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Etappe 3: Von Barßel nach Papenburg – Deutsche Fehnroute

Etappe 3: Von Barßel nach Papenburg – Deutsche Fehnroute

23.1 mi
10.2 mph
125 ft
125 ft
Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.


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Includes movable bridges

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2 in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.95 mi
2.57 mi


Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

20.5 mi


Bike Touring Highlight

22.2 mi

Bockwindmühle Papenburg

Bike Touring Highlight

22.5 mi
23.1 mi



Tour Profile


Singletrack: < 109 yd
Path: < 109 yd
Access Road: 160 yd
Cycleway: 4.43 mi
Street: 11.1 mi
Road: 7.12 mi
State Road: 0.26 mi


Unpaved: 0.61 mi
Cobblestones: 3.02 mi
Paved: 14.4 mi
Asphalt: 4.77 mi
Unknown: 0.29 mi

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Hannah planned a bike ride.

April 5, 2020


  • Hannah

    In Barßel you start your today's stage of a good 37 kilometers to the city of Papenburg, an exciting destination for the history and present of shipping. Passing the idyllic Barßeler Hafen, you drive straight along the canal until you get to the Elisabethfehn moor and Fehn museum. From here, the Fehnroute leads you three kilometers along the idyllic Elisabethfehn Canal. Then you cross the channel over a pretty, white bascule bridge and shortly afterwards the Sagter Ems.You will soon reach the Holterfehn Canal, which you follow for about three kilometers. Now you come across a channel that is also known as the main fehn channel. This will take you to the small port of Ostrhauderfehn. Now the route leads past the Langholter Meer, a beautiful and little-visited lake in the middle of a landscape conservation area. The next canal, the Westerhauderfehn Canal, is not long in coming. Along it you drive to a smaller Wieke, which leads you further through the sparsely populated moor landscape. The calm and idyll of the landscape
    pulls you under its spell and you will experience the deceleration and inner serenity on your own body.
    About ten kilometers away you can already reach the outer area of the attractive little port city of Papenburg. The city has a lot to offer culturally and forms a vivid contrast to the tranquility that you experienced on your journey along the cradles and canals. Papenburg is called "Venice of the North" because it is crossed by canals and bascule bridges. You can learn a lot about shipbuilding here. The Maritime Open Air Museum is definitely worth a detour, as true-to-original replicas of the traditional cargo sailers are anchored in the city's canals. Shipbuilding is one of the most important branches of industry and the Meyer Werft shipyard with its gigantic production halls is located in Papenburg. Historical gems can also be found here, such as the oldest functional post mill in the region.Papenburg has a wide range of great accommodation options. In the holiday home park Papenburg there are pretty apartments in typical style. You will also find a campsite with a beach and reasonable prices.

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    • April 21, 2020

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Etappe 3: Von Barßel nach Papenburg – Deutsche Fehnroute