Today I bicycled from Essen to Herne and then to Recklinghausen. From Essen to Herne it is a short distance, only 15 km. There is a former freight service from the mines in Essen to the harbors of the channel Rhein-Herne and to the rest railway connection. The direct route from Essen to Herne was opened in 1874 and closed in 1993. I use this route in order to go to Herne directly. It is a flattish way but notcontinuous….