Bike Touring Highlight
The Ukleisee, surrounded by legends, invites you to go hiking and cycling through the forests on the lake shore, especially in summer.The Ukleisee is located about 5 km from Malente and can be easily reached via hiking / biking trails. A small detour to the Ukleisee is ideal for a bike tour around the Kellersee. Especially in summer and autumn, the approximately 3 km long circular walk around the water is recommended, because then nature shows itself to the hiker in all its splendor. The densely grown trees that extend down to the shore offer soothing shade. You can also visit a castle on a hike. From the late baroque Jagdschlösschen you not only overlook the Ukleisee, but also enjoy a unique view of the landscape of the Holstein Switzerland Nature Park.Perhaps it is precisely this nature that has inspired several legends around this actually rather small lake in the Holstein Lake District. I know the legend below from my childhood.
According to the most famous story, the Ukleisee was originally a lush valley with a chapel, in which a knight and poor peasant girl fell in love. Despite his promise, the knight became engaged to a rich countess, whereupon the poor girl died of lovesickness. On the wedding day, her spirit appeared to the knight in the chapel, who knelt in terror. A terrible storm broke out over the chapel and sank the entire chapel together with the wedding party. According to legend, you can still hear the bell of the chapel on the bottom of the lake on quiet evenings.
April 16, 2019
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