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Weser: thrilling ride ahead

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  • Weser-Radweg zwischen Hameln und Rinteln
  • Hann.Münden
  • Hann.Münden
  • Bremen
  • Der Roland in Bremen
  • Altstadt Hann.Münden
  • Radstrecke zwischen Rinteln und Minden
  • Bremer Altstadt
  • Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten
  • Hameln
  • Radweg bei Hameln
  • Hameln
  • Atlstadt Hameln
  • Hameln
  • Weser-Radweg bei Minden
  • Hameln
  • Weser-Radweg
  • Schleuse Minden
  • Schiffsrundfahrt Minden
  • Schiffsrundfahrt Minden
  • Weser bei Minden
  • Rinteln
  • Rinteln Innenstadt

tour description

Without speeding in 8 days.

Let yourself be seduced by the Weser - one of the most popular river-cycle-paths in Germany - on a particularly enjoyable bike tour. Follow the well-signposted Weser cycle path at a brisk ride on daily stages with a length of 55-71 km. Since the bike paths are mostly well paved and flat, you still have enough time for all the beautiful sights, for the historical places and cities, for 1000 years of history, for interesting museums, for small boat tours and of course for many worthwhile breaks.

1. day Hann. Münden arrival

Arrive in time to marvel at the more than 700 half-timbered houses and the Weser Renaissance town hall. You will find a parking lot near the hotel and your rental bikes are ready for you with a name tag at the first hotel.

2. day Hann. Münden - Höxter 71 km

You cycle past the former Benedictine monastery of Bursfelde and Oberweser with its open-air mill museum, which is well worth seeing. Marvel at the historic town hall from 1715, which used to be a packing and warehouse, and treat yourself to an ice cream or a piece of cake. Through the outskirts of the Solling, the second largest contiguous forest area in Northern Germany, you cycle quickly past Fürstenberg Castle to Höxter, where the UNESCO World Heritage Site Corvey Castle invites you to visit.

3. day Höxter - Hameln 66 km

Take a little detour today and look forward to a special cultural highlight: Bevern Castle - one of the most magnificent buildings of the Weser Renaissance. After 2.5 km you have reached the banks of the Weser again. On the Weser cycle path you cycle to the city of the Baron of Lies from Münchhausen to Bodenwerder with its historic old town. After a short break you finally cycle to Hameln. Let yourself be enchanted and captured by the medieval atmosphere of the pied piper town of Hameln. The Pied Piper of Hameln, which appeared in 1284, has been the symbol of the city of Hameln and world-famous for centuries.

4. day Hameln - Minden 68 km

Saying goodbye to Hameln is difficult, but new cities and places want to be discovered. You cycle past Hessisch Oldendorf with the remarkable Fischbeck Abbey to Rinteln. Look forward to a charming Weser Renaissance old town, the old harbor and the historic steam train. The valley near Porta Westfalica then becomes very narrow, where the Weser (and all cycling enthusiasts) squeeze through the Wiehen and Weser mountains. Many interesting museums (coffee museum, Prussian museum, button museum, doll museum), nice cafes or a boat trip over the waterway cross await you in Minden in the afternoon.

5. day Minden - Nienburg 63 km

From today the landscape will change, because you will be released into the north German lowlands. In the flat you roll over the Weser cycle path to Petershagen. Marvel at Petershagen Castle, today's romantic hotel proudly presents itself directly at the Weser. Romance still surrounds this place. Be amazed at the renovated town center in Stolzenau before you arrive in Nienburg. Explore the old town of Nienburg in a different way and follow a bear track that leads to the historical sights.

6. day Nienburg - Verden 55 km

Past the earls castle in Hoya you cycle through small villages with brick-red houses to the equestrian and horse town of Verden. Wide views over the flat country, meadows like green carpets, windmills and isolated farms create new photo opportunities. Look forward to the over 1000 year old city of Verden at the confluence of the Aller and Weser rivers. Stroll through the pretty old town, visit the famous horse museum or take a small boat tour.

