STADTRADELN kick-off and birthday bike tour

Under the motto "Lion meets star", city cycling in Waldeck-Frankenberg starts this year with two guided cycle tours. From Frankenberg and Korbach to Vöhl-Herzhausen to the Waldeck-Frankenberg boundary stone museum. On 8 June from 10.45 am to 1.30 pm, all cycling enthusiasts can join District Administrator Jürgen van der Horst and First District Councillor Karl-Friedrich Frese on the tours, which are up to 20 kilometres long, and learn interesting facts about the district at the boundary stone museum in Herzhausen. The two cycle tours are being organised as part of the district's 50th anniversary celebrations.

"Lion meets star": the lion symbolises the old district of Frankenberg and the star the old district of Waldeck. The tour starts on 8 June in Frankenberg at the Wehrweide fairground and in Korbach at Südring 2 near the district hall - with a maximum of 40 people per tour. "The two symbols, which can be found in both the coat of arms and the logo of our district, symbolise the coming together of the former districts on the cycle tours," explain District Administrator Jürgen van der Horst and First District Councillor Karl-Friedrich Frese. The joint destination of the tours, which are led by the District Administrator from Korbach and the First District Councillor from Frankenberg, is the Waldeck-Frankenberg boundary stone museum in Vöhl-Herzhausen.

Historical insights and a snack await the cyclists at their destination. "In the boundary stone museum, we will learn interesting facts about the former borders and the political conditions of the old districts at the time," the District Administrator and the First District Councillor explain further. Friedrich Hoffmann, chairman for the boundary stones, explains the connections between princes, gambled villages and intrigues in the museum.

The event takes place in all weathers. Both tours have been selected so that they can be easily ridden by cyclists. Participation is at your own risk and all bikes must be equipped in accordance with road traffic licensing regulations. The return journey from Herzhausen is at your own risk. Anyone wishing to take part in one of the tours should register by emailing Nicole Sude at by 29 May, stating the desired starting point. Further information on the anniversary cycle tour and other offers in the anniversary year can be found on the website

Cycle tours "Lion meets star" Kick-off for the CITY CYCLING competition
The two cycle tours are the start of the competition of the international Climate Alliance campaign "CITY CYCLING" - in which the district is taking part for the third time in a row and this year even with 20 towns and municipalities. All cycling enthusiasts are cordially invited to take part. Registration is now open. The aim is to cycle as many kilometres as possible during the campaign period, record them with the app and thus improve cycling, protect the climate and do something good for your own health.

Who can take part in the competition? Anyone who lives, works, attends school or is a member of a club in Waldeck-Frankenberg. Anyone interested can register for their local authority at, join a team or set up their own. The kilometres cycled are recorded via the app or online on the website, or can also be submitted to the district by hand. The teams that have cycled the most kilometres will receive a prize at the district's anniversary celebrations in September. "An additional incentive," say the District Administrator and the First District Councillor. "In addition to our own health, the competition focuses on our environment, which should be protected by switching from car to bike more often."

Cycling enthusiasts can also discover the district from a completely different angle as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations. The most important information can be found in a flyer and on the website The flyer is available free of charge from the towns and municipalities and the district. "In order to further improve the cycle paths in the district, Bad Wildungen, Diemelsee, Frankenberg (Eder), Gemünden (Wohra), Hatzfeld (Eder) and Waldeck are offering all cyclists the opportunity to draw attention to annoying or dangerous spots on the cycle path online during the campaign period," says Nicole Sude, local mobility coordinator at the district. The danger spots can be reported via


With the international competition, Climate Alliance invites everyone to pedal and set an example for cycling promotion. The aim is to raise awareness for cycling in everyday life and to bring bicycle use and cycling planning more strongly into local parliaments.

The Climate Alliance
For over 30 years, the member municipalities of the Climate Alliance have been working with their indigenous partners in the rainforests to protect the global climate. With almost 2,000 members from more than 25 European countries, it is the world's largest city network for climate protection.

State of Hesse
The State of Hesse assumes the participation costs in STADTRADELN for all Hessian municipalities and districts. The objective of the campaign corresponds to the goals of the state-wide local mobility strategy. The ADFC Hessen also supports the campaign.


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