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#deinsauerland / Outdooractive POIs / Fledermaustunnel

In summer, the winter quarters of the bats are open to cyclists.





57413 Finnentrop

Telefon: 02721/512-151

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Dim light shines from the ceiling, the quarry stones of the side walls gleam damply. Now and then, drops of water splash into small puddles at the edge of the asphalt runway. No sound penetrates the dim tube: the Kückelheim Tunnel, the highlight of the "SauerlandRadring," is 689 meters long.

Bird watchers are thrilled by the bearded bat, the greater mouse-eared bat, the water bat and the brown long-eared bat that have already been sighted there. The animals were also the inspiration for the signpost of the cycle path: a white cyclist in front of the red silhouette of a bat. In 2021, the tunnel will be open from April 1 to around October 31.

For nature conservation reasons, the Kückelheim Tunnel ("Fledermaustunnel") is closed from 01.11. to 09.04. at the latest.
Coming from Eslohe we recommend the winter bypass: Eslohe - Niedersalwey - Obersalwey - Schliprüthen - Fehrenbracht.

Coming from Finnentrop-Serkenrode the following winter bypass is recommended: Fehrenbracht - Schliprüthen - Obersalwey - Niedersalwey - Eslohe.


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