waterway cross in the world and the Mittelland Canal crosses the Weser at 13 meters. From the Weserbergland it passes into the landscape of the middle Weser.

    

    The landscape along the Weser

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  • Intermediate
    03:01
    31.2 mi
    10.3 mph
    325 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    North of Petershagen worth a visit to Gernheim. Further along the Weser are two of the numerous windmills of the Middle Weser: the windmill Harrienstadt and the windmill in Großenheersee.

    

    From Buchholz with its old fortified church, the path leads via Müsleringen to Schlüsselburg. The historic Scheunenviertel

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  • Intermediate
    02:13
    23.0 mi
    10.4 mph
    175 ft
    225 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Starting point of the stage is Nienburg. Nienburg is a city with a 1000-year history and once the residence of the Counts of Hoya. The medieval fortress town still shines today with its half-timbered houses and Burgmannshöfen. Culture fans should not miss the Lower Saxony asparagus museum, the police

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  • Easy
    01:58
    21.1 mi
    10.7 mph
    225 ft
    250 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    After a visit from Hoya with the homonymous ancestral castle, which was often destroyed, and the history and the landscape characterizes, it goes on the Weser bike path on to Langwedel. The main route leads along the left side of the Weser Magelsen and Oiste to Verden on the Aller. Here it is worth a

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    28.2 mi
    10.3 mph
    300 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The stage leads past the Langwedeler Schleusenkanal past the Romanesque St. Sigismund Church Daverden in the direction of Achim. A few kilometers further on you go to the Baden mountains in Achim-Baden, from which you will have a fantastic view. Legend has it that the pirate Klaus Störtebeker once hid

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  • Intermediate
    03:32
    35.7 mi
    10.1 mph
    250 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Bremen, known as the home of the world-famous Bremen Town Musicians, is a historical city of commerce and science. The Hanseatic city attracts with its quaint old town alleys, the UNESCO-listed town hall in the style of the Weser Renaissance, the statue of Roland, who watches over the freedom and independence

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  • Easy
    01:59
    21.7 mi
    11.0 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Ferry
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    From the starting point Brake you can once again catch some historical insights into the cultural past of the region and especially visit the Braker Kaje. Here is the landmark of the city, built in 1846 as an optical telegraph and since 1960, the seat of the Maritime Museum Unterweser, and you can watch

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  • Easy
    01:47
    18.2 mi
    10.2 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It continues in the direction of the seaside city of Bremerhaven. First, the Weser cycle path leads along the Geestemündung, where the shipyards lined up with the emergence of the Seestadt. The Historical Museum across the street narrates vividly the importance of seafaring for the city.

    

    Now it's time

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  • Easy
    01:37
    16.6 mi
    10.2 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The last stage of the Weser cycle path leads through the Cuxland and a changed landscape, because from here the cycle path leads mostly along the North Sea coast. It goes from the coastal resort of Dorum-Neufeld with the historic lighthouse "Obereversand" and the vivid Kutterhafen, via Spieka-Neufeld

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    15
  • Distance
    332 mi
  • Duration
    32:12 h
  • Elevation
    4,325 ft4,850 ft

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