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Hike and enjoy with Germany’s MDV – explore around Leipzig and Halle

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Hike and enjoy with Germany’s MDV – explore around Leipzig and Halle

Hiking Collection by MDV - Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund

7

Tours

26:42 h

74.7 mi

2,800 ft

What could be better than a beautiful hike combined with delicious food? The region around Leipzig and Halle has a lot to discover. In this Collection, we’ve put together seven hikes between 13 and 20 kilometres (8 and 12 mi) long. They take you past historic sites, through cultural landscapes, to new lakes created by open–cast mining pits and along the Mulde and Saale rivers, flanked by vineyards. We show you beautiful restaurants and vineyards and introduce you to farm shops, producers and the famous Würchwitz Mite cheese.

And the best part? You can travel to the hikes in the most environmentally friendly way, without a car, traffic jams or the hunt for a car parking space. The Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund (MDV) runs 14 local transport providers so you can catch the bus, suburban train, regional train (RB) or regional express (RE). It couldn’t be more convenient to get to the respective starting point of your Tour and travel home afterwards.

For all Tours, we’ve selected a comfortable journey from Leipzig as an example. Alternative connections are usually available and you can reach the starting points of the hikes from other destinations with MDV too. Just look here: mdv.de.

Curious? Then get going, because there's a lot to discover in the Leipzig and Halle region.

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    Belgersheim to Markkleeberg – hike and enjoy with the MDV

    Intermediate
    03:32
    10.6 mi
    3.0 mph
    225 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    An impressive post-mining landscape with large lakes and extensive forest areas spreads out to the south of Leipzig. It is hard to believe that the large lignite mines, which were shut down between 1990 and 1998, now have a high recreational value and are popular with hikers and nature seekers.

    

    You can

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  • Intermediate
    03:45
    11.2 mi
    3.0 mph
    350 ft
    375 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    On paved hiking and forest trails, you follow a section of the Muldetal hiking trail through an extraordinary natural and cultural landscape on this beautiful day hike. But the culinary views are also numerous on this route - and quite varied.

    

    Already in Trebsen Castle on the west bank of the Mulde, the

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  • Intermediate
    04:27
    10.5 mi
    2.4 mph
    425 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Geiseltalsee can be described with many superlatives: the largest artificial lake in Germany, the largest body of water in the Central German Lake District and one of the ten most water-rich lakes in Germany. It started – if you can put it that way – as a residual open-cast mine whose flooding was

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  • Intermediate
    03:26
    8.10 mi
    2.4 mph
    400 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    What would a hiking pleasure collection through the area of the Central German Transport Association be without mentioning the Würchwitz mite cheese? Exactly: it would be incomplete. We have therefore put together a hike for you that will take you 13 kilometers from Meuselwitz in Altenburger Land to

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  • Intermediate
    03:22
    9.77 mi
    2.9 mph
    600 ft
    625 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    In the middle of the Saale-Unstrut wine-growing region, the "land of wine and stone", you will find historic Naumburg (Saale) with the world-famous cathedral and the medieval core town. Not far away is the district of Bad Kösen, a saline and medicinal bath that is connected to Naumburg by the Saale.

    

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  • Intermediate
    04:19
    12.7 mi
    2.9 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this beautiful tour you start in Frohburg, Saxony, hike through Benndorf with its old manor and finally into the Altenburger Land in Thuringia. Through a charming hilly landscape with lakes, forests and open fields you reach the old residential town of Altenburg.

    

    In Altenburg you will be enchanted

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  • Intermediate
    03:51
    11.7 mi
    3.0 mph
    225 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful tour starts in Grimma, whose old town is one of the most beautiful in Central Germany. After a walk through the historic core of the city and along the Mulde, you hike through the Parthenaue conservation area. The Parthenaue is one of the few historical cultural landscapes in the Leipzig

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    74.7 mi
  • Duration
    26:42 h
  • Elevation
    2,800 ft

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