The Berlin-Copenhagen route is a famous, well-known bicycling route and many people ride it every year. The route even has it’s own website in three languages. The distance is about 650 kilometers, and the route is very well marked and maintained in a tip-top shape. Jukka and Mace travelled to Denmark and Germany in October 2010 to inspect the route and see the scenery for about a week. Take it from us: it’s stunningly beautiful! We have plenty of photos and video to prove it 🙂
Our planned overnight stops between Copenhagen and Berlin are Køge, Præstø, Stubbekøbing, Nykøbing Falster, Rostock, Güstrow, Waren, Fürstenberg/Havel and Oranienburg.
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In addition to the official website, there are several publications about the Berlin-Copenhagen bicycling route. See for example the Bikeline publication Radfernweg Berlin–Kopenhagen (ISBN 978-3-85000-093-2, 2010) and Publicpress -publication Radweg Berlin–Kopenhagen (ISBN 978-3-89920-236-6, 2010). Both of these are maps with german text about the places, locations and what to do while riding around Danish and German countrysides. Do you have some more suggestions for relevant publications? If you do, please post a comment below.
The official website has a KML-file of the route, here is the direct link to it. You can use it with your favourite mapping and navigator software and gadgets, including Google Earth. To lay the route on Google Maps, enter the KML-file’s address in the search fields (or just click here). This is the official route, our trip in May/June 2011 will naturally take some detours to visit local libraries and other sights of interest.