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Quality Hiking Trail: Heathland-Beaver-Tour

Quality trail · Region Leipzig
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This route takes hikers from Bad Düben to Bad Schmiedeberg and through the “Hammerbachtal“ valley where, with a bit of luck, the results of beaver activities can be spotted. The “Dübener Heide“ heathland and moated castle of Reinharz are further highlights. From Bad Schmiedeberg, take the bus back to you where you started.
moderate
30 km
7:25 h
198 m
185 m
This family hiking trail connects the spa towns of Düben and Bad Schmiedeberg and leads through the “Hammerbachtal“ valley and the nature park “Dübener Heide“. Hammerbach creek is, fingers crossed, the place where to spot beaver lodges and gnawed tree trunks. In Eisenhammer, don’t miss a demonstration of the old craft of charcoal burning which is still being practiced here. The moated castle of Reinarz and the Kaiser Wilhelm Tower are further highlights.

Author’s recommendation

Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
178 m
Lowest point
88 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant im Kurhaus
Restaurant LebensArt & Mühlenstube im HEIDE SPA Hotel & Resort

Safety information

Beware the beavers: Between Eisenhammer and the charcoal burning site hikers need to be aware of the hazards due to the beavers‘ activities. Cycling is not recommended.

Tips, hints and links

Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

Region leipzig

region.leipzig@ltm-leipzig.de

www.leipzig.region.travel

 

Start

“Naturparkhaus” carpark at Castle Düben (90 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.591634, 12.581784
DMS
51°35'29.9"N 12°34'54.4"E
UTM
33U 332493 5718390
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Destination

Bad Schmiedeberg spa gardens (“Kurpark“)

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Monday to Friday bus service between Bad Düben and Bad Schmiedeberg. Between Tornau and Bad Schmiedeberg a bus can be called by phone seven days a week: If passengers want to use the bus on this section, they need to call and book it in advance.

Bus schedules: www.mdv.de

Getting there

Either B2 from Bad Düben to Leipzig or Lutherstadt Wittenberg or via B183 when coming from Bitterfeld or Torgau . Bad Schmiedeberg coming from Wittenberg via B2 to Kemberg. From there follow the signs to Bad Schmiedeberg, coming from Torgau via B182, coming from Bad Düben via Söllichau. Then follow the signs.

Parking

In Bad Düben carpark “Burg Düben“; in Bad Schmiedeberg carparks near the spa gardens (“Kurpark“). There are also carparks on the way if only walking part of the trail; in Reinharz, "Schöne Aussicht" and at the charcoal burning site.

Coordinates

DD
51.591634, 12.581784
DMS
51°35'29.9"N 12°34'54.4"E
UTM
33U 332493 5718390
w3w 
///speakers.edible.allowing
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte - in Bad Düben/Touristinformation erhältlich

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, weatherproof clothing, food & drinks

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
30 km
Duration
7:25h
Ascent
198 m
Descent
185 m
Round trip Family friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights

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