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Castle Country

At a glance

  • Start: Car park in front of the Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig
  • 218,28 km
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 1748 m
  • 327 m
  • 111 m

One thousand years of history on 100 kilometres along rivers, romantic castles and Caribbean flair in Leipzig’s New Lakeland

A bike ride back to the Middle Ages: Saxony’s castle and heathland region offers one thousand years of history on 100 kilometres along rivers, romantic castles and a bit of Caribbean flair in Leipzig’s New Lakeland. Mighty castles tower above the idyllic rivers Striegis, Mulde and Zschopau, one more impressive then the other. They take visitors by surprise when all of a sudden appearing at the end of a valley or high above the narrow streets of small towns. Take Kriebenstein Castle, Saxony’s most beautiful knight’s castle. Or Gnandstein Castle amidst the picture-perfect scenery of the “Kohrener Land“. The region between Torgau, Bad Düben, Leipzig, Kohren-Sahlis and Grimma really features castles and palaces galore. Another superlative: Dahlen and Düben heathland combined are one of the largest uninterrupted forest areas in eastern Germany with pine and oak forests as well as beech groves. And you’ll be driving right through it.

If you fancy a dose of Goethe, Bach and Mendelssohn, modern art, the history of the Battle of the Nations, shopping in beautiful courtyards or a pub crawl, don’t miss spending some time in Leipzig when on this tour. In the southwest of Leipzg and just outside the city, the New Lakeland district offers lakes with sandy beaches and lots of watersport options. Time to relax then in the spa towns of Bad Lausick and Bad Düben where you can recuperate from your drive.


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