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Castle bike tour, royal cities³ Merseburg Weißenfels Zeitz

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easy

76.5 km

05:04 h

85 m

289 m

293 m

360 m
 
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Description:

Discover the former residence towns of Merseburg, Weißenfels and Zeitz by bike!

Cultural enjoyment by bike: The castles bike tour leads to ducal castle complexes and should be divided into two or more daily stages.


Stage 1: Zeitz - Weißenfels (Saale-Unstrut-Elster-Rad-Acht)
On the cycle path "Saale-Unstrut-Elster-Radacht" with start in Zeitz and end after approx. 50 km in Weißenfels. In addition to the 1000-year history of Zeitz, the baroque castle Moritzburg awaits you.
Discover the former residence towns of Merseburg, Weißenfels and Zeitz by bike!

Cultural enjoyment by bike: The castles bike tour leads to ducal castle complexes and should be divided into two or more daily stages.


Stage 1: Zeitz - Weißenfels (Saale-Unstrut-Elster-Rad-Acht)
On the cycle path "Saale-Unstrut-Elster-Radacht" with start in Zeitz and end after approx. 50 km in Weißenfels. In addition to the 1000-year history of Zeitz, the baroque castle Moritzburg, the castle Neu-Augustusburg and other sights await you.
 
Stage 2: Weißenfels - Merseburg (Saaleradweg)
From Weißenfels 30 km along the Saaleradweg to Merseburg.
Historical places: Zeitz - Cathedral and Castle Weißenfels - Neu-Augustusburg Castle, Heinrich Schütz House Merseburg - Castle and Cathedral Ensemble

Extended Tour Description:
Weissenfels line: Wine villages Burgwerben and Kriechau - Schkortleben - Großkorbetha - Bad Dürrenberg with spa park - Leuna with plastic park

Extension from Zeitz to Weißenfels: along the Saale-Unstrut-Elster cycle route.
Zeitz route: Grana - Droyßig - Osterfeld - Großgestewitz - Mertendorf - Wethau - Schönburg - Leißling

Travel tips Merseburg:
  • Merseburg Cathedral
  • Cultural History Museum Merseburg Castle
  • Art Foundation ben zi bena e. V.
  • Kunsthaus Tiefer Keller
Travel tips Weißenfels:
  • Museum Neu-Augustusburg Castle
  • Heinrich Schütz House
  • Novalis Memorial
  • Geleitshaus Weißenfels
  • Saint Claren Monastery
Travel tips Zeitz:
  • Museum Moritzburg Castle Zeitz
  • Moritzburg Palace Park
  • Underground Zeitz - passage system
  • City Hall Tower Tour
  • Mite Cheese Museum Würchwitz

 

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Start: Merseburg, Weißenfels or Zeitz
Point of origin:
Destination: Weißenfels, Merseburg or Zeitz
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Condition: easy
  • Suitable for cycling
  • Family friendly
  • Culturally interesting
  • Refreshment stop
  • Multi-day tour
  • Accommodation
  • Signage
  • Good connection to public transport
  • Mostly sunny
Directions: From Weißenfels to Merseburg along the river Saale The Saale cycle path from Weißenfels to Merseburg runs for about 30 km from Weißenfels - Weindörfer Burgwerben and Kriechau - Schkortleben - Großkorbetha - Bad Dürrenberg with spa gardens - Leuna with plastic park; From Zeitz to Weißenfels along the Saale-Unstrut-Elster-Radacht The Castle Cycle Tour from Zeitz to Weißenfels runs for about 50 km along the eastern route of the Saale-Unstrut-Elster-Radacht. Route Zeitz - Grana - Droyssig - Osterfeld - Großgestewitz - Mertendorf - Wethau - Schönburg - Leißling

Author's Tip: Travel tips Merseburg
Merseburg Cathedral, Domplatz 7, 06217 Merseburg Tel.: 03461/210045, www.vereinigtedomstifter.de fuehrung@merseburger-dom.de
March - October: Mon - Sat 9 am - 6 pm November - February: Mon - Sat 10 am - 4 pm Sun and public holiday from 12 pm

Kulturhistorisches Museum Schloss Merseburg Domplatz 9, 06217 Merseburg, Tel.: 03461/401318www.saalekreis.de, museum.schloss.merseburg@saalekreis.de March - October: Mon - Sun 9am - 6pm November - February: Mon - Sun 10am - 4pm

