Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The RadBahn Münsterland is completed from Rheine (Staelskottenweg) to Billerbeck-Lutum as Bahntrassenradweg. It was officially opened on 5 May 2013 at the new generation park Darfeld, the old Darfelder station, with a big party. The first construction phase to Steinfurt was already on 9 August 2009 in the station St. Arnold (formerly Neuenkirchen country), the second, since autumn 2011 passable section to Horstmar on April 25, 2012 was opened. The third construction phase to Lutum was officially released on 21 September 2012. Since 20 December 2012, the section from Rheine-Hauenhorst to the Staelskottenweg in Rheine is passable, the path leads across the grounds of the former railway depot Rheine. Thus, the cycle path can now be used to Rheine without detours. From Lutum the railway line is still in operation. Therefore, the existing cycle path network for the continuation of the Radbahn Münsterland is used to Coesfeld.
The length specification of 39.4 km refers to the upgraded line between the still-traveled rail lines Münster - Coesfeld and Münster - Rheine. For the entire route Coesfeld - Rheine, as it is marketed today, about 8 km from Coesfeld to Lutum and about 4 km from Hauenhorst to Rheine be added. The information under radbahn-muensterland.de are accordingly wrong.
July 7, 2015
Great! At least a dream in uncomfortable October weather. Hardly any people, a dead straight, car-free asphalt surface and then also a tail wind! I rode the whole cycle track and especially thought the first part was really nice. Towards the end it got a bit monotonous and all the "intersections" with many mini-streets were a bit annoying. Here you could have declared the cycle track to be a priority road;)
October 18, 2020
There are two souls beating in my chest. As a passionate cyclist, I enjoy this great route with a lot of former railway romance and a lot more nature with many opportunities to rest, to let the flora and fauna have a calming effect on you as well as to make worthwhile detours to the sometimes cute places or the remote gastronomy to visit.On the other hand, as a public transport user, I am just as passionate about the railway, for whom a comfortable, fast, uncomplicated cross-connection between the western Münsterland and the Emsland - probably irrevocably - was lost long ago.Especially in the course of the necessary traffic turnaround, the neighboring municipalities will understandably never want to give up these tourist "delicacies" again. That's why I see the transformation of disused railway lines with one laughing and one crying eye.
July 8, 2021
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