Framework and Naturebetween Rhön and Weserstein
Enjoying secluded alcoves
Exploring the headwaters
The Fulda Cycle Route 2014
The Fulda is the western headstream of the Weser and its source is located at the Wasserkuppe of the Rhön and also drains northern Hesse. All along its course, the River forces its way through narrow valleys through the red sandstone of the ancient uplands. The inscription on the plaque at the source of the Fulda reads:
Rest here and enjoy the spring
Of Fulda, the clear waters of which
Take the hillside greetings into the country.
Drawn towards Werra, it will grow
To the German River, the waters of which
Carry ships onto the North Sea.
The river accompanies the Fulda Cycle Route R1 from the heights of the Wasserkuppe Mountain to the Weserstein (Weser Stone) at the confluence of Fulda and Werra, which mark the starting point of the river Weser. Apart from many romantic half-timbered small towns and villages, two important cities lie on your way, the Baroque bishop's city Fulda and the former residence of the electorate Hessen and cultural city Kassel. The Fulda Cycle Route is still only lightly frequented and can easily be extended with the Weser Cycle Path. Come and discover Germany's green heart by bike.
We look forward to your visit!
There is much to discover along Fulda Cycle Route. We are looking forward to your visit!