Wittenberg - Berlin
It then continues along the D-Route 3/European Bicycle Route R1. From the Lutheran town of Wittenberg, the route passes through Fläming nature park, straight through the Havelland region and the state capital of Potsdam. Crossing over Glienicke Bridge, the route enters the German capital. Similar to Potsdam, Berlin has countless cultural highlights that are well worth a visit. In 1990, UNESCO add the palaces and parks of Potsdam and Berlin to its list of World Heritage Sites. This section of the route ends at the Brandenburg Gate in the centre of Berlin.
Schöna-Bad Schandau - Wittenberg
Elbe Cycle Route
While the Elbe is only the second longest river in Germany, it is definitely the number one river among cycle tourists. Immediately beyond the German-Czech border, the river is greeted by the sandstone cliffs of Saxon Switzerland National Park. The route passes through the Elbe valley, amidst romantic, rugged scenery. The world-famous Semperoper opera house and reconstructed Frauenkirche church can be visited in Dresden. The route northwards is characterised by wetlands, and passes through countless fascinating towns that are rich in history. Torgau is one such town. It marks the point where the American and Russian forces met shortly before the end of the Second World War. Torgau is the symbol of the defeat of the German Empire in 1945. In the Lutheran town of Wittenberg, it is possible to follow in the footsteps of the great reformer, Luther.
Berlin - Rostock (harbour)
Berlin-Copenhagen Cycle Route
From Berlin, the route continues northwards into the sprawling Brandenburg scenery, along the River Havel. On the way to the Baltic coast, the route crosses through the Mecklenburg lake district with Lake Müritz and its over one hundred other lakes and rivers. Countless towns well worth a visit lie along the route to the Hanseatic city of Rostock, where it is possible to take the ferry across to Gedser in Denmark.