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Don't forget your crampons – a high-altitude hike around flat Leipzig

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Don't forget your crampons – a high-altitude hike around flat Leipzig

Hiking Collection by Leipzig Travel

10

Tours

36:49 h

84.4 mi

6,175 ft

Have you climbed enough peaks in the Alps already? Have you already explored the Black Forest, Harz, and Thuringian Forest? How about a few high-altitude hikes around Leipzig? Sorry – high-altitude hikes around Leipzig? But it’s flat? Well, in this Collection, we present 10 particularly beautiful Tours that take you surprisingly high in this flat region. After all, we don’t always have to conquer 3,000-metre (9,842 feet) peaks, right? When you climb the Colm, the highest peak in North Saxony, you exceed the 300-metre (984 feet) mark – so don’t forget your crampons! Acclimatization, alpine experience, or altitude sickness medication are also essential. Okay, maybe we’re exaggerating a little. Ambitious and aspiring mountaineers will nonetheless get their money’s worth.

The varied hikes in this Collection lead through wonderful nature to fairytale castles and palaces. As you would expect from a high-altitude hike, you'll also pass by some magnificent vantage points, hard-earned with a sweaty ascent. You can conveniently reach all 10 hikes from Leipzig either by car or public transport. They’re perfect getaways to swap the hustle and bustle of the city for relaxed nature and fresh mountain air. You can hike around the idyllic Kriebstein Dam, trace the Freiberg and Zwickau Mulde rivers, discover the unique Porphyry Land Geopark and follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther. It’s up to you to decide what you feel like doing and which peaks you want to climb.

The region around Leipzig, the most populous city in Saxony, offers heaps of hiking fun for spontaneous short trips or longer hiking days. Discover the underestimated heights of the lowlands and collect metres of elevation gain. If you don’t have crampons, not to worry, you can still roam up into airy heights. Let’s be honest, the hills around Leipzig have one ultimate goal – to offer you the best view.

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  • Intermediate
    03:42
    8.17 mi
    2.2 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    One mountain range follows the next, full of distant views and almost 300 steep meters of altitude that have to be climbed. The Waldheimer Höhenrundweg is not for flat-country Tyroleans: On the twelve-kilometer hike, you exceed the 250 meter mark - take a deep breath. Acclimatization is not yet necessary

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  • Intermediate
    04:07
    9.55 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Zugspitze, Brocken, Feldberg, Collm. The 312 meter high summit doesn't have to hide behind its bigger brothers. After all, the mountain is the highest point in the North Saxon region and can be seen from afar. An ascent is practically a must for all Saxon summiteers. This good 15 kilometers takes you

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  • Intermediate
    04:55
    11.3 mi
    2.3 mph
    825 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Martin Luther is not necessarily known as a passionate mountaineer, but you can still get high on the Luther Trail. The pilgrimage from Worms in Hesse to Wartburg near Eisenach is around 400 kilometers long, on this section from Mügeln to Leisnig you will discover a good 18 kilometers of it. The tour

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  • Intermediate
    01:38
    3.62 mi
    2.2 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    A stately castle, a rustic beer garden and, to top it off, a boat trip. The almost six-kilometer hike around the Kriebstein dam awaits you with a lot of variety - and at least 100 meters of altitude around the flat bank. The circular hike starts at the large car park at the Kriebstein dam.

    

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  • Intermediate
    03:15
    7.29 mi
    2.2 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The National Geopark Porphyrland near Rochlitz includes one of the largest volcanic areas in Europe from ancient times. Reason enough to explore the unique landscape with its volcanic rocks, so-called porphyries, on this geo-route. The starting point of the almost 12-kilometer round is at the Petrikirche

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  • Intermediate
    04:30
    10.5 mi
    2.3 mph
    575 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Almost 17 kilometers, a few meters of altitude to be mastered and a lot of nature enjoyment - an altitude tour like something out of a picture book. The Colditzer circular hike offers you a lot of hiking fun and variety around the city on the Zwickauer Mulde. It starts in the center of Colditz on the

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  • Intermediate
    01:58
    4.40 mi
    2.2 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This seven-kilometer geo-route takes you on idyllic forest trails past the disused Löbenberg quarry and the partially active Zinkenberg quarry. The tour starts at the Steinarbeiterhaus museum in Hohburg. A visit to the museum is the perfect introduction (or rather the perfect end) to your hike through

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  • Intermediate
    03:35
    8.24 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In a varied up and down this 13-kilometer circular route takes you from Leising to Bruch monastery and back again. You can expect idyllic nature, an impressive monastery and lots of hiking fun along the Freiberg Mulde. Your hike starts at the parking lot at the Stadtbad in Leising. If you arrive by train

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  • Difficult
    05:47
    13.4 mi
    2.3 mph
    850 ft
    825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Luther Trail is a 400-kilometer pilgrimage route that leads from Worms in Hesse to the Wartburg near Eisenach. The individual stages of the long-distance hiking trail are also perfect as day tours, for example the 21-kilometer hike from Leisnig to Döbeln. You walk along the banks of the Freiberger

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  • Intermediate
    03:23
    7.90 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The green city of Döbeln is definitely still an insider tip among mountain enthusiasts. On this almost 13-kilometer hike you hike over promising heights and through valleys around Döbeln. Look forward to lots of nature experiences and fantastic views. Just as it should be for a high-altitude hike.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    84.4 mi
  • Duration
    36:49 h
  • Elevation
    6,175 ft

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