Art and culture in the countryside as well as two countries at a distance: The kunstwegen-Vechtetalroute (cycling route) has more to offer than just the river Ems. The cycling route leads you on a length of 223 km from its source in the Münsterland Darfeld, first as Vechtetal (LF16) to its mouth in the Dutch town of Zwolle - and vice versa, lined with varied landscape and special art objects along the way.
Starting in Ohne in the south of Grafschaft Benheim, the route takes cyclists via Nordhorn, Lage, Neuenhaus and Emlichheim across the border into the Netherlands. Nearly 150 km the Vechtetal route runs exactly congruent with the kunstwegen route (art route). "kunstwegen" is an open-air museum - unique in Europe! At 80 stations along the route artists have explored nature in their own way, creating sculptures that yield fresh perspectives. Art aficionados encounter nature, and nature lovers encounter art.