7. day Verden - Bremen 56 km

Today you cycle past the stork care station towards Bremen. You may be greeted by the Bremen Town Musicians from afar, but you should definitely see the bronze sculpture at the town hall. The town hall and the Roland statue alone, UNESCO World Heritage Sites since July 2, 2004, are worth the trip. The next landmark of the Hanseatic city is just around the corner: the town musicians, known worldwide and also valued as a lucky charm. Simply touch both of the donkey's front hooves and make a wish! Maybe it works. You can also stroll through the "Schnoor", Bremen's oldest quarter with many narrow streets and about 100 small houses.

8. day Bremen Abreise

Your beautiful bike tour ends in Bremen after breakfast. Departure by train is possible. If you want to return to the start hotel in Hann. Münden, we recommend our practical back transfer service including bike transport (departure daily at 3 p.m.).

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Weser: thrilling ride ahead
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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.

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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

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easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
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beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
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moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
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difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.
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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.

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28 days cancellation option
This low-cost option (2% of the tour price) applies to all original Velociped tours and allows you to cancel your booking free of charge up to 28 days before the start of the tour without giving any reason.

prices 2022

Prices are per person.

Season 1

14.04. – 06.05.2022

26.09. – 16.10.2022

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 625,00 €
Single room 785,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 684,00 €
Single room 869,00 €
 

Season 2

07.05. – 25.09.2022

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 694,00 €
Single room 854,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 762,00 €
Single room 947,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
70,00 €
 
electric bike
180,00 €
 

bookable additional nights

Hann.Münden Cat. B
Double room 47,00 €
Single room 61,00 €
 
Hann.Münden Cat. A
Double room 55,00 €
Single room 80,00 €
 
Bremen all Categories
Double room 61,00 €
Single room 93,00 €
 

bookable additional services

back transfer to Hann. Münden (daily 3 p.m.)
70,00 €
back transfer own bike additionally
19,00 €
Travel services
All-carefree service:
  • accommodation incl. breakfast
  • room with shower/bath/WC
  • luggage transport
  • map of bike trails with marked route
  • detailed route description
  • tips for tour preparation
  • touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service

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worth knowing

Worth knowing about the Weser bike trail

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

Arrival by train

Hann.Münden is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the train station to get to our partner hotels in Hann. Münden.

Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.

Train schedule information

 

Parking facilities at the hotel

Our partner hotels in Hann.Münden have only a limited number of parking spaces.

You can park your car for the duration of the trip in the car park at the “Tanzwerder”.

Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive by mail together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Condition of cycle paths

The Weser bike trail is one of the best cycle routes in Europe. In surveys conducted by the Allgemeiner Deutscher fahrrad-Club (ADfC - General German Cycling Club), the Weser cycle path has become the most popular cycling route in Germany!

Most of the time the bike trail runs parallel to the Weser waterway: especially between Hann.Münden and Rinteln it makes the special charm of this bicycle route.

Large sections of the Weser bike track are well developed, paved bike trails, farm roads, or at least roads with separate routing paths. Occasionally short sections lead over country roads with less traffic. There are hardly any sections where you have to drive on unsurfaced roads.

Often there are bike trails along both the banks of the Weser River. Especially between Hann.Münden and Werder you can pick the site and take the ferry to switch banks. However, the official Weserradweg bike route leads only on one side of the river.

Available rental bikes

If you choose to rent a velociped-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

Daily at 3pm there is the possibility to transfer back to Hann.Münden with a small bus (with bike trailer). The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has much room for you, your luggage and where required your own bicycle. 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, health regulations

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic. Approximately 3 weeks prior to arrival, you will receive from us, together with the travel documents, the current information at that time regarding rules and regulations concerning Corona on your trip.

Information on current decisions of the German Federal Government can be found here:
https://www.bundesregierung.de/corona-these-rules-and-restrictions-apply

Current information on entry requirements to Germany can be found here:
https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/coronavirus

You can also find more information on our website at:
Corona virus and holiday planning

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.

tour highlights

Hann. Münden

Hann. Münden is rich in restored half-timbered houses (more than 700 in the historical town center) with nice medieval churches (St. Blasius, St. Aegidia) and buildings of the so-called Weserrenaissance. Worth mentioning in particular are the Welfenschloss and the historic town hall.

City wall:

Some parts of the medieval city wall including the defense towers are preserved. The wall was already built with the city's foundation in the 12th century.

St. Blasius:

The Blasius church is a three-nave Gothic hall church in the center of the old town. The construction began at the end of the 13th century, built on the foundation walls of a Roman basilica.

