Etappe 2: Von Fürstenberg nach Nieder-Werbe – Kellerwaldsteig
Anette planned a hike.
February 7, 2021
The first few kilometers of today's hike lead you over meadows and pastures with wide views over the Waldecker Land. A little later you follow the Mombeck valley through a beautiful forest area and finally reach one of the largest reservoirs in Germany, the Edersee, near Herzhausen. It is believed that people lived on the surrounding heights as early as the Bronze Age, as the discovery of numerous barrows indicates this.The reservoir begins at the impressive Eder Bridge. You are now in the middle of the national park and circle the lake on the northern side. If you like, you can take a short detour to the Kellerwald National Park Center, which opened in 2008 at the Eder Bridge, in the south of Herzhausen.The Kellerwaldsteig now leads you in a north-easterly direction. First with a very nice view of the Ederseeufer near Herzhausen and then up and down through the wonderful cellar forest with its old trees. Sometimes the path is a little steep, but the views are incomparable and always worthwhile.There were around 30 farms near Asel before the dam was built. The population was resettled and today hardly anything can be seen of the original place. Except for the Aseler bridge. It is the best preserved structure in the old Edertal. You may be lucky enough to see it because it reappears when the water level is low.A few kilometers further, in Basdorf, it is worth visiting the small church and the neighboring court square with the court linden tree planted in 1527.In the vicinity of today's stage destination you will see another trace of the Edersee-Atlantis, the small, sunken church tower of Nieder-Werbe. Even if the tower is a replica, it is an impressive reminder of the great changes for people and nature during the construction of the dam.
March 12, 2021