Santa and Silkworms

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In a photo album of the most beautiful cycling experiences of the year, this tour would be represented by two unusual motifs. Nowhere else will you find a Santa’s Grotto where a festively decorated parlour invites you to linger for a while even in high summer. Form time to time, the man with the white beard even calls by in person in Himmelpfort to pose for the cameras with tourists in a t-shirt.
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  • Naturpark Stechlin - Ruppiner Land
  • Naturpark Stechlin - Ruppiner Land
  • Naturpark Stechlin - Ruppiner Land
  • Naturpark Stechlin - Ruppiner Land
  • Naturpark Stechlin - Ruppiner Land
Length: 51 kilometres

Start/finish: Fürstenberg (Havel)

Logo/route sign: not specified

How to get there:
  • Train: Take the RE5 (Stralsund) from Berlin central station to Fürstenberg (Havel ) (about 1 hour).
  • Car: Take the A111 and B96 from Berlin to Fürstenberg (Havel ) (about 1.5 hours).

Route: Fürstenberg (Havel), Himmelpfort, Dannenwalde, Zernikow, Menz, Neuglobsow, Fürstenberg (Havel)

Route description: After these experiences in Himmelpfort shortly after the start in Fürstenberg/Havel, the tour carries on cheerfully through the forest and lakeland scenery to the south, where the next surprise awaits in Zernikow. At the manor house, an exhibition recalls the attempts in Prussia to establish large-scale silkworm breeding using mulberry trees. Living examples of the butterflies can even be marvelled at and photographed.

Lake Stechlinsee, famous for its immense visible depth, is adjoined by a further highlight on this varied round tour of the Stechlin-Ruppiner Land Nature Park.

Points of interest/background information:

  • Fürstenberg: Forestry museum, draisine station, Ravensbrück Remembrance and Memorial Site
  • Himmelpfort: Monastery herb garden and monastery ruins, Santa’s Grotto
  • Dannenwalde: Environmental train station and barefoot trail
  • Zernikow: Manor house complex with an exhibition on silkworm breeding
  • Menz: Nature Park House and sensory garden
  • Neuglobsow: Glasmacherhaus (Glassmaker’s House), Lake Stechlinsee

Possible combinations

  • Havel Cycle Path
  • Lakes and Culture Cycle Path
  • Tour Brandenburg

Trail conditions/surface: not specified

Maps/Literature: “Radkarte Ruppiner Land”, 1:75.000, Esterbauer Verlag, Auflage: 1. (15. April 2011), ISBN-10: 3850003043, Euro 6.90
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In a photo album of the most beautiful cycling experiences of the year, this tour would be represented by two unusual motifs. Nowhere else will you find a Santa’s Grotto where a festively decorated parlour invites you to linger for a while even in high summer. Form time to time, the man with the white beard even calls by in person in Himmelpfort to pose for the cameras with tourists in a t-shirt.
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  • Naturpark Stechlin - Ruppiner Land
  • Naturpark Stechlin - Ruppiner Land
  • Naturpark Stechlin - Ruppiner Land
  • Naturpark Stechlin - Ruppiner Land
Length: 51 kilometres

Start/finish: Fürstenberg (Havel)

Logo/route sign: not specified

How to get there:
  • Train: Take the RE5 (Stralsund) from Berlin central station to Fürstenberg (Havel ) (about 1 hour).
  • Car: Take the A111 and B96 from Berlin to Fürstenberg (Havel ) (about 1.5 hours).

Route: Fürstenberg (Havel), Himmelpfort, Dannenwalde, Zernikow, Menz, Neuglobsow, Fürstenberg (Havel)

Route description: After these experiences in Himmelpfort shortly after the start in Fürstenberg/Havel, the tour carries on cheerfully through the forest and lakeland scenery to the south, where the next surprise awaits in Zernikow. At the manor house, an exhibition recalls the attempts in Prussia to establish large-scale silkworm breeding using mulberry trees. Living examples of the butterflies can even be marvelled at and photographed.

Lake Stechlinsee, famous for its immense visible depth, is adjoined by a further highlight on this varied round tour of the Stechlin-Ruppiner Land Nature Park.

Points of interest/background information:

  • Fürstenberg: Forestry museum, draisine station, Ravensbrück Remembrance and Memorial Site
  • Himmelpfort: Monastery herb garden and monastery ruins, Santa’s Grotto
  • Dannenwalde: Environmental train station and barefoot trail
  • Zernikow: Manor house complex with an exhibition on silkworm breeding
  • Menz: Nature Park House and sensory garden
  • Neuglobsow: Glasmacherhaus (Glassmaker’s House), Lake Stechlinsee

Possible combinations

  • Havel Cycle Path
  • Lakes and Culture Cycle Path
  • Tour Brandenburg

Trail conditions/surface: not specified

Maps/Literature: “Radkarte Ruppiner Land”, 1:75.000, Esterbauer Verlag, Auflage: 1. (15. April 2011), ISBN-10: 3850003043, Euro 6.90
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16798 Fürstenberg (Havel)

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Tourismusverband Ruppiner Seenland e. V.

Fischbänkenstraße 8
16816 Neuruppin

Tel.: +49 (0) 3391-659630
Fax: +49 (0) 3391-659632

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