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


The state-recognised resort 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, simply take a trip to our Dutch neighbours.

Cyclists are spoilt for choice in Velen

You can explore the beautiful surroundings by bike on paths away from the traffic, for example on the Hohe Mark Nature Park Route, the cross-border agri cultura Experience Route, the popular 100 Castles Route or the 54-kilometre Bocholter Aa Cycle Path, which was opened in 2009. The towns of Borken and Coesfeld are also interesting destinations.

Museums and zoos

Ramsdorf Castle with its museum, the experience sites of the Living Museum and thezoo atVelen Castleare all invitingplaces to visit. Especially on hot summer days, the Artesian Fountain or one of the two outdoor swimming pools are popular destinations. After a Pättkestour, the local gastronomy invites you to enjoy regional specialities.

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