Etappe 6: Von Bad Zwesten nach Densberg – Kellerwaldsteig
Anette planned a hike.
February 7, 2021
Bad Zwesten is located in the valley of the Schwalm and while you are leaving the place, you can look far into the fertile, agriculturally intensively used valley.After about three kilometers you will reach the ruins of Löwenstein Castle, the keep of which was renovated in 2001/2002 and provided with a staircase and a roof. The view from up there of the Schwalm valley and the Kellerwald is great. Below the castle ruins you walk along the small Oberurff lake and a short time later you enter the forest that gave the nature park its name, the Kellerwald.After about five kilometers and an altitude of 400 meters you will reach the desert garden. At 675 meters, it is the highest point in the Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park. This is where the wooden cellar tower, opened in 2004, stands. The view from the platform is sensational, on some days you can even see the Brocken in the Harz Mountains or the large Feldberg in the Taunus. It is wonderful to rest at the foot of the tower.A little below the desert garden you will notice several large rocks. These rock formations run through parts of the mountain ridge and are made of quartzite. One of them is the Exhelmer Stein. It is marked with a summit cross and you can climb it.Up to today's stage destination, it now goes gently downhill to the fertile valley of the Gilsa. Densberg with its listed church and beautiful half-timbered houses can already be seen. In this idyllic place you can feel the hike and the many impressions again.
March 12, 2021