Starting point of the tour
Destination of the tour
World Heritage City and Alexander von Humboldt
The following detours are currently listed:
- Rattbach detour: The bridge over the Rattbach is under renovation, with a scheduled completion date of June 18, 2019. Between Wilhelmshausen and Neumünden, the detour will take you a short distance on the rural state highway B3. A light barrier system and an emergency path guides you safely back onto the original path.
- Osterbach detour: The bridge over the Osterbach is being renovated as well, with a scheduled completion date of June 18, 2019. Between the Fulda valley point Knickhagen and Wilhelmshausen, the detour takes you a short distance on the rural state highway B3. A light barrier system and an emergency path guides you safely back onto the original path.
- A road closure is listed from Monday, 13 May to October 04, 2019 in the town of Grebenau.
- There is road construction on the town thoroughfare in Grebenau. Detours are signposted, but the bicycles will have to be pushed for a distance of about 120 m.
‘Documenta’ city and Alexander von Humboldt
From the beautiful half-timbered town of Melsungen, the mostly level route leads on through the meadows and fields of the experience region of the central Fulda valley. A short trip to the other side of the Fulda to the Nazi memorial In Guxhagen at the Convent of Breitenau is worthwhile. The bike path goes on to wind right along the Fulda river to Kassel.
Many interesting bridges are on the way until you reach the Fulda meadows of the Documenta city; the famous art exhibition takes place here every 5 years. Upon arrival, the Orangerie shines through the trees like the rising sun.
You may want to stay a while, as the largest mountain park in Europe with the Hercules landmark of Kassel, plus numerous museums and parks, all make a longer stay worthwhile.
Continue on along the Fulda to the town of Hann. Münden, which Alexander von Humboldt calls a city in the most beautiful region of the world. The Fulda and the Werra "meet and kiss" in this medieval 3-river town, to continue on their journey together as the river Weser.
Kultur- & Tourist-Info Melsungen
Am Markt 5, 34212 Melsungen
Phone (0 56 61) 708 200
Tourist Info Kassel Innenstadt
Wilhelmsstraße 23, 34117 Kassel
Phone (0 561) 70 77 07
Region Kassel-Land e.V. Touristik und Regionalentwicklung
Phone 0 56 92 987 32 60