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Münsterland
 

About Münsterland

100 Schlösser und Burgen, 70 Orte, 4.500 km Radwege und unendliche Möglichkeiten - das ist die Radregion Münsterland. Hier kannst du alles entdecken, nur (fast) keine Höhenmeter.
Und bei aller Vorfreude auf die nächste Radtour nicht vergessen - mit Abstand fährst du am besten.
"Diese Vorhaben wurde aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) von der Europäischen Union und dem Land Nordrhein-Westfalen gefördert"

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  1. Münsterland planned a bike ride.

    May 28, 2021

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      This 34-kilometer-long Venn route, which bears its name for a reason, runs through damp meadows, past "quarry ponds", along streams, a former canal and of course the moors. So it will be really idyllic, even though you start in the center of Emsdetten. The tour connects the city center with the nature reserve "Emsdettener Venn" and offers you a special kind of nature experience in one of the last raised bogs in northern Germany.A bike adventure trail leads around the core area of the nature reserve, into which you can gain undisturbed views from two observation towers on the north and south edge of the moor. Bring some time with you, because a break here is really worthwhile and only with a little rest you will become one with the unique fauna and flora of this beautiful area.The moor is without a doubt the main protagonist of this compact tour, but of course there is still more to discover. On the way you have various refreshment stops and, especially in Emsdetten itself, it is worth making small detours here and there. A round through the city park with a beautifully situated forest swimming pool at the gates of the city is just as recommendable as a visit to the tub maker museum, the August Holländer museum or the neighboring park area Hof Deitmar with historical bakery.

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  2. Münsterland planned a bike ride.

    May 28, 2021

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      The name says it all: On this tour you will repeatedly follow different streams, pass natural springs and all kinds of water mills. And although the route is rather short, it takes you up to 140 meters: The Schöppinger Berg is the highest point of the tour and rewards you with a beautiful descent down to Horstmar, the town of Burgmannshöfe.The starting point of the tour is at the picturesque town hall pond of the municipality of Laer, from where you follow the course of the Steinfurter Aa to the north. The small river is the habitat of many plants and animals, but was also of great importance in the medieval defense system of Steinfurt Castle. Today it is an important part of the Bagno-Park landscape park. When you arrive in Burgsteinfurt, you can delve deeper into the history of the region. A detour to Burgsteinfurt Castle is also recommended, as is a visit to the historic town center of Burgsteinfurt. Here the ancient farm houses are really worth seeing and a little refreshment in one of the numerous restaurants or cafés is always worthwhile.There is a lot to discover on the way back. You will pass several mills and the Leerbach source, you can stop at the historic town hall in Horstmar and finally enjoy the wonderful ride over the slippery asphalt of the “Radbahn Münster”, which will take you almost back to the starting point of the tour. There is a cozy train station café right next to the route, where you can end the tour in a relaxed manner.

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  3. Münsterland planned a bike ride.

    May 28, 2021

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      The starting point of this beautiful tour is the cozy village of Welbergen an der Vechte, which lies east of Ochtrup and has a first highlight worth seeing in the form of the Welbergen moated castle. From here you cycle around Ochtrup and Wettringen through forests, meadows, moor and heathland and - if you keep your eyes open - you can get to know the diverse flora and fauna of the area. The highlight of the tour (and namesake) are the beautiful nature reserves and heather areas through which you drive.After the start you roughly follow the course of the Vechte over the route of the former railway line between Rheine and Ochtrup - today there is a really nice railway cycle path here, over which you roll in a relaxed manner towards Wettringen. When you leave the route, one of the very few climbs on the tour is waiting for you: Despite its manageable height of 95 meters, the Rothenberg offers a beautiful view. During the ascent (no less than 30 meters in altitude!) You have a perfect view of the Villa Jordaan, which sits enthroned on top of the "mountain".In the Gildehauser Venn it is now really idyllic and here the route lives up to its name: The heathland, which by the way is already in Lower Saxony, with its wet meadows and moors is simply beautiful. You can let it work on you perfectly from a viewing platform. A little later, it is worth taking a detour to the Dreiländersee, where you can relax on the shore or stop in the Café Seeblick. You then go back rested. In Ochtrup, a few beautiful highlights await you shortly before your destination, such as the pottery museum or the St. Mary's Church.

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  4. Münsterland planned a bike ride.

