Six Wheels In Germany

Since I visited Germany for the first time as an adult I have wanted to live there. Now is my chance!

On 1 April 2014 I moved to Kempen in Niederrhein, along with Alfie my recumbent trike. My new Versatile Velomobile, Penelope, joined me a few days later (she had been living in Holland).

I write regular blog posts which often fit into more than one category. However, all the posts about cycling whilst I’m in Germany will be listed here, grouped (loosely) by general subject.

Preparations for Life in Germany

Auntie Helen flees to the continent
Auntie Helen flees to the continent 2: I’ve arrived in Germany!!!

Life for a Brit in Germany

A visit to SPEZI Radmesse (weird bike show!)
April 2014: Six Wheels in Germany Month 1
May 2014: Six Wheels in Germany Month 2
June 2014: Six Wheels In Germany Month 3
The Potato Peeling Championships
July 2014: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 4
Helping at the HBK Audax Control in Köln
August 2014: Six Wheels in Germany – Month 5
September 2014: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 6
October 2014: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 7
November 2014: Six Wheels in Germany – Month 8
December 2014: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 9
January 2015: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 10
February 2015: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 11
March 2015: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 12
April 2015: Six Wheels in Germany Month 13
May 2015: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 14
June 2015: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 15
July 2015: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 16
August 2015: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 17
September 2015: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 18
October 2015: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 19
November 2015: November 2015: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 19
December 2015: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 21
January 2016: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 22
February 2016: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 23
March 2016: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 24
April 2016: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 25
May 2016: Six Wheels in Germany – Month 26
June 2016: Six Wheels in Germany – Month 27
July 2016: Six Wheels in Germany – Month 28
August 2016: Six Wheels in Germany – Month 29
September 2016: Six Wheels in Germany – Month 30
October 2016: Six Wheels in Germany – Month 31
November 2016: Six Wheels in Germany – Month 32
December 2016: Six Wheels In Germany – Month 33
January 2017 – Six Wheels In Germany – Month 34

Riding my bikes around the Niederrhein area

The journeys of Millie the Milan Velomobile, Penelope the Versatile Velomobile and Alfie the Recumbent Trike.

Penelope the Versatile Velomobile moves to Germany.
Penelope goes to Wachtendonk
Penelope goes to Schwalmtal
Penelope goes to Straelen
Penelope goes to the Rhine at Walsum-Orsoy
Penelope goes to Hinsbeck
Penelope goes to Venlo
Alfie goes to Xanten and Wesel
Penelope does the Tour des Monats im Kreis Viersen, May 2014
Trike Treffen 2014 – a weekend of riding Penelope and Alfie with various recumbents and velomobiles.
Alfie goes to Burg Linn, Krefeld
Alfie goes to the Maas River in the Netherlands
Alfie does the Tour des Monats in Kreis Viersen
4 Rides, 3 Countries, 400 Kilometres
Alfie does the Ruhrpott Tour 2014
Alfie rides the Vennbahnradweg
Alfie rides the Sauerlandradring
Penelope gets a makeover
A new Velomobile and a 201km ride
Auntie Helen buys Millie the Milan Velomobile
Fitting a Schlumpf Mountain Drive to a Milan Velomobile
Oliebollentocht 2016 – a gathering of 209 Velomobiles in Dronten, NL

And don’t forget my cycle tour from my house in Kempen to Germersheim – 950km of Rhine touring. SPEZI Rhine Tour 2015.

Windmills and Watermills in Kreis Viersen

This challenge took place in May 2015: I visited all the windmills and watermills in Kreis Viersen.

Here is a link to the Google Map of the mills so you can see it better.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zy_0KHlNFh70.k9Ov-EuSIRyA

Churches in Kreis Viersen

I set myself the challenge of visiting all the churches in the area where I am now living, called Viersen. Viersen is 563 km2 or 217 square miles and there appeared initially to be 112 churches or chapels. I was not including the wayside chapels in this total, only churches which have an actual service that people can attend. In the end there were actually 98 churches or chapels that were large enough to have services in – and I visited them all!

I plotted all the churches on a Google Map as red waypoints and as I visited them they became green stars.

