From Elbe to Weser Hamburg-Bremen Cycle Route

A truly Hanseatic discovery tour: Away from busy roads, this long-distance cycle route connects the Hanseatic Cities of Hamburg and Bremen and leads you through the region between the Elbe and the Weser.

Cyclists in front of a Melkhüs milk house From May to October, many Melkhüser, which translates to 'milk houses', invite cyclists to stop by and have a 'legen-dairy' break along the route from Hamburg to Bremen.

From Elbe to Weser

Landscapes typical of Northern Germany

Pedal along historic trade routes, secondary roads and forest paths. Explore the characteristic Northern German landscape along the lowlands of the Wümme, the Oste and the Este, and enjoy extensive woodlands and the beautiful geest landscape.

Suggested route for a one-day tour: 56 km from Hamburg to Tostedt 

From Hamburg’s central train station you cycle to the district of Wilhelmsburg, home of the 2013 International Garden Show. Several leisure and garden facilities invite you to rest before crossing the Elbe via the historic Alte Elbbrücke. The route then takes you via Meyer‘s Park to Regionalpark Rosengarten and all the way to Hollenstedt – the former home of boxing legend Max Schmeling. From Heidenau, you can reach Tostedt with its train station.

In a nutshell 

  • Length of route: 151 kilometres in total
  • Sights: Bremen Town Musicians monument • Universum Bremen • artists’ village of Fischerhude • Zeven Abbey museum • Sittensen water mill • Tiste Bauernmoor • Harburg Hills with Kiekeberg open-air museum and Wildlife Park 'Schwarze Berge' • Alte Harburger Elbbrücke • Landungsbrücken and Speicherstadt warehouse district
  • Trail conditions: The route mostly leads along low-traffic lanes and level or slightly hilled landscapes. Only the stretch before Hamburg features a number of gradients; suitable for touring and leisure cycling.
  • Signage: The entire route is indicated with ADFC signposts and the red-and-white logo in both directions.
  • Special features: This long-distance cycle route (D-Route 7) connects the Elbe Cycle Route with the Weser Cycle Route • between May and October: Refreshments at Melkhus dairy farms • free brochure with a selection of cyclist-friendly accommodation

GPX data, maps, information and free brochures:  

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Radfernweg Hamburg-Bremen
c/o Touristikverband Landkreis Rotenburg (Wümme) e. V.
Am Pferdemarkt 1 · 27356 Rotenburg (Wümme)
Phone: +49 42 61 81 96 0​​​​​​​
Radfernweg Hamburg-Bremen (in German)


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