Der Beginn – Die Quelle

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Recommended by 154 out of 169 cyclists


  • Martin

    It is only a small source that is somehow quite unspectacular. If you think about what starts here at the source of the Ruhr, but just this unspectacular is the real highlight! But the eventful history of the Ruhr area would not exist without this place. Apart from that starts (or ends) here the Ruhrtalradweg. Done;)

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    • 11/16/2017

  • Henning

    It's just always a nice tour start at a river source and here starts the Ruhrtal bike path so well. The source itself does not really give much. You can see a small trickle and the small stone monument, but if you drive along the Ruhr, you will really become aware of what will become of this little trickle.

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    • 12/29/2016

  • Susi


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    • 07/24/2015

  • Uwe Hauser

    Who drives the Ruhrtalradweg, should start at the source, although here only a small trickle and the wall with the blackboard can be seen. Ultimately, the river grows noticeably from here. Not to forget that he gives his name to a large industrial region.
    If you drive early in the year, you should make sure that the bike path is snow-free and ice-free and, if necessary, adjust to a bit of mud.
    The way to the source, as well as the Ruhrtalradweg itself are here very well signposted.
    The journey by bike is easily possible by train. A free car park for arrivals by car is right at the train station.

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    • 03/26/2019

  • Felix M

    The actual start of the Ruhrtalradweg!

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    • 04/27/2019

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Location: around Winterberg, Hochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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