Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Carola K. planned a hike.
March 12, 2020
The day of a thousand lakes, that's what I would call the 18th stage on the Lusatian snake. You are on an almost flat route for around 31 kilometers. Sorbian settlements keep popping up in front of you, but you mostly hike through extensive forests and cultivated land. Pack up enough food because there are no places to stop for refreshments today.From Uhyst, you first follow the same path on which you left the long-distance hiking trail yesterday. You pass the large street pond, the test pond with 14 other small ponds around it and come through the settlements of Mönau and Rauden. Then you turn into the forest. And so it continues. Ponds, small settlements, forest. The villages are so small that you will be back at the end within a few minutes. All the better you can let the nature of the Upper Lusatian Lakeland work on you and soak it up.On the banks of the Knappensee, a lake created by the open-cast mine, you can settle down and take a break. If you still have time and leisure, have a look at the Saxon Industrial Museum in the old energy factory in Knappenrode - with its almost hundred-year-old briquette factory, it is one of the most beautiful and impressive industrial buildings in Germany.In the end, after this long day in Maukendorf, two cozy pensions with a warm bed and good food are waiting for you.
March 24, 2020