Reunification was a godsend for Germany and has brought people in our coun-try together again. After the Berlin Wall had come down and freedom of travel had been regained, it was the restoration of transport infrastructure between East and West that became a major driving force of the growing together of the country.
25 years after German reunification, Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt initiated a new transport project together with the federal states that is to make German unity a tangible experience: the German Unity Cycle Route. It runs from the former federal capital Bonn right through Germany up to the seat of government in Berlin. Covering over approximately 1,100 kilometres, it shows at very different locations how German unity has been achieved and what progress has been made, in particular in recent years.
The German Unity Cycle Route runs mostly on an already existing network of long-distance bike routes and weaves through seven federal states altogether.
It is signposted and open to cyclists from end-to-end. Particular mention should be made of the reliable signs which make it easy for cyclists to find their way, the high-quality cycle tracks and the well-developed range of services for cy-cle tourists. They make this cycle route a special experience for cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Here you can download an English-language brochure about the German Unity Cycle Route
Here you can download the entire route as a GPX file.
The GPX format and the geo-data of the cycle track Radweg Deutsche Einheit are available to you free of charge and may be used by everyone.