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  1. Dieter planned a bike ride.

    August 10, 2017

    02:10
    21.4 mi
    9.9 mph
    825 ft
    1,200 ft
    1. Dieter

      It goes back to the Rhine. The last stage takes you back to Bad Godesberg - the starting point of the Wasserburgen Route. The path usually runs through meadows and fields, and you will always come across castles and moated castles on this approximately 35 kilometer long stage. After 26 kilometers, after passing the Rolandsbogen (the last remnants of an old castle), you will finally descend steadily down to the Rhine.On the banks of the Rhine, you will meet in the Bonn district of Mehlem. The last few kilometers you drive - past beautiful villas - along the Rhine, until you turn into the city center to the train station Bonn-Bad Godesberg, the official end of the water castle route. Alternatively you can also take the ferry to Königswinter at Mehlem and from there take the train home. Or you still have excess energy and continue on the left bank of the Rhine to the center of Bonn.

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      • July 31, 2017

  2. Dieter planned a bike ride.

    August 9, 2017

    03:33
    35.0 mi
    9.8 mph
    250 ft
    600 ft
    1. Dieter

      Today's stage is determined by the river Erft and its idyllic riverbanks. From Euskirchen you cycle almost always on the Erft cycle path in the direction of the Erft about 56 kilometers to the north. In addition to numerous beautiful shorelines in nature reserves, water locks and castles are also the highlight on this stage.

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      • July 31, 2017

  3. Dieter planned a bike ride.

    August 9, 2017

    01:23
    13.3 mi
    9.6 mph
    650 ft
    550 ft
    1. Dieter

      The stage Aachen - Stolberg is only 20 kilometers long. You can take it a bit more leisurely after the 70 kilometer pre-stage today and use the time for sightseeing. Among other things, a visit to the sights in the old town of Aachen is recommended before you leave the city in a southeasterly direction. After about five kilometers through the city you reach the forest cemetery, so you have left Aachen behind you.Passing through meadows and forests, we continue towards Kornelimünster with its famous monastery, which you can reach after half of the way on this stage. The picturesque old town of Kornelimünster is definitely worth a longer break. And the stage destination Stolberg exudes a lot of charm with its historic half-timbered houses in the old town around the castle in connection with its long industrial history.

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      • July 31, 2017

  4. Dieter planned a bike ride.

    July 31, 2017

    03:52
    34.7 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,975 ft
    1. Dieter

      If you still do not have enough of moated castles, castles and castle ruins - the penultimate stage over about 55 kilometers from Heimbach to Rheinbach is one of the most castles in the entire Wasserburgen route. Already after three kilometers you leave the forests of the Eiffel and drive mostly between meadows and fields in hilly up and down in the direction of Cologne Bay, the stage destination Rheinbach contrary. The village of Kommern with its old town with numerous half-timbered houses and the Rhenish open-air museum is ideal for a break.

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      • July 31, 2017

  5. Dieter planned a bike ride.

    July 31, 2017

    04:21
    39.8 mi
    9.2 mph
    2,000 ft
    1,950 ft
    1. Dieter

      Today you drive past castles, moated castles, forests and the Rur to Heimbach in the Eiffel National Park. On this nearly 65-kilometer stage, once you've left Stolberg behind you with its old town, you'll leisurely walk through meadows and fields of wooded sections. After about 35 kilometers, you will meet at Kreuzau then on the Rur. The official water castle route leads you in a curve (or in a detour) past Kreuzau to the moated castle Burgau and from there back to the Rur. In the end, on the last 15 kilometers of this stage on the RurUfer Cycle Path, you cycle gently uphill through a wooded area towards the Heimbach stage destination in the middle of the Eiffel National Park. On the way there you pass beside several nature parks also the reservoir Obermaubach with its dam.

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      • July 31, 2017

  6. Dieter planned a bike ride.

    July 31, 2017

    04:48
    43.5 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,275 ft
    1. Dieter

      Today it's time to pedal hard. The longest leg of the Wasserburgen Route takes you on a journey of about 70 kilometers from the town of Jülich to the old imperial city of Aachen. The first 35 kilometers are minimal (but continuous) rising. Especially if you are traveling in summer, you can look forward to the refreshing water of the bluefin lens after about 30 kilometers. You also drive along ponds and ponds as you cycle through the Broibachtal nature reserve. Also on this tour, the path is lined with moated castles and palaces - the undisputed cultural highlight is the Cathedral of Aachen at the end of this stage. On the last kilometers you drive through the streets of the city of Aachen.

