After the confluence of the two branches of the Mulde River, the ‘Vereinigte Mulde’ crosses the Leipzig lowlands, which are characterized primarily by small forests and extensive fields. In contrast to this is Grimma with its historic buildings from various eras including the Pöppelmann Bridge, reconstructed in 2012. Shortly before Wurzen, you will be faced with the choice of taking the ferry across to the other bank or preferring the bridge.
After Wurzen, the route no longer runs directly along the Mulde River, but the path compensates for this with views of endless meadows. In the adjacent bird reserve, especially in spring and summer, you can spot more than 30 native bird species, some of them very rare, such as the white stork or the kingfisher, before you reach Eilenburg with the Mühlinsel, well worth seeing.
Following Eilenburg, you will also pass through mainly dreamy meadows landscapes, which, however, are constantly changing. The Dübener Heide, with its species-rich flora and fauna including the spa town of Bad Düben, is the destination of this stage; here you can relax wonderfully in the worthwhile spa center.
After Bad Düben, the trail leads along the Mulde River to the Great Goitzsee Lake and the associated Pouch Peninsula. On the right-hand side of the peninsula lies the Mulde reservoir. In earlier times, lignite was mined here before the resulting basin was flooded. Today, it is a beautiful nature reserve. The route continues over the dam to the Saxony-Anhalt town of Bitterfeld-Wolfen.
The cycling path leads farther to the last stage of the united Mulde. Just under thirty kilometers lie ahead of you along the ‘Lower Mulde’ until you pass the Bauhaus town with UNESCO World Heritage status Dessau-Roßlau and shortly thereafter reach the hunting bridge over the Mulde, which is also the endpoint of the route.
With the Muldeflyer you get discounted admission to 10 sights!
Attention. Section (5) near Retzau is interrupted due to construction work. Please use the direct connection across the meadow and please get off your bike for safety reasons.
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Tips and hintsAt the Landgasthof Dehnitz near Wurzen, you'll find a self-help bike workshop where you can fix your bike.
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- 5 Stages