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Kristof
 

About Kristof

Seit über 12 Jahren dreht sich bei mir alles um Radreisen. Als Reiseleiter begleite ich interessierte Leute in ganz Europa und arbeite Radreisen für verschiedene Veranstalter aus. Um eine zusätzliche Perspektive zu bekommen studiere ich Verkehrswirtschaft in Dresden in der Hoffnung, die Welt ein bisschen fahrradfreundlicher zu machen.Als stolzes Mitglied des komoot-Teams darf ich seit 2019 meine Leidenschaft mit euch teilen und stelle euch tolle Radtouren vor. Alles, was du auf meiner Seite findest, bin ich entweder selber abgeradelt oder habe sie so gut recherchiert, als würde ich gleich starten.Zum Schluss noch ein obligatorisches Zitat: „Nur wo du mit dem Rad warst, bist du auch wirklich gewesen”. Frei nach Goethe.

Distance travelled

255 mi

Time in motion

23:35 h

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  1. Kristof went cycling.

    3 days ago

    01:26
    15.8 mi
    11.0 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,250 ft
    1. Kristof

      Today I used the nice weather to try out my new racing bike and not study for an hour and a half for tomorrow's test. ;) The Schönfeld highlands are always beautiful for cycling. Unfortunately, everything around Schillerplatz / Körnerplatz is, as always, a disaster. But nothing could spoil my mood today! :)

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      • 3 days ago

  2. Kristof planned a bike ride.

    January 8, 2021

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    1. Kristof

      The last stage on the Emscher Park cycle path is on the one hand quite relaxed, on the other hand a nice summary of the whole tour: relics from the past industrial age and beautiful nature alternate.Right at the beginning you drive through several small nature reserves. In some there are game enclosures and you can watch the game in its natural environment from your bike.The first half of the route is slightly hilly. Although the path hardly climbs noticeably, there are beautiful views over the landscape here and there. Near and far you can see huge mining towers or works of art on the heaps.You drive past the town of Kamen. A short detour to the center is definitely worthwhile, there you will find pretty houses as well as some places to stop. We continue a little on the Klöcknerbahnweg. One of the many disused Zecherbahns used to run here.As soon as you reach the Datteln-Hamm-Kanal and the Lippe again, you drive partly on the path of the first stage past Hamm to the glass elephant. Enjoy the impressive contrast between almost untouched nature and huge industrial plants.

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      • January 13, 2021

  3. Kristof planned a bike ride.

    January 8, 2021

    1. Kristof

      On today's stage, in addition to other highlights of industrial culture, you will also encounter castles and mansions for a change. But one after anonther. From the Zeche Zollverein you drive on a former railway line that has been converted into a wonderful bike path.To the left and right of the path are interesting parks and small nature reserves. The sky staircase leads you to the dump Rheinebene and from above you can have a nice view of the wide plain.The cycle path meanders between Bochum and Herne. A particularly beautiful section leads you along the Grummer ponds. There you can also take a short break and watch the geese.The route is particularly varied. Disused mines, nature reserves and settlements alternate. And after a short climb, a beautiful panorama opens up over the Ölbachtal. The contrasts on the way are exciting. For example, shortly after the interesting and detailed Zeche Zollern comes the Dellwig moated castle.Passing Westhusen Castle you reach the Dortmund-Ems Canal in the northeast of Dortmund. If you followed him, you'd get out of Friesland.

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      • January 13, 2021

  4. Kristof planned a bike ride.

    January 8, 2021

    1. Kristof

      Today's stage is worth a trip in itself, because on the 50 kilometers you will immerse yourself in the fascinating world of industrial culture. A short detour to the Eisenheim factory estate is historically interesting. The first workers' settlement in the Ruhr area was built in 1846.Back on the way, on the banks of the Rhine-Herne Canal, the “Slinky Springs to Fame” bridge meanders over you. In the northeast of Duisburg you drive on a former railway line that has been converted into a wonderful cycle path to the Duisburg Nord Landscape Park.The 200 hectare area around the disused steelworks is the epitome of industrial culture. The park was created as part of the "International Building Exhibition Emscher Park", a future program to improve the quality of life in the Ruhr area.The next highlight is not long in coming. You reach the mighty Rhine and drive on the beautiful promenade, sometimes surrounded by sheep that graze here. You drive past the Duisburg harbor to Essen-Borbeck. There it is worth taking a short detour through the beautifully landscaped castle park.The grand finale of the stage is the Zeche Zollverein. When you arrive here, you are standing 150 years ago industrial history. Today the entire ensemble, which includes an interesting museum, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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      • January 12, 2021

