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!
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.
- Curious? Here you can find more information about the cycle tour Hann.Münden – Bremen.
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.
- For more information on the connoisseur’s tour Hann.Münden – Cuxhaven please click here.
Baltic cycle path 1: Lüback – 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.
- If you think the cycle tour Lübeck – Flensburg is just right for you, then please click here.
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.
- We hope you have got the taste! If so, then take the tour Lübeck – Stralsund.
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.
- If you are a fan of East Frisia, then be sure to click here for more information about Eastern Friesland Impressions.
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.
- Need more information? See here for the Berlin lakes cycle tour.
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.
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.
- If you’ve got the taste for this tour, get all the information about the bike and boat tour Stralsund – Berlin here.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know…
- …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 8 billionaires and 859 millionaires (according to income) live in Hamburg?
- …that the highest mountain in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is 179.2m high?
- …that in low German is taught as an elective subject in Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein?
- …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?
Perfectly organised cycling holidays in north Germany
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