Nature & Outdoor Activities
100 Castles and Palaces Route – a romantic journey back in time
Meandering mostly through green parks, meadows and pastures with more than 100 castles and palaces along the way, the 100 Castles and Palaces Route majestically lords over the other cycle routes.
Four interconnecting loops, which are predominantly flat and each cover between 210 and 310 kilometres, wind their way through the Münsterland region, mostly in the form of separate cycle paths or tarmac tracks. Cyclists can choose where to start from and in many cases the attractions are only a few kilometres apart. The glorious heyday of knights, barons and princes is brought back to life by pretty Old Towns, gardens reminiscent of Versailles and buildings in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. The good news is that the Münsterland region is known for its extensive range of facilities for cyclists.