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Balgstädt - Rödel circular route

Tour dates

medium

5.5 km

01:35 h

112 m

232 m

120 m

120 m
 
Height profile

Description:

A hike over meadows, through forests, with wonderful views and to Rödel.

The hike begins in Balgstädt. The former moated castle in the centre of Balgstädt can unfortunately only be visited from the outside.
Over a beautiful meadow the trail climbs uphill and continues through a deciduous forest. Up at the edge of the forest - with a wide view of the Unstrut valley and Neuchâtel Castle - you feel as if you were in an amphitheatre. A few steps further - no less
A hike over meadows, through forests, with wonderful views and to Rödel.

The hike begins in Balgstädt. The former moated castle in the centre of Balgstädt can unfortunately only be visited from the outside.
Over a beautiful meadow the trail climbs uphill and continues through a deciduous forest. Up at the edge of the forest - with a wide view of the Unstrut valley and Neuchâtel Castle - you feel as if you were in an amphitheatre. A few steps further - no less spectacular - the view into the valley towards Nißmitz.
The sky is fairytale blue and "overflown by milan", that's how the Rödel plateau presents itself with its rich flora. Koniks were settled to preserve the dry grassland and to prevent scrub encroachment.
The little wild horses are the "attraction" on the Rödel. Curiously they take a close look at everything and are, long since used to the hikers, very trusting.
Shell limestone was formerly extracted from the Rödel in numerous quarries. Some of these old quarries are still open and visible, others have long since been reclaimed by nature.
On the viewing platform you can inform yourself about the flora and fauna of Rödel, relax and enjoy the view. A forest path leads you back to Balgstädt.

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  • Difficulty: medium
  • Condition: medium
  • Family friendly
  • Culturally interesting
  • Refreshment stop
  • Circular route
  • Signage
Author's tip: The Rödel-Rundweg-Balgstädt can first of all be combined/extended with the Rödel-Rundweg-Freyburg. Another connection is the Hirschroda-Hayn circular path.

Refreshment stops in Balgstädt: the Moness coffee roastery


Parking: In front of the castle in Balgstädt


Road markings: Yellow crossbar on white background

The hiking trail, like all hiking trails in the nature park, is very well signposted and marked. 

Route characteristics: natural hiking trails

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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