This route takes hikers from Bad Düben to Bad Schmiedeberg and through the ‘Hammerbachtal’ valley where, with a bit of luck, the results of beaver activities can be spotted. The ‘Dübener Heide’ heathland and moated castle of Reinharz are further highlights. From Bad Schmiedeberg, take the bus back to you where you started.
Distance 30 km
This family hiking trail connects the spa towns of Düben and Bad Schmiedeberg and leads through the ‘Hammerbachtal’ valley and the nature park ‘Dübener Heide’. Hammerbach creek is, fingers crossed, the place where to spot beaver lodges and gnawed tree trunks. In Eisenhammer, don’t miss a demonstration of the old craft of charcoal burning which is still being practiced here. The moated castle of Reinarz and the Kaiser Wilhelm Tower are further highlights.
- Nature Park House Dübener Heide
- Mountain ship and trestle windmill
- Nature sports pool Hammermühle
- Charcoal burning facility Eisenhammer and beaver observation tower
- Spa facilities Bad Schmiedeberg
Update: March 05, 2021
Rest StopRestaurant im Kurhaus
Restaurant LebensArt & Mühlenstube im HEIDE SPA Hotel & Resort
Safety informationBeware the beavers: Between Eisenhammer and the charcoal burning site, hikers need to be aware of the hazards due to the beavers‘ activities. Cycling is not recommended.
Tips and hints
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Getting thereEither B2 from Bad Düben to Leipzig or Lutherstadt Wittenberg or via B183 when coming from Bitterfeld or Torgau . Bad Schmiedeberg coming from Wittenberg via B2 to Kemberg. From there follow the signs to Bad Schmiedeberg, coming from Torgau via B182, coming from Bad Düben via Söllichau. Then follow the signs.
ParkingIn Bad Düben car park 'Burg Düben'; in Bad Schmiedeberg car parks near the spa gardens ('Kurpark'). There are also car parks on the way if only walking part of the trail; in Reinharz, 'Schöne Aussicht' and at the charcoal burning site.
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EquipmentSturdy shoes, weatherproof clothing, food & drinks
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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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