This route takes you east towards the homeland of the Guelphs, who ruled the city of Lingen for around five decades. It starts right in the center of the city.From here you cycle north along the Dortmund-Ems Canal for a few kilometers. Straight as a whistle and with lively shipping traffic, the waterway forms an attractive contrast to the natural run of the rabbit, which you are heading for next. On the way, a break in Clusorth-Bramhar at the herb farm Rosen is worthwhile: Here you can expect picturesque half-timbered houses, a wonderful garden and a cozy courtyard café with homemade cakes.Through the villages of Bawinkel and Klosterholte you finally reach the hare in Bückelte, which you follow upstream to Haselünne. During a rest you can stroll through the historic city center with its Burgmannshöfe. A visit to one of the grain distilleries for which the city is known is also worthwhile. After an extensive break in Haselünne, we return to Lingen.Through a varied forest, field and meadow landscape and through the villages of Lotte, Barley and Nordholte you will reach Langen on the way, where you can take a short break again, because in the country café "Olle Nordholter Schoule" there are delicious original Dutch pancake specialties . The last kilometers to Lingen are a snap.
April 13, 2020
This route takes you west of Lingen through the Lohner Sand, the former territory of the legendary robber captain Machurius.At the beginning of the tour you cycle along the Dortmund-Ems Canal out of the city and follow it to the Hanekenfähr recreation area. This is where the Ems-Vechte Canal branches off, which you now cycle along. Passing sport boats and shady forests, you can relax in the old trading metropolis of Nordhorn directly on the Dutch border. The old town with its numerous architectural monuments lies on an island which is surrounded by the Vechte. The detour to the modern zoo is particularly worthwhile for families. You can stop off in the "Pier 99" restaurant directly on Lake Vechtesee.Freshly strengthened, you continue to drive along the water, namely on the south-north channel. He and other canals in the area were created partly to drain the bogs and partly for transport. At the height of Wietmarschen you leave the banks of the straight water and cycle to the traditional pilgrimage place of Mary. You can find out the history of pilgrimages and the community that grew up around a medieval monastery in the Abbey and Pilgrimage Museum. Right next to the imposing pilgrimage church of St. Johannes Apostel, you can recharge your batteries with coffee and cake in the Stiftscafé cake buffet, which is located in the servants' house of the former Benedictine monastery.The path then takes you back to Lingen via Lohne. If you need a cool down on the way, you can take a break at the Lohner Freizeitsee. And if you want to explore the area of robber captain Machurius, you can add a little hike in Lohner Sand to this beautiful bike tour.
April 13, 2020
Almost everything on this topic revolves around the topic of water. It starts in Spelle. From here you first cycle on the river Speller Aa to Venhaus. All that remains of the castle that once dominated the place is the moat, which today encloses a delightful park and the church of St. Vitus. We continue to the Dortmund-Ems Canal and the Venhaus Lock, then along the Speller Aa to the Blauen and Lünner See lakes. You will find a swimming area at both.In the direction of Lünne you come across the Große Aa and expand your knowledge of water on the Lünne watermill nature trail. You can also make music with the tree trunk xylophone or measure yourself with animals during the long jump. The Landhausbrauerei Borchert offers hearty refreshments and refreshments.Back towards Spelle you temporarily follow the course of the Giegel Aa and reach the nature reserve Speller Dose with its exciting nature trail. The rest of a raised bog is protected here, which has shrunk due to peat extraction and drainage over the past centuries. The old drainage canals keep crossing your path. Finally, you can visit the great museum of the agricultural machinery manufacturer Krone in Spelle. Some of the tractors are over 100 years old and you can even see an American "prairie cutter" from the 1940s. Or you can end the day in the "Speller Welle", the popular family pool.
