From Krippen station, we first take the footpath in the direction of Krippen. After about 5 minutes, we cross the road and turn onto a small access road and now follow the "yellow dot" marking. Shortly after the Hönelhof, the steep ascent over steps begins to the Kellerfelsen, a small vantage point commemorating Friedrich Gottlob Keller (1816 -1895). He lived in Krippen and became famous for inventing wood pulp. This was an important step towards the industrial production of paper. Unfortunately, he could not profit from it during his life and died impoverished.
A short descent follows and we continue along the path that becomes smaller (marked "yellow dot") until we reach the road that connects Krippen and Kleinhennersdorf. After crossing the road, we take it briefly to the left and turn right into the Liethengrund. It goes in the direction of Liethenmühle, but we take the turnoff to the left beforehand and now keep to the "red dot" marking (Koppelsbergweg) to Kohlbornstein (372 m). Unfortunately, the red dot is no longer clearly visible in some places. When crossing a large forest road, we have to follow it uphill for a while to find the hiking trail again. The ascent is steep and you climb up many steps until you reach the ridge of the Kohlbornstein. After a few minutes, you reach the wonderful view at 372 metres above sea level: the view opens up into the valley to Krippen, to the Elbe and to the village of Postelwitz, with the villages of Ostrau, Altendorf and Mittelndorf behind. The Unger rises in the background. On the right we see the Schrammsteine, the Großer Winterberg and the Rosenberg, which lies in Bohemia. Reinhardtsdorf, Schöna with the Zirkelstein and Kaiserkrone follow. If we look to the left, we can see the Papststein with the Hunskirchen, the Kleinhennersdorfer Stein and the Lilienstein.
The descent follows the same path. At the bottom, we turn left and walk along the Lasenweg below the Lasensteine (marked "red dot"). At an acute angle, turn left and after a while take the Krippenhangweg road to the right (no markings, with signposts) down to Krippen. Shortly before Krippen, you meet the "yellow dot" markings and the Malerweg trail again. Once in Krippen, follow the road to the right for a short while and on the opposite side of the road, the ascent begins again (Malerweg, marked "yellow dot") until you cross the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Weg (marked "green dot"). Now we walk on the CDF path to the left and pass a plaque dedicated to a famous painting by Caspar David Friedrich.
Caspar David Friedrich is considered one of the most important painters of the early Romantic period. In 1813 he stayed for several months with a family friend in Krippen. He fled from Dresden to escape the wars of liberation against Napoleon. In Krippen and the surrounding area he made numerous sketches and drawings. Some of them can be found in his famous paintings. During our walk we pass the place where the sketches for the painting " Two Men Contemplating the Moon" were made. There is an explanatory plaque there.
After a steep descent, we reach the village of Krippen. We follow the Bächelweg, where many different hourglasses can be discovered on houses or in properties. After the hotel "Erbgericht", we cross under the railway line to reach the Elbe cycle path. The last few metres we walk along the Elbe cycle path downstream with a view of the Lilienstein. To get to the starting point of our hike, we have to pass under the next railway subway again and arrive at the end of our hike on the footpath.
GPS data updated 2022