Elbe Cycle Path R2 is 360 km long and runs along the entire length of the Elbe inside the biosphere reserve. It passes the cradle of the Reformation, Luther’s city of Wittenberg (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) (www.wittenberg.de), Wörlitzer Park, located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the DessauWörlitz Garden Realm (www.gartenreich.com, www.gartenreich.net), the Bauhaus UNESCO World Heritage Site (www.bauhaus-dessau.de), Magdeburg with its cathedral, and Tangermünde and Havelberg as monuments to brick Gothic.
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Europa Cycle Path R1, in a relatively short intermezzo of around 35 kilometres, you directly pass the outdoor beaver enclosure near Oranienbaum and can visit the park and palace in Oranienbaum (www.oranienbaum.de).
Saale Cycle Path, there is only a very limited number of kilometres inside the biosphere reserve, however there is still ample opportunity to use near-nature paths to experience the castle in Bernburg; Moritzburg Castle, Giebichenstein Castle and Handel’s birthplace in Halle; the castle ruins of Saaleck and Rudelsburg in Bad Kösen; and the nearly 1000-year-old cathedral city of Naumburg.
Prince Franz Garden Realm Tour, cyclists experience castles, avenues, waterways, dykes and sculptures along this 60 km path. These structures are so naturally embedded in their surroundings that one has the impression that the entire landscape is a park. The high concentration of World Heritage Sites within such a small area is unique. The merging of natural heritage with cultural heritage gives this path its special flair.
Mulde Valley Cycle Path, this cycle path runs through extraordinary scenery. The cities and villages along the Mulde offer an insight into the impressive history of the cultural landscape of Saxony-Anhalt. The enormous efforts made since the Reunification to utilize the former open pit mining landscape are visible at the Goitzsche near Bitterfeld.
Altmark Circuit, this path offers pure nature and, at times, runs parallel to the Elbe Cycle Path. Regardless of whether you cycle to the old Hanseatic city of Salzwedel, to Havelberg, Schönhausen, Tangermünde or to Lake Arend, the cleanest lake in Germany, you are able to tour the Altmark, immerse yourself in the region and experience it in many different ways.