    May 28, 2021

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      The skylark is “to blame” for giving this tour its name. With a little luck, their singing will be your soundtrack for the beautiful route in the north of the Steinfurter Land, on which turquoise sparkling water, historical buildings and even real open-air art await you. Cycling is a special pleasure on the sections of the Münsterland cycle track, which runs on a former railway line.The start and finish is in Neuenkirchen, where you can take a look at the impressive St. Anna Church, which is the largest building in the village, right at the beginning. Today it seems a bit exaggerated for the small community, at that time it seemed to people to be just the right size due to the rapidly growing textile industry. From the village it is first "uphill" - at least for Münsterland conditions. A full 15 meters later you have a really nice panoramic view of the Münsterland park landscape, before you cycle further north through the quiet landscape with idyllic wet meadows.In Rheine, the highlights are lined up one after the other. Here you should definitely plan the short detour to the God's gift saltworks and then to the Bentlage monastery. A beautiful bike path along the Ems will take you to the center of the city, where the Emsmühle with its granary is absolutely worth seeing. We can also recommend a detour to the city center of Rheine, the Falkenhof Museum and the historic market square with its varied gastronomy.At the end of the tour it will be really idyllic again. If your timing is right, it is worth taking a detour to Lake Offlumer in Neunkirchen to enjoy a wonderful sunset. You can then end the day in the “Ewige Liebe” restaurant.

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  5. Münsterland planned a bike ride.

    May 28, 2021

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      This tour begins and ends in Greven, directly on the Ems. And maybe you are wondering why the city protects itself from the mostly tranquil little river with such high dykes? The answer lies in the past: straightening the river bed always leads to flooding. Today we know that you have to give space to a river. On this tour you will be able to see later that large parts of the Ems have already been renatured.But now you leave the Ems for the first time and dive into the small forest area "Gronenburg", which has an eventful history. At the end of the Second World War, the explosion of an ammunition dump that was blown up by the Nazis devastated the forest and the neighboring houses. A memorial stone still reminds of this today.Now it becomes very idyllic and you leave the dark forest with its dark past behind you. You cycle through meadows and fields, pass an old sheep farm and the historic Bispinghof and finally reach the municipality of Altenberg, whose location is unique in the Münsterland. It is located on the "highest" point of the Altenberger Höhenrücken and for Münsterland conditions you have to pedal a lot here to get to the town center around the Catholic parish church of St. Johannes Baptist. At the end of the village, the 300-year-old "Krüselinde" invites you to take a little rest.On the way back, it's worth taking a closer look here and there. Rare wild orchids grow on the "ridge" of the Altenberger Höhenrücken and in the further course you can find snowdrops, celandine and yellow stars if you don't drive too fast. Nature lovers really get their money's worth on the last kilometers of the tour.At the very end you cycle along the Emsauen, which have been extensively renatured in recent years. This clearly shows that it pays not to work against nature, but to live in harmony with it.

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  6. Münsterland planned a bike ride.

    May 28, 2021

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      Metelen is the smallest municipality in the Steinfurter Land region and yet it can look back on a long history. Before you start, you should definitely roll through the town and risk a few glances, for example at the beautiful parish church and the historic Plagemann mill. There is a lot to discover here - but don't forget: You are here for cycling. So, let's go!Along the Vechte you leave the village and follow the river for a short distance before the route bends east and heads for the first highlight: In the railway museum, technology fans in particular get their money's worth. If you like it more natural - but especially when kids are there - a visit to the Dino Zoo is worthwhile, which you will reach a little later.Now it will be quiet and idyllic if you follow the route through the Metelener Heide. Here typical heathland alternates with wide pine forests and you can find many different plants if you just look for them. With a bit of luck and at the right time of year, you can even find delicious blueberries or see a snipe or two. The chances of that are not bad on this tour ...The Strönfeld quarry pond is the ideal place for a picnic before you reach Nienborg, where many exciting highlights are waiting to be discovered by you. We recommend a stop at the historic watermill, the old castle gate and the high house are also worth seeing. The way back through the Fuechte Kallenbeck nature reserve is a truly idyllic end to this beautiful tour.

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  7. Münsterland planned a bike ride.

