The Dreilinden Park Landscape near Coesfeld
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Coesfeld rally
4 days | from €184.90

Coesfeld rally

Four attractive cycle tours take you to the most beautiful sights in the region. The starting point for your excursions is the district town of Coesfeld. From here you can explore the varied park landscape of the Münsterland with its numerous castles and palaces, the Haltern reservoir, the Baumberge nature reserve and the city of Münster. Coesfeld offers plenty of variety when you stop for a bite to eat in the evening. You will stay overnight in Coesfeld in an upper middle-class hotel in a central location.

The cycle tour at a glance

  • Cycling tour
  • approx. 250 km
  • Star tours
  • medium
  • 3 nights/4 days
  • inc. Breakfast
  • 184,90
  • Coesfeld

Your itinerary for the Coesfeld Rally

Day 1

View of Valar Castle near Rosendahl View of Valar Castle near Rosendahl
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Arrival and northern tour (approx. 66 km)

From Coesfeld, drive in the direction of Rosendahl, past the former hunting lodge Schloss Varlar. Take a detour to the Vechte spring or to the Generation Park at the old Darfeld railway station. Further on, you have the opportunity to visit the pilgrimage church in Eggerode or take a stroll through the historic abbey village in Asbeck. Many buildings from the time of the noble ladies' abbey are still preserved there. In the Dahli village of Legden, it is worth taking a look at the church of St. Brigida. There you will find the oldest and completely preserved stained-glass fire window (choir window) in northern Germany with a depiction of the family tree of Jesus. The historic town centre with its burgher and patrician houses is also worth seeing. From there, the tour continues through the varied landscape back to Coesfeld.

Day 2

Gerleve Monastery is beautifully situated in a valley Gerleve Monastery is beautifully situated in a valley
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The East Tour (50 km or Alternative 50 km)

On this day you have the choice between two different tours through the Baumberge:

The first takes you over the Coesfelder Berg past the Gerleve Monastery to Billerbeck. There, a walk through the old town with the Ludgerus Cathedral, the Kolvenburg and the Johanni-Kirchplatz with its ring of small storehouses and other historic buildings is worthwhile. On the way through the Baumberge, Havixbeck is the next stop, where it is worth visiting the Baumberg Sandstone Museum and one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Germany. As the tour continues, you will come across traces of the famous poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. Passing Hülshoff Castle, Haus Vögeding and Haus Rüschhaus, the tour continues to Münster. The city offers many sights worth seeing, such as the castle, the town hall or the Mühlenhof. If you don't want to cycle back on the alternative route, after a stop in Münster you have the option of taking the RB63 Baumberge train from Münster main station back to Coesfeld (including bicycle transport).

Alternatively, you can take the following tour: Take the train from Coesfeld to Münster (incl. bike transport) and start from there via Roxel in the direction of Tilbeck. There you can spontaneously become a "barefoot walker" on one of the longest barefoot walks in Europe. On the onward journey to Schappdetten you may have time for a short detour to the "Murder Cross of the Mersche of Tilbeck". Then head through the Stevertal valley past the Schulze Westerath watermill towards Nottuln. A detour into the historic town centre is worthwhile. Visit the shop of the oldest blue print shop in North Rhine-Westphalia or the late Gothic hall church of St. Martin. Then drive through the Nonnenbach valley towards Coesfeld. Of course, you can also combine the two tours into one long day tour.

Day 3

The Anna Katharina Emmerick House is one of the places on your route today. The Anna Katharina Emmerick House is one of the places on your route today.
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South route (approx. 60 km)

This tour takes you to the southern part of the Coesfeld district. Past the birthplace of the beatified Anna Katharina Emmerick, the route leads through the Coesfeld Heath towards Maria Veen past the Brockmühle. In the village is the Mariannhiller monastery - formerly a Trappist monastery, today a grammar school and youth education centre. The route continues through the Granat Wildlife Park to Haltern. If you are interested, you can visit the Roman Museum there. The tour continues past the Haltern reservoir and Sythen Castle to Dülmen. There you have the opportunity to visit the Holy Cross Church with the grave and memorial of Blessed Anna Katharina. Pass through the Lüdinghauser Tor gate and return to Coesfeld via Rorup. Shortly before reaching your destination, it is worth making a detour to the Bischofsmühle, a watermill whose origins date back to the 12th century.

Day 4

The glass museum in Coesfeld Lette surprises with its great exhibition The glass museum in Coesfeld Lette surprises with its great exhibition
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West Tour (approx. 75km)

On the last day there is a detour to the neighbouring district of Borken. The circular tour first takes you to the Kuhlenvenn nature reserve, where a wide variety of birds can be observed throughout the year. The route continues via Velen with its castle, past the artesian well. The well, which is set as a water treading pool, brings clear water to light due to the pressure of the groundwater and offers ideal refreshment.

The next stop is Reken with its tower windmill and the observation tower on the Melchenberg. Due to its location at 162 m above sea level, on a clear day there is a magnificent view as far as the Ruhr region and Münster. In optimal weather conditions, you can see up to 50 km away. After a short drive you reach Maria-Veen and continue towards Merfeld. Not far along the route is the Merfelder Bruch, an extensive moorland and heathland with the wild horse track. With almost 400 wild horses, this is the only one left in Europe. The last stop before returning is Lette, where you can visit the glass museum, among other things. Through the farming communities, past the Femestuhl and the Anna Katharina Emmerick House, you return to Coesfeld.

Services | Coesfeld Star Tour

  • 3x overnight stay in a good middle-class hotel in the centre of Coesfeld
  • 3x breakfast
  • Comprehensive maps and information material on routes and sights

Prices | Coesfeld Rally

Prices per person

184,90 € in a double room

245,00 € in a single room

bookable from 2 persons

Offer valid: 01.01. - 28.12.2021 | Organiser: Stadtmarketing Verein Coesfeld & Partner e.V.

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