Peace Route Cycle Tour | Münster - Osnabrück | Münsterland
Cycle tour on the Peace Route
© Münsterland e.V./Christoph Steinweg
Cycle tour on the Peace Route
5 days | from 349,- €

Peace Route by bike

On the trail of the Westphalian peace

Cycling in the footsteps of German history: the 163 km long Peace Route connects the historic town halls of the two cities of peace, Münster and Osnabrück. You can expect a scenically and culturally varied long-distance cycle route along the former bridle paths of the so-called peace riders.

Background: For five years, peace and the end of the Thirty Years' War in Germany were fought over in the two cities. Messages between the two places of negotiation were exchanged by peace riders. At that time, these riders had to rely on their local knowledge; you, on the other hand, can rely on the signposting on the Peace Route. Discover the architectural witnesses, ride along fields and meadows and past the Teutoburg Forest.

The cycle tour at a glance

  • 5 days / 4 nights
  • incl. breakfast
  • incl. cycling map
  • from 349,-

Your itinerary | Peace Route Cycle Tour

Day 1

Peace Hall in Münster Peace Hall in Münster
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Journey to Münster

Take plenty of time to get to know the beautiful city. There are many places worth seeing, including Münster Castle and the Botanical Garden, the Erbdrostenhof and the Prinzipalmarkt. On your tour of Münster, you should definitely stop by the Peace Hall in the Historic Town Hall. European history was made here in 1648 with the Peace of Westphalia and the first university in Westphalia was founded here in 1773. Münster's gastronomy offers something for every taste, from Westphalian specialities in the Kuhviertel to trendy eateries on the Kreativkai and restaurants with an Alster ambience on the Aaseeterrassen. For the night, there is a hotel centrally located in Münster.

Day 2

Rieselfelder near Münster Rieselfelder near Münster
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Münster - Ladbergen (approx. 39 km)

Your cycle tour will start at the Friedenssaal in Münster and head towards Greven - always along the Ems and past idyllic meadows and parks. You will encounter an absolute highlight right on the outskirts of the city: the Rieselfelder, a nature reserve with some rare bird species. Finally, you arrive in the small, picturesque district of Gimbte. It attracts visitors with many charming cafés, restaurants and its charming surroundings. Continue through Greven to your destination for the day: Ladbergen. Here you will stay at the Hotel An de Miälkwellen or at Stegemann.

Day 3

Church in Ladbergen Church in Ladbergen
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Ladbergen - Osnabrück (approx. 44 km)

Ladbergen is a place steeped in history - after all, it can look back on more than 1050 years of history. The peace riders who took up quarters here between Münster and Osnabrück in 1648 already appreciated the special hospitality. On the way to Osnabrück you can explore the town of Lengerich. As Lengerich was strategically located on the road between the two peace towns and had suffered little damage during the war, the hamlet was suitable and distinguished enough to host an elite company. Following in the footsteps of the peace rider, the route takes you via Ledde and Hasbergen to Osnabrück. Here you will spend the night in a centrally located hotel.

Day 4

Historic City Hall Osnabrück Historic City Hall Osnabrück
© Dieter Schinner
Osnabrück - Bad Laer (approx. 35 km)

This morning, enjoy the city of Osnabrück, the "Site of the Peace of Westphalia". The centre of the city is the beautiful market square with the historic town hall, which houses the Peace Hall (as in Münster). Then it's off by bike to Bad Laer. Bad Laer is known for its healing natural brine, the variety of health offers and original events. Stroll through the cosy town centre, which is characterised by picturesque half-timbered houses. You will spend the night at Hotel Große Kettler or Mönter Meyer.

Day 5

Information point on the Peace Route in Ostbevern Information point on the Peace Route in Ostbevern
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Bad Laer - Münster (approx. 50 km)

On the last stage, back to Münster, you will experience the beautiful, flat park landscape of the Münsterland. More historical sites and Loburg Castle await you via Bad Glandorf to Ostbevern. Afterwards, the tour continues through the historic town of Telgte. Small alleys and sculptures lend it something magical. The jewel of the town is the pilgrimage chapel with the image of the "Sorrowful Mother". Your journey finally ends in Münster.

The cycle route at a glance

  • Circuit
  • easy
  • 4 days
  • 163 km (166 with overnight stay Stegemann)

Services | Peace Route Cycle Tour

  • 4x overnight stay with breakfast
  • Insurance certificate
  • Route description
  • Cycling map
  • Luggage transfer optional

Prices | Peace Route Cycle Tour

Prices per person

€469.00 in a double room (with luggage)
559.00 € in a single room (with luggage)

Baggage transfer included

€349.00 in a double room (without luggage)
439.00 € in a single room (without luggage)

Luggage transfer on request

Early booking bonus of € 20,- until 29 February 2024

Discount for groups of 6 adults or more on request

Booking time: at least 7 days before arrival

Book with certainty: With us, you can cancel this package holiday free of charge up to 5 days before arrival if you arrive in 2024.

Offer valid: 01.01. - 31.12.2024 | Organiser: Münsterland e.V.

Package tour information

  • A start from Osnabrück is possible.
  • The tour is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
  • Tour operator: Münsterland e.V.
  • The General Terms and Conditions for Package Tours of Münsterland e.V. apply.

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You can request this cycling tour without obligation from Münsterland e.V. by e-mail. You will receive a non-binding offer from us as soon as possible. If you have any special wishes, comments or deviations from the tour advertised here, please let us know using the "Messages" field. If you have any questions regarding your enquiry, please send an e-mail to or call us on +49(0)2571 94 93 92.

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