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Entlang der Ruhrtalbahn

Entlang der Ruhrtalbahn

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

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Recommended by 885 out of 937 cyclists

Tips

  • Martin Donat

    Driving through the Ruhr area is rarely boring. This only 5.5 km long section of the Ruhrtal cycle path is a perfect example of this. It follows the course of the former Ruhr Valley Railway and leads you quasi car-free from Witten-Herbede to Wetter-Wengern.

    You pass under impressive railway bridges, pass idyllic sections of the Ruhraue and even pass a real piece of industrial culture when you pass by the Nachtigall colliery and the museum railway. A special highlight awaits you at the beginning or end in Witten Herbede: Here ends the bike path directly in "the" Ruhr - a small, electrically operated ferry brings you over!

    The route mostly runs on a bike path with a water-bound ceiling and free of traffic. Only a short section near the Nachtigall colliery is paved. This part of the bike is excellent, so you have priority over motorized traffic here.

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    • July 3, 2019

  • Stephan

    In 1874 the Middle Ruhr Valley Railway was completed from (Bochum-)Dahlhausen via Hattingen, Herbede and Wengern Ost to (Hagen-)Vorhalle. In 1970, regular passenger services between Hattingen and Hagen were discontinued.Today, museum trains run on selected days from April to October (timetable 2022) with steam locomotives, diesel locomotives or rail buses. The route is scenic. And if you're not driving, it's fun to watch too!More info:
    sites.google.com/view/eisenbahn-en-de/historische-bahnen/mittere-ruhrtal-bahn
    eisenbahnmuseum-bochum.de/ruhrtalbahn

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    • March 6, 2017

  • Sebastian

    Great track! Really nice and great to drive. In addition, nice views of the Ruhr

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Peter Springer

    One of my favorite tours
    Scenic change many
    cozy social stop-off possibilities

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    • July 3, 2018

  • Sebastian

    The environment is great, the beer garden unfortunately overstrained

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    • May 2, 2018

  • Jonas

    Bike path leads along the Ruhrtalbanh across nature, with beautiful impressions to enjoy

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Edwin

    Great bike path is worth it

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    • May 4, 2019

  • Jonas

    Bike path leads along the Ruhrtalbanh across nature, with beautiful impressions to enjoy

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Gero

    Ruhr meadows, flooded

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    • February 24, 2020

  • Bogi

    A great bike path along the old railway line to the Ruhr ferry.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Michael Staniek

    A really nice route, along the rails.

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    • June 22, 2020

  • Gudiba🎈🥾

    Berger Monument on the Hohenstein is a 21 m high observation tower that can be seen wonderfully from this bank.

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    • July 21, 2020

  • der Morry

    always nice to drive through there from then on there are many routes

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    • October 3, 2020

  • Bahnpeter

    It's always nice to see the railway nostalgia again. No high-speed trains on a shielded railway line, but a leisurely trundling rail bus.

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    • November 5, 2020

  • Detlef Wehlauer

    Nightingale bridge

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    • July 12, 2020

  • Hiffo

    A beautiful wooded section along the Ruhr meadows past Steger.

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    • October 23, 2020

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Location: Witten, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  • Distance3.27 mi
  • Uphill25 ft
  • Downhill25 ft

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