November 21, 2019
Would you like a trip into the "good old days"? Then this tour is just right for you. But of course on this tour you will also get to know the modern sides of the Lengerich velvet community, such as the recreation area Saller See. Above all, however, you will experience a traditional rural region with half-timbered houses, a farm garden and “horse shoemaker” in barley, with a historic rectory and bakery in Bawinkel and with the “Olle Nordholter Schule”. The traditionally furnished classroom is reminiscent of the times when every peasantry still had a tiny school with only one room for all ages.Past the Saller See, you will discover Ramingsmühle shortly before Hestrup, which after extensive renovation grinds flour with hydropower again. A bakehouse belongs to the almost 500 year old technical monument. The Hesemann watermill just behind Hestrup is hardly half as old. It is also fully functional. The Scholz carriage office in Handrup is also still in operation. The traditional handicraft company produces modern vehicles for driving, but also restores antique coaches.You cycle past the monastery church with Leoninum grammar school in Handrup, take a short detour to the Hahnenmoor nature reserve and return to Lengerich. Did you notice the old gatehouse in the Bürgerpark before you left? It was once part of Lengerich Castle and is now part of the charming historic center with two churches - ideal to end the day.
November 21, 2019
Three different collections are among the highlights of this tour around Salzbergen: The nationally known fire department museum shows the history of fire fighting. In addition to historical equipment from the local weir, numerous items of equipment and uniform parts from all over the world can be seen. The local association has put together geological and archaeological finds as well as historical washing machines and other household appliances in the exhibition barn. Finally, the carriage exhibition is the result of Helmut Oldeweme's passion for collecting, who shows 30 historical vehicles on his farm. With some of them, excursions are even possible.Nature sets further highlights: You cycle through the floodplains of a particularly charming section of the Ems, you drive through the forest at Gut Stovern, which is characterized by a particularly large botanical diversity, and you pass the peat bog of the Steider Keienvenn nature reserve. Finally, a treat for technology fans: Near the start and finish point is a historic steam locomotive of the 43 series, which ran between Emden and Rheine until 1977.
November 21, 2019
On a large round you get to know the old Emsbüren and its surrounding communities. Fresh and rested, you first cover a few kilometers to the north - and then relax on a detour to Lingen in the Hanekenfähr recreation area. Here you can enjoy the view of the Emswehr or the lock. Perhaps you would like to go on a trip on the Ems and Dortmund-Ems Canal?Then continue along the waterway by bike. First to Heitel near Lünne, where you can play a game of football golf. Then you cross the canal at the Venhaus lock, reach the Ems at Listrup and explore their meadows. A short detour to Salzbergen is worthwhile just because of the fire brigade museum with its extensive collection of historical fire engines and equipment.Through the Käsevenn with its attractive moor and water landscapes you finally reach the Emsflower adventure park. Europe's largest nursery shows the whole variety of plant cultivation: from pansies for the next season to exotic plants in the tropical garden, from Mediterranean geraniums to Asian koi in the water landscape. You can discover small garden art back in Emsbüren: in the lovingly tended herb garden of the Heimathof. In the eight half-timbered houses of this open-air museum, you will also get to know the everyday life of the rural population of the 18th century.
November 21, 2019
The tower of the St. Andreaskirche remains almost in sight during the compact circular tour. A good 200 steps lead up and so you can see what awaits you from a height of almost 80 meters: the Ems flows to the east, the course of which you follow towards Mehringen. Only a short detour from the path, “MehrLi”, a cable ferry based on the historical model, commutes across the river. The “Life-Nature-Project” nature trail begins near the jetty and illustrates the floodplain habitat at nine stations.Back on the circular tour you will soon reach the "Mehringer Steine", an ensemble of three exceptionally well-preserved large stone graves. The property around the megalithic tombs is a small park that is maintained by the citizens of Mehring.You cycle back to Emsbüren through other lovely villages. A little refreshment now? You can get them, for example, in the café at Enkings Mühle: a piece of black bread cake, prepared from the much-celebrated Emsbüren pumpernickel. The 200-year-old windmill crushes the rye. Also worth seeing is the Heimathof Emsbüren open-air museum with its medicinal herb garden. And if you noticed a bronze statue of a priest and a cattle on the way: It reminds you that the round song of "Mr. Pastor sien Kauh" was created in Emsbüren, which supposedly has more stanzas than the "bird wedding".
