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From bell-makers and peat cutters

You can hang that on the big bell - an adventure tour over Velen and Gescher! This 30 km circuit takes you on a journey to high moorlands, the art of bell foundry and nature experiences rich in birds.

Starting from Velen first cycle in the direction of the high moor. During a short break (and prior appointment), the D(T)orfmuseum invites you to gain insight into what was once the largest raised bog in Westphalia.

On your onward journey to the Fürstenkuhle nature reserve, you can experience one of the last remaining raised bog remains. The adjacent Kuhlenvenn nature reserve also impresses with a variety of habitats and clearly reflects the influence of humans in the past. With a little luck, meadow birds such as the curlew, which have become rare, can be observed around the wet meadows.

After these great impressions, the bell foundry town welcomes you Gescher. Learn the art of bell casting and embark on an exciting and entertaining journey through the history of bells.

Starting point: Tourist Info Town Hall Velen


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Tourist Info in NaturparkhouseTiergarten Schloss Raesfeld
Tiergarten 1
46348 Raesfeld
Phone: 02865 – 60910