Tunnel "Großes Schlitzohr" mit Rastplatz

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Recommended by 557 out of 585 cyclists


  • Christoph Unger

    About 2 km from Daun station, over the viaduct, past the mill hill, the "Lützelbacher Kopf" (507 m above normal zero) was crossed by a 560 m long tunnel. The construction was carried out 1907 - 1909. The tunnel is lined with Eifel basalt. In 1988, the Daun - Wittlich railway line was shut down. In 1998, the first section of the Maare-Moselle cycle path was opened. The tunnel is lit today and bears the inscription "Big slap ear" at the entrance, indicating a species of bat that has settled in the tunnel.
    With a length of 560 m, it is the second longest tunnel in Germany that you can ride on bicycles. That's why hardly any daylight falls into the center of the tunnel. For pedestrians and cyclists, therefore, lamps have been installed. But some rare visitors appreciate the darkness: bats! The dwarf bat and the brown long-eared hibernate in a wooden crate under the ceiling at the north end of the tunnel. In the rest of the tunnel vault, bearded, water and fringed bats are also oversleeping the winter.
    Shortly after the tunnel (direction Wittlich) you can take a break at the rest area.

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    • August 14, 2016

  • Thorsten

    Cool - drive your bike through a tunnel that is almost 600 meters long. And best of all, the tunnel is only for cyclists and pedestrians - and bats, the "big slotted ears", but they usually do not cross your lane. The tunnel is lit, but it is still a special experience to drive through the tunnel without daylight. By the way, this is the second longest bicycle tunnel in Germany.

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    • November 8, 2016

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    This 600 meter long tunnel is a pure blessing in the summer, a great cooling.

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    • February 11, 2018

  • Christian Holberg

    The route through the tunnels is great. Especially when going downhill.

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    • October 8, 2016

  • Andreas Jacobi

    By bike from Cochem to Daun and then depending on condition to Wittlich station or Bullay train station or back to Cochem

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    • June 29, 2017

  • Jo

    The approximately 600 meters long tunnel is very "refreshing", especially on hot days.

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    • November 22, 2018

  • Treteselber

    Some bats are hidden at the beginning of the tunnel, where the ceiling is hung.

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    • January 25, 2020

  • Börries (ADFC- K)

    Tunnel with nesting possibility for bats

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    • August 10, 2018

  • Lois & Rita

    this is Germany's second longest bicycle tunnel. A false ceiling was put in to give bats a chance to hibernate

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    • August 24, 2020

  • Radfahrer

    An absolute highlight - one tunnel follows the other. A very varied and beautiful route that is second to none

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    • October 6, 2020

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Location: Schalkenmehren, Vulkaneifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


  • Distance0.52 mi
  • Uphill0 ft
  • Downhill25 ft

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