Old Werra-bridge:

The stone bridge across the Werra connects the town center with the suburban flower. It was built before 1329 and is one of the oldest stone bridges in Lower Saxony.

Town hall:

Downtown you find the town hall, whose core is a gothic hall dating from the 14th century. In the years 1603 to 1618, the building was reconstructed by the Lemgo architect Georg Crossmann and received its still preserved decorated façade.

Welfenschloss:

The first Münden castle was completed in 1501 by Herzogich I (Calenberg-Göttingen) as a gothic building. It was a residence castle with administrative seat.

Tillyschanze:

As a memory of the Siege of Münden by general Tilly in 1626 a watch out tower was built in the Reinhardswald above the town.

Weser-song construction:

On a hill high above Hann. Münden and Weserstein, the Weser-song construction is located on the right side of the river Weser. Reminiscent of the poet of the Weser song (Franz von Dingelstedt) and the composer of the song (Gustav Pressel). The Weser-song construction offers a wide view over the city.

Hann.Münden

 

Corvey Castle

Corvey (also Korvey) is a former Benedictine abbey in Höxter in today's North Rhine-Westphalia. Corvey was one of the most important Carolingian monasteries and possesed one of the most valuable libraries in the country. A numerous bishops arised from that abbey. Corvey played a decisive role in the first missionary experiments in Scandinavia. Ansgar, the "Apostle of the North," was brought up here.

Schloss Corvey

 

Münchhausen museum

His racy ride on a cannon is well-known all over the world, and his astounding hunting stories have inspired large and small audiences for centuries. Welcome to Bodenwerder, home of the incomparable fabier Hieronymus Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Münchhausen (1720-1797).   By now in the birthplace of the talented story-teller with a tendency to exaggeration seriöse policy is being made. However on some days you still feel the spirit of the Freiherrn of Münchhausen in the old town alleys and you might meet him as he is strolling through the pedestrian zone...

Münchhausenmuseum

 

The house of the pied piper

The house of the pied piper is one of the most famous houses in the Old Town of Hameln and one of the most magnificent buildings of the Weserrenaissance. It is located at the junction of Bungelosenstraße and Osterstraße. Its present façade was built in 1602.

The house of the pied piper

 

German fairy-tale and legend museum

The fairy-tale and Weser-legend museum is located in Villa Paul Baehr, a splendid art nouveau villa, at the spa gardens of Bad Oeynhausen. Arised from the private foundation of Dr. Karl Paetow, who died in 1992, the museum offers insights into the wide field of the old folk art and deals with the visualization of fairytale and legend motifs.

German fairy-tale and legend museum

 

Kaiser-Wilhelm monument

The Kaiser-Wilhelm monument is a monument in honor of Emperor Wilhelm I, which the Prussian province of Westphalia had built. It was built on the east flank of the Wittekindsberg at Porta Westfalica. The sculptor Kaspar von Zumbusch designed the Kaiserstandbild and teh architect of this monument is Bruno Schmitz.

The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial is now the landmark of the city of Porta Westfalica.

Kaiser-Wilhelm monument

 

Hoya Castle

The Hoya Castle is a former castle, already mentioned in 1233. Together with the church it was situated on a Weser island, which was united with the city at the end of the seventeenth century by filling up the Weser arm. The castle was seat of the Niedergrafschaft, a line of the counts of Hoya. After their extinction, Nienburg became the seat of the Counts of Hoya. In 1582 the county fell back to the Dukes of Brunswick. Since then the castle was an offical seat and important in the Thirty Years' War last.  In 1859 it became the seat of the magistrate's office.

Castle Hoya

 

Horse museum

The Horse Museum in Verden at the Aller is the oldest horse museum in Germany.

The present horse museum dates back to a hippological collection, started around 1930 by the Verden heritage association. 

horse museum

 

Bremer Roland

The Bremen Roland is a statue, which is located on the market square between town hall and Schütting, its view is directed to the cathedral. Together with the Town Hall it was declared a World Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2004 and is one of Bremen's landmarks. 

Bremer Roland

 

The Bremen Town Musicians

Bremer Town Musicians is the title of a fairy tale that plays in the Lower Saxon countryside of Bremen.

The Bremen Town Musicians

 

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