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Geopath Bad Kösen

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heavy

9.7 km

02:44 h

111 m

193 m

191 m

188 m
 
Height profile

Description:

Beautiful views of the Saale valley and castles.

The Geopfad Bad Kösen (formerly "Himmelreichweg") leads over the Rudelsburg, Saaleck Castle, the Himmelreich Inn and over the heights to the right and left of the Saale.

The length of the hiking trail is 10 km, the differences in altitude twice about 100 m each, so you should plan at least 3.5 hours, plus stop and rest.

About the geology of the Saale valley in this area teach
Beautiful views of the Saale valley and castles.

The Geopfad Bad Kösen (formerly "Himmelreichweg") leads over the Rudelsburg, Saaleck Castle, the Himmelreich Inn and over the heights to the right and left of the Saale.

The length of the hiking trail is 10 km, the differences in altitude twice about 100 m each, so you should plan at least 3.5 hours, plus stop and rest.

Several information boards along the hiking trail inform about the geology of the Saale valley in this area.

The trail is very well signposted and marked, so a trail map is not essential, plus you can start the hike from either direction.

Refreshments are available at the Rudelsburg and the Himmelreich restaurant.

Franz Kugler wrote the well-known folk song "An der Saale hellem Strande" on the Rudelsburg in 1826. Four monuments were also erected here by corps student associations, which are recommended to be visited.

Saaleck Castle, which is over 800 years old, is not managed. It is nevertheless worth visiting, as it offers a beautiful view of the Saale valley; there are many picnic areas available here. In 1922, the castle was the last hiding place of Walter Rathenau's assassins.

An interesting and popular variant of the hiking trail is the signposted descent, the Kuno Klamm, from Saaleck Castle to the Saaleck boat landing stage. From there you can take the passenger ship back to Bad Kösen.



Pathway:
 
Bad Kösen town centre - Loreleypromenade - camping site - Rudelsburg - Saaleck Castle - Saaleck - Stendorf - Himmelreich - Lengefeld - spa gardens - Bad Kösen

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Start: Café Schoppe Bad Kösen
Point of origin:
Destination: Café Schoppe Bad Kösen
  • Difficulty: heavy
  • Condition: heavy
  • Surefootedness/ freedom from vertigo
  • Family friendly
  • Nature Highlight
  • Culturally interesting
  • Refreshment stop
  • Accommodation
  • Circular route
  • Tour with dog
  • Good connection to public transport
Directions: From the centre of Bad Kösen the walk leads through the Loreley promenade - camping site - Rudelsburg - Saaleck Castle - Saaleck - Stendorf - Himmelreich - Lengefeld - Kurpark - Bad Kösen

Road markings: green slash
More info / links: http://www.naturpark-saale-unstrut.de/de/bad-koesen.html
https://www.rudelsburg.info/
http://www.himmelreich-bad-koesen.de/

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Contact:

Saale-Unstrut-Tourism e.V.

Pot market 6
06628 Bad Kösen
Phone: +49 3445 23379 - 0
E-mail: info@saale-unstrut-tourismus.de
website: http://www.saale-unstrut-tourismus.de/

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