© K. Fiedler (Geopark Porphyrland e.V.), LEIPZIG REGION

Circular hike from Grimma to the vacation village Höfgen

Short facts

  • start: Grimma upper train station
  • destination: Grimma upper train station
  • easy
  • 11,09 km
  • 3 hours
  • 35 m
  • 159 m
  • 125 m

Hike through the fascinating Mulden landscape near Grimma via the certified vacation village of Höfgen and the grounds of the Nimbschen monastery ruins.

Over the Pöppelmann Bridge out of the old town of Grimma, the Path of Stones, a thematic hiking trail, leads parallel to the Mulde River to Höfgen. Along the way, the hiker passes the city forest, the Rabenstein, which allows a wide