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    Online route mapping/good paper map for Germany

    Hey! I'm planning on a little trip (my first more-than-one-day trip actually).
    I'm going from Münster in Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) to Lübeck (to the beach in Travemünde actually), with stops in Bremen and Hamburg.

    My bike is no tourer, but I'm confident it can handle this.
    I have two small 15L panniers I bought from Aldi (I'm a student on a budget, what can I do ), plus a backpack I'll mount as a handlebar bag. I'm still looking for a cheap one though. I'll be doing Couchsurfing so I don't really need a lot of luggage.

    NRW has a really good bike trip router online (http://www.radroutenplaner.nrw.de/), but that covers around 60km of my ~300km trip. Does anyone have an alternative? I would like to be able to download a GPX track, which I'll use with my phone's GPS. Is ridewithgps.com + openstreetmaps cycle reliable? Also in "walking mode" (there is no "official" bike route between Hamburg and Lübeck, that I know of)?

    If you know a good map (paper), I'll look into it, although I never navigated with maps before.

    Thank you!

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    Here are 33 links to information about bike touring in Germany.

    Not all of them will be of interest to you but there are a few that link to maps and biking routes.

    Have a great time.
    Visit the on-line Bike Touring Archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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    I can't help you with your specific route, but Deutsche Generalkarte produces excellent 1:200,000 paper maps.

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    I just bought paper maps at book sellers. as I went off the edge of the last one.

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    maybe 1:200000 is too much for a 300km trip? I'll look into it anyway, thank you.
    also thanks raybo! I found a link with some routes I can use

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