Moors and time-honoured cities
The varied landscape, which includes the Teufelsmoor as well as other raised bog areas, is dotted with towns that are well worth exploring – among them the honourable Hanseatic Cities of Bremen and Stade, the maritime towns of Cuxhaven and Bremerhaven, the marshland town of Otterndorf, the renowned artists’ village of Worpswede and the moor villages of the Finndorf moor colony.
Suggested route for a one-day tour: 80 km from Cuxhaven to Bremerhaven
This beautiful long-distance trail starts in Cuxhaven, Germany’s biggest seaside resort, and leads you through the charming landscape of the Hadeln region and the extensive Ahlenmoor bog with its light rail bog tour and information centre. You will pass the Flögeln Lake and Bad Bederkesa with its mud spa and its impressive castle dating back to the 14th century. Cycling through the geest lowlands you finally reach Bremerhaven on the North Sea.
In a nutshell
- Length of route: 450 kilometres in total
- Sights: Hanseatic towns Bremen and Stade • maritime cities • rivers • lakes • Teufelsmoor • Huvenhoopsmoor • Ahrensmoor • River Wümme, River Hamme, River Oste and River Elbe • Moorkieker (guided bog tours)
- Trail conditions: The route largely comprises low-traffic, improved roads leading through scenic landscapes.
- Signage: The entire trail is signposted with the 'Vom Teufelsmoor zum Wattenmeer' logo.
- Special features: Moorexpress train service between Bremen and Stade • peat barge tours on the River Hamme and River Wümme
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