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“Obstland” Route

· 3 reviews · Bike Riding · Region Leipzig
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  • Obsternte
    / Obsternte
    Photo: Abteilung Region, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Herb garden at Buch Monastery on the orchard route
    Photo: K.Brunkhorst, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Geoportal Mügeln train station
    Photo: S. Geist, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Geopark Kaolin Mügeln
    Photo: Abteilung Region, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Mildenstein Castle Leisnig
    Photo: Andreas Schmidt, LEIPZIG REGION
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Explore the largest fruit growing area in Saxony and enjoy the taste of regional products! Experience the whole process from the tree to the bottle during exciting, guided plantation tours and tours of the fruit juice production plants.
Distance 57.9 km
4:30 h
332 m
332 m
258 m
143 m
In the midst of Saxony’s largest fruit growing area, lies the “Obstland” Route. This loop trail meanders through a landscape shaped by culture and history. On 58 kilometres, it connects the villages of Mügeln, Leisnig and Dürrweitzschen where the long tradition of fruit growing can be experienced in different ways. While Mügeln and its environs focusses on the history of origin of the fruit-growing region, Leisnig is all about the life and work of the monks, and Dürrweitzschen provides insights into the current production processes. This is why the “Obstland” Route consists of three thematically different sections. You can either cycle these individual smaller stages or complete the large outer circular route.

Author’s recommendation

Arrival by means of the narrow-gauge railway “Wilder Robert” from Oschatz to Mügeln!

If you participate in the stamp collection campaign you will get a delicious juice after collecting three stamps. The issuing stamp locations are listed in the leaflet Obstland Flyer (in German language).

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Update: January 20, 2022
Highest point
258 m
Lowest point
143 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Burg Mildenstein
Kloster Buch
Hofladen Sachsenobst in Grimma-Dürrweitzschen

Safety information

South of Mügeln, on the “Gaudlitzer Weg” trail, there is a short section with rough crushed stones. Please be especially careful here.

Tips and hints

The small cafés and restaurants along the way provide beautiful resting places and versatile food.


Leisnig station (156 m)
51.159854, 12.938019
51°09'35.5"N 12°56'16.9"E
33U 355815 5669622


Leisnig station

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour can be cycled in both directions.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Journey from Leipzig to Leisnig:

Regionalbahn train (55 min.)

With the Leipzig Regio Card you are well-equipped!


Please note that Leisnig station is not wheelchair-accessible. Bicycles, wheelchairs, and strollers must be carried over a few steps.

Getting there

Start Leipzig:

Please calculate ca. 1h by car.

A14 in direction of Dresden, exit Leisnig


  • Car park at the market square
  • Car park “Alte Feuerwehr”, Lindenplatz square
  • Car park “Belvedere”, Poststraße street


51.159854, 12.938019
51°09'35.5"N 12°56'16.9"E
33U 355815 5669622
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Obstland flyer by Leipzig Tourismus and Marketing GmbH

Recommended maps for this region:

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The track provides numerous possibilities for small breaks. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to pack a picnic blanket.

Sometimes, the difference in altitude can surprise you, which is why you might want to consider an e-bike.

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • 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
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • 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
  • 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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Wolfgang Scheefe
August 11, 2020 · Community
Landschaftlich sehr schön und an den Rastpunkten sehr informativ (Informationstafeln über Örtliches und den Obstbau in der Region und allgemein über das Obst.)
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When did you do this route? August 05, 2020
Holger Schilke
May 19, 2020 · Community
Tolle Route - abwechsungsreiche Abschnitte!
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Uwe Klöden
May 17, 2020 · Community
Heute einen Teil der Tour (eine Kombination aus Teilroute I und II) gemacht. Leider weicht die ausgeschilderte Route bereits nach wenigen Metern von der hier herunterladbaren gpx ab und führt über über die Mulde nach Fischendorf und dann wieder nach Tragnitz zurück. Nach Ablaß in Querbitzsch fehlt die Beschilderung. Die Route führt kurz hier nach dem Ortseingang durch einen Hof und war nicht begehbar. (Wir haben aber einen Umweg gefunden.) Trotzdem eine schöne und abwechslungsreiche Runde auf wenig befahrenen Straßen und ruhigen gut ausgebauten Feld und Waldwegen!
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When did you do this route? May 17, 2020

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57.9 km
4:30 h
332 m
332 m
Highest point
258 m
Lowest point
143 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights Flora and fauna Insider tip


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