    May 27, 2021

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      This tour is really “worth seeing”: It leads you from the beautiful market square in Borken first to the Klostersee Burlo and later past the Pröbstingsee back to the city. On the way, not only the lakes, but also many other beautiful highlights provide variety.Immediately after the start, the first highlight is not long in coming - as is the next play on words: the medieval thief tower, once part of the city fortifications, is now popularly known as the "tower of love" because the registry office's wedding room has been set up here since 1990. Along the Borkener Aar you follow the route until you can see the next highlight: The Jugendburg Gemen is really impressive and definitely worth the little detour.As soon as you leave the city, it becomes - typically Münsterland - quiet and idyllic. Rest areas are set up here and there that you can use to rest and have a little picnic. In Burlo you finally reach the turning point of the route. It is worth taking a short stop at Mariengarden Abbey and then, especially in summer, a long break at the Klostersee, where you can also swim. You have this option again a little later at Pröbstingsee. Here you can also rent a pedal boat and take it to the sunset or end the tour comfortably in the beer garden before you cycle the last few kilometers back to Borken.

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  8. Münsterland planned a bike ride.

    May 27, 2021

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      This tour is short, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful. On the contrary: it really has something to offer with an exciting mix of nature, water and beautiful places that invite you to stop for a break.Start and finish are in the middle of Warendorf on the historic market square. You can look forward to it: Numerous restaurants and cafés invite you here after the tour to end the tour in a wonderful atmosphere and to strengthen yourself. But before that you can enjoy cycling. You leave Warendorf and leave the Bundeswehr Sports School and the German Equestrian Olympics Committee on the left, before you dive into the wide meadow landscape of the Münsterland along the “Historic City Center Route”. Soon you will reach the Feldmarksee with a lido, boat rental, gastronomy and a pirate ship from which you can enjoy a great view.The route continues through the center of Sassenberg, where the lovely Schücking House and the parish church of St. Johannes are located. When you leave the place, you are already on the way back to Warendorf. This section is particularly worth seeing as soon as you reach the Ems and the Emssee. Countless nice resting places with great views await you here. Perfect for a picnic or just for a relaxing break.Tip: When the weather is nice, it can get a bit crowded at the Emssee, so you should be considerate of walkers, children playing or dogs with your bike. To avoid the hustle and bustle, you can simply use the bike path on the north side of the lake.

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  9. Münsterland planned a bike ride.

    May 27, 2021

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      Rheine is the second largest city in the Münsterland - after Münster itself. And this is exactly where the starting point of this beautiful tour is located. So it is worthwhile to plan a little more time, because there is a lot to discover in Rheine itself. There are many beautiful buildings and a large market square, the saline Gottesgabe, the Falkenhof city museum and the Bentlage monastery. But before you take a look at all of this, let's take a ride on the bike!This tour is divided into two parts: on the way there you follow the beautiful bike path along the Dortmund-Ems Canal. Here you always have a wonderful view of the water and the ship traffic. There are many opportunities to take a break and some highlights, such as the Hörstel peat bog lake, the “Nasse Dreieck” or the NaturaGart nature adventure park. Through the idyllic Saerbeck wetland you reach the village of the same name, which marks the turning point of the tour. There are a few places to stop for refreshments and a natural swimming lake.The way back takes you on quiet bike paths and paths past the Surenburg and through picturesque meadows and fields back to Rheine. If you want to spend the night here (and like it particularly quiet), we have a tip for you: The Bentlage Monastery is not just worth a visit. You can also spend the night here. As a "bed & bike" establishment, it is particularly suitable for cyclists.

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  10. Münsterland planned a bike ride.

    May 27, 2021

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      “Pättkes” is the name given to small paths in the Münsterland that lead through meadows and pastures and usually run away from the hustle and bustle. You will get to know exactly such Pättkes in many places today when you cycle through the idyllic Steverauen from Nordkirchen to Olfen and back.It starts at the parish church in Nordkirchen. You leave the place and head straight for the cultural highlight of the tour: Neukirchen Castle. It is really worthwhile to allow some time here and at least stop for a coffee and a delicious piece of cake. Since the castle is really only a little more than a kilometer from the starting point of the tour, it is also a good idea to plan it as a highlight at the end of the tour. The beer garden invites you to “après biking” and inside there is even fine cuisine. Whether now or later - after the castle it will be quiet and idyllic.After the Terschner See you reach the Stever, with which you cross under the Dortmund-Ems Canal a little later - quite adventurous! You cycle through the floodplains past Olfen. Here you can watch Heck cattle, storks and donkeys in the natural meadow landscape. Here you can also take a detour into the city: Olfen has a beautiful market square with several small cafés that invite you to have a coffee or an ice cream.Even on the way back, this tour is quiet and idyllic. You pass a farmer's shop, cross the Dortmund-Ems Canal again and enjoy wide views of the flat Münsterland again and again, until you finally arrive back at the starting point in Nordkirchen.

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