Wurzelberg Hiking Trail in the Jüterbog wilderness area

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  • Wanderweg Wurzelberg, Foto: D. Kolöchter
  • Heidelandschaft, Foto: Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg
  • Informationstafel am Wanderweg Wurzelberg, Foto: Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg
  • Düne, Foto: Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg
  • Geführte Wanderung auf dem Wanderweg Wurzelberg, Foto: Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg
  • Landschaftsansicht, Foto: Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg
  • Wandergruppe auf dem Wanderweg Wurzelberg, Foto: Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg
The Wurzelberg Hiking Trail leads through the wilderness area of the Brandenburg Wilderness Foundation, past a huge inland dune that is a relic of the last ice age. The foundation has acquired large parcels of land on the former military training area in Jüterbog, allowing nature to develop and setting an exciting process of change in motion, with hardly any human intervention.

Length: 7 kilometres, 2.5 hours, possible to shorten

Start/finish: The Wurzelberg Hiking Trail starts and finishes right by the main road 101n at the roundabout for the road An den Ziegeleien in Luckenwalde. 

Marking: Yellow circle on a white background

How to get there (car, parking, public transport):
  • Car: Take the B101 at Luckenwalde opposite the junction for the road An den Ziegeleien
  • Parking: A few parking spaces right by the entrance, before it there is parking on the road
  • Train: The hiking trail is signposted from Luckenwalde station, Berliner Platz (approximately 2.5 kilometres from the station to the start of the hiking trail). Access via Anhaltstrasse/An den Ziegeleien; the hiking trail starts shortly after crossing the B101

Route description / Points of interest/background information:

Follow the Wurzelberg Hiking Trail through pine forests straight into a site that is both irksome and fascinating with its unfamiliar character that recalls steppes or a desert. Everything is in flux here, and an exciting development is under way. Unwind and let your gaze wander. Our ‘Wild Train of Thought’ provides stimulation from writers and philosophers. The top of the Wurzelberg mountain gives you a mesmerising view over a huge inland dune – a relic of the ice age – and the wildness development plains. Find your spot at the resting area to enjoy a picnic with the amazing view. The hiking trail is 7.4 kilometres long in total, or can be shortened with a small circuit around the dune to a 5.5-kilometre hike.

Designated route / Please note:

This site is a former military training area. Please stay on the signposted paths, which are guaranteed to be free of ammunition. Outside of these designated routes it is possible that the surface could present dangers and health hazards, particularly from ammunition or ammunition parts. We recommend solid footwear or an off-road bicycle for crossing the sandy dirt roads. Riding is not permitted on the paths. Particularly on hot days we recommend that you take sun protection and enough to drink.

Maps/Literature:

There is an overview leaflet on the Wurzelberg Hiking Trail and other hiking trails in the Jüterbog wilderness area on the Brandenburg Wilderness Foundation’s website: www.stiftung-nlb.de/de/wildnis/wildnis-erleben.html 

For orientation in the area, see for example the topographical leisure map for the Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park, ‘Topographische Freizeitkarte 1:50,000 Naturpark Nuthe-Nieplitz’, by the organisation Landesvermessung und Geobasisinformation Brandenburg (only available in German).

Explore the Jüterbog, Heidehof and Lieberose development areas with guided tours and themed events. You can find events in our annual programme for Jüterbog/Heidehof and Liebrose under www.stiftung-nlb.de/service
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  • Wanderweg Wurzelberg, Foto: D. Kolöchter
  • Heidelandschaft, Foto: Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg
  • Informationstafel am Wanderweg Wurzelberg, Foto: Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg
  • Düne, Foto: Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg
  • Geführte Wanderung auf dem Wanderweg Wurzelberg, Foto: Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg
  • Landschaftsansicht, Foto: Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg
The Wurzelberg Hiking Trail leads through the wilderness area of the Brandenburg Wilderness Foundation, past a huge inland dune that is a relic of the last ice age. The foundation has acquired large parcels of land on the former military training area in Jüterbog, allowing nature to develop and setting an exciting process of change in motion, with hardly any human intervention.

Length: 7 kilometres, 2.5 hours, possible to shorten

Start/finish: The Wurzelberg Hiking Trail starts and finishes right by the main road 101n at the roundabout for the road An den Ziegeleien in Luckenwalde. 

Marking: Yellow circle on a white background

How to get there (car, parking, public transport):
  • Car: Take the B101 at Luckenwalde opposite the junction for the road An den Ziegeleien
  • Parking: A few parking spaces right by the entrance, before it there is parking on the road
  • Train: The hiking trail is signposted from Luckenwalde station, Berliner Platz (approximately 2.5 kilometres from the station to the start of the hiking trail). Access via Anhaltstrasse/An den Ziegeleien; the hiking trail starts shortly after crossing the B101

Route description / Points of interest/background information:

Follow the Wurzelberg Hiking Trail through pine forests straight into a site that is both irksome and fascinating with its unfamiliar character that recalls steppes or a desert. Everything is in flux here, and an exciting development is under way. Unwind and let your gaze wander. Our ‘Wild Train of Thought’ provides stimulation from writers and philosophers. The top of the Wurzelberg mountain gives you a mesmerising view over a huge inland dune – a relic of the ice age – and the wildness development plains. Find your spot at the resting area to enjoy a picnic with the amazing view. The hiking trail is 7.4 kilometres long in total, or can be shortened with a small circuit around the dune to a 5.5-kilometre hike.

Designated route / Please note:

This site is a former military training area. Please stay on the signposted paths, which are guaranteed to be free of ammunition. Outside of these designated routes it is possible that the surface could present dangers and health hazards, particularly from ammunition or ammunition parts. We recommend solid footwear or an off-road bicycle for crossing the sandy dirt roads. Riding is not permitted on the paths. Particularly on hot days we recommend that you take sun protection and enough to drink.

Maps/Literature:

There is an overview leaflet on the Wurzelberg Hiking Trail and other hiking trails in the Jüterbog wilderness area on the Brandenburg Wilderness Foundation’s website: www.stiftung-nlb.de/de/wildnis/wildnis-erleben.html 

For orientation in the area, see for example the topographical leisure map for the Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park, ‘Topographische Freizeitkarte 1:50,000 Naturpark Nuthe-Nieplitz’, by the organisation Landesvermessung und Geobasisinformation Brandenburg (only available in German).

Explore the Jüterbog, Heidehof and Lieberose development areas with guided tours and themed events. You can find events in our annual programme for Jüterbog/Heidehof and Liebrose under www.stiftung-nlb.de/service
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An den Ziegeleien

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