  5. Kristof planned a bike ride.

    January 8, 2021

    1. Kristof

      The second stage continues west, mostly near the Rhine-Herne Canal. Right at the beginning you cross the Waltrop harbor bridge and take a look at one of the security gates, which is lowered in case of danger.Only half an hour later it gets really exciting. The Waltrop lock park is an excursion into the fascinating world of locks. Ship lifts from three centuries stand side by side and form a great backdrop. Together with other buildings, a playground and cafes, the lock park invites you to take a break.A few kilometers further on you will encounter the Emscher, the tour's namesake, for the first time. It flows under the Rhine-Herne Canal and then parallel to it. There are also some natural treasures on today's stage, although not as many in a row as on the first stage.If you want to work off halfway through the stage, you should definitely go to the Hoheward heap. It is one of the largest spoil heaps in the Ruhr area and the view from above is gigantic!Passing Gelsenkirchen and with a view of the tetrahedron on the Beckstraße Halde you will reach your destination, the Neue Mitte Oberhausen. There is the gasometer, originally the largest gas container in Europe, today the highest event hall in Europe.

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      • January 12, 2021

  6. Kristof planned a bike ride.

    January 8, 2021

    1. Kristof

      The Emscher Park cycle path begins in the east of the city of Hamm at Maximilianpark. If you arrive by train, you can reach the starting point from Hamm main station in around 20 to 30 minutes. Before you start pedaling to explore the treasures of the Emscher Park Cycle Path, it is worthwhile to visit Maximilian Park. In addition to the gigantic glass elephant, you will find all kinds of colorful gardens there.You ride your bike to the Datteln-Hamm Canal, which initially flows parallel to the Lippe, and follow it almost to the end of your day's stage. If you think a trip along the canal is something boring, you are wrong. From the bank you can see huge industrial buildings and gigantic sculptures, as they can often be found on the renatured heaps.The most beautiful thing that awaits you on the way is what the Ruhr area is least known for: unique natural landscapes. The lip meanders from one nature reserve to the next. The nature reserve with the awkward name "Wetland complex between Landwehrstrasse and Datteln-Hamm Canal" is particularly impressive. There, orchids in the most dazzling colors grow in a meadow not far from the bike path!In addition to natural jewels, you will also come across small harbors, some of which have lost their original function and are now perfect places to take a break for cyclists, such as the Preußenhafen in Lünen. The stage ends in Waltrop, where you can spend the night. The next train station, Dortmund-Mengede, is around 15 minutes by bike to the south.

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      • January 12, 2021

  7. Kristof planned a bike ride.

    October 20, 2020

    Daniel likes this.
    1. Kristof

      The last stage on the Nidda cycle path is short and very easy to ride. At the same time, it is an idyllic excursion through the wonderful nature in Frankfurt's green belt. If you live in or near Frankfurt, this short stage is also a nice idea for a half-day excursion. The tour begins in Bad Vilbel, the starting point is easily accessible by train.From Bad Vilbel you first drive directly along the Nidda and follow its meanders through the fields. To the left and right of the river there are always larger and smaller sections left in their natural state, so that plants and animals have enough space to develop.In Bonames you can make a detour to the old airport, which has now been renatured and converted into a park. There is a nice café in the former tower. Then it goes on through the green belt of Frankfurt. There are great parks on your way, such as Volkspark Nidda or Brentanopark.After you passed under the second oldest railway bridge in Germany, you will soon have reached the mouth of the Nidda. It flows almost unspectacularly into the stately Main, 100 kilometers after it drips from a rock.If you follow the course of the river for a few meters, you will reach the small but special Höchst old town with its castle. Not far from there you can get on the train at Frankfurt-Höchst station.

