Hiking in the Leipzig regionHiking in the big city of Leipzig – is that even possible? This question can be answered with a resounding "yes"! Leipzig is not only a remarkably green city, but also provides a true rarity. One of the biggest lowland forests in Central Europe extends through the region to the centre of the city. One very special highlight is the lowland forest station with a multimedia discovery trail. Children will especially enjoy getting to know and exploring one of the most beautiful and valuable natural environments in the region.
The delightful Saxon Heathland is located only a few kilometres north east of Leipzig. Rich in compact woodlands and wild, romantic riverscapes along the Mulde and Elbe rivers, the region has been known as a hiking region for many decades. For example, the "beaver tour" in the Düben Heath nature park is known as a high-quality hiking trail. But that's not all: Superb pine groves and extensive mixed-forest woodlands shape the conservation area of the Dahlen Health, which span over 150 km², and guarantee that every active tourist will have an unforgettable experience.
Where the landscape was defined by mining over 20 years ago, it has now evolved into an area with many lakes whose total water surface area of almost 70 km² provides a stunning hiking experience in the region around Leipzig. In addition to water, the Leipzig New Lakeland offers the best conditions for stress-free hiking. Every year in May, eastern Germany's biggest hiking event, the "7 Lake Hike", takes place here.
You will go on a fascinating journey through time and history when you hike through the Saxon Land of Castles. Proud defensive fortifications are enthroned on the shore of the Mulde river and Zschopau, including the 1000-year-old Mildenstein Castle or Saxony's most beautiful knight's castle, the Kriebstein Castle. Or, pick up the Luther Trail in Saxony once again. The 550-km-long circular hiking trail runs through the scenic and diverse Leipzig region. Marked with a green "L" on a white background, the Luther Trail connects to 27 places where the Reformation clearly left its mark.
In the Leipzig region, there is no distinction between a hiking holiday and experiencing the big city – in fact, it's the perfect combination. Welcome!