Long-distance routes and tour tips
The river Fulda emerges on Mount Wasserkuppe at 900 metres above sea level. This leisurely cycle route, given a four-star quality rating by the German Cyclists’ Federation, follows it all the way to the Weser river.
From the source of the river, you head downstream through the Fulda valley to the town of the same name with its historical buildings. After Niederaula comes Bad Hersfeld, home to the largest Romanesque church ruins in Europe. Next stops are the medieval town of Rotenburg an der Fulda and Haydau Abbey in Morschen. After Melsungen comes the end of this part of the tour in Kassel. From here, it’s just a few miles to the historical old quarter of Hannoversch Münden, where the Werra and Fulda rivers join to form the Weser. The Fulda Cycle Route then continues along the Weser to the baroque town of Bad Karlshafen.
Terrain: the route is predominantly on asphalt-covered cycle paths or quiet back roads. The terrain is mostly flat with just a few steep climbs to negotiate.
Scenery: the route follows the Fulda river from the Rhön hills through the densely forested peaks of northern Hessen and through conservation areas to the confluence of the Fulda and Werra, and along the Weser.