Long-distance routes and tour tips
The Weites Land circular route traverses a region of flood plains and wetlands criss-crossed by waterways and dotted with moorland villages and settlements near Bremen.
After leaving the Hanseatic city of Bremen, your first port of call is the Wümme marshes, a breeding ground for rare birds. At the harbour in Vegesack you can watch passing ships, before the gentle hills of the Bremen ‘Switzerland’ region welcome you with heathland, forests and orchid-filled meadows. Popular activities include peat barge tours on the Hamme river and watching artists at work in Worpswede. Back in Bremen, you can end the tour in style with a spot of sightseeing or a coffee on the market square.
Terrain: circular route with flat topography on mainly asphalt surfaces, some sections on gravel and sand. Mostly free of traffic.
Scenery: nature reserves and conservation areas in the Teufelsmoor (Devil’s Moor) and Wümme marshes; Hanseatic Bremen and artists’ villages.