The 130-km border route lets cyclists dive into the cultural history of the German-Danish border region. Between Nordseedeich and the Flensburger Fjord, the route crosses the former border, which shaped the region for 80 years. Today, idyllic routes lead you through diverse natural landscapes. In the west, you can enjoy the expanse of the marsh, inland dunes and heath landscapes characterise the Geest, and in the east, you can cycle through the hill country shaped by the Ice Age. Numerous information points provide odd, entertaining and local stories of the very special life at the border.
The 66-km North/Baltic Sea cycle route supplements the border route as an “express route” between the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
Enjoy an unforgettable experience on a sightseeing flight on a glider from the airfield in Aventoft. Here, you have the opportunity to view your travel area from above. Süderlügum is strongly characterised by border trade and invites you to take a stroll through the shops. But if you are looking for peace and quiet, take a walk through the nature conservation area of the Süderlügum inland dunes. From the outlook, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the landscape.
Adventure seekers should definitely not miss the windmill climbing in Ellhöft!
Between Handewitt and Harrislee, you experience nature and archaeology up close at the “Naturerlebnisraum Stiftungsland Schäferhaus” nature park. The striking end point of the border route is the beautiful harbour district in Flensburg. The special flair of this tradition-rich maritime trading city with its steep fjord slopes and the historic buildings can already be perceived from a distance. In addition to a picturesque “shopping mile”, you can expect to find a colourful range of excursion destinations, such as the Maritime Museum or the experimentation museum “Phänomenta”.
Arrival and departure
The cities of Niebüll and Flensburg have Deutsche Bahn railway connections. The trains run every hour and can accommodate bicycles.
Route conditions and degree of difficulty
- The route runs largely on small, asphalted country roads, partially on gravel roads away from traffic.
- The route is flat for the most part.
- The cycle route is continuous in Germany and Denmark, although it does not have standardised signposting. The route logo marks the German and Danish signs.
- Around 40 information points with maps and boards provide information along the route and tell entertaining stories from the regions.
- The border is easy to cycle and is also suitable for beginners and families with children.
Rest stops and overnight accommodation
You will find numerous rest stops and ten newly-built weather huts on the border route. Public toilet facilities are also available on some parts of the route.
You will find overnight accommodation at hotels and guest houses, youth hostels, camp sites and nature sites. There are classified Bed & Bike facilities on the German and Danish sides of the border. You can find lists of accommodation options at www.grenzroute.com and at www.bettundbike.de.