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Monastery Gardens Route - family is taking a break, © I. Jansen, Kulturland Kreis Höxter

Monastery Gardens Route


A tour of monastery gardens including Schloss Corvey

Discover medieval secrets on a cycling tour of monastery gardens including Schloss Corvey and the Willow Palace in Rheder.

Medieval secrets await cyclists in the region around Höxter in the Teutoburg Forest on the Kloster-Garten-Route (Monastery Gardens Route). Centuries ago, thriving gardens could be found behind the walls of orders such as the Benedictines, Cistercians, Franciscans and Dominicans. Now they can be rediscovered and admired by passing visitors.

The fully signposted Monastery Gardens Route, which is connected to the NRW network of cycle paths, focuses on seven different monastery gardens. Along the 190 km path, cyclists will discover green oases and monastic spirituality. The route also features tourist attractions such as the Organ Museum in Borgentreich, the Weser Skywalk in Beverungen, the Weidenpalais (Willow Palace) in Rheder and Schloss Corvey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The land of culture that is the Höxter district contains a total of 28 different monastic establishments.

Visitors can gain a boost of energy from the electric bikes available for hire in the region, adding some motorised support to ascents and descents of the mountainous sections. Rental points, free maps, information on the route and GPS data for navigation devices can be found in the “Teuto_Navigator”, the interactive online route planner for the Teutoburg Forest holiday region.

More information:
Unesco World Heritage Site Schloss Corvey
Open March to November: Daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Last admission 17:00 

Map of NRW

Tour overview


Info, data & tour route

Distance in km
192.0
Duration in days
-
Walking/Journey time in hours
22

Highest point in metres
314
Uphill altitude difference
1,000
Downhill altitude difference
1,028
Tour Level
Level of difficulty
intermediate
  • Round trip
  • Family-friendly
  • Wheelchair-accessible

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© J.A. Smith & I. Jansen
Monastery Gardens Route - family is taking a break, © I. Jansen, Kulturland Kreis Höxter
© J.A. Smith & I. Jansen

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