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Die alte Seifenfabrik & der einstige Postbahnhof – Lost Places rund um Leipzig

Die alte Seifenfabrik & der einstige Postbahnhof – Lost Places rund um Leipzig

Intermediate
03:00
7.31 mi
2.4 mph
125 ft
175 ft
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
420 yd
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Alte Seifenfabrik Ozean

Hiking Highlight

1.65 mi
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3.25 mi
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Rosentalturm

Hiking Highlight

6.21 mi
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Alter Postbahnhof

Hiking Highlight

7.31 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Mountain Hiking Path: < 109 yd
Hiking Path: 0.70 mi
Path: 4.06 mi
Footpath: 0.89 mi
Street: 0.96 mi
Road: 0.67 mi

Surfaces

Natural: 1.39 mi
Unpaved: 1.25 mi
Gravel: 1.44 mi
Paved: 0.68 mi
Asphalt: 2.36 mi
Unknown: 342 yd

Weather Forecast

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MDV - Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund planned a hike.

August 31, 2021

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  • MDV - Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund

    Sweet and soapy - you have to manage this balancing act first. With this tour we will take you to where the ocean meets chocolate bars. Or better: met. But in addition to a good portion of history, nature is not neglected on your way from the Wahren district to the former post station. Look forward to old walls, flowing water and lush green.Every half hour, the S3 S-Bahn takes you out to Leipzig-Wahren. Alternatively, you can take tram lines 10 or 11, numerous bus lines also leave here. As soon as you tumbled out of the train station, you are already standing in front of the partially windowless building in which cosmetics were made at the beginning of the 20th century. After the end of the Second World War, the Ocean soap factory became a chocolate factory. Until before the fall of the Wall, chocolate bars were produced instead of bars of soap. Then the operation was stopped.From the industrial site you can now go straight into nature. You cross the White Elster and walk through the Elster meadows with small lakes, ponds and canals. At the Rosentalturm it is worth climbing the steps. From above you have a great view of the Leipzig skyline.Through the Rosental and along the Parthe you get to Leipzig Central Station. The old post station with its halls, which are now a listed building, extends just a little further north. In 1913, a year after the opening, it was bustling with activity. Over ten million parcels were handled. The station lost its importance when the post office decided to shift traffic to the streets and the air.At this point you can decide whether you just walk the short distance back to the main train station to go home, or whether you want to explore Mariannenpark and end your hike at Leipzig-Nord train station.

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Die alte Seifenfabrik & der einstige Postbahnhof – Lost Places rund um Leipzig