About the route Copenhagen-Berlin

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.

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  1. Bruce Pomerantz

    (This may have appeared on a different section but I
    can’t find it to read a response so I may have failed in
    posting it in the first place.)

    I will arrive several days before May 28. What is the
    address of the library? Can you recommend several
    hotels in the vicinity where it will be easy to bring
    my luggage and bicycle to the rendezvous?

    • Jukka Pennanen

      Hi Bruce, The Black Diamond, ie. The national library of Denmark is located at Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Copenhagen.

    • Bruce hotels/hostels were discussed on the email-list to some extend, so you might want to check the replies in your email box. All messages posted to that list have the word cyc4lib in the subject, which is quite convenient when searching your email.

      Anyway, like Jukka said, we are meeting at Søren Kierkegaards Plads (see the link i posted to this comment) in the morning. Some nearby hotels include Danhostel Copenhagen City, CABINN City, Hotel Maritime, Hotel Copenhagen and Danhostel Copenhagen Downtown.

  2. Lauri Holopainen

    Hi, so we are leaving from Copenhagen Central Railway Station?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen_Central_Station. There is also perhaps a train connection between the airport and railwaystation (about 30 min.) My plane will arrive at 8 to Cph so I need info how to get to the rwst.

    • Jukka Pennanen

      Hi Lauri, the tour will start from the yard of the Black Diamond, i.e. The national library of Denmark! There’s room enough for all of us and, because of its nice location, we can also quickly get out of town and avoid possible congested traffic on roads. – Jukka

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