Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
This Highlight goes through a protected area
Please check local regulations for: NSG Becklemer Busch
In 1885, mining began in the south of Recklinghausen for the König Ludwig colliery, which is named after the Bavarian King Ludwig II. The fairy tale king who also built the famous Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen. The first shaft was on today's Alte Grenzstrasse. In 1902, production started on the new IV / V mine in Suderwich. To the east of Suderwich, production began on the new third shaft VII / VIII at the beginning of the 1930s. We will even take a closer look at the locations on the tour in chronological order from I / II / VI through IV / V to VII / VIII. KLTThe König Ludwig colliery had a lasting effect on the cultural sector in the Ruhr area. After the Second World War, it supplied Hamburg theaters with coal for heating by bypassing the controls by the occupiers, which is why actors finally went to the Ruhr area to retaliate for a guest performance - the Ruhr Festival emerged from this action. At the end of the 1950s, the colliery was gradually closed in the wake of the general coal sales crisis. The colliery was shut down in 1965.The old colliery railway connecting the pits to the loading port on the Rhine-Herne Canal was expanded in sections to form a cycle path -the König-Ludwig-Trasse - KLTThe route, which is technically known as the railway cycle path, is around 9 kilometers long. The König-Ludwig-Trasse is signposted through the NRW cycle network. Rusty steel signs with the abbreviation KLT (see figure above) can be found here and there, e.g. in connection with information boards.See also the free Radrouterplaner NRW radroutenplaner.nrw.de
November 2, 2021
At Suderwichstrasse 66, a tour of the gardens with the former locomotive hall of King Ludwig 4/5 at the beginning of June and end of August for the “Open Garden Gate Recklinghausen”. Information at the apiary. Honey tasting. Announcement of the dates on the Internet (offene-gartenpforte-recklinghausen.de).Visit the private apiary BIENENHORT SUDERWICH especially for bike groups from spring and in the summer months with an informative guided tour of beekeeping including honey tasting.
Honey lovers are always welcome. Arrival via KL-Bahntrasse by bike or via Suderwichstraße 66 (bienenhort.de).
December 26, 2019
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