We start in Stadt Wehlen on the market square, which in summer exudes an almost Mediterranean flair. Leaving the market square with the church behind you, you come to a small bridge on the right. This leads to a crossroads. If you turn right here, you can comfortably push on and should keep right again at the next junction.
Only a few metres further on, the road turns into an official hiking trail, which - marked with a red dot - leads through the Wehlener Grund. Here you walk under shady treetops. To the right and left, bizarre rock formations rise into the sky. Continuing along the Grund, which then merges into the Uttewalder Grund, hikers will soon reach the "Waldidylle" inn.
From there, freshly refreshed, the trail continues only a few metres into the Grund to a rock gate that already inspired Caspar David Friedrich to paint a picture. This is where the tour ends. Afterwards, you return to Wehlen by the same route to the market square.
If you are travelling without a pram, you should definitely make a detour from the Wehlener Grund to the mysterious Teufelsgrund. You will find the corresponding signpost "Teufelsschlüchte" not far from the Märkel memorial plaque.
GPS data updated 2018