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Weserradweg-Romantische Straße (D-Route 9)

Bicycle Touring · Germany
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  • Kugelbake
    / Kugelbake
    Photo: Mona Berstermann, Cuxland-Tourismus, Fotograf Florian Trykowski
  • / Bremer Stadtmusikanten
    Photo: Outdooractive Editors
  • / Kaiser-Wilhem-Denkmal
    Photo: Weserbergland Tourismus e.V.
  • / Außenansicht des Museum Hameln mit dem Rattenfänger
    Photo: Michael Bogumil, Museum Hameln
  • / The Munchhausen fountain is located in the pedestrian zone in Bodenwerder
    Photo: Münchhausenstadt Bodenwerder
  • / UNESCO Weltkulturerbe Corvey
    Photo: Frank Grawe, CC BY-SA, Kulturland Kreis Höxter, c/o GfW im Kreis Höxter mbH
  • / Welfenschloss
    Photo: Peter Heitmann, Erlebnisregion Hann. Münden
  • / Weserstein im Herbst
    Photo: Burkhardt, Erlebnisregion Hann. Münden
  • / Fuldaer Dom
    Photo: Ansgar Koreng, CC BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons
  • / Schloss Veitshöchheim
    Photo: CC0, pixabay.com
  • / View of Würzburg from the Marienberg Fortress
    Photo: Lorenza Keck, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Residenzschloss Bad Mergentheim
    Photo: Björn Hänssler, Stadt Bad Mergentheim Tourist-Information
  • /
    Photo: Touristinformation Creglingen /Bild Hein
  • /
    Photo: W. Pfitzinger/TLT
  • / Fuggerei in Augsburg
    Photo: CC0, pixabay.com
  • / Dom Augsburg
    Photo: CC0, pixabay.com
  • / Schloss Hohenschwangau
    Photo: Morepikzz, Tourist Information Schwangau
  • / View from the Marienbrücke to Neuschwanstein Castle
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
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difficult
Distance 1,221.3 km
86:00 h
4,260 m
3,510 m
882 m
-2 m

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Author
Wiebke Hillen
Update: November 10, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
882 m
Lowest point
-2 m
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Start

Cuxhaven (8 m)
Coordinates:
DD
53.891719, 8.681548
DMS
53°53'30.2"N 8°40'53.6"E
UTM
32U 479071 5971521
w3w 
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Destination

Füssen

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Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
53.891719, 8.681548
DMS
53°53'30.2"N 8°40'53.6"E
UTM
32U 479071 5971521
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
1,221.3 km
Duration
86:00 h
Ascent
4,260 m
Descent
3,510 m
Highest point
882 m
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