Weser marshes and Wildeshauser Geest nature reserve
By bike, boat and rail through typical northern German scenery
From Vegesack, the maritime district in the north of Bremen, you take the ferry across the river Weser to Lemwerder. From there, the route takes you through the open meadowland of the Weser marshes, shrub-rich moorland and gently undulating, sandy heathland characterised by farmland, forest and fields.
After crossing the Hasbruch forest – one of the few remaining areas of ancient woodland in northern Europe – you can take a break at Hude abbey where you will find a charming tavern, a watermill, a museum and the church of St. Elizabeth.
In Hude you have the option of cutting your cycling tour short and returning to Bremen by train. Alternatively you can cycle back through Hude Moor to Lemwerder and catch the Vegesack ferry.