November 22, 2019
On this circuit you will explore nature at the gates of the city. Almost 650 years ago, they courageously saved their city from hostile conquest; today they maintain tradition and customs: the kivelinge. It brings the history of Lingen back to life at city festivals, city tours and now also on bike tours. This follows the course of the Ems towards the north - not as far as the sea, but it was still clear: the kiveling section of the Emspirates becomes the namesake here.Explore the area of the Empirates, the unspoilt and romantic nature of the water landscapes north of Lingen. First the Brögberner ponds, which were created as a project of the Expo 2000 and have long since developed into a popular recreation area. Paths for hikers, skaters and cyclists enable exciting nature encounters. You will pass idyllic villages in the direction of the Dortmund-Ems Canal before you reach another man-made wetland at the Geeste reservoir. Along the lakeshore you continue to the nature reserve Biener Busch, one of the largest unspoilt riparian forests in the Ems. Flooded mostly in winter, the area gives a good impression in summer of what the European primeval forests once looked like.You will discover completely different habitats beyond the Ems: The Wachendorf nature adventure trail shows the diversity of species on dry sandy soils. Flowering grasslands full of butterflies flourish between inland dunes, against the background of dark pine forests the heath glows purple in late summer. And back in the city? Here you can enjoy the diverse cultural and gastronomic offer and treat yourself to a break on the beautiful historic market square.
November 22, 2019
Along the natural course of the hare, the trail leads you first to Herzlake and then into the Hahnenmoor, which today is protected. A historic peat plant shows how the natural landscape has changed through the earlier human use - in part at lectures and film screenings in the industrial monument, but especially on the outside area. Here, typical natural and cultivated plants such as buckwheat and berry bushes thrive, here you can see the tools of the peat cutters and the beehives of the beekeepers.On the way you will get to know the moorland, which ends shortly after the border to Osnabrück. On the edge of a large wooded area, you will reach the Stift Börstel, an almost 800-year-old Cistercian monastery, which is still inhabited and cultivated today by religious sisters. In addition to the historic buildings and the monastery garden, especially the all-summer music events are worth seeing.Through the Börsteler forest, a protected area within the UNESCO Global Geopark TERRA.vita, you pass the Hahnenmoor and through idyllic villages back to Haselünne. Here you can finally see the local museum with its picturesque ensemble of six half-timbered houses.
November 22, 2019
Emsland, Osnabrücker Land and Oldenburger Münsterland - these three "countries" combine more than this delightful round trip. Because you will experience boundless enjoyment of nature here while cycling. Immediately after the start in Herzlake you reach for example the Hahnenmoor. In a historic peat plant you get information about this protected area, which extends to the Osnabrücker Land. You will also learn how human use has changed the moor and get to know typical animals and plants of the unique habitat.The cultural highlight of the neighboring region you will discover on the edge of a large forest area: Stift Börstel, founded almost 800 years ago and inhabited and managed by Cistercian nuns to this day. You first drive through the forest of Börstel, then through other protected areas in the Oldenburg Münsterland and in the charming town of Löningen. This is where the museum railway "Hasetal Express" stops on its way from Meppen to Essen (Oldenburg). In addition, the Cinematographic Collection Dr. Heinz Dobelmann e.V. nostalgic feelings with cinema showpieces from the past century.After you have taken a long break in Löningen, your return journey to Herzlake begins along the pretty little river Hase. The path along its shores close to nature is an avenue of fruit trees, which leads you to, among other things, the Hofmuseum Lucas with its charming farmer garden, the megalithic grave "Auf dem Ladenesch" and the Aselager mill.
November 26, 2019