The former Hanse city of Werben is Germany’s smallest city, with just 800 people living within the city limits by the river Elbe.
Arriving after 21:00 hrs on a a 111km bike ride from Berlin to this historic, half timbered house on Werben’s market square, the friendly owner Gunter Zwinzscher opened the door and first helped my bike, luggage and me into the
gated and covered bike parking, where there were a few bikes parked as well as displays about local attractions plus some locally produced art.
Gunter showed me the breakfast room, ‘communal kitchen’, where he offered me a welcome drink (I took a beer for rehydration) and my double bed room with table and modern bathroom. The room’s two old, single glass windows lead straight onto the cobble stone laid market square, but fears of traffic noise were unfounded. There is no traffic in Werben,
Germany’s smallest city of 800 souls. The B&B Roter Adler and the old Hanse city of Werben offer a surprising mix of history, nature and calm. I very much recommend this place.
The room, bathroom, welcome drink and generous breakfast cost €30 (for one person, please pay in cash). I even could fill my thermo with tea for the next 170km stage of my bike ride.
Pension am Markt Roter Adler
Margret und Gunter Zwinzscher
Marktplatz 13, 39615 Hansestadt Werben (Elbe)
Tel.: +49 (0)39393 / 910 44
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