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The Castle Trail — hiking in the Tuscany of Brandenburg

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The Castle Trail — hiking in the Tuscany of Brandenburg

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8

Tours

40:08 h

95.8 mi

3,375 ft

You trek past quiet meadows, over bubbling creeks and through deep forests. As long as you keep quiet, your chances of spotting a deer in the wild remain high—especially in the early morning hours or when the sun starts to set. The ever-present sound of birds feeding their hatchlings is the only sound for miles. Hiking meandering trails, you’ll summit numerous hillocks from where you can enjoy the view, and you’ll follow the trail into narrow valleys and gorges known locally as “Rummel”.

Hiking these trails, it’s easy to believe that you’re no longer in Germany and instead hiking the foothills of Tuscany. You are, in fact, a short train ride outside of Berlin, hiking a trail known as the ‘Brandenburger Burgenwanderweg’. Weaving you 147 kilometers (86 miles) through the hills and and heavily forested landscape of the Hoher Fläming natural park, this 8-day Tour will show you the best of the Brandenburg landscape—and let you fall in love with the beauty of Hohen Fläming.

In this picturesque landscape, numerous small hamlets and towns are to be found, each containing centuries old town centers, churches—and their own unique charm. The region’s four fortresses, Eisenhardt Castle in Bad Belzig, Rabenstein Castle in Raben, Wiesenburg Castle and Ziesar Castle, make up the focal points of your hike. These centuries-old fortresses have all maintained their original charm and invite you in to discover more about their medieval pasts.

Thanks to the region’s excellent public transport network, each stage’s start and end point can easily be reached by train or bus from Berlin or Potsdam. This means that you can start the day in the city, spend it in the wild, and return to your lodgings for the evening—ready to start the following stage the next day. If you’d rather make the most of your time out in the natural park, however, you may consider spending the night in the Tuscany of Brandenburg, and letting yourself truly get lost in this wonderful region—a short train ride from Germany’s capital.

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Burgenwanderweg im Fläming

92.5 mi

3,375 ft

3,375 ft

Last updated: November 24, 2021

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    Burgenwanderweg E01 – Über Wiesen und Felder von Bad Belzig nach Rädigke

    Difficult
    05:08
    12.1 mi
    2.4 mph
    525 ft
    500 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Already the first stage leads you directly into the wooded hilly landscape of the high Flämings. Your tour starts in the spa town of Bad Belzig. Enjoy some more steps through the beautifully preserved and lively old town, before continuing on to Eisenhardt Castle. The castle on Bricciusberg marks the

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  • Intermediate
    04:10
    9.98 mi
    2.4 mph
    325 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The second stage takes you in a generous arc through a special highlight of the Hoher Fläming Nature Park. Instead of taking the direct route to Raben, you follow the trail in the Neuendorfer Rummel. Like all the hustle and bustle in the park, these are hardly visible from afar, but suddenly you find

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  • Difficult
    05:17
    12.6 mi
    2.4 mph
    500 ft
    375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the third stage, you can experience a great highlight of the Burgenwanderweg right at the beginning. Your first destination is the high medieval castle Rabenstein, where knight markets are regularly held. After an extensive visit and a rest in the inn of the inn, it goes directly to the next destination

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  • Intermediate
    04:27
    10.6 mi
    2.4 mph
    325 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The fourth stage leads through a particularly wooded section of the castle hiking trail. You start your hike at the train station in Wiesenburg and visit first the wonderful castle park and the Wiesenburger castle. If you like, you can also make a detour to St. Mary's Church. After a short walk through

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  • Difficult
    05:52
    14.2 mi
    2.4 mph
    275 ft
    425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The fifth stage takes you over hilly fields and through sparse forests. Shortly after entering the first section of the forest, you will find the remainder of the Dangelsdorf church ruins a little way off the road. On your way you will come to the small village of Dahlen, which impresses above all with

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  • Difficult
    05:33
    13.4 mi
    2.4 mph
    375 ft
    350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Your sixth stage of the Burgenwanderweg will take you through two completely different landscapes. The first section to Bücknitz runs through the Natuschutzgebiet Fiener Bruch. The moist and hilly meadows are the habitat of many and rare birds. Countless birds come on their hikes through the flat valley

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  • Difficult
    05:30
    13.0 mi
    2.4 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Stage Seven leads you through various picturesque villages where you can admire the small village churches. The high Fläming shows today its best side and the way leads up and down again and again. Therefore, there are always nice views of the surroundings for you. Especially at the observation tower

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  • Intermediate
    04:11
    9.85 mi
    2.4 mph
    550 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the last stage, it goes right up again. Your hike will take you through sparse pine forest and then to the more than 100 meters high Galgenberg. From there you have a great view over your entire hiking area of ​​the last seven stages.

    

    Along the way you will reach the Inn and Hotel Springbach-Mühle

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    95.8 mi
  • Duration
    40:08 h
  • Elevation
    3,375 ft

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