König-Ludwig-Trasse – Bahntrassenradeln

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 38 out of 39 cyclists


  • Martin Donat

    A typical Ruhrpott-Trassenradweg in its most beautiful form. It begins at the marina on the Rhine-Herne Canal and leads over about eight kilometers former railway line to Recklinghausen-Suderwich.

    The route is named after the König Ludwig colliery, which began coal mining in 1885 in the south of Recklinghausen. This in turn had its name from the Bavarian fairy tale king Ludwig II, who had the famous castle Neuschwanstein built near Füssen. On the way, you will pass by relics from the coal age: old buildings, various railway bridges and even a historic locomotive recall the original purpose of the cycle path.

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    • July 4, 2019

  • Manfred Herder

    The KLT is great to drive. From the Recklinghausen city harbor along the canal to the lock you will find the entrance to the KLT. Over many bridges, with great views. You can also find many relics from the mining industry, as well as many beautiful graffiti.

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    • August 28, 2019

  • Peter

    I do not quite share the enthusiasm for this section. The KLT is sometimes very narrow, the water-bound ceiling extended and with thick grooves and loose gravel. In order to "loose" there, you should be a safe cyclist. If that is, it is indeed one more of the many beautiful railway tracks in the Ruhr area.

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    • September 15, 2019

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  • Distance5.36 mi
  • Uphill175 ft
  • Downhill150 ft

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