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      • October 31, 2020

  8. Kristof planned a bike ride.

    October 20, 2020

    Daniel likes this.
    1. Kristof

      For the second stage you have two options, which only differ in the first ten kilometers. In this variant you drive from Nidda via the health resort Bad Salzhausen.A little detour into the old town of Nidda is worthwhile. There are many beautiful half-timbered houses, a castle and a few cafes. In Nidda you drive over the river of the same name. Not far from your bike path is the Johanniterpark with a church tower without a church. Then it goes over a small slope to Bad Salzhausen, where you can relax in the spa gardens.The tour continues through floodplain landscapes where animals and nature feel comfortable. There are also bird watching stations and information boards along the way. Not only interesting for ornithologists, but also for those who want to get out of Frankfurt a bit to get close to nature.A longer stop is worthwhile in Staden. There is a nice restaurant in the architecturally interesting Ysenburg Castle there. Next to it you will find a park and not far from it, right on the bike path, a nature reserve and a fountain where you can refill your water bottle.The further stage always takes you directly along the Nidda and you follow the river as it meanders through beautiful meadow and floodplain landscapes and flows through pretty villages. For even more variety, there are also some works of art that were set up next to the bike path.The end of the second stage is in Bad Vilbel. After the stage, you can cool off in the outdoor pool, get on the train or, if you still have strength and inclination, join the 20-kilometer third stage. It leads you through the Frankfurt green belt to the mouth of the Nidda in the Main.

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      • October 26, 2020

  9. Kristof planned a bike ride.

    October 20, 2020

    Daniel likes this.
    1. Kristof

      For the second stage you have two options, which only differ in the first ten kilometers. In this variant you drive from Nidda via Ranstadt.If you haven't already done it, you should drive into the old town in Nidda. There are many beautiful half-timbered houses, a castle and in the Johanniter Park even a church tower without a church.The tour continues through floodplain landscapes, where animals and nature feel comfortable. There are also bird watching stations and information boards along the way. Not only interesting for ornithologists, but also for everyone who wants to get out of Frankfurt a bit to get close to nature.A longer stop is worthwhile in Staden. There is a nice restaurant in the architecturally interesting Ysenburg Castle there. Next to it you will find a park and not far from it, right on the bike path, a nature reserve and a fountain where you can refill your water bottle.The further stage always takes you directly along the Nidda and you follow the river as it meanders through beautiful meadow and floodplain landscapes and flows through pretty villages. For even more variety, there are also some works of art that were set up next to the bike path.The end of the second stage is in Bad Vilbel. After the stage you can cool off in the outdoor pool, get on the train or, if you still have strength and inclination, join the 20-kilometer third stage. It leads you through the Frankfurt green belt to the mouth of the Nidda in the Main.

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      • October 26, 2020

  10. Kristof planned a bike ride.

    October 20, 2020

    Daniel and Gabi like this.
    1. Kristof

      In the midst of beautiful nature, an inconspicuous little river splashes out of the earth. The Nidda rises at Landgrafenborn and flows into the Main 100 kilometers later in Frankfurt. Unfortunately there is no railroad far and wide that can bring you to the source. It was dismantled as early as 1960. But don't worry, a Vulkan-Express bus will take you to Hoherodskopf, about four kilometers from Landgrafenborn. You can find information here: rmv.de/c/de/start/vgo/freizeit/vulkan-express/allgemeines.The first stage is particularly easy to drive. It's only 25 kilometers long and it's almost always slightly downhill. Right from the start, extraordinary natural sights await you: the raised bog in the Breungeshainer Heide, one of only two raised bogs in Hesse. Then you come to the rafting pond to the nature reserve Bannwald Niddahänge. There it is worthwhile to briefly leave the cycle path and walk to the babbling Nidda.The first major place on this stage is Schotten. Shortly before you drive into the city, the bird park with a café, petting zoo and a sensory park is on the left. The old town of Schotten is enchanting with its many half-timbered houses. Here you can spend your lunch break. South of the old town, directly on the Niddaufer, is a beautifully landscaped park.You drive comfortably past the Nidda reservoir and across meadows. Again and again the path leads you directly along the Nidda. The destination of the stage is in Nidda, which has a train station. There are two options for the next stage: Either continue directly along the Nidda or take a short detour via Bad Salzhausen.

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      • October 21, 2020

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