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Mulde cycling path – ‘Vereinigte Mulde’

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Start in Sermuth and ride along the Mulde River, past beautiful Mulde meadow, along old railroad tracks, through the former Bitterfeld mining district to the Bauhaus town of Dessau.
moderate
Distance 122.2 km
8:25 h
296 m
368 m
151 m
59 m

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.

Author’s recommendation

With the Muldeflyer you get discounted admission to 10 sights!

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Update: February 15, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
151 m
Lowest point
59 m

Safety information

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.

Thank you for your understanding.

Tips and hints

At the Landgasthof Dehnitz near Wurzen, you'll find a self-help bike workshop where you can fix your bike.

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Coordinates:
DD
51.159519, 12.804693
DMS
51°09'34.3"N 12°48'16.9"E
UTM
33U 346492 5669855
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Coordinates

DD
51.159519, 12.804693
DMS
51°09'34.3"N 12°48'16.9"E
UTM
33U 346492 5669855
w3w 
///minibar.sincerely.roulette
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Equipment

Please wear a helmet!

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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F. Müller
September 23, 2019 · Community
Sehr schöne Radtour durch viel ursprüngliche Natur und hübsche Städtchen. Die Radwege sind überwiegend sehr gut ausgebaut und beschildert. Eine Karte oder ein GPS-Gerät sind jedoch hilfreich, denn manchmal fehlt ein Hinweisschild an einer Kreuzung oder Gabelung. Wir sind ab Halle mit dem Zug nach Großbothen gefahren (Tipp Sachsen-Anhalt-BahnTicket!). Dann sind wir zur Muldenvereinigung bei Sermuth und weiter entlang der Mulde bis Dessau geradelt. Die Tour haben wir entlang der Elbe bis Barby (Abstecher zum Ringheiligtum Pömmelte empfehlenswert!) und weiter bis Halle entlang der Saale fortgesetzt, das ganze in 6 Etappen mit Übernachtungen ein Wurzen, Bad Düben, Muldenstein, Walternienburg und Bernburg.
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When did you do this route? September 10, 2019

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
122.2 km
Duration
8:25 h
Ascent
296 m
Descent
368 m
Highest point
151 m
Lowest point
59 m

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  • 5 Stages
recommended route Difficulty Stage 1
Distance 30.3 km
Duration 2:45 h
Ascent 25 m
Descent 46 m

Dies ist der erste Abschnitt an der Vereinigten Mulde mit einer Gesamtlänge von 35,5 km.

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from Abteilung Region,   LEIPZIG REGION
Difficulty Stage 2
Distance 18 km
Duration 1:13 h
Ascent 21 m
Descent 44 m

Dies ist der zweite Abschnitt an der Vereinigten Mulde mit einer Gesamtlänge von 18,0 km.

from Abteilung Region,   LEIPZIG REGION
Difficulty Stage 3
Distance 19.1 km
Duration 1:20 h
Ascent 12 m
Descent 22 m

Dies ist der dritte Abschnitt an der Vereinigten Mulde mit einer Gesamtlänge von 19,9 km.

from Abteilung Region,   LEIPZIG REGION
Difficulty Stage 4
Distance 25.9 km
Duration 2:05 h
Ascent 20 m
Descent 23 m

Dies ist der vierte Abschnitt an der Vereinigten Mulde mit einer Gesamtlänge von 25,9 km.

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from Abteilung Region,   LEIPZIG REGION
Difficulty Stage 5
Distance 28.4 km
Duration 1:54 h
Ascent 25 m
Descent 41 m

Dies ist der letzte Abschnitt an der Vereinigten Mulde mit einer Gesamtlänge von 28,4 km.

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