Georoute Bergbaupfad Hohburg – Höhentouren im Leipziger Umland
Leipzig Travel planned a hike.
January 23, 2021
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 the Porphyrland Geopark.During the Permian era, around 290 million years ago, explosive volcanic eruptions of gigantic proportions resulted in numerous rock deposits in the region. The amount of so-called volcanic ejecta is one of the largest, world-famous events of this kind. Along the way, information boards tell you more about the interesting history of the Geopark's origins.You are mainly out and about in the forest, so the tour is especially nice on a summer day. In the cool shade, you can easily handle the 130 meters of altitude. The highlights along the way are the two quarries - one has been closed for over 60 years, the other is still partially active. Both count as contemporary witnesses of the industrial stone mining in the area and literally offer you deep insights into the geological peculiarities.
March 8, 2021