We invite you to a "taster" hike on the Ottendorf circular trail! You will find a beautifully carved information board at each station with information about village events. The lime tree is the landmark of Ottendorf, planted by the farmer Schmitt, as you can imagine. The war memorial for the village's fallen in the First World War. The first mention of Ottendorf goes back to a document with tax demands to the Saxon lords: drawn up on 12 September 1446. The homestead a few metres downhill is called the "Mäuseburg" - for whatever reason. The woodcarver Johannes Kretzschmar, who carved the signs of the circular trail, lives here. He is always happy to welcome visitors to his show workshop (Thursdays are best)! Eilas Hesse, the son of the village miller, told the story of the Lying Baron over 300 years ago, which went down in literature, the Pietzschmühle still stands today. If you leave the circular route here and walk down towards the valley for a good half hour, you will come to Arnstein, the Ottendorf robber's castle. The robber barons of the Bergen von der Duba lived here in the 15th century. You can still find many rock paintings and traces of settlement today! The Heede(Heide)tor is said to have been located on one of the "grinding paths" - smugglers were still up to their tricks here in the 19th century. Today, the "Ottendorfer Hütte", a rustic tavern and hostel, is located here. Stop in and perhaps you will be lucky enough to find the popular "Ottendorfer Heedebraten" on offer. A cosy rest area invites you to linger. You have a beautiful view over our village from here. The "Abgesang" station is the end of the circular trail and also stood at the end of the lives of the Ottendorfer people - this is where the bodies were "sung off".