Had to find out once again that the Via Porphyria has its Reitz. The path led me to the source of the red Rochlitz porphyry. What was new for me was that agates were found in the area around Biesern and copper ore was mined in Erlbachtal and silver ore in Vogelsang. Unfortunately I could not visit the pilgrimage church Heilig Kreuz in Wechselburg. It was just midday, which I didn't want to disturb. A nice round that I can only recommend. Please bring a little more time to visit Rochlitz Castle and Wechselburg Monastery.
3 days ago
Today's little wine tour led me from the Windmühle Boxdorf car park through the Fidlergrund in Radebeul to the Blechburg ruins. The many old wine terraces that were not cultivated again after the phylloxera plague were impressive. The next stop was the lookout point on the Jägerberg with a great view. Past the Ravensberg quarry, the path went along numerous wineries and listed buildings to the Hoflößnitz wine museum. This was followed by the descent to the Lößnitzgrund parallel to the "Lößnitzdackel" narrow-gauge railway. Then it went uphill again to the Pfeiffer to take a lunch break there. Unfortunately, many restaurants are closed on Mondays, so that only the rucksack had to be enough. The next stop was called the Bismarck Tower with an equally beautiful view. After the Bismarck tower we went to the Spitzhaus, with the Spitzhaus shell in front of it and the Spitzhaus staircase. Fortunately, this restaurant had a self-service counter on the patio, so that I could finally taste Saxon wine. Finally I headed for the Mäuseturm ruins. I would like to recommend to all hikers not to do this tour on Mondays if possible. Most of the taverns are also only open until October.
5 days ago
Inspired by Michi LE (thank you) I used the dry hours today to do a lap from Pomßen via Belgershain to Otterwisch. Although it was flat, the paths were sometimes difficult to walk. Often they were overgrown or peppered with puddles and mud on the main paths. My conclusion, not necessarily sparkling, although there are some sights that were closed or are privately owned.
October 15, 2021
Once you have to see the world heritage site Naumburg Cathedral and the Goseck solar observatory. When I started in Leißling, also known in connection with Leißlinger Mineralbrunnen, it was colder than I had assumed. In any case, the grasses were white with hoarfrost. The morning mist had also somehow settled, so that I couldn't enjoy the beautiful view from Schönburg Palace. Only in the afternoon did Klärchen come out again. The main hiking trails were very well signposted. Only on the way back did I hold back tree felling and I had to walk back part of the way. It then went along the panorama path behind Goseck. Unfortunately, there was no sensible way back down into the valley to the Saale. Cross-country was asked, which was not easy, through the sandstone cliffs. In any case, the tour was worth it for me.
The Schellsitz ferry runs from March to October, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) or by appointment (03445/701742).
October 9, 2021
- 05:1417.9 mi3.4 mph825 ft825 ft
Construction work on the railway lines to Trebsen and Leipzig, the construction of the autobahn, but also housing, devoured vast amounts of rock and gravel in the past few decades. What remained are the remaining holes around Naunhof and Ammelshain, filled with water. But they are also evidence of the volcanic past in Porhpyrland between Mügeln, Naunhof, Hohburg and Rochlitz.
September 26, 2021
If someone loves gorges, then this hike is for them. It went from Klipphausen Castle along the Saubach Valley with a lot of mill romance, to the Prinzbach and then up to Weistropp. The descent to Kleditzschgrund followed. I followed them until shortly before Niederwartha. Then it went uphill again to Niederwartha Castle Hill. The castle Gvozdek was located on this approx. In the 9th century. Remnants of the wall from more recent times are still there. It was the border between Bohemia and the Slavic Daleminzers of the Gaus Nissan and secured the Elfurt near Niederwartha. The Böhmerwall, which is a short distance away, can also be classified in that era. The way from the Tannichgrundmühle to the former castle complex is arduous and ends in a very narrow path. At short notice I decided to take the steep slope from the Böhmerwall to the Tannichgrundbach so that I can walk "normally" again. Conclusion: Great area, I have to disagree with the classification as a medium-difficult tour, it is a tooth sharper.
September 21, 2021
Today there is a lot of forest air, with the occasional scent of rotting stinkhorns and smoke from people being smoked. Special highlights were the charcoal burning in Eisenhammer and the pitch ovens in the Friedrichshütte, the sculpture park near Tornau, the Gesundbrunnen and the barrow in the heath. I was also on the northwest edge of Saxony, at the 3-country corner (Saxony, Saxony Anhalt and Brandenburg). Many main hiking trails meet in the Dübener Heide (long-distance cycle route Berlin-Leipzig, Lutherweg, Jacobsweg, Heide-Biber-Tour, Fernreitweg Sachsen). Unfortunately, not all sections of these trails are well maintained, so it gets too narrow from time to time.
The nuclear-safe bunker of the National People's Army of the GDR is certainly also interesting. If you want to visit it, you should find out about the opening times beforehand. All in all, it was pure nature with a lot of long stretches.
September 14, 2021
I used the day of the open monument today to take a look at Dahlen / Sachs Castle. to throw. The castle gained importance through the signing of the peace treaty for the Seven Years' War, after negotiations in Wermsdorf Castle and the victory celebration of the Prussian King Frederick II (old Fritz).
The castle has an eventful history and after the last owners, the von Sahrer and Sahr family, had to leave Dahlen Castle in 1945, it was used as a police school and later as a butcher's school. In 1973 the castle burned out. The castle association has been taking care of the property since 2009.
If you want to find out more about it, please visit de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Dahlen
read up. I wasn't the fastest today, but there was a castle tour and a lecture.
September 12, 2021