The German Fehnroute is a long distance cycling path of 157.68 kilometers and one of the most famous cycling routes in northern Germany. The name "Deutsche Fehnroute" derives from the Dutch "fehn" (moor). It grazes parts of the Ammerland, East Friesland, the Emsland and the Cloppenburger Land. Well signposted, it is not only accessible by bike, but also by motor vehicle. For cyclists it leads partly through more scenic areas. The German Fehnroute was officially opened on May 1st, 1992.