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Weser: Hann. Münden – Cuxhaven 12 days

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Follow the Pied Piper's call to see the Bremen Town Musicians

12 days Weser bike trail from Hann.Münden to Cuxhaven.

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

Welcome to Hann. Münden where Fulda und Werra merge to Weser. Get here early to have a chance to see the 700+ half-timbered houses in the city, as well as renaissance-era city hall. Parking facilities and rental bikes at your first hotel.

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 59 km (37 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–whereelse?–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 56 km (35 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. Another town's landmark and center is the statue"Roland" which belongs to World Heritage Site.

9. day Bremen - Brake 52 km (32 miles)

Bremen is not necessarily the end of your journey. There is much to discover on the route to Cuxhaven. You should visit the museum of navigation in the telegraph tower of Brake. With the help of mock-ups of ships, nautical instruments and tools of sail makers and shipbuilders you learn much about the history of navigation at the lower Weser.

10. day Brake - Bremerhaven 32 km (22 miles)

Under the shelter of the dyke you cycle towards north. Be impressed by lush green meadows, black and white specked cows and sheep at the dyke. A fresh wind, the smell of salt in the air and much water and seagulls indicate that you are at the coast. Today you may go on a trip through the beautiful region Butjadinger Land with an excursion by ship to Wilhelmhaven. No matter how you decide the fresh sea air is always the same! In Bremerhaven the "Schaufenster Fischereihafen" is worth visiting. It is a centre for culture and communication with small shops, handcraft, restaurants and cooking studio for salt-water fish.

11. day Bremerhaven - Cuxhaven 57 km (30 miles)

It is very clear – you are at the coast and in a seaport. For the first 9 kilometres you cycle through the huge harbour with large docks and the flair of freeport. Past old lighthouses you roll along the coast of the North Saxon wadden sea. Be enchanted by small fishing villages, quiet camping sites and wonderful white beaches with colourful canopied beach-chairs. In Cuxhaven you may gain insight into this cultivated landscape at the information centre Nationalpark Wattenmeer (national preserve wadden sea). Also the harbour bulwark "Alte Liebe" and the lighthouse "Dicke Berta! are worth seeing.

12. day Cuxhaven departure

Today your journey along the long river Weser ends. We recommend to book extra nights in Cuxhaven or to go on a trip to the island of Helgoland.

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Weser: Hann. Münden – Cuxhaven 12 days
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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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prices 2020

Prices are per person.

Season 1

18.04. – 30.04.2020

21.09. – 11.10.2020

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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. A
Double room 895,00 €
Single room 1.140,00 €
 

Season 2

01.05. – 20.09.2020

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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. A
Double room 998,00 €
Single room 1.243,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
70,00 €
 
electric bike
180,00 €
 

bookable additional nights

Hann.Münden Cat. A
Double room 52,00 €
Single room 77,00 €
 

bookable additional services

transfer back to Hann.Münden (daily at 1.30 pm)
95,00 €
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 about the Weser bike trail: Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven

Please find more information about the Weser bike trail: Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven 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.

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 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.

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Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Daily at 1:30pm 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.

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

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...

Münchhausen-Museum

Aqua Magica

The Aqua Magica is a 20 hectare landscaped park in Bad Oeynhausen and Löhne. The park was designed in 1997 by French landscape architects Henri Bava and Olivier Philippe. The plan was to create a park for the Landesgartenschau in 2000. The most impressive work at Aqua Magica is the water crater. It is an accessible, underground fountain sculpture and a station on the journey to the "land of wonder".

Aqua Magica

Waterway crossing Minden

The waterway crossing Minden is a crossroads of two waterways in East Westphalia Minden, where the Mittellandkanal lays with two bridges across the Weser Valley and the Weser river, which is located 13 m below. 320 m respective 341 m long channel bridges lead across the river and the Weser meadows. This means 211 km free traveling for the navigation on the canal and the Weser. Connections via two lockways make a switch between the waterways at this intersection possible.

Waterway crossing Minden

Hämelschenburg Castle

The Haemelschenburg Castle near Emmerthal in the Weserbergland between Hameln and Bad Pyrmont is regarded as the major work of the Weserrenaissance. With its art collections, gardens, water mill, economic buildings and the church it is one of the most beautiful renaissance constructions in Germany.

Castle Hämelschenburg

Monastery Möllenbeck

The former monastery Möllenbeck close to Rinteln in Lower Saxony is one of the most important architectural monuments of southern Lower Saxony. It was built between 1478 and 1505 in the place of a previously burnt-down building in late-Gothic style and is considered to be one of the best preserved late-medieval monastery constructions in Germany.

Monastry Möllenbeck

Bremen town hall

The Bremen Town Hall is one of the most important buildings of Gothic and Weserrenaissance in Europe. In 2004, it was named by the UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage of Humanity, together with the Bremen Roland.

town hall Bremen

German Maritime Museum

The German Maritime Museum (DSM) in Bremerhaven is the national shipping museum in Germany. As a research museum, it combines exhibition and research activities. The museum belongs to the Leibniz community.

Maritime museum

Mudflat hiking in Cuxhaven

Come and experience nature in the Wattenmeer with expert guidance! The Nordseeheilbad Cuxhaven GmbH offers a wide selection of guided walks with different theme areas.

mudflat hiking

Castle of Ritzebüttel

The castle Ritzebüttel in Cuxhaven was the residence of the Hamburg office men. The castle, which dates back to the 14th century, is one of the oldest preserved buildings in the region and is now open to the public.

Castle Ritzebüttel

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