In for a pfennig, in for a deutschmark… That joke no longer works obviously but after having just posted about Lithuania based upon a press release that arrived in my inbox earlier, here’s part of another one that has also just arrived. The German Tourist Office is trying to encourage us to #DiscoverGermanyFromHome and they have suggested a few ways of doing so. I have picked out the two that mention cycling; if you’d like to browse the full list, visit the webpage of Germany.Travel. I’ve also replaced the supplied video with one that I made when I visited the Mosel back in 2019.
The Moselle River: Cycling along vineyards
“The 248km long cycle path next to the Mosel connects many towns along the way from the Roman cities Trier to Koblenz. The journey along the path, which originally starts in France, is ideal for a family weekend, because it combines various outdoor activities, such as exploring old castles, green valleys and even hiking trails along the cycling route. One noteworthy hiking track is the Moselsteig trail, which has been certified as “Leading Quality Trail – Best of Europe”, offering a great view over the valleys and the Mosel from another perspective.”www.germany.travel
Following my visit in 2019 I wrote the following post reflecting on the journey:
Here’s a more conventional video from CyclingEurope.org:
Langeoog: An island in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site of the Wadden Sea
“Langeoog is one of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands in the North Sea. As the small island is car-free, guests are able to reconnect with nature by exploring the 14km long beach or cycling along signposted paths through the dunes. The Wadden Sea is a unique ecosystem and shelters about 10,000 species of flora and fauna. Mudflat hiking tours are a great way for the whole family to find out more about the biodiversity of the island. The landmark of the island is the water tower; you have a stunning view over the island from its platform.“www.germany.travel
Enjoy the tour here.
Germany is the most frequently-tagged country on CyclingEurope.org and it’s not difficult to understand why once you’ve visited on a bike. It may not be The Netherlands or Denmark (although in terms of cycling-friendliness it comes close) but it does have such variety! I think I’d be happy living there…
You can browse more German-themed posts by following this link.