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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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