Long-distance routes and tour tips
A family-friendly cycling tour with few climbs, the Unstrut Cycle Route follows its namesake river through Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. Culture, history and natural beauty are your constant companions.
The journey to Naumburg begins at Kefferhausen. Medieval buildings and the town wall create a romantic backdrop in Mühlhausen, while Bad Langensalza offers a touch of the exotic with its Japanese garden. Next up is the Unstrut valley conservation area with its rich variety of flora. The Nebra Ark visitor centre also merits attention as the place where the Nebra Sky Disk, a famous Bronze Age relic, was found. In Freyburg the Rotkäppchen sekt winery is a popular tourist attraction. At Naumburg, your final destination, you can enjoy a glorious view of the town and surrounding region from the tower of the cathedral.
Terrain: the route runs close to the river for most of the way. The plain of the Thuringian Basin is a dominant feature with its river meadows and meadow orchards. However, there are also hills and vineyards.
Scenery: the route is mainly flat and runs mostly on asphalt; only a few sections are paved or concrete. Some unsurfaced paths in the nature conservation area.