Sachsen: Krabat-Rundweg im Dubringer Moor – #FinishspartWasser für die Natur
Finish planned a hike.
May 30, 2021
The Dubringer Moor in the district of Bautzen is one of the largest nature reserves in Saxony with its 1711 hectares. Here between the Elbe and Oder you will discover a true paradise for rare animal and plant species on your tour through the moor, past ponds and the floodplain of the Black Elster.Once you listen to the muffled calls of the great bittern, then you see sea eagles above you, in the evening the toads and frogs start their concert. You can also examine carnivorous sundew, cranberries or cotton grass meadows. Your binoculars definitely belong in your luggage.But even this beautiful natural idyll has to struggle with the region's lack of water. In principle, peatlands can cope well with a drought period. When it rains again, the moor sucks itself full of water and is first supplied. However, the moor must not dry out for too long, because otherwise there is a risk of it shrinking permanently.This also promotes forest cover, for example with pine trees, which then draw additional water from the moor. That would irrevocably destroy the moor and at the same time valuable habitat. Renaturation measures such as filling in drainage ditches help the moors to survive longer periods of drought.On the Krabat circular route around the moor, you will get up close and personal with this beautiful region. You start at the train station in Wittichenau-Kulow and can therefore easily travel by train. You circle the moor clockwise. After about nine kilometers on a good hiking trail you will reach the pitch ponds, which were once intended for fishing. And on it goes on the Krabat circular route, on which you discover the scenes of the Sorbian legend.You get the perfect overview of the moor area on the tower on the side of the path. Especially here you should have your binoculars ready. We continue on the Deichweg towards the starting point. About four kilometers from the village, you can stop off at the fish restaurant, which also serves local fish.
June 7, 2021