Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The ring track is a railway track in Braunschweig, which was expanded to about eight kilometers to a pedestrian and bicycle path. The path leads through residential and commercial areas as well as green areas and networked nearby park and green areas.The first section of the route running in the western ring area was inaugurated in 2003 in the area of the Westbahnhof and initially called "Western Ring Track". Until 2011, the expansion of the Oker in the north opposite the cogeneration plant Braunschweig-Mitte to the fair grounds Harz + Heide in the south. In further construction phases, a new bridge was built over the A 391 and in 2016 the Oker crossing at the cogeneration plant.The southern part of the ring track from the Westbahnhof is also part of the project Braunschweiger ZeitSchiene.In May 2011, the city of Braunschweig published a master plan for the ring track. The complete ring track was included in the planning for the production of a walking and cycling path around the entire city center of Braunschweig. In the new concept, the individual sections of the ring track are each assigned a motto: the western ring track becomes the social track, the southern ring track becomes the railway track, the eastern ring track becomes the parking track and the northern ring track the track through technology and nature. The finished ring track should cover a distance of around 19 kilometers.