„Rheinischer Esel“ – Bahntrassenradeln

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  • Michael

    The railway line from Dortmund-Löttringhausen to Bochum-Langendreer is a former, more than 13 kilometers long railway line from the station Bochum-Langendreer to the station Dortmund-Löttringhausen in the Ruhr area in North Rhine-Westphalia. Today, it connects the cities of Dortmund, Witten and Bochum as a cycle and footpath.

    Their popular name is Rhenish donkey. The former railway line is consistently well developed (partly paved, partly water-bound ceiling) and also offers untrained recreational cyclists a maximum climb of ten per thousand a pleasant trip. The trail allows almost slope-free, to make the Ardey Mountains to the Ruhr Valley to experience.

    The former railway track is family friendly even with a few grills and can be used very well with the child trailer, but can not be considered as completely barrier-free due to the harassment. The food supply along the route is poor, the entrainment of own food is recommended.

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    • 08/27/2017

  • Michael

    Bahntrassenradeln - Rhenish donkey - section between Witten Rüdinghausen and Bochum-Langendreer

    Original full length from / to Löttringhausen here: komoot.de/highlight/309250

    The railway line Dortmund-Löttringhausen-Bochum-Langendreer is a former, more than 13 kilometers long railway line from the station Bochum-Langendreer to the station Dortmund-Löttringhausen in the Ruhr area in North Rhine-Westphalia. Today, it connects the cities of Dortmund, Witten and Bochum as a cycle and footpath. Their popular name is Rhenish donkey.
    The former railway line is consistently well developed and also offers untrained recreational cyclists a maximum excursion of 10 per thousand. The trail allows almost slope-free to make the Ardey Mountains to the Ruhr Valley to experience. The former railway track is family friendly even with a few grills and can be used very well with the child trailer, but can not be considered as completely barrier-free because of harassment. The food supply along the route is poor, entrainment own food is recommended.

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    • 06/10/2017

  • Julia

    The Rhenish donkey is the name of the 1880 opened railway line between Dortmund-Löttringhausen and Bochum-Langendreer. It was built with very little slope in the northern foothills of the Ardey Mountains and runs partly on high dams over the area. From Löttringhausen with connection to the railway line Dortmund-Hagen it goes first in the west past Kruckel and Annen to the freight yard Witten-Ost. Here, the course changes in the north past Stockum to Langendreer with connection to the rail lines from Dortmund to Bochum and from Hagen to Bochum, which still separate there today. For the most part, today's S-Bahn line from Dortmund to Witten accompanies the Rhenish donkey at a surprisingly short distance. The length of the route was about 13 kilometers. Main users were the freight traffic of the neighboring companies and mines and the workers who used the train there on the way to work. Believing the numerous coinciding legends, the extremely unusual name of the route comes from the numerous market women who carried their goods like packed donkeys. Passenger traffic was discontinued in 1979, the eastern section between Löttringhausen and Witten-Ost 1982 decommissioned and dismantled. In the western section of goods traffic was also set in 2001, first between Stockum and Witten-East and finally from Langendreer to Stockum 2004 and the road was rebuilt. Already in the 1980s, a Bahntrassenradweg was built on the eastern part. In 2012, the western section became a cycle path - the sections of different age can be distinguished by the route surface, which does not change halfway along the route. Individual relics such as the platform edges of railway stops, sections of rails and switches, switchboxes on former level crossings, telephone boxes or whistles and milestones are still present or rebuilt, reminiscent of the original use of the route and make the bike path thematically authentic.

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    • 03/11/2017

  • Achimo

    Take food and drinks, the offer directly at the track is rather poor. Otherwise, vary the route and integrate Refreshments targeted

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    • 06/14/2017

  • Günther

    From an old railway line, a super bike path was created. The bike path is a beautiful varied route and is pure recreation. necessarily drive.

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    • 04/18/2016

  • Stephan

    A very nice bike path. The part from Bochum to Witten (Dortmunder Str.) Is paved, the section Witten - Dortmund not. Nevertheless, it is "water-bound", so it is not muddy in the rain and is easily mobile with each wheel

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    • 11/21/2016

  • Herbert

    Super fast connection, if you want from the Dortmund west to the south.

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    • 03/19/2017

  • DiDo Schropa

    The new section from Witten to BO-Langendreer is paved and sufficiently wide. The older part between Witten is narrower with water-bound blanket, but also good to drive in wet conditions. Especially nice the bridges in Witten-Annen.

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    • 10/29/2017

  • Michael Tegethoff

    A surprising opportunity to circumnavigate the Dortmund southwest without a big difference in altitude.

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    • 09/28/2017

  • TheDie

    Cycle track on the former railway line "Rhenish donkey" from Bochum-Langendreer via Witten to Dortmund-Löttringhausen

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    • 06/24/2018

  • Frank M.

    Scenic to cycle very nice.

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    • 05/07/2018

  • johnassel

    Very good way to get quickly from Dortmund-South or Dortmund-West direction Witten and Ruhr - without much traffic. The piece Dortmund south <-> Witten is provided with a water-bound blanket, which has dissolved over time more and more or less good to drive. The surface should be replaced in the near future by a tar cover.

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    • 06/11/2018

  • Uwe

    Very nice bike path that connects Dortmund with Witten.

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    • 09/26/2016

  • Jörg

    On old Behnstrecken through the Ruhr area - relaxing and off the roads.

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    • 03/27/2017

  • Günther

    From an old railway track to a super varied and beautiful bike path.

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    • 04/18/2016

  • Günther

    Bahntrassenradweg from Bochum Langendreer to the Dortmund south

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    • 04/03/2017

  • Günther

    Bahntrassenradweg from Bochum Langendreer to the Dortmund south

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    • 04/03/2017

  • Ruediger Scholz

    Very nice bike path ... this Rheinische donkey was once a railway line ... about 15 km Radelfreude :-)

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    • 08/06/2017

  • Friedhelm

    a very nice train path bike path

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    • 08/09/2017

  • Friedhelm

    It's just part of a bike ride in Dortmund

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    • 08/09/2017

  • Yuppie54

    Nice bike path between BO and DO. Well developed and also a lot in the countryside but also the settlements are close to the edge of the way.

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    • 04/24/2019

  • Nils

    I like to ride the Rhenish donkey again and again. Great route! :)

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    • 05/05/2019

  • Bicycle Friend

    Junction-free, so nice to drive, with lots of green. However, on the urban area Witten and Dortmund the way (not yet) asphalted. This is unpleasant when driving.

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    • 05/13/2018

  • Michael

    Short 5 km section of "Bahntrassenradeln - Rhenish donkey between Dortmund-Löttringhausen - Bochum-Langendreer" (komoot.de/highlight/309250) which only goes from Dortmund-Kruckel to shortly before the horse Bachstraße in Witten. The Rhenish donkey itself goes from Löttringhausen to Langendreer.

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    • 05/15/2018


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Top Touring Cycling Routes Including the Segment ‘„Rheinischer Esel“ – Bahntrassenradeln’

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

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  • Distance7.50 mi
  • Uphill475 ft
  • Downhill375 ft

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