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Storks and Churches in the Lüneburg Heath

Bike Riding · Lüneburger Heide
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m 150 100 50 50 40 30 20 10 km Bothmer Mühle Ahldener Schloss Schwarmstedt Kirche Bockwindmühle Kirche
This wonderful circular route is ideal for families due to its easy route profile and offers a wonderful insight into the natural area of the Lündeburger Heide, with small forests, wide fields and wet meadows as well as the idyllic course of the Aller. Animal lovers can look forward to the numerous storks that come here to breed.
easy
Distance 56.6 km
4:00 h
127 m
127 m
29 m
14 m
We start our enjoyable ride in the tranquil town of Rethem, which we leave along the Aller in a southerly direction, passing the old Bockwindmle (1). The gently meandering river loops lead through wonderful wet meadows, allowing us to fully enjoy the scenic landscape and the natural idyll. Through the hamlets of Frankenfeld and Bosse, the route continues in a relaxed manner to Ahlden, where the time-honoured Ahlden Castle (2) awaits us. We now turn away from the Gewässer and ride through the countryside in the direction of the south, passing Grethem and Bothmer - which is particularly impressive because of the picturesque Bothmer Mühle (3) - and finally reach Scharmstedt (4), which invites you to stop off and take a stroll. We continue to Essel, cross the Aller river and then turn left onto the second half of our tour. The small village of Hademstorf is quickly followed by the equally small village of Eickenloh, with its church (5) towering over the village. On the way to Hodenhagen we approach the Aller again, but it always remains at some distance to our left. The wet meadows are occasionally covered with small groups of trees. In this beautiful natural area we repeatedly see majestic storks flying around, which are at home here to breed. The last section of the route takes us via Bierde, Böhme and Altenwahlingen, after which we pass Kirchwahlingen, known for its namesake church (6), before we cross the Aller for the last time and reach our starting point in Rethem.    
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29 m
Lowest point
14 m
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Rethem (17 m)
Coordinates:
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52.784990, 9.378860
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52°47'06.0"N 9°22'43.9"E
UTM
32U 525551 5848420
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Turn-by-turn directions

Rethem - Ahlden - Grethem - Schwarmstedt - Hademstorf - Eickeloh - Hodenhagen - Altenwahlingen - Rethem

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Public transport

By train to Nienburg (Weser), then by bike to Rethem.

Getting there

A27, exit Walsrode, continue on the B209 to Rethem

Parking

Parking facilities in the vicinity of the cemetery

Coordinates

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52.784990, 9.378860
DMS
52°47'06.0"N 9°22'43.9"E
UTM
32U 525551 5848420
w3w 
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
56.6 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
127 m
Descent
127 m
Highest point
29 m
Lowest point
14 m
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