The KulTourRad is Bremen's cultural bike tour taking you through the northern part of the city, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape as much as the cultural highlights.
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Our tip: the Hal över company operates ferry services from Bremen to Vegesack. Bicycles can be taken on board.
The cycling tour begins at the Spicarium, the shipbuilding museum in Vegesack. From here, you cross the bascule bridge built for the Expo2000 exhibition. On your right is the Museum Harbour, where you can see traditional ships at anchor.
The route now takes you along the beachfront promenade. The Am Werfttor road takes you to Wätjens Park, where you can see the memorial to the shipping magnate Christian Heinrich Wätjen as well as his family seat, Wätjens Castle.
The next highlight on the tour is Blomendal House, a medieval knights' castle which today houses a local history museum. Visits are by appointment only. Please contact the Haus Blomendal Society (Verein Haus Blomendal).
The Am Becketal road takes you through some beautiful landscape featuring what are known as the geest valleys (geest is a type of landscape unique to northern Germany). Once you have cycled through a residential area, you will reach Schloss Schönebeck, a residence built in the seventeenth century and today used as a local history museum.
Riding south you pass through the historical Lehnhofsiedlung estates into Knoops Park. The An Knoops Park road takes you down to the banks of the river Lesum, a tributary of the Weser, and the statue of Admiral Karl Rudolf Brommy, fleet commander for the Northern German League in the first half of the nineteenth century. The cycle path you are about to take is also named after him. The path takes you past Lesmona House, made famous by the novel Summer in Lesmona.
Cycling along the bank of the river past the lock and marina, you have almost reached the end of the KulTourRad, but look out for the Schulschiff Deutschland. Built in Bremerhaven in 1927, this three-masted square rigger is today a popular hotel and visitor attraction.