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Short tour: See a lot in a few days on Germany’s best bike trails

Weser: Hann. Münden – Rinteln

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Follow the Pied Piper's call

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 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?where else??Hameln.

5. day Departure from Rinteln

You can leave your rented bike at the hotel. Trains leave back to Hann. Münden.

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Weser: Hann. Münden – Rinteln
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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 2018

Season 1

01.08.2018-30.09.2018

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Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and 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 399,00 €
Single room 479,00 €
 
Cat.B
Double room 369,00 €
Single room 441,00 €
 

Season 2

12.05.2018-31.07.2018

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Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and 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 429,00 €
Single room 509,00 €
 
Cat.B
Double room 394,00 €
Single room 466,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
60,00 €
 
electric bike
170,00 €
 

bookable additional nights (per person)

Hann.Münden Cat.A
Double room 52,00 €
Single room 77,00 €
 
Rinteln Cat.A
Double room 47,00 €
Single room 60,00 €
 
Hann.Münden Cat.B
Double room 44,00 €
Single room 55,00 €
 
Rinteln Cat.B
Double room 43,00 €
Single room 60,00 €
 

bookable additional services (per person)

transfer back to Hann. Münden (daily at 4 pm)
40,00 €

Child discounts

25% reduction for children under 14 years of age in a room with two people paying the full price

15% reduction for children under 14 years of age in their own room

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: Hann. Münden - Rinteln

Please find more information about the Weser bike trail: Hann. Münden - Rinteln 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 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 your journey

Daily at 4 pm 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.

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.

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

Ruins of Polle Castle

The ruins of "Everstein castle at Polle" (also called "Polle castle") is situated on a 25 m high mountain dome over the municipality. It was first mentioned in 1285 as "Eversteiner castle" and is considered to be one of the family seats of the Eversteiner counts. In the Thirty Years' War it was destroyed by Swedish troops in 1641 and remained a ruin.

Schlossruine Polle

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.

Schloss Hämelschenburg

House of the pied piper in Hameln

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.

Rattenfängerhaus

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.

Kloster Möllenbeck

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