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Werra: classic, Meiningen – Hann. Münden

Dumplings, potash and culture

Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
629.00 €

From the heights of the Rennsteig the picturesque Werra makes it’s way, jammed between the Rhone and the Thuringian forest. On its way to Hann. Münden, where it unites with the Fulda to form the Weser, the Werra flows past picturesque half-timbered towns, health resorts, residence- and famous culture cities. On 320 km of fully developed bike paths with little ascent as well as brilliant signposting, you can entirely enjoy cycling and culture.


Throughout the city, numerous charming half-timbered houses delight the traveler's curious eyes.


Old town Wasungen
The historical city center of Wasungen remained essentially unchanged in its original topography for centuries.


Mine Merkers
As part of a guided tour, you can get to know the fascinating world of miners.

Mine Merkers

Wartburg, Eisenach
The Wartburg near Eisenach was founded by Ludwig the Springer after the legend in 1067 and has always been a place of great events with significance for German history.

Wartburg Eisenach

Border museum Schifflersgrund
The border museum is located in the original place, where until 1989 the German-German border system ran.

Border museum Schifflersgrund


Werra: classic, Meiningen – Hann. Münden

easy to moderate
Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
629.00 €
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Your journey starts in the historical theatre town of Meiningen (arrival possible by train/parking garage close to the hotel/rental bike at hotel). The lovingly restored old town, Castle Elisabethenburg and many museums and theaters expect you!

After the cycling section today, you see Wasungen with its half-timbered town surrounded by dam walls and you still have enough time to relax in the health resort Bad Salzungen. Feel the vitalising effect of the unique Celtic bath (the only one in Germany). In the evening you can go and discover the lovely Old Town.

Today you cycle further between the southern slopes of the Thuringian forest and the impressive round end of the Rhone. You will reach Heringen quickly, which is famous for the "Monte Kali", the widely visible rock salt heap.

Many lakes and nature preserves will be on your way along the winding Werra and after a short ride you will reach Eisenach. Take your time for the Wartburg and visit the territory of the famous sons of the town, for example in the house of Luther or Bach.

It is quite lovely how the river meanders through a splendid low mountain landscape. You pass potash cliffs directly next to you and cross medieval villages and towns. In Creuzburg and Treffurt you should walk through the romantic alleys of the Old Town. Eschwege displays a special half-timbered charm, and is your accommodation for today.

Art along the bike lane: sculptures of well-known artists are lined up next to the bank in the Werra-Meißner-region. Have a break in the brine bath of Bad Soden-Allendorf. You cycle through the "land of cherries" around Witzenhausen to Hann. Münden. Hann. Münden offers a closed medieval townscape and aristocratic castle. You may finish your day with a stroll through the town.

After breakfast your journey along the Werra ends in Hann. Münden. If you want to, you can prolong your trip along the Weser or Fulda.


Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service:
    • Overnight stay with breakfast
    • Room with D/bath/WC
    • Luggage transport
    • Cycling map with marked route
    • Digital route guidance via smartphone app
    • Tips for trip preparation
    • Tourist information
    • 7-day hotline service
Things to know about your trip

Please find more information about the Werra bike trail below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

Meiningen is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: 

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

Our partner hotels in Meiningen always provide parking possibilities. Sometimes even free, for the entire duration of your bike trip. There are always plenty of parking spots available, no pre-reservation is necessary. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Condition of cycle paths

Most of the time you cycle on well-paved like trails or asphalted rural roads and small side roads. Only a few short sections you have to cycle on dirt roads but in most cases it is possible to avoid thoses sections by cycling another way around. The entire route is largely flat and is well signposted. Further information can be found at:

The Werra - bike trial

Available rental bikes

If you choose to rent a velocipede-rental bike for the tour, we bring it to your first hotel and pick it up at your destination. You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 27-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height and for all gentlemen from 165 cm in height. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

Velociped rental bikes

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Saturdays at 9am there is the possibility to transfer back to Meiningen with a small bus (with bike trailer). Arrival at 12.00pm. The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has much room for you, your luggage and where required your own bicycle (extra fee). The bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service without transfer and the hassle of hauling luggage.

Tourist tax

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.

Travel insurance

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.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Janina Lang

Travel Expert

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