European cycle path R1 in Wernigerode

The R1 cycle route travels through 9 European countries from Boulogne-sur-Mer on the French Atlantic coast to St. Petersburg on the Baltic sea. Attracting many cyclists every year the 3500 kilometre cycle route passes through Wernigerode and travels along the northern edge of the Harz. This section of the ride has few inclines and includes many interesting sights such as the monasteries at Ilsenburg, Drubeck and Blankenburg (Michaelstein).

The monastery church in Michaelstein, Blankenburg is the first church to be found along the R1 cycle path. The route is well signposted and is identical to the D3 route which travels across Germany.

At the Rimker gate in Wernigerode there are pushbike lockers available so nothing stands in the way of you seeing the highlights of Wernigerode.

The Wernigerode tourism centre is also a service centre of the R1 European cycle path where we offer the following information and services:

- Bike repairs with specialised tools
- Air pump and repair kit
- Cycling maps, guides, bus and train timetables
- Reference list of bicycle repair shops for major repairs
- Help finding bicycle-friendly accommodation
- We also hold cyclist-friendly opening times


Wernigerode Tourismus GmbH
Marktplatz 10
38855 Wernigerode
Tel. 03943 - 55378-35
Fax 03943 - 55378-99