100 Castles Route
Categories: Sightseeing, Cultural and History
[ source: Wikipedia]
Have you ever been to the city of Muenster in North Rhine Westfalen? If so, you carry with you memories of an ubiquitous element to this city's daily life - bicycles. Muenster prides itself as being one of Germany's most bike friendly cities, and it achieves this mark handily. As a matter of fact, as a pedestrian in Muenster, you must stay constantly aware of the constant ebb and flow of bikes around you.
The city of Muenster offers an array of bike lanes and paths, but the offerings for cyclists do not stop at the city limits. The 100 Castles Route extends the cyclists' accessibility far out into the Muensterland landscape surrounding the city. This bike route carries cyclists past a large number of the Muensterland's finest historic sites, presenting "time travel through the history and architectural heritage of the Muensterland." The route covers 960 kilometers and runs past over 100 palaces, castles, and aristocratic estates around the region. The 100 Castles Route actually runs alongside heavily trafficked roads, keeping cyclists well away from danger.
The 100 Castles Route provides four possible routes. The northern route goes through the level landscape around Muenster and up to the rolling hills of the Tecklenburger Land. The eastern course extends from Muenster to the Lippe River Valley. Along this path, equestrian culture is ever apparent, especially in the equestrian town of Warendorf (Warendorf vacation rentals | Warendorf travel guide). Also, for those with a particular interest in asparagus, a stop in the village of Fuechtorf is warranted in May and June. The western route travels through the broad, level land of western Muensterland. Two of the most significant castles in the region are located along this route: Anholt (Anholt vacation rentals | Anholt travel guide) Castle and the romantic Raesfeld (Raesfeld vacation rentals | Raesfeld travel guide) Palace. Those with a strong interest in architectural history may want to select the southern route. There is so much to see along here. Numerous castles and palaces dot the countryside, sometimes only a few kilometers apart.
For those interested in taking the 100 Castles Route, downloadable brochures are available at www.muensterland-tourismus.de. White and red road signs, complete with little bikes on them, give directions along the way. For the tech savvy crowd, GPS directions are also available. If you wish to experience all the best that a bicycle holiday can offer, add the 100 Castles Route to the top of your itinerary.
Viel Spass beim Radeln!
[ source: muenster.de ]
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This travel guide has been written by Rachel Hildebrandt.
Starting with her first trip to Germany at the age of 16, Rachel has traveled, worked, and studied in Germany extensively. Although her first encounter with German culture was in Lower Saxony, since that time the focus of her subsequent work as a freelance historian and translator has shifted eastward. Building on her graduate studies in Dresden, Rachel has worked for a variety of German foundations as a historian and translator, and is currently pursuing research pertaining to the Sorbs in Lusatia (eastern Saxony).
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