Willi-Sitte-Galerie Merseburg, Domstraße 15, 06217 Merseburg Tel.: 03461/212231, _COPY1@willi-sitte-galerie-merseburg.de
Tue, Wed, Thu 11 - 16 hrs Fr, Sat, Sun 11 - 15 hrs Mo closed

Art Foundation ben zi bena e.V., Domplatz 6, 06217 Merseburg Tel.: 03461/824946, www.benzibena.de, info@benzibena.de Mon - Sun 10 - 20 hrs

Kunsthaus Tiefer Keller, Tiefer Keller 3, 06217 Merseburg Tel.: 03461/289040, www.domgalerie-merseburg.de domgalerie@t-online.de
Tues and Thurs 9 - 14 hrs and 15 - 18 hrs Wed and Fri 9 - 14 hrs, Sat 10 - 14 hrs Sun and Mon closed 

Travel tips Weißenfels
Museum Castle Neu-Augustusburg, Zeitzer Straße 4 06667 Weißenfels, Tel.: 03443/302552 www.museum-weissenfels.de, info@museum-weissenfels.de
April - September: Tue - Sun 10 - 17 h October - March: Tue - Sun 10 - 16 h

Heinrich-Schütz-Haus, Nikolaistraße 13, 06667 Weißenfels Tel.: 03443/302835, www.schuetzhaus-weissenfels.de info@schuetzhaus-weissenfels.de
Tue - Sun & Holiday 10 - 17 o'clock

Novalis Memorial, Klosterstraße 24, 06667 Weißenfels Tel.: 03443/234531, www.novalis-weissenfels.de info@novalis-weissenfels.de April - September: Tue - Fr 10 - 17 hrs

Route section: Castle bike tour from Weißenfels to Merseburg
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On about 30 km the tour leads along the Saaleradweg from Weißenfels to Merseburg.

Route: Weißenfels - wine villages Burgwerben and Kriechau - Schkortleben - Großkorbetha - Bad Dürrenberg with spa gardens - Leuna with plastic park - Merseburg

From Weißenfels to Merseburg along the Saale
Sat and Sun 10 - 12 and 13 - 17 October - March: Tue - Fri 10 - 16, Sat and Sun 10 - 12 and 13 - 16

Guiding House Weißenfels, Große Burgstraße 22, 06667 Weißenfels, Tel.: 03443/333521, www.geleitshaus.com hallo@geleitshaus.com Tue - Fri 15 - 21 h, Sat and Sun 10 - 18 h

Sankt Claren Monastery, Rosalskyweg, 06667 Weißenfels Tel.: 0172/9551553, www.kloster-st-claren.de klostervereinweissenfels@web.de 
April - October: every Thu 14 - 18 o'clock and every 1st Sun in the month 15 - 17 o'clock; 

Travel tips Zeitz
Museum Schloss Moritzburg Zeitz, Schlossstraße 6 06712 Zeitz Tel.: 03441/212546, www.zeitz.de November - March: Tue - Sun 10 - 16 hrs
April - October: Tue - Sun 10 - 18 hrs
Mo closed

Moritzburg Palace Park, Tourist Information ZeitzAltmarkt 16, 06712 Zeitz, Tel.: 03441/83291 www. zeitz.de, _COPY11@stadt-zeitz.de, www.kultur-zeitz.detourismus
April - October: 10 - 18 o'clockOctober - March: 10 - 16 o'clock (entrance via museum, Mon closed)

Underground Zeitz - corridor system, Altmarkt 21, 06712 Zeitz Tel.: 03441/212722, www.unterirdisches-zeitz.de info@unterirdisches-zeitz.deMo closed Tue and Thu 10 - 15 hrsMi and Fri on request Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 - 16 hrs

Ascent of the town hall tower, Tourist-Information ZeitzAltmarkt 16, 06712 Zeitz, Tel.: 03441/83291www.zeitz.de, tourismus@stadt-zeitz.de Mo - Fr 11 o'clock

Mite Cheese Museum Würchwitz, Sporaer Straße 806712 Zeitz OT Würchwitz, Tel.:034426/2134 www.milbenkaesemuseum.de, humus-der-erste@web.de Visits by appointment

Road markings: The path is not marked with a signpost. Between Weißenfels and Merseburg the tour runs on the Saaleradweg. Between Weißenfels and Zeitz on the Saale-Unstrut-Elster-Radacht.
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