You can see this map larger (and zoom in and out, etc) here: Auntie Helen’s Churches in Kreis Viersen

You can read about the churches I have visited in batches of ten:

Churches in Kreis Viersen: 1-10

1. Evangelische Kirchengemeinde St Hubert (Gustav-Adolf Kirche)
2. Katholische Pfarre St Josef, Kempen-Kamperlings
3. Christus Centrum Kempen
4. Christ König, Kempen
5. Neuapostolische Kirche, Kempen
6. St Marien – Die Propsteikirche St Mariae Geburt
7. Friedenskirche Neersen,  Willich
8. Abtei Mariendonk
9. Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Hinsbeck
10. St Peter Nettetal-Hinsbeck

Churches in Kreis Viersen: 11-20

11. Kapelle Heumischhof, Kempen-Ziegelheide
12. Maria-Hilf Kriegergedächtniskapelle, Kempen
13. Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Tönisberg
14. St Antonius, Tönisberg
15. St Josef, Vinkrath
16. Friedenskirche Grefrath
17. Pfarrkirche St Laurentius, Grefrath
18. Kapelle St Peter, Kempen
19. St Godehard, Vorst
20. Evanglische Kirchengemeinde, Vorst

Churches in Kreis Viersen: 21-30

21. St Vitus, Oedt
22. Versöhnungskirche, Oedt
23. Kreuzkapelle, Kempen
24. St Cornelius, Tönisvorst-St Tönis
25. Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Sankt Tönis
26. St Remigius, Viersen
27. St Franziskus, Süchteln
28. St Mariä Himmelfahrt, Bracht
29. Evangelische Kirche, Bracht
30. Evangelisch – Freikirchliche Gemeinde, Bracht

Churches in Kreis Viersen: 31-40

31. Kapelle in Haus Salus, Mülhausen
32. St Notburga, Viersen-Rahser
33. Anrath Evangelische Kirche
34. Pfarrkirche St Johannes Baptist, Anrath
35. St Clemens, Süchteln
36. Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Süchteln
37. St Clemens, Kaldenkirchen
38. Evangelische Kirche, Kaldenkirchen
39. Neuapostoliche Kirche, Lobberich
40. St Maria Helferin, Lüttelbracht-Genholt

Churches in Kreis Viersen: 41-50

41. St Nikolaus, Brüggen
42. Evangelische Kirche Brüggen
43. St Barbara Kirche in Brüggen-Holterheide
44. St Matthiaskapelle, Lötsch
45. St Maria Helferin der Christen Süchteln-Dornbusch
46. St Irmgardis, Süchteln
47. St Hubert, Kempen-St Hubert
48. Paterskirche/Franziskanerkirche, Kempen
49. Thomaskirche, Kempen
50. Neuapostolische Kirche, Viersen

Churches in Kreis Viersen: 51-60

51. Wegekapelle Lind, Boisheim-Lind
52. St Peter, Viersen-Boisheim
53. St Gertrud, Dilkrath
54. Johanneskapelle, Dilkrath
55. St Jakobus, Lüttelforst
56. St Heinrich, Mülhausen
57. Johanneskapelle, Nettetal
58. St Mariae Rosenkranz, Willich
59. St Lambertus, Leuth
60. St Katharina, Willich

Churches in Kreis Viersen: 61-70

61. Neuapostolische Kirche, Willich
62. Auferstehungskirche, Willich
63. St Michael, Waldniel
64. Kapelle St Maria an der Heiden, Overhetfeld
65. St Martin, Oberkrüchten
66. St Sebastian, Nettetal-Lobberich
67. Evangelische Kirche, Elmpt
68. Georg Kapelle, Brempt
69. St Anton, Schwalmtal
70. St Bartholomaus, Niederkrüchten

Churches in Kreis Viersen: 71-80

71. St Konrad, Willich
72. St Maria, Neersen
73. Johanniskirche, Viersen-Süchteln
74. Christuskirche, Dülken
75. St Cornelius, Dülken
76. Evangelische Kirche, Waldniel
77. Kreuzkirche, Viersen
78. Josefskirche, Viersen
79. St Maria Hamm, Viersen
80. St Helena, Viersen-Helenabrunn

Churches in Kreis Viersen 81-90

81. Neuapostolische Kirche Dülken
82. Evangelische freikirche, Dülken
83. Amern Evangelische Kirche
84. Evangelische Kirche Bracht-Breyell
85. St Anna, Schaag
86. St Peter Born-Brüggen
87. Kapelle Klein Jerusalem, Neersen
88. St Hubertus, Willich-Schiefbahn
89. St Mariä Himmelfahrt, Waldnieler Heider
90. Evangelische Kirche, Lobberich

Churches In Kreis Viersen 91-98

91. Hoffnungskirche, Schiefbahn
92. Kloster Mülhausen
93. St Peter und Paul, Leutherheide
94. Sankt Laurentius, Elmpt
95. Herz-Jesu Kirche, Dülken
96. St Peter, Viersen-Bockert
97. St Bernhard Klosterkirche, Schiefbahn Knickelsdorf
98. Kapelle in Irmardisstift Altenheim, Süchteln

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