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Velen in the Münsterland
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Escape from everyday life in a relaxed way


The state-recognised resort town of Velen in the western Münsterland is made for cycling, inline skating and Nordic walking tours. The recreational pleasures are almost limitless. Forget your everyday stress. The small town is guaranteed to have a relaxing effect. And if you're not satisfied with what Velen has to offer, just take a trip to our Dutch neighbours.

Ideal for cycling tours

You can explore the beautiful surroundings by bike on paths away from traffic, for example on the Naturpark Hohe Mark RadRoute, the cross-border agri-cultura adventure route, the popular 100-Castles Route or the 54-kilometre Bocholter Aa Cycle Route, which opened in 2009. The towns of Borken and Coesfeld are also interesting destinations. After a Pättkestour, the local gastronomy invites you to enjoy regional specialities.

Museums, castles and parks

The Castle Ramsdorf with museum, the five locations of the Living Museum and the Tanimal garden at the Castle Velen. Especially on hot summer days, the Artesian well or one of the two outdoor pools are popular destinations.

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