Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The route from Essen-Borbeck to Altendorf serves as a connection to the Radschnellweg Ruhr RS1. The 2.5-kilometer side arm of the "Rheinische Bahn" is to be fully paved in the future, currently it is still rolling on a water-bound ceiling. Unfortunately, a sufficient amount of lighting is missing on a large section. Here only perforce helps the signal lighting of the adjacent railway line.
On the way you pass the brewery Vampire in Borbeck. The beer garden is a nice place for a break, especially in summer (komoot.de/highlight/132607). A Borbecker steam beer is here a recommendation.
September 17, 2019
The branch was once the connection to the railway line Essen-West to Essen-Dellwig East, one track each on both sides of the Rheinische Bahn. The bike path is located on the lower-lying route, which led out of town to Borbeck. At the time, a steel bridge in half-timbered style served as a bridge. The high route was shut down around 1950, the lower route was much longer in use.
February 19, 2018
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