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Munkevejen is a themed cycle trail. It passes historical sites that bear witness to the spread of Christianity and its significance to our cultural heritage. At the same time, it offers enjoyment and awareness of some uniue scenery, with many market towns and little villages. The trail starts in Bremen and then continues through Niedersachsen and SchleswigHolstein to Fehmarn. On the Danish side, the trail continues from Rødbyhavn and ends in Roskilde. Roskilde Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the burial place of the Danish royal family.
Information boards draw attention to the sights, which are also covered on the website munkevejen.dk. The website provides details about the sights and about overnight accommodation.
In Denmark, the trail is signposted as Cycle Trail No. 88. The trail is divided into legs of between 15 and 35 km. At the start of each leg, there are tent sites or campsites where you can spend the night. From Roskilde, you can continue along Cycle Trail No. 4 to Copenhagen. In Germany, follow the Munkevejen (Mönschweg) logo. For trail details, see www.moenchsweg.de.
The trail follows a varied course along eisting lanes, paths and recreational trails through the landscape. It passes churches, abbeys, historic ruins, old holy wells, cultural environments, scenic areas and other sites of special interest. The trail strings together the many market towns. The trail was established with support from The Danish Road Directorates cycling fund, Lottery funding from the Ministry of the Environment (The Danish Outdoor Council), Region Zealand and the following municipalities: Lolland, Guldborgsund, Vordingborg, Næstved, Sorø, Ringsted, Lejre, Roskilde as well as Østdansk Turisme (VisitEastdenmark).