With shady forests, small lakes, moorland and Brandenburg's tallest tree, the Oderlandweg Trail holds a variety of treasures for nature lovers.
The glacially formed marshland, which you walk through on the Oderlandweg Trail, is located in the catchment area of the Oder, about 12 kilometres from the border with Poland. The Oderlandweg Trail starts in Wriezen, on the historic route of the "Tannensteig" centennial family trail. On the way to Bad Freiwalde, the oldest spa town of Brandenburg with its historic city centre, you walk through the "Hutelandschaft" nature reserve and pass by the Altranft open-air museum. A special scenic feature is created by the glacially formed slopes of the Barnim plateau, between Falkenberg / Mark and Cöthen. While Brandenburg is better known for its plains, here the hiker experiences a surprisingly hilly terrain. The Gamengrund countryside conservation area, with its expansive moors, makes an interesting contrast. Between Falkenberg and Sonnenburg, the route passes through the "Freienwalder forest complex", rich in natural springs and filed with many small forest lakes. In the area of the Baassee-Moore (Lake Baas moor) make sure you cast your glance upward: Here you will find Brandenburg's highest tree, a 50-meter-high Douglas fir.
Tip: Altranft open-air museum
The open air museum in Altranft is well worth a visit. The living museum makes it possible to experience the life and everyday history of the rural population from the 18th century to today. Individual tours of the open-air museum begin in Altranft Castle.
At a glance:
Start und destination: Wriezen (Hiking trail car park)
Distance: 62 km
Number of stages: 3
Height: Approx. 162 m
Trail surface: 66% unmade, 16% asphalt, 18% other e.g. gravel
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