Teutoschleife Heiliges Meer | Hiking Trail in Münsterland
The Sacred Sea Nature Reserve is a unique area with special habitats.
© Tecklenburger Land Tourismus e.V. / Markus Balkow
Seascapes and unspoilt nature
Teuto Loop Holy Sea

Teuto Loop Holy Sea

Water, forest and meadows give the Teutoschleife Heiliges Meer its unique character. The starting point of the 9-kilometre-long hiking trail is the Hotel Mutter Bahr in Ibbenbüren-Uffeln. From here, your path first leads you along the Mittelland Canal, where you can watch the hustle and bustle of the large cargo ships.

Then you walk along idyllic forest and sand paths, past fertile fields and a charming avenue of trees to the car park of the former "Forsthaus Am Heiligen Meer" restaurant - the second entry point of the trail. A narrow path then takes you to the LWL Museum of Natural History.

The trail continues to the Heiliges Meer nature reserve, which gives it its name. Its lake landscape surrounded by unspoilt nature attracts visitors from near and far. After you have explored the special flora and fauna, you are greeted by a magnificent heath landscape. Here, huge old trees and the odd sheep await you.

On the way back, which reveals more sinkhole lakes and a refuge, the landscape gradually changes. Through fields and forests and past the balloon launch site, you return to the starting point. Here, the beer garden provides a fitting setting for the end of this hike.

Teuto Loop Holy Sea at a glance

  • 9.0 km
  • Circuit
  • very easy
  • 51 m
  • 41 m
  • signposted
  • approx. 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Nature
  • Hotel Mutter Bahr
  • Ibbenbüren

Map | Teuto Loop Holy Sea

Teuto Loop Holy Sea Insider Tip

LWL Museum of Natural History Field Office Holy Sea LWL Museum of Natural History Field Office Holy Sea
© Tecklenburger Land Tourismus e.V. / Markus Balkow
Education and research centre on the way

When you are on the Teutoschleife Heiliges Meer, it is worth taking a detour to the education and research centre of the LWL Museum of Natural History. Here you can learn more about the history of the formation of the sinkhole lakes, the habitats and the flora and fauna of this extraordinary lake landscape. Courses lasting one or more days are also offered throughout the year. Participants explore the nature reserve on excursions, for example.

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