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Online route mapping/good paper map for Germany

Old 05-07-13, 04:00 AM
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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 (https://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.
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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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