A Heathland Tour across a Purple Natural Wonder

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It is the case on most cycling routes that the experience varies greatly, depending on the season. This is particularly true for this heathland tour in the Elbe-Elster-Land. A day out around Plessa is very worthwhile for the opportunity to take a tour of the Visitor Power Plant Plessa and the many rest areas at any time. However, cyclists visiting the heart of the Lower Lusatian Heath Nature Park in summer will experience a sea of purple flowers. This is when the calluna heather is in bloom in the “Forsthaus Prösa” nature reserve. Tourists will usually also encounter the animals that make sure this natural wonder occurs year after year: The ever hungry moorland sheep that graze here and that protect the heather against overgrowth. They are very used to cyclists.
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  • Mit dem Fahrrad durch den Naturpark Niederlausitzer Heidelandschaft, Foto: Dietmar Seidel
  • Picknick während der Obstblüte, Foto: TV Elbe-Elster-Land
  • Radlerin beim Rasten, Foto: Uwe Krengel
Length: 37 kilometres

Start/finish: Plessa train station

Logo/route sign: not provided

How to get there:
  • Train: From Berlin-Potsdamer Platz take the regional express train RE3 to Falkenberg/Elster, then the S4 to Plessa (about 2 hours).
  • Car: From Berlin take the A113 and A13 towards Schwarzheide, then continue on the B169 to Plessa (about 1.5 hours)

Route: Plessa, Döllingen, Hohenleipisch, Friedersdorf, Oppelhain, Gorden, Plessa

Points of interest/background information:

  • Plessa: Power plant, ostrich farm, “Elstermühle” water mill
  • Döllingen: Meadow orchards and Pomological Demonstration and Teaching Garden
  • Heathland area in the “Forsthaus Prösa” nature reserve and the herd of moorland sheep
  • Hohenleipisch: Potteries
  • Friedersdorf: Fieldstone church
  • Oppelhain: Paltrock windmill and herb garden
  • “Grünewalder Lauch” bathing lake

Possible combinations:

  • Prince Pueckler Cycle Path
  • Lignite, Wind and Water Tour
  • Lower Lusatia Mining Tour
  • Schradeln Tour
  • Schwarze Elster Cycle Path
  • Tour Brandenburg
  • Elster Cycle Tour

Trail conditions: not specified

Maps/Literature: Wander- und Radwanderkarte “Naturpark Niederlausitzer Heidelandschaft - Kurstadt Bad Liebenwerda - Mühlberg - Schradenland”, 1:50.000, Sachsen Kartographie GmbH, Auflage: 2., Aufl. (19. Dezember 2006), ISBN 3-932281-63-2, Euro 4.90
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It is the case on most cycling routes that the experience varies greatly, depending on the season. This is particularly true for this heathland tour in the Elbe-Elster-Land. A day out around Plessa is very worthwhile for the opportunity to take a tour of the Visitor Power Plant Plessa and the many rest areas at any time. However, cyclists visiting the heart of the Lower Lusatian Heath Nature Park in summer will experience a sea of purple flowers. This is when the calluna heather is in bloom in the “Forsthaus Prösa” nature reserve. Tourists will usually also encounter the animals that make sure this natural wonder occurs year after year: The ever hungry moorland sheep that graze here and that protect the heather against overgrowth. They are very used to cyclists.
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  • Mit dem Fahrrad durch den Naturpark Niederlausitzer Heidelandschaft, Foto: Dietmar Seidel
  • Picknick während der Obstblüte, Foto: TV Elbe-Elster-Land
  • Radlerin beim Rasten, Foto: Uwe Krengel
Length: 37 kilometres

Start/finish: Plessa train station

Logo/route sign: not provided

How to get there:
  • Train: From Berlin-Potsdamer Platz take the regional express train RE3 to Falkenberg/Elster, then the S4 to Plessa (about 2 hours).
  • Car: From Berlin take the A113 and A13 towards Schwarzheide, then continue on the B169 to Plessa (about 1.5 hours)

Route: Plessa, Döllingen, Hohenleipisch, Friedersdorf, Oppelhain, Gorden, Plessa

Points of interest/background information:

  • Plessa: Power plant, ostrich farm, “Elstermühle” water mill
  • Döllingen: Meadow orchards and Pomological Demonstration and Teaching Garden
  • Heathland area in the “Forsthaus Prösa” nature reserve and the herd of moorland sheep
  • Hohenleipisch: Potteries
  • Friedersdorf: Fieldstone church
  • Oppelhain: Paltrock windmill and herb garden
  • “Grünewalder Lauch” bathing lake

Possible combinations:

  • Prince Pueckler Cycle Path
  • Lignite, Wind and Water Tour
  • Lower Lusatia Mining Tour
  • Schradeln Tour
  • Schwarze Elster Cycle Path
  • Tour Brandenburg
  • Elster Cycle Tour

Trail conditions: not specified

Maps/Literature: Wander- und Radwanderkarte “Naturpark Niederlausitzer Heidelandschaft - Kurstadt Bad Liebenwerda - Mühlberg - Schradenland”, 1:50.000, Sachsen Kartographie GmbH, Auflage: 2., Aufl. (19. Dezember 2006), ISBN 3-932281-63-2, Euro 4.90
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Bahnhofsstraße 49

04928 Plessa

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Tel.: +49 (0) 35322-6888516
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Weather Today, 24. 5.

15 23
Possible drizzle in the morning.

  • Wednesday
    12 22
  • Thursday
    13 22

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