In the Middle Ages, the powerful Havelberg bishops ruled over lands that extended well into Mecklenburg. This premium cycle route, awarded four stars by the German Cyclists’ Federation, traces their history.
The best way to explore the places associated with the bishops is by bike, thanks to the flat terrain. A premium cycle route, the Bishops Tour begins in Havelberg, the cradle of Prignitz, and ends in Wittstock where the bishops’ rule came to an end in the 16th century. The route through the flat countryside is lined with pilgrimage sites, bishop’s palaces and small towns with centuries of history. Naturally, there are also plenty of attractions without a religious background on or near the route, such as the narrow- gauge railway museum or the Gross Woltersdorf educational forest park.
Terrain: ancient bishops’ castles, important pilgrimage sites and small towns with centuries of history. The quality of paths along this premium route is high; traffic volumes are low.
Scenery: away from big towns and busy roads, predominantly through flat agricultural land, oak, beech and pine forests and heathland that is criss-crossed by rivers.