With over 1,249 square kilometers and a population of 191,856, the district of Euskir-chen, as viewed from the size is the sixth largest, by population however, the third smallest district in North Rhine-Westfalia.
The district of Euskirchen includes the municipalities of Blankenheim, Dahlem, Hel-lenthal, Kall, Nettersheim and Weilerswist as well as the towns of Bad Münstereifel, Euskirchen, Mechernich, Schleiden and Zülpich. The largest town is Euskirchen (around 55, 000 residents), while the municipality of Dahlem with its 4,314 residents, is not only the smallest village in the district of Euskirchen, but the smallest municipality of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Since 2002 the district of Euskirchen has been considered to be a “bicycle-friendly dis-trict”. The cycle-friendly planning of routes and signposts, and the promotion of bicycle tourism in Euskirchen has officially been recognized.
Today, the success is visible in many places. The district of Euskirchen is not just a magnet for cycling tourists, but also offers its citizens many opportunities to cycle as well, for example, at the annual bike action day “Tour de Ahrtal” from Blankenheim.
With the establishment of the North Eifel Cycle- and Hike Train stations of the district of Euskirchen, ideal start and finish points have been created for cyclists and hikers. Cur-rently the district of Euskirchen is working on a project to modernize the trail system Walking World of the Future - Eifel loops & Eifel Traces.
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