Bike Touring Highlight

Recommended by 690 out of 717 cyclists


  • Martin

    If you drive along the river, a ferry is a great way to take a break! There are not many of them at the Ruhr, this one is a highlight. It drives (in the summer) by electric drive and costs what you are worth. Not far from the pier is the castle ruins Hardenstein located, a detour is worth it! Incidentally, here you are in the Muttental, one of the Ruhr's early coal mining areas.

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    • 11/16/2017

  • Markus

    Driving times:
    Ferry 2016 will start on 18th March and end on 31st October.

    March, April, October: every day 10am to 6pm
    June, July, August: daily 9am to 9pm
    May, September: daily 9am to 7pm

    The operation of the ferry is dependent on your voluntarily paid ferry fee.

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    • 05/24/2016

  • Frabijala

    The ferry is one of the highlights on the Ruhrtalradweg, which should not be missed!

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    • 10/23/2016

  • Fluffy

    There's nothing like a compulsory break during an evening bike tour, plus this great view

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    • 07/04/2017

  • Moewe2

    Even if the snake is long, it is progressing quickly

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    • 05/31/2017

  • Ulrich Berkner

    Great experience - even with a chauffeur!

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    • 07/27/2016

  • Traveler

    Cross the nearby Nachtigall bridge to continue along the Ruhr Bike Trail if the pay-what-you-like bike ferry boat is not running (it runs March -December 10am to 6pm, longer in summer, September it runs 9am -9pm), see picture for schedule, or check

    • 09/24/2016

  • ҉ B҉M҉C҉R҉A҉C҉I҉N҉G҉

    A great way to cross the Ruhr by bike. You should support the project.

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    • 08/16/2017

  • Manni Urinca

    Even as a wanderer one comes here from its costs. One could e.g. to the Kemnader lake or the Kemnade moated castle. Greetings Manni

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    • 09/03/2017

  • deti801

    If you are traveling in Witten on the Ruhrtalradweg, you should definitely translate once with this ferry

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    • 05/01/2017

  • deti801

    The crossing is free, who wants to can support the initiative with a small donation

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    • 06/04/2017

  • Harald 😎

    Let yourself drift for a change.

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    • 04/01/2019

  • Sebastian

    Great service. A private ferry for cyclists and hikers. Please also donate!

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    • 04/28/2018

  • Edwin

    Nice highlight the crossing by ferry definitely donate something 👍

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    • 04/21/2019

  • Edwin

    Have fun with the ferry 👍

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    • 04/21/2019

  • Micha Essen

    A successful shortcut to be translated from the ferry here.
    Attention - does not always hurt

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    • 04/02/2018

  • Christian Pichelmann

    A little break from cycling! Against a voluntary donation you can easily change the Ruhr side here. Outside the ferry there are about 2km direction Witten a bicycle bridge.

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    • 04/13/2018

  • Sebastian

    Great service for bikes and hikers. Please do not forget the "donation"!

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    • 04/28/2018

  • Hubert

    The Muttental is the cradle of mining.

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    • 06/07/2018

  • Flipper61

    Ferry across the Ruhr ... everyone pays what the crossing is worth!

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    • 07/04/2018

  • Oliver

    This is really a highlight, short bike break, with a great view of the castle ruins Hardenstein

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    • 08/31/2018

  • Salt Lake Schlichi

    For me the ferry is part of every cycle tour in the area. Just as a matter of course, I throw something in the cash.
    The crew is always nice and friendly!

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    • 09/14/2018

  • Werner

    The ferry is in operation until the end of October

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    • 09/20/2018

  • Michael

    Nice tour along the Ruhr. But before that, there are still several climbs to be mastered. For this one is fully rewarded Scenic. Especially recommended for a break is the "Kaffekähnchen" on the Illberg 18a.

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    • 5 days ago

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Top Touring Cycling Routes Featuring the Highlight ‘Ruhrtalfähre’

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

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