The new Roman-Lippe-Route replaces the previous Roman route. It leads from the Herrmannsdenkmal in Detmold, to the sources of the Lippe near Paderborn, always along the Lippe, via Haltern am See to Xanten. Experience “history in the river” and cycle where the Romans once walked.
The Roman-Lippe Route begins at the Hermannsdenkmal in Detmold, accompanies the River Lippe from its source to its confluence with the Rhine and, up to its final destination in Xanten, links exciting Roman sites with soothing green water meadows and historically charming town centres over a distance of around 295 km.
The Lippe, the longest river in North Rhine-Westphalia, entices with its eventful past and invites you on a voyage of discovery of historical format. It has had a lasting effect on the areas and inhabitants along its banks throughout history and even the Romans recognized its importance. On its gentle course, the Lippe connects five regions in one of the most varied federal states in Germany: the Teutoburger Wald, the Sauerland, the Münsterland, the Metropole Ruhr and the Lower Rhine.
The Lippe, a river worth discovering, features the Roman-Lippe Route, a river-accompanying long-distance cycle path of the highest quality! This route is the new destination for cyclists, nature lovers and all visitors who are interested in Roman culture, water experiences and European history.
Drive the 295 km long main route in 4-6 daily stages and discover why the Romans did not move along the river Lippe by chance.