Follow the Pied Piper's call to see the Bremen Town Musicians
Begin your journey at the confluence of the Werra and Fulda rivers in Hann. Münden, a beautiful city full of half-timbered houses. Follow the signs on the bike route along the river into the Northern German lowland.
1. day Arrival in Hann. Münden
Get here early to have a chance to see the 700+ half-timbered houses in the city, as well as renaissance-era city hall. There is parking at the hotel, and bicycles are also available for rent.
2. day Hann. Münden - Beverungen 55 km (34 miles)
The former Benedictine monastery at Bursfelde, and Oberweser with its open-air milling museum await you.
3. day Beverungen - Bodenwerder 56 km (35 miles)
Today your ride takes you along the border of Solling. You'll pass the Fürstenberg castle, where porcelain is made, before you reach the cloister at Corvey. After that, continue on to the next highlight of the tour: the palace at Bevern, one of the most impressive buildings of the renaissance in Weser.
4. day Bodenwerder - Rinteln 56 km (35 miles)
After leaving Bodenwerder, you'll be greeted by the picturesque Hämelschenburg, before being captivated by the Pied Piper of Hameln's song in Hameln.
5. day Rinteln - Minden 42 km (26 miles)
You'll see Bad Oeynhausen, famous for its "Jordansprudel," the largest carbonated hot spring in the world. But things will get a bit tight (literally!) in the valley at Porta Westfalica, the gateway to Westphalia, before you reach Minden.
6. day Minden - Nienburg 63 km (39 miles)
Here the landscape changes as you enter the Northern German lowlands. Try following the bear tracks through Nienburg's old city, for a unique way to see the historical sights.
7. day Nienburg - Verden 55 km (34 miles)
On this leg, your ride takes you through little villages filled with red brick houses before you arrive in Verden, famous for its horses. Photo opportunities abound among the broad meadows, windmills, and occasional farmhouses.
8. day Verden - Bremen 56 km (35 miles)
Welcome to Bremen! Perhaps you heard the famous town musicians on your ride in, or maybe it was your imagination. Either way, don't forget to check out the statue of them in front of the city hall.
9. day Departure from Bremen
You can leave your rented bike at the hotel you stay in on your last night on tour. Trains back to Hann. Münden. We can also, by request, extend your trip to Cuxhaven.
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.
20.04. – 09.05.2019
01.09. – 06.10.2019
10.05. – 31.08.2019
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- 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
Worth knowing about the Weser bike trail: the classic tour
Please find more information about the Weser bike trail: the classic tour 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bremen Town Musicians
Bremer Town Musicians is the title of a fairy tale that plays in the Lower Saxon countryside of Bremen.