This round trip between Fulda and Werra will inspire you. You can expect landscapes that resemble a postcard idyll. Almost untouched, almost wildly romantic the nature appears here, through which the Fulda and Werra meander. Discover proud castles and old half-timbered towns in this gentle hilly landscape on the former inner-German border. Let yourself be inspired by 1000 years of history, by the art along the cycle path and in the document city of Kassel. Many things on the way will seem like fairy tales, no wonder, because you are moving in the land of the Brothers Grimm. You will cycle on the Fulda Cycle Path and the Werratal Cycle Path as well as on low-traffic roads and farm tracks. On the 5th day there are about 200 meters of heights to master between Bebra and Sontra (bridging by train possible), otherwise there are only minor differences in heights on your varied bike tour.
1. day arrival Hann. Münden
Arrive early and look forward to Hann. Münden, idyllically situated at the confluence of the Fulda and Werra rivers. With over 700 half-timbered houses from six centuries, the old town still enchants visitors from all over the world.
2. day Hann. Münden – Kassel, ca. 35 km
A beautiful bike route along the Fulda River to Kassel - the "Capital of the German Fairy Tale Route" - awaits you today. The statue of Hercules, the imposing UNESCO cultural heritage site on Wilhelmshöhe, greets you from afar. Kassel is not only worth a visit during the world-famous art exhibition Documenta. Therefore, visit the worth seeing Museum Fridericianum and the Orangerie in the Fuldaauen. Like a rising sun, the Orangerie shines out between the trees. Let your first day of cycling come to a pleasant end here.
3. day Kassel – Melsungen, ca. 40 km
The Fulda Cycle Path initially winds its way through the varied Hessian hilly landscape, always in the immediate vicinity of the Fulda. In the afternoon you continue cycling through the meadows and fields of the Melsungen region. Look forward to the small half-timbered town of Melsungen, which is over 1000 years old! Marvel at the flower-filled alleys, the many lovingly decorated half-timbered houses, the idyllic market square and one of the most beautiful half-timbered town halls in Germany.
4. day Melsungen - Rotenburg a. d. Fulda, ca. 30 km
Today you cycle along the river Fulda into the wooded north of Hessen. Hessen's only basket maker museum and the Cistercian nunnery Haydau in Morschen are just a few highlights. On the way, a special experience awaits you between Morschen-Binsförth and Malsfeld-Beiseförth. You will cross the Fulda on a distance of 50 m in the air! With the help of a bicycle cableway unique in Germany. Nestled in the narrowest part of the Fulda valley, you will then reach your destination for the day, the romantic half-timbered old town of Rotenburg a. d. Fulda.
5. day Rotenburg a. d. Fulda – Eschwege (Werratal), ca. 40 km
Today you cycle through the charming low mountain range between the Fulda and the Werra from the Fulda to the Werra. Between Bebra and Sontra you have to master about 200 meters of height difference, which you could also cover by train. Look forward to Eschwege, stroll through the half-timbered town on the Werra and marvel at 1,000 and more half-timbered houses with magnificent carvings. Some of these houses of the old half-timbered town lean a bit and gain charm just because of that. At the town hall you can listen to the chimes and maybe discover the symbolic figure of Eschwege, the Dietemann. He appears every hour on the clock and blows his horn.
6. day Eschwege – Bad Sooden-Allendorf, ca. 25 km
Today you cycle along the Werra. Sculptures by well-known artists line the banks and tempt you to stop off. It is nice that you arrive early in the half-timbered town of Bad Sooden-Allendorf. Salt and brine have determined the fortunes of the town here for centuries. Feel the natural power of the brine and relax on a tour of the graduation house or unwind in the 32-degree warm brine water at the Werratal Therme or in the diverse sauna landscape.
7. day Bad Sooden-Allendorf - Hann. Münden, ca. 40 km
Passing proud castles, you cycle along the Werratal cycle path to the cherry town of Witzenhausen. Stroll through the historic town center with its many half-timbered houses and marvel at the town hall, the old town wall and the Diebesturm. Afterwards you cycle through Europe's largest closed cherry-growing area to Hann. Münden.
8. day Hann. Münden, departure
Unfortunately, it's already over, but if you want to go further, just cycle along the Weser to the North Sea.
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
01.04. – 21.04.2023
01.10. – 14.10.2023
22.04. – 12.05.2023
10.09. – 30.09.2023
13.05. – 09.09.2023
bookable additional nights
Prices are per person.
13.04. – 22.04.2024
29.09. – 05.10.2024
23.04. – 17.05.2024
15.09. – 28.09.2024
18.05. – 14.09.2024
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- accomodation in 3*** hotels and beautiful guesthouses
- personal tour breefing
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app for almost all journeys
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Things to know about the bike tour Fulda - Werra - Roundtrip
Below you will find specific information about the bike tour Fulda - Werra - Roundtrip. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel.: +49 6421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Hann. Münden is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany. The best way to reach our partner hotels in Hann. Münden from the train station is a short cab ride. Current timetable information and price information can be found very conveniently at www.bahn.de.
Parking at the first hotel
You can park your car for a fee in the hotel parking lot (approx. 7,00 € per day) or in the underground parking garage of the hotel (approx. 17,00 € per day). You will receive detailed information about the parking facilities at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your trip.
Condition of the cycle paths
The majority of the route runs on well paved or asphalted cycle paths and farm tracks as well as on small side roads. Only a few short sections are moderately to poorly paved and can be bypassed in most cases. The entire route is largely flat and is well and consistently signposted throughout.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between unisex and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 21-speed gear shift and freewheel as well al electric bikes (unisex). You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.
A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefor it is payable locally at the hotel.
7 days hotline service
Just in case the bike chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: you can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
On the market square in the middle of the historical town center with about 700 half-timbered houses is one of the most beautiful representative buildings of the Weserrenaissance: the Münden town hall. Since the Middle Ages, the local government has been the seat of the local authority over the community, and has retained this function to this day. The town hall was rebuilt in the years 1603 to 1618 and received its distinctive jewelery façade today. The core is a 14th-century Gothic hall. On the north side of the town hall there is a clock play every day at 12.00, 15.00 and 17.00 clock, whose circumnavigation shows a scene from the life of the world famous Dr. Johann Andreas Eisenbart.
The expansive Karlsaue, with its artificial lakes and ponds, shows the Baroque form, according to which Landgraf Karl had laid the park in the 18th century. In the Karlsaue is also the bright yellow orangery, an impressive baroque building with two-storey pavilions, which originated in 1710. The former pleasure castle of the Landgraves is today still an attractive attraction as a museum for astronomy and technical history.
Town Hall Melsungen
Built in 1556 after the destruction of the old town hall by a great fire, it is considered one of the most beautiful half-timbered houses in Germany. It dominates the Melsunger market square freely on all sides, with three protruding storeys and its polygonal corner turrets. The building is crowned by its central tower, where the carved wooden figure of the Melsunger landmark, the Bartenwetzer, is displayed every day at 12 and 6pm.
Old town Eschwege
Eschwege's half-timbered buildings are highly interesting, as they are situated in a stylistic transitional area between the Franconian, Lower Saxon and Thuringian wood architecture, and the influences of all these styles have been condensed into a landscape-typical and unmistakable architecture since the middle of the 17th century.
Border museum Schifflersgrund
The border museum is located in the original place, where until 1989 the German-German border system ran. The construction of the former border security systems can be inspected, as well as numerous military vehicles, but also helicopters, which have been used on both sides at border control. A container serves as a cinema here is among other things. A movie about the wall. Individual examinations are also reported by means of escape attempts.