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      • July 31, 2017

  7. Dieter planned a bike ride.

    July 31, 2017

    03:35
    29.9 mi
    8.3 mph
    550 ft
    500 ft
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    1. Dieter

      From Bedburg an der Erft it is on this approximately 45-kilometer stage to Jülich on the river Rur written (without "h", and sometimes referred to as "Eiffel Rur"). Also on this stage, some beautiful castles and moated castles accompany your way - the relatively looped route also stems from the fact that there are two opencast mining areas in the area of ​​this tour, which you will travel extensively.After just the first five kilometers you will pass the small town of Alt Kaster with its historic center and its castle ruins - a highlight on this stage. After another 15 kilometers you reach the forest area of ​​the Sophienhöhe, which you circle around in a semicircle. Behind it lies the mining area Hambach. After 36 kilometers on this stage you will come across the Rur. From here it is still about 10 kilometers downstream to the center of Jülich.

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      • July 31, 2017

  8. Dieter planned a bike ride.

    July 31, 2017

    02:32
    23.9 mi
    9.5 mph
    825 ft
    500 ft
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    1. Dieter

      The "Wasserburgen Route" lives up to its name on the first 39-kilometer stage: Among other things, you will pass by the water castles of Gudenau, Lüftelberg and Morenhoven, as well as several mills. The official starting point of the Wasserburgen route is the Bonn district of Bad Godesberg - via the train station Bonn-Bad Godesberg you have access to the Bonn Stadtbahn network, and many regional express trains stop here.From the train station Bonn-Bad Godesberg you drive first through the spa park and past the redoubt park. Then further within reach of the Godesberger Bach and later in the area of ​​Arzdorfer Bach to the Broicher mill - a highlight of this stage. Already after you have left the city of Bonn-Bad Godesberg, the landscape of the Kottenforst is determined. After about 17 kilometers on this stage you leave the forest behind and cycle between fields and meadows towards the stage destination Euskirchen.

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      • July 31, 2017

  9. Dieter planned a hike.

    July 6, 2017

    06:16
    13.6 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,500 ft
    2,075 ft
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    1. Dieter

      If you start from the village in Wilgersdorf, the last stage starts as the penultimate ended: You go back about two kilometers the way you came back and then continues your tour on the Rothaarsteig in the direction of the southeast. After a kilometer on new paths and through forest and heathland you come to the Kalteiche, where the Rothaarweg in the border area between North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse divides into the dill variant and the Westerwald variety. Both roads ultimately lead to Dillenburg, but the Westerwald variant over the Fuchskaute is more than 50 kilometers long. On the proposed route, the dill variant, it is still about 20 kilometers down to Dillenburg. The closer you get to your destination, the more the landscape of the Rothaargebirge changes to that of the Lahn-Dill-Bergland.At the latest after you have reached the town of Manderbach after 14 kilometers, you will come to a more densely populated area and the forests will increasingly make way for fields and settlements. After leaving the lyrics to the right, you enter more or less urban area around Dillenburg. In the new, now official version of the Rothaarsteig, you initially wander around Dillenburg in a northeasterly direction - which is the more scenic but also longer way. Here you come in the forest near the city, among others, the Bismark monument with a beautiful view of Dillenburg over.In the shorter version, which is marked here, you move in the city area at first along the heavily traveled B 253 and then go up to the Wilhelmsturm, the landmark of Dillenburg. The old town northwest of the Wilhelmsturm is nice to see. From there you hike through the courtyard garden to the train station of Dillenburg - the official end of the Rothaarsteig. From Dillenburg train station you can take regional trains in around 60 minutes to Frankfurt / Main.

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      • July 6, 2017

  10. Dieter planned a hike.

    July 6, 2017

    05:39
    12.8 mi
    2.3 mph
    800 ft
    1,475 ft
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    1. Dieter

      From the Lahnhof the Rothaarsteig leads on the penultimate stage once around four kilometers in the direction of the southeast to the Ilsequelle. From there we continue on the Eisenstraße, a medieval trade route, through forests, heathland and on ridge always towards the southwest. The route follows in many parts of the border between NRW and Hesse. You reach the source of the Dill after about twelve kilometers, after another six kilometers you come to the Tiefenrother Höhe, which offers a wonderful view over the southern Siegerland with the viewing platform "Nose in the Wind". From there it is still three kilometers to the penultimate stage destination Wilgersdorf.

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      • July 6, 2017

About Dieter

Ich finde, Wandern ist die ursprünglichste Form des Reisens. Und ich reise gerne und bin gerne draußen unterwegs. Ob zu Fuß, mit Skiern, auf dem Wasser, mit Öffis oder dem eigenen Fahrzeug. Bewegung ist Leben, und Leben ist Lust auf Neues!

Dieter’s Tour Stats

Distance228 mi
Time95:34 h