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Hohnstein nature trail

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Information about Hohnstein town and castle on 54 panels

Along the approximately 6-kilometre-long path (first part of the nature trail), a total of 54 boards explain the history of the castle and town of Hohnstein as well as geological features. You hike for about three hours through Hohnstein, across the Polenz Valley and back to the town.

The starting point for the hike is the impressive Hohnstein Castle. From there, the trail leads across the market to Hohnstein church, on through the beautiful Polenztal valley and along Wartenbergstraße. The Hockstein is passed and descended through the Wolfsschlucht gorge to the Polenztal valley. The trail continues along the Schindergraben, the Bärengarten and the Gautschgrotte before reaching the end at the market in Hohnstein.

Along this varied route, you will not only find diverse nature, but also interesting information about the history and geology of the region. 

On the approximately five kilometres of the second part of the nature trail, it goes through the Hohnstein forest and the surrounding heights. A total of 18 information boards await curious hikers here. At first, rock formations and typical forest images and tree species are the topic. Later, the National Park and its goals in forest conversion and forest maintenance are explained. Later on, the stations tell about the history of the Napoleon Redoubt and the former narrow-gauge railway as well as the tube trail.

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Hohnstein nature trail
01848 Hohnstein

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Touristinformation Hohnstein
Rathausstraße 9
01848 Hohnstein

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Phone: +49 35975 86813

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