The 1200-year-old pilgrimage town on the Ems is particularly inviting for cycling and lingering. The excellent cycle routes such as the Ems Cycle Route, the Peace Route or the 100 Castles Route lead directly through the Ems town of Telgte.
Telgte's biggest attraction is still the pilgrimage chapel with the 600-year-old Pietá in the northern old town. Around 100,000 pilgrims find their way to Telgte every year. In the immediate vicinity of the chapel is the RELíGIO - Westphalian Museum of Religious Culture. The annual exhibition of nativity scenes during the winter season and the Telgte Hunger Cloth are especially well known beyond the region.
Small alleys, squares and niches in Telgte's historic old town also reflect the medieval structures and convey a particularly cosy atmosphere. Westphalian and long-established gastronomy as well as lovingly run small specialist shops point to the citizens' strong bond with their town. Telgte is also known for its wide-ranging cultural programme. The St. Mary's birth market or the carriage pilgrimage are just a few other highlights that make the small town of Telgte a popular destination in the Münsterland region in many respects.
Telgte alone is of course worth the trip. But why not stay a few days longer? Telgte is the perfect starting point for trips to Münster and Warendorf. In Münster, great sights await you, such as the cathedral, the Museum of Art and Culture, the historic town hall and countless shopping opportunities. In Warendorf, you can be inspired by the beautiful old town and the unique state stud farm. It is not for nothing that Warendorf is the horse capital.
You can simply leave your car at home for a trip to Münster or Warendorf. You can easily reach both cities by bike or by train. A regional train leaves every hour from Telgte to Münster and Warendorf.