The Water Castles route

Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Cycling route: 780644

Provided by: Noordrijn-Westfalen

373.9 km
21:59 h
6592 kcal
353 m


The water castle route with a length of approximately 470 km runs almost without slopes on the edge of the Eifel and the Cologne Bend through the area with the most water castles in Europe. Discover the beautiful landscape of the Eifel, the Jülicher Börde and the Rheinische Bucht with numerous cultural treasures by bike! No other place can you find so many water castles in such a tight space as in the city triangle of Aachen, Cologne and Bonn. The main route passes more than 120 castles and castles. The variety of moated castles and castles provides a glimpse into the varied history of the region, which was plagued by many conflicts during the time of dukes and knights.

The route runs along idyllic, untreated stream and river valleys, through agricultural landscapes and through particularly beautiful regions of the Low Mountains. In addition, you will see various historic city centers along the route, numerous monasteries, mills and other cultural-historical highlights. A further important element is the industry, such as the cloth-making industry and the Rhenish lignite area with the open-pit mining viewpoints as well as the reclaimed

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North Rhine-Westphalia is just over the Dutch border, about two hours from the Randstad. This beautiful region is perfect for short active holidays with something for everyone. From lively and historic cities to a sublime cultural offer and varied natural landscapes. With the 50,000 km of hiking trails and 14,000 km of cycle paths in North Rhine-Westphalia, you can at least get ahead.


# Description Distance
Max-Ernst-Allee, 50321, Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 0.00 km
42 (52379, Langerwehe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 174.04 km
43 (52379, Langerwehe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 177.19 km
46 (Cäcilienstraße, 52249, Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 182.86 km
89 (Langenerf, 52249, Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 185.64 km
91 (52222, Stolberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 192.73 km


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