Weinreise zum Wolkenberg
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Bike Touring Highlight
Hans-Peter & Heidrun went for a bike ride.
September 5, 2021
"Life is too short to drink bad wine."Johan Wolfgang von GoetheFor today's tour we will take that as a motto into the day.The first question you automatically ask yourself, rabbit sand in a mining region and good wine, how is that supposed to work? There are already a few small approaches very close, at the Großräschener See.The change in the landscape is omnipresent, but that the miner has given up his favorite drink, the miner's drink (Kumpeltod), is not immediately apparent.Bye, buddy, the phylloxera sends its regards.Aunt Google told us that after the excavators had finished their work in the Welzow Süd opencast mine in the area of the former town of Wolkenberg, some visionaries had the idea of creating a vineyard again at this location. This vineyard is now our destination.At a hot 8 degrees it starts in shorts (sun is hot). Along the lake to Kleinkoschen, Partwitz, Bluno, Sabrodt, Terpe and on the Pulsberg near Spremberg. The breaks are rather short, warming up is the order of the day.The longed-for sun can be seen at the right time. There it lies in front of us, the vineyard. The sight is terrific but somehow also a bit unreal. In the foreground the fat vines and on the horizon the coal excavators and the Schwarze Pump power station.The speedy driving gives us the privilege of the first guests, free choice of seats. The sun is good.The winemaker serves personally and patiently answers all of our curious questions. The wine we are sitting in front of the vines goes perfectly with the cheese / ham platter made from local products. The good drop does not miss its effect. We enjoy the moment. Goethe was right.One more word about the winemaker. Operating an artificially poured vineyard on the edge of the open pit requires not only a pronounced pioneering spirit and entrepreneurial skill, but also a lot of physically difficult work. Her great respect is to be paid for this. Even if we are not very knowledgeable about wine, some very good droplets are produced here on the 30 meter high south-south-west slope.26,000 vines divided into seven varieties. There is something for every taste.Seldom has it cost so much to set off on the way back. What do you have to do, turn on the turbo mode and off you go up the 11 percent incline. There is little traffic on the mine road and there is so much to tell. The few kilometers to Gut Geisendorf are done quickly. Here we can't resist the plum cake and a cup of coffee.Now we shift down a gear and roll comfortably over Welzow, Lieske and the Rostigen Nagel home.We believe that today's tour will be remembered for a longer time. For us she is special.
Very nice tour and informative description. We'll imitate that 👍🏼
Thank you - we can only recommend that. It is important to be in a hurry.Only on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In October there is a shift in the shaft.
Thanks also for the tips and hints. 👌🏼
And you also took beautiful pictures. 👍I like No. 2 very much
With so much tourist-quality reading material it is worth reading and you will feel like cycling. Thanks !
September 6, 2021
Thank you both for the praise
If you don't know the vineyard or cloud mountain, you would probably neither suspect nor find it there. But there is Komoot.And you 👍