The Fläming Heath is a beautiful, gently rolling landscape which pleases the eye of the hiker. The pine forests, luminous yellow rape fields, lush green meadows and a smattering of castles delight those who hike in the region.
Although the 15 metre high steep faces of the dry valleys – known locally as "Rummeln" – are nothing compared to the Grand Canyon, they are typical of the Fläming Heath. Our Castle Trail also traverses the habitats of the eagle owl, beaver and middle spotted woodpecker. Hikers pass four castles on sandy paths through fields and heaths. You can even live like knights and damsels for the night in the defiant Eisenhardt Castle in Bad Belzig. The grounds of Wiesenburg Castle are also sensational with a magnificent landscape park designed in the style of an English garden.
Manuel Andrack, editor, presenter, author and hiking blogger:
"After the castle tour in Bad Belzig, visitors should definitely stop off in the castle brewery. I recommend sampling all three craft beers. Depending on the season, they also brew stout ale, whisky beer and Champagne beer. Cheers!"
At a glance: Fläming Castles Trail
Starts/ends: Bad Belzig
Length: 147 km
Number of stages: 8
Altitude variation: lowest point 39 m, highest point 188 m
Terrain: 75% unmade, 16% asphalt, 9% other, e.g. farm tracks
Certified quality hiking trail