Stages: 10 | An enticing bike path connects northern Germany's largest city with Germany's largest island. It takes cyclists right through the middle of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: past fairy-tale castles and shimmering lakes, over hills in Mecklenburg Switzerland to the world-famous chalk cliffs of Rügen.
Hamburg-Rügen bike path
- Tour tips: Residence cities Schwerin and Güstrow, Mecklenburg Switzerland and Lake Kummerow Nature Park, UNESCO World Heritage City of Stralsund, Jasmund National Park with chalk cliffs.
Rail connections: Hamburg, Schwerin, Güstrow, Sassnitz, etc.
The bike vacationer is accompanied by the Elbe as far as Lauenburg and by the Elbe-Lübeck Canal as far as the Eulenspiegel town of Mölln. The route continues along Lake Ratzeburg into idyllic Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Between the island town of Ratzeburg and Gadebusch, cyclists discover the full beauty of the Biosphere Reserve Schaalsee: enchanted waters with kingfishers, otters, cranes and gray herons.
In Schwerin, the State capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the castle island tempts you to park your bike and relax over a coffee with a view of the sailing ships. After the castles of Gadebusch and Schwerin, Wiligrad Castle hides above Lake Schwerin in a romantic park, and at Lake Bibow, Hasenwinkel Castle invites you to take a break. Behind the Barlach town of Güstrow begins the hilly country of Mecklenburg Switzerland with more dreamy castles and glittering lakes.
The Hanseatic town of Demmin is located in the "Three Rivers Country" of Peene, Tollense and Trebel, which is rich in fish. Cyclists follow the natural curves of the Trebel toward Tribsees, soon to see the impressive silhouette of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Stralsund. The Rügen Dam takes cyclists to Germany's largest island with its endless sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and sophisticated seaside resorts. Along quaint villages and picturesque avenues, the route first leads to the classicist Putbus. North of Sassnitz, the Jasmund National Park awaits travelers, whose snow-white chalk cliffs were made famous by the painter Caspar David Friedrich.
The Hamburg-Rügen cycle route runs mainly on paved or easily passable unpaved cycle paths as well as quiet country roads. Occasionally, cobblestone roads must be expected in villages. The route is characterized by little motor traffic far from the village through-roads.
With a few exceptions, the Hamburg-Rügen cycle route is well signposted and has its own logo.
Information on the Schleswig-Holstein section of the Hamburg-Rügen Cycle Route
Current detour notice:
In Bützow, the path is fully closed due to a construction site. A detour is signposted.
Unfortunately, we cannot currently find any matching results for your search criteria.
- Temporarily closed
- Franz-Parr-Platz, 18273 Güstrow
On the edge of the old town of Güstrow, one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe surprises with its southern charm. Magnificent stucco ceilings from the time of construction have been preserved. Extensive renovation work is currently taking place in the castle. Due to this, the castle museum is not open to the public.
- Wiligrader Straße, 19069 Lübstorf
The former ducal residence palace with the surrounding palace park and the historic estate ensemble is one of the most beautiful places on Lake Schwerin. The art exhibition in the castle is particularly worth seeing. With its location on a steep bank directly on the lake, it is considered an insider's tip for excursions, especially in autumn and in spring during the rhododron bloom. The old nursery houses a farm store and a popular farm café.
- Circus, 18581 Putbus
The name Putbus is probably of Slavic origin and translates as "behind the lilac bush". In 1810 this place was developed by Prince Malte to a residence town in classicistic style with theater, pedagogy and white houses around the circus. A city from the drawing board with park and animal enclosure and rosebushes in front of every house.
Franzburg monastery garden
- Open today
- Priesterbrink, 18461 Franzburg
The monastery garden in Franzburg offers interesting tours of herbs and spices.
National Park Centre Königsstuhl
- Open today
- Stubbenkammer, 18546 Sassnitz
Right next to the famous chalk cliff Königsstuhl and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ancient Beech Forests, the National Park Center KÖNIGSSTUHL offers a special nature experience for the whole family. A world full of secrets is waiting to be discovered by you on 2,000 square meters of exhibition space and 28,000 square meters of outdoor area.
Teterow City Museum
- Südliche Ringstraße, 17166 Teterow
From the council and police servant's house from 1798 you come to the Malchin Gate. Here are still prison cells from the 19th century. Several stagings let you immerse yourself in the history of the gate and the agrarian and artisan town of Teterow.
- Lennéstraße, 19053 Schwerin
Schwerin Palace is located on an island in Lake Schwerin and is among the most important historicism edifices in Europe.
- Dorfstraße, 17139 Basedow
The irregular three-winged complex was built from the 16th to the 19th century on the remains of a medieval castle. In the 19th century the hereditary marshal Count Hahn had the castle remodeled by the Berlin architect Stüler. In 1891 neo-Renaissance forms were added in parts. Particularly noteworthy are the terracotta portraits on the facade. The largest landscape park in the country (200 ha) was created by Peter Joseph Lenné in the middle of the 19th century. The castle and outbuildings are being converted into a hotel resort.
St. John's Monastery
- Schillstraße, 18439 Stralsund
The monastery of St. Johannis is one of the oldest buildings in Stralsund with a historically grown juxtaposition of different building epochs - the individual phases of the dominant Gothic, Baroque and Classicism.
Open Air Archaeological Museum Groß Raden
- Kastanienallee, 19406 Groß Raden
Located on a peninsula in Lake Groß Raden, the open-air museum provides insights into the life of the Northwest Slavic tribes a thousand years ago with faithful replicas of dwellings and craft workshops as well as a temple.
- Open today
- Hafenstraße, 18439 Stralsund
With its five exhibitions and 46 aquariums, the OZEANEUM Stralsund invites you on an extraordinary underwater journey beneath the northern seas. Visit Humboldt penguins on the roof terrace, "Niki" the female sand tiger shark in the 2.6-million-litre pool "Open Atlantic" and the giants of the sea - real life replicas of whales.
Nature stage Ralswiek
- Am Bodden, 18528 Ralswiek
Welcome aboard to the "Störtebeker Festival" at the natural stage Ralswiek, the family experience on the Island of Rügen!
Border house Schlagsdorf
- Neubauernweg, 19217 Schlagsdorf
Grenzhus Schlagsdorf tells the story of the inner-German border between the Baltic Sea and the Elbe from 1945 to 1990 from the perspective of the people in the border area. How did people live on both sides, how did they react to the constraints of the GDR border regime and the Cold War? The historical learning site is divided into a museum, an outdoor area with reconstructed barrier installations and a border trail "Grenzwege Schlagsdorf".
Tourist Information of the Tourist Association Schwerin Lake District
- Gallentiner Chaussee, 23996 Bad Kleinen
A paradise for water sports lovers and nature lovers
City information Bergen on Rügen
- Markt, 18528 Bergen auf Rügen
Better service, closer to the customer - the tourist information office in the historic Benedix House in the center of Bergen
- Am Markt, 19055 Schwerin
Are you planning to visit the state capital of Schwerin with family or friends - or a business trip, perhaps? Great! At the Tourist Information Schwerin, we are happy to assist in planning and organising your trip to Schwerin.
House of the guest Warin
- Am Markt, 19417 Warin
In the "Haus des Gastes" Warin is located, among other things, the tourist information of the village.
Citizen and tourism office Bützow
- Closed today
- Markt, 18246 Bützow
Arrangement of vacation accommodation, sale of brochures and souvenirs, arrangement of guided tours of the historic old town and guided tours of the region, Krummes Haus, Kunsthaus, Warnowschifffahrt, Miniaturstadt, Wasserwanderrastplatz, open-air swimming pool at Rühner See, boat and bicycle rental, advance ticket sales.
Tourist Service Sassnitz
- Strandpromenade, 18546 Sassnitz
The harbor town of Sassnitz is bordered to the north by the famous chalk coast and to the southeast by the bathing bay of Prorer Wiek
- Franz-Parr-Platz, 18273 Güstrow
Experience moments full of impressive views and unique sights!castle, cathedral, Ernst Barlach museums, historic city center, market with city hall and parish church, city museum, North German Nativity Museum, old town circular route, nature and environmental park, bathing paradise OASE, recreation region Inselsee/Heidberge
Spa administration Putbus
- Alleestraße, 18581 Putbus
Tourist information of the spa administration Putbus.
City information Malchin
- Steinstraße, 17139 Malchin
Malchin - town on two lakes in the heart of Mecklenburg Switzerland
Tourist Information Teterow
- 17166 Teterow
The Tourist-Information Teterow is your contact for everything concerning vacations in Teterow and the surrounding area. Here you can book accommodation, there is information, information material, various cycling & hiking maps and tickets for events. We create tailor-made travel programs, organize guided tours and travel escorts.