ABG - 🏰 Halbes Schloss; Leinawald 🌲 & Flugplatz Nobitz 🛩️
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Sven FG ⚒ and Erik went for a hike.
April 8, 2021
After the experiment on Wednesday, another "real" hike today. The choice fell on the Leinawald at the Schömbach dam.The start and finish was at the Altmörbitz hiking car park on the old B95.It is interesting here that the parking lot for cars is in Thuringia, the snack according to the map is in Saxony.From the parking lot it went over the dam of the Schömbach dam and then almost around the dam. Then on to Langenleuba-Niederhain to the "Halben 🏰 Schloss".In 1290 the estate belongedThe Burgrave of Altenburg. In 1329 the Margraves of Meißen acquired the feudal sovereignty and gave the fiefdom, among other things. to Burgraves of Leisnig, the Lords of Creutzen, von Zschadras and von Schauroth. At that time the building was a medieval moated castle. In the 17th century the estate was managed by a von Brand family, from whom it came to the von Kuntsch family. Johann von Kuntsch rebuilt the palace in 1707 and 1711 as a four-wing complex with 121 exterior windows to create a baroque palace with decorations in the Regence style. Elements of the late Renaissance have been preserved. In 1712, in his will, he ordered the conversion of the manor into a family fideikommiss and the establishment of a family foundation, which consisted of a number of legacies for students, for tradesmen and tradesmen and for the procurement of dowry from brides. The financial means for the legacies flowed from the income of the manor Langenleuba-Niederhain and from interest on capital assets.In 1714, Dr. Christoph von Kuntsch took over the property. In 1805 the castle was still surrounded by water and the farm yard in front of it could only be reached via a bridge. In 1838 the family had the south wing torn down for unknown reasons. Since then it has also been called "Half Castle".In 1926 the Familienfideikommiss was abolished and passed over to the family foundation. This was administered by a foundation board. In 1946 the descendants of the von Kuntsch family were expropriated as part of the land reform and the foundation was abolished. Eleven new farmer positions were created on the estate. School lessons were held in the castle itself until 1965. The empty castle building has been falling into disrepair since around 1980, while the farm buildings, including the former manor inn, have been preserved.At the time of the GDR dictatorship, the castle was "owned by the people" and in 1990 became the property of the federal government. On November 20, 2014 the building was listed by the Thuringian State Office for Monument Preservation as one of sixteen endangered castles in Thuringia. Only then did a long-standing dispute over ownership of the castle end and the federal government recognized his ownership. The Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks took over responsibility and put the castle up for sale. On November 28, 2015, the castle was auctioned for a minimum bid of 5,000 euros and found a new owner for 22,000 euros. On June 1, 2018, the castle was sold again at an auction for 31,000 euros after a minimum bid of only 1,000 euros. The building, which is said to contain numerous original furnishings from the Baroque period, is now considered to be in danger of collapsing.From Langenleuba-Niederhain through the Leinawald to Nobitz, on a beautiful forest path through a real nature park.In Nobitz there was the probably disused Leipzig-Altenburg (Nobitz) Airport to be admired, although the good times are over here. You can indulge in nostalgia at the old air base with museum.From Nobitz we went back to Altmörbitz on beautiful paths through the Leinawald. You should definitely make a detour to the Elisabeth source, the area of the source is very well laid out, really cool benches invite you to linger.A really cool tour through the Leinawald, that was fun.Glück auf 🤠⚒✌
You went on a very nice tour 👍🏼 unfortunately you did not discover the Märchensee in the Leinawald ... this is where Karl May was inspired to write his book "Schatz im Silbersee" ... I follow your tours with great interest ... thank you for the many inspirations ... lg Katrin
Then I'll have to go again. We wanted to go around once in a big round.
Exactly ... 👍🏼 and then a visit to the Flugwelt Nobitz if it is possible again 🤗 also highly recommended
Yes, the world of flight only came from outside, but the source was beautiful.
Oh yes, it was just rediscovered and made great ... little tip ... on July 4th. In 2021 there is a summer festival in the Flugwelt ... always an event ... if Corona allows it
Do I have to look, I hope that on 3.7. The Little Mammut Leipzig takes place.
Hello...you had an eventful and instructive tour again, very informative written (thanks:) ...Facts, facts, facts about "half the castle" ... great learned something more👍. It's a shame that such magnificent buildings are falling into disrepair and are being offered or auctioned at ridiculous prices and everything still falls apart in the end, unless the preservation of monuments or private investors take over.We were in the Leinawald last year, where the "Amber Room" and a huge bunker from the 2nd World War (over 3 floors) are presumed. In general, there is something mysterious about this forest. On the tour (see our tour 12) we found the messages carved in trees by Soviet soldiers exciting.@ Katrin H: Thanks for the info about the Märchensee, unfortunately we didn't see it either, maybe. planned for the next time in the tour.MFG, Daniel & Diana.
April 10, 2021
Thank you for the praise. That was a very beautiful and interesting forest. The most beautiful way was between Langenleuba-Niederhain and Nobitz. If you look into the open side of the Halben Schloss, you can still see a lot of inner workings.
Thanks for the hint Sven ... would be a lost place 👀 ... it sounds very interesting to be able to take a look inside. Best regards
I've been planning to do this for sooo long. Now was the final push ...
April 14, 2021
There is much more to discover in the Leinawald.