Cycling tour in Beelen | On the way into the past
Beelen in Münsterland
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On the road in the past

Experience the history around Beelen up close. Take a cycle tour to the most beautiful places and sights around Beelen.

You start the circular tour in the centre of Beelen and follow the route through small farming communities and a landscape characterised by small streams and forests. In Ostenfelde you will drive right past the Vornholz moated castle , which has an inviting parking area and is home to a cavalry museum. A little further away from the village lies the ruins of the former Nienburg moated castle, a mystical place where, according to legend, a treasure is buried that is guarded by the "giggling and chain-rattling devil". After leaving this special place, the route takes you past Ennigerloh until you reach Westkirchen after a short while. The Dieck House is particularly worth seeing here. A manor house from the 18th century and the windmill from the 19th century. On the further route towards Freckenhorst, you will pass the Schneckenberg, a small elevation. Shortly afterwards you will reach Freckenhorst Castle, a baroque building from the 18th century. You then follow the Mussenbach stream past the "Förster Richards Büsche" forest area and the "Emsaue und Mussenbachaue" nature reserve to Müssingen. From here, the route takes you past the Kottrup Lakes into the historic old town of Warendorf with sights such as the town houses, the Krickmarkt and the historic town hall. You leave the town in an easterly direction and drive past the Emssee lake and the Emssee park. Now you follow the Ems through the nature reserve "Emsaue west of Warendorf" and return to Beelen.

The cycle tour around Beelen at a glance

  • 61 km
  • Circuit
  • medium
  • Day trip
  • Nature
  • History
  • Beelen
  • Warendorf
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