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Rough charm and the stormy sea

The far north, with its dreamy villages, pretty little houses on the coast and fashionable cities is one of the most popular cycling destinations in Germany. No wonder! The area has a perfectly developed network of cycle paths, romantic coastlines, beautiful landscapes and fish, fish and even more fish. Do not miss a cycling holiday in northern Germany and experience a dream of sailors, Labskaus, charming islands and cycle paths as far as the eye can see!

Runway in the Baltic sea at sunset

The Weser cycle path

Classic: Hann.Münden – Bremen

From Hann.Münden to Bremen along the Weser…what a great idea! Discover the baroque town of Bad Karlshafen, visit the Covery castle and walk in the footsteps of the lying baron Münchhausen in his hometown of Bodenwerder! Boredom is excluded on this cycle tour.

Connoissseurs: Hann.Münden – Cuxhaven

Can things get a little more easygoing? Maybe even with the whole family? Then the cycle tour Hann.Münden – Cuxhaven is just right for you! Cycle along the beautiful Weser for 11 days, and explore the great culture along the way.

The Baltic Sea cycle path

Baltic cycle path I: Lübeck – Flensburg

Fresh sea air and screeching seagulls accompany you on your way from the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, through the Holstein Switzerland and into beautiful Flensburg. Enjoy the tranquillity of the Baltic Sea and recharge your batteries for everyday life.

Baltic cycle path II: Lübeck – Stralsund

Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania presents itself from its most beautiful side. Romantic beaches, idyllic fishing villages and breath taking landscapes await you on this popular cycle tour. What are you waiting for? Off to the Baltic Sea.

Cycle tours in East Frisia

Eastern Friesland impressions

Lush green moorland meadows with grazing sheep, cute beach chairs on the North Sea and the legend of Klaus Störtebeker are just a few of the reasons why this cycle tour must be done.

Eastern Friesland - based in one hotel

The Romantikhotel Reichshof in the pretty town of Norden accommodates you on this extraordinary rally. Enjoy the comfort of the hotel after your cycling excursions and treat yourself to an East Frisian tea party!

Cycle tours around Berlin

Berlin lakes

Discover Berlin, Potsdam and the beautiful lakes of the region. Stop at the many memorial sites of Germany history and enjoy the tranquillity of nature, away from the big city.

Cycling break in Brandenburg

The Mecklenburg Lake District

Starting from Waren/Müritz, explore the Mecklenburg Lake District. Enjoy the picturesque landscape around the peaceful lakes and relax while you pedal. At your own pace, of course - after all, it's an individual bike tour, and you're the boss!

Mecklenburg Lake District Müritz Lake

Northern Germany with bike & boat

Would you like to take a cycle tour, but don’t fancy the thought of packing your suitcase every day? And centre-based tours are not your thing? Then our bike and boat tours are just right for you! You cycle while your floating hotel follows. Let yourself be spoiled with comfort, taste and friendliness! Once and bike and boat fan – always a bike and boat fan.

MS Princess

Stralsund – Berlin, MS Princess

In Berlin, board the MS Princess and cycle north, past Oranienburg, Stettin and Lauterbach to Stralsund. Nice company and a comfortable service make this bike and boat tour an unforgettable experience! A little tip: this tour is also available in reverse from Berlin to Stralsund.

MS Princess

Useful information about your cycle holiday in northern Germany

North German cuisine

The North Germany cuisine is hearty, down to earth fare, which was heavily influenced by the sea. In northern Germany, for example, dishes that are prepared with nutritious and long-lasting foods are still loved today. Beetroot, kale, boiled sausages and cured meats are all very popular here. The focus of north Germany cuisine is undoubtedly fish. Dishes like Finkenwerder plaice or Hamburg Pannfisch should not be missed. But probably the most famous and perhaps most controversial north German dish is ‘Lapskaus’. The pink mash that everyone has an opinion on is having a renaissance. Lapskaus is again, in the truest sense of the word, on everyone’s lips. The sailor’s creation consists of potato mashed with beetroot, corned beef or canned meat, pickles, pickled fish and a fried egg. A dish you should taste at least once in your life.

Sailing ship Alexander von Humboldt

The north German climate

Northern Germany is strongly influenced by the North and Baltic Seas and their winds. The westerly winds provide a mild winter and moderate summers. In the summer months the temperature measures just over 20 degrees. How pleasant for us cyclists! Of course there are heat waves in the far north, which are easily bearable with the wind. Unfortunately, we have to be honest, there is a lot of wind in northern Germany. But as the saying goes: there is no bad weather, only bad clothing! Another important north Germany tip for all cyclists: the wind always comes from the front! In this sense, we wish you uplifting days in beautiful northern Germany.

Beach chairs at the Baltic Sea

The Hanseatic League

Everyone probably knows the Hanseatic City! Clear! What does it really mean though? Hanse is a term from old high Germany and means crowd. The Hanseatic League was founded around the 12th century and was a community of maritime merchants. The aim was to organise trade both home and abroad. The first Hanseatic cities in Germany were Lübeck and Hamburg. The number of member cities rose to 200 at the peak. As Hanse was also called the ‘membership fee’ of cities and merchants. About 300 years after it was founded, the decent came for the Hanseatic League. There are currently 25 Hanseatic cities in Germany, with Bremen, Lübeck and Hamburg being the three Hanseatic Cities that became heirs of the Hanseatic League in 1669 and still exist today.

Old harbor in Stade

Did you know…

  • …that 8 billionaires and 859 millionaires (according to income) live in Hamburg?

  • …that in low German is taught as an elective subject in Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein?

  • …that the name of the noble district Blankensee comes from low Germany? Blank means uncovered, smooth, shiny and Nes nose. This shiny nose apparently refers to a certain promontory, which was washed over by the tides regularly with the water of the Elbe and therefore shone in the sun.

  • …that the highest mountain in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is 179.2m high?

  • …that there are currently 25 Hanseatic cities in Germany, mainly in northern Germany? Until 1990, there were only 3: Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck.

  • …that the name of the legendary buccaneer Klaus Störtebekers means something like “tumble down the cup” and points to his drinking strength?

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