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Circular path Nebra Ark

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Tour dates

medium

5.5 km

01:38 h

118 m

249 m

140 m

140 m
 
Height profile

Description:

Hike to the site of the 3600 year old bronze disc to Nebra Ark

Below the visitor centre Arche Nebra the hike starts counterclockwise, the path is lined by field and forest.


Through a deciduous forest you reach a striking observation tower. With a height of 30 m and an inclination of 10°, it functions as the pointer of an oversized sundial. A vertical section divides the structure and marks the visual axis to the Brocken: Here the sun went to the
Hike to the site of the 3600 year old bronze disc to Nebra Ark

Below the visitor centre Arche Nebra the hike starts counterclockwise, the path is lined by field and forest.


Through a deciduous forest you reach a striking observation tower. With a height of 30 m and an inclination of 10°, it functions as the pointer of an oversized sundial. A vertical section divides the structure and marks the visual axis to the Brocken: Here the sun set at the summer solstice, the sky disc could be placed and used as a solar calendar.
The view allows a view to the Kyffhäuser, in favourable weather conditions even the Brocken is visible.
The grounds on the Mittelberg have been carefully landscaped: You look into the Celestial Eye and can discover more find spots.

Through a deciduous forest you hike back in the direction of Arche Nebra. A refuge with a view of the observation tower invites you to take a break. Oaks flank the hiking trail like sentinels. A branch off the trail leads to Memleben, a town steeped in history with the Memleben Monastery and Imperial Palace Museum. The Unstrut meanders glitteringly through the valley.

Finally you reach the "golden sun barque". The planetarium in the Nebra Ark shows you the starry sky of the Bronze Age.
 
Extended tour description:
Kleinwangen parking lot Arche Nebra - site of the discovery of the sky disc on the Mittelberg - visitor centre Arche Nebra - Kleinwangen
Tip: Pay a visit to the Nebra Ark Visitor Centre, the Memleben Monastery and Imperial Palace Museum and the Memleben Adventure Park.
The Unstrut cycle path, the Trias Gate hiking trail and the railway hiking trail run through Wangen.
The Rödel-Rundweg-Balgstädt can be combined with the Rödel-Rundweg-Freyburg. Another connection is the circular trail Hirschroda-Hayn.
Refreshment stop in Balgstädt: Coffee roastery Moness
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Start: Parking lot Arche Nebra in Kleinwangen
Starting point: parking lot Arche Nebra in Kleinwangen
Destination: Nebra Ark Kleinwangen Visitor Centre
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Condition: medium
  • Family friendly
  • Culturally interesting
  • Refreshment stop
  • Circular route
Directions: Kleinwangen parking lot Nebra Ark, site of the sky disk on the Mittelberg, Nebra Ark visitor center, Kleinwangen


Author's Tip: Visit the Nebra Ark visitor centre, the nearby Memleben, the Memleben Monastery and Imperial Palace Museum and the Memleben Adventure Park.

The Unstrutradweg, the hiking trail Triastor and the Bahnwanderweg run through Wangen.


Parking: on the parking lot to the Nebra Ark


Road markings: yellow circle on white background
Like all hiking trails in the nature park, the hiking trail is very well signposted and marked. 
Route characteristics: natural hiking trails, short stretch asphalted

  • always open

Tour itinerary:

Contact:

Saale-Unstrut-Tourism e.V.

Pot market 6
06618 Naumburg
Phone: +49 3445 / 23379 - 0
E-mail: info@saale-unstrut-tourismus.de
website: http://www.saale-unstrut-tourismus.de/

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