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Balgstädt - Rödel circular route

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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 a wonderful view to the Rödel.

The hike begins in Balgstädt at the former moated castle in the centre of the town.

Across a beautiful meadow you go uphill into a deciduous forest. At the top of the forest edge - with a wide view into the valley of the Unstrut and of Neuenburg Castle - you will feel as if you were in an amphitheatre.
A few steps further, no less spectacular, the view into the valley to Nißmitz. The sky fairy blue
A hike over meadows, through forests, with a wonderful view to the Rödel.

The hike begins in Balgstädt at the former moated castle in the centre of the town.

Across a beautiful meadow you go uphill into a deciduous forest. At the top of the forest edge - with a wide view into the valley of the Unstrut and of Neuenburg Castle - you will feel as if you were in an amphitheatre.
A few steps further, no less spectacular, the view into the valley to Nißmitz. The sky is a fairy-tale blue and "milan flown over", this is how the Rödel plateau presents itself with its species-rich flora. Koniks were introduced to preserve the dry grassland and prevent it from becoming overgrown.
The small wild horses are the "attraction" on the Rödel. Curious they take everything in sight and are, long accustomed to the hikers, very trusting.

In the past, shell limestone was extracted from numerous quarries on the Rödel. Some of these old quarries are still open and visible, others have been reclaimed by nature.

On the viewing platform you can learn about the flora and fauna of the Rödel, rest 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
Like all hiking trails in the nature park, the hiking trail 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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