Bike Touring Highlight

Recommended by 947 out of 981 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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    • November 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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    • May 24, 2016

  • Frabijala

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

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    • October 23, 2016

  • Fluffy

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

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    • July 4, 2017

  • Moewe2

    Even if the snake is long, it is progressing quickly

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    • May 31, 2017

  • Ulrich Berkner

    Great experience - even with a chauffeur!

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    • July 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

    • September 24, 2016

  • ҉ B҉M҉C҉R҉A҉C҉I҉N҉G҉

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

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    • August 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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    • September 3, 2017

  • 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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    • April 13, 2018

  • Flipper61

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

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    • July 4, 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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    • September 14, 2018

  • deti801

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

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    • May 1, 2017

  • deti801

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

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    • June 4, 2017

  • Sebastian

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

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    • April 28, 2018

  • Oliver

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

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    • August 31, 2018

  • Werner

    The ferry is in operation until the end of October

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    • September 20, 2018

  • Harald 09er 😎

    Let yourself drift for a change.

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    • April 1, 2019

  • Micha Essen

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

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    • April 2, 2018

  • Sebastian

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

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    • April 28, 2018

  • Hubert

    The Muttental is the cradle of mining.

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    • June 7, 2018

  • Edwin

    Nice highlight the crossing by ferry definitely donate something 👍

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Edwin

    Have fun with the ferry 👍

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Atze

    The few minutes drive over the Ruhr are nice to relax.
    (but then some often cause as much stress as passengers after landing)

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    • July 7, 2019

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Top Touring Cycling Routes Featuring the Highlight ‘Ruhrtalfähre’

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


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