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Cycle Route West-East-Cycle-Route Lower Saxony

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Elevation profile Cycle Route West-East-Cycle-Route Lower Saxony

Added on 15 Oct 2014,

on 24 Oct 2014

Cycle route metrics

Total distance in km

449

Cumulative elevation gain in m

2.735

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,61

Cumulative elevation loss in m

2.662

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Openstreetmap and Contributors + biroto-Redaktion (biroto.eu)

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Contains information from OpenStreetMap, which is made available here under the Open Database License(ODbL)

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opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/

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www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/270996

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by biroto-Redaktion on 15 Oct 2014

Track points in total

4.853

Track points per km (avg)

11

Start/endpoint

Start location

Gronau, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE (39 m NHN)

End location

Erxleben, Sachsen-Anhalt, DE (113 m NHN)

Character

Der West-Ost-Radweg war im Rahmen des Niedersächsischen Radwegenetzes als Fernradweg N10 geplant. Zu einem Ausbau mit Beschilderung ist es bisher nicht gekommen, trotzdem existiert der Weg und ist bis auf wenige kurze Ausnahmen gut bis sehr gut befahrbar. Er verläuft vielfach auf Wirtschaftswegen und ansonsten auf ruhigen Nebenstraßen oder straßenbegleitenden Radwegen. Im Südlichen Emsland sind die Wirtschaftswege sogar meistens asphaltiert.

Wenige kurze Streckenabschnitte sind schlechter befahrbar:

  • Östlich von Emsbüren zwischen Ems und Ems-Dortmund-Kanal ist ein ca. 1,5 km langes Wegstück sehr sandig und bei Trockenheit mit einem Reiserad kaum befahrbar (kann südlich über die K310 umfahren werden).
  • Östlich von Bad Essen macht der Weg einen merklichen Schlenker nach Süden, vermutlich um die Dinosaurierfährten von Barkhausen in den Wegeverlauf einzubinden. Zwischen Barkhausen und Lintorf mutet dieser Schlenker dem Radtouristen leider rund 1 km Wegstrecke auf einem sehr holperigen Wirtschaftsweg zu. Wer sich für die Saurierspuren nicht interessiert, sollte daher hier eine Abkürzung von Hüsede nach Lintorf bevorzugen.
  • Einige lästige Kopfsteinpflasterpassagen (z. B. zwischen Anderten und Ahlten an der Überführung der A7 oder westlich von Helmstedt im Nacherholungsgebiet "Elz") sind so kurz, dass sie im Zweifelsfall auch schnell schiebenderweise zurückzulegen sind.
  • Ebenso sind die wenigen schlecht befestigten Wegeabschnitte schnell überbrückt, z. B. an der Kieskuhle östlich von Anderten oder im Bereich des Hämelerwaldes.

Der Weg verläuft weitgehend eben bis auf eine kleine nennenswerte Steigung bei Bad Essen. Die Landschaften sind vielfältig, wobei landwirtschaftliche Kulturräume und Wälder überwiegen.

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24 Oct 2014

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Type of accommodation

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Rating for cyclists

 

0 km
4,9 km
32 m

 

NL-7581 JE Losser

 

Tourist information

 

0 km
4,1 km
34 m

 

DE-48599 Gronau (Westf.)

 

Tourist information

 

13 km
0,5 km
47 m

 

DE-48455 Bad Bentheim

 

Hotel

 

13 km
0,0 km
69 m

DE-48455 Bad Bentheim

 

Heritage building(s)

Bad Bentheim, Burg
Bad Bentheim, Burghof

Bad Bentheim is a town in Lower Saxony. In Bad Bentheim is also found the castle Burg Bentheim, the town’s emblem.

Sightseeing

The town’s most prominent emblem, the castle – Burg Bentheim – stands in the town’s centre where it simply cannot be overlooked. The popular tourist site can be visited nowadays as a museum, with or without a guide. The high keep, known as the Pulverturm, or “Powder Tower”, affords visitors a good view over Bad Bentheim.

The Bad Bentheim Sandstone Museum (Bad Bentheimer Sandsteinmuseum) is a museum housed in an historic Bentheim farmer’s townhouse (the farmer in this case was an Ackerbürger, who lived in town and had a townsman’s rights, unlike many farmers) with additions, which shows the history of Bentheim sandstone (quarrying and use, trade and work) and the stone’s geology. Exhibits like, for instance, Romanesque baptismal fonts from the 12th and 13th centuries or fossils, to mention the two permanent exhibits, may be seen here.

The Franzosenschlucht (“Frenchman’s Gorge”) is found right next to the open-air theatre, the so-called Bentheimer Freilichtbühne (open-air stage). The Bad Bentheim open-air plays have an unusual venue set in three disused quarries, thereby offering an extraordinary natural backdrop. In summer plays are staged here. Often special events are held here such as nighttime performances.

The Haus Westerhoff is said to be one of the town’s loveliest farmer’s townhouses (Ackerbürgerhäuser), with its beginnings in 1656. Between 1989 and 1991, it was professionally restored. Today, artists and craftsmen display their works there.

Also worth seeing is the Reformed Protestant church with its Calvinistic interior décor, within which, among others, Count Arnold II zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg lies buried. It was built in 1696 on the site of the former early Gothic church from 1321, of which only bits are now maintained, such as a Gothic room and the Count’s crypt that lies thereunder. Today it is a plain Baroque church in the middle of which stands an old stone pulpit. In the graveyard around the church are found impressive, centuries-old gravestones of importance to art history.

The Roman Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist (Kirche St. Johannes Baptist) with its Baroque interior lies west of the Schlosspark and comes from the time of the Counterreformation. At Count Ernst Wilhelm’s behest, it was built in 1670 from Bentheim sandstone.

Outside, the building is rather plain, but inside there are stately, early Baroque altars and remains of the original glazing in the windows in the north wall.

Other sightseeing highlights include:

  • evangelisch-altreformierte Kirche (church, 1896)
  • Martin-Luther-Kirche (1912)
  • Naturökologisch - Niederländisches Ferienreservat Gut Langen (holiday reserve)
  • Bentheimer Wald (forest)
  • Bentheimer Berge (mountains)

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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Input taken over from:

Wikipedia contributors, 'Bad Bentheim', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 October 2014, 13:24 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bad_Bentheim&oldid=627950491> [accessed 16 October 2014]

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13 km
0,9 km
67 m

 

DE-48455 Bad Bentheim

 

Hotel

 

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