Bike Touring Highlight
The Max – Clemens Canal was the ambitious project of the two Prince-Bishops of Münster, Clemens August I of Bavaria and Max-Friedrich von Königsegg-Rothenfeld. The canal was supposed to connect Münster with the waterways of the Netherlands. Construction began in 1724 and since operation was still uneconomical during the construction phase, freight traffic on the existing section was finally stopped in 1840. The Canal Street in Münster goes straight along the old canal.
Today there is a 38 km bike path along the canal from Münster to Wettringen. max-clemens-kanal.de/de
The pictogram of the cycle path is a so-called "trekking barge". A barge that was “grazed” with the help of horses. The towpath on which the horses ran was on the western side of the canal.
You can follow the traces of the Max Clemens Canal monument on a 45 km long hiking trail. The trail meanders along the left and right of the canal bed and meets the canal at all information boards and rest areas.
May 22, 2020
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