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Entlang der Ruhrtalbahn

Entlang der Ruhrtalbahn

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Recommended by 779 out of 825 cyclists

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  • 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

    The RuhrtalBahn runs on selected days from April to November (timetable 2018) by rail bus as a museum train between Hattingen (Ruhr) and Witten Hbf or Hagen Hbf on the Ruhrtallinie.At the same time, the Railway Museum Bochum-Dahlhausen plans to operate steam trains. There is no timetable available yet (as of February 2018).The route is picturesque. And if you do not ride, watching is fun too!More info:
    ruhrtalbahn.de/fahrplan-fahrpreise-linie-ruhrtal.html
    eisenbahnmuseum-bochum.de/ruhrtalfahrten/index.php

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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