Peaceful Nature Reserve Ilmenau Cycle Route

When cycling along the idyllic trails of the Ilmenau nature reserve, an area that is listed in the EU’s Habitats Directive, you will learn a wealth of interesting facts about the flora and fauna specific to the region.

Idyllic view of a stream with river banks and meadows with farm houses in background The Ilmenau cycle route is mostly flat and many of its section are kept natural. Some of the sights along the route include the Hösseringen open-air museum and the monastery at Medingen.

Ilmenau Cycle Route

Countless ways to experience nature

Numerous points of interest, various natural attractions, as well as 31 family-oriented and audio information boards add to making this bike tour a very special experience.

Suggested route for a one-day tour: 48 km from Uelzen to Lüneburg 

Your day trip begins at the Hundertwasser train station in the Hanseatic town of Uelzen. You will cycle north in the direction of Bad Bevensen, the home of Medingen Abbey. A visit to the abbey is certainly a must. From Medingen, the route leads you through Bienenbüttel to the over 1,050-yearold Hanseatic salt city of Lüneburg with its Gothic red-brick façades. You can use the Metronom train for your return journey to Uelzen.

In a nutshell 

  • Length of route: 120 kilometres in total
  • Sights: Hösseringen Museum Village • Bodenteich Castle • Hundertwasser train station in Uelzen • Medingen Abbey • Lüneburg’s old town
  • Trail conditions: The cycle route is largely level and mostly asphalted, with partial gravel, sand and forest trails. The route is recommended for sturdy touring bikes, mountain bikes and trekking bikes.
  • Signage: The entire trail is signposted with the 'Ilmenau-Radweg' logo.
  • Special features: A cycle route you can listen to: All of the 31 information boards are also available as MP3 files. Additional audio content (both fiction and non-fiction) can be downloaded from the dedicated website.

GPX data, maps, information and free brochures: 

Lüneburger Heide GmbH
Wallstr. 4 · 21335 Lüneburg
Phone: +49 70 02 099 30 99​​​​​​​
Lüneburger Heide (in German) | Ilmenau Cycle Route | Ilmenau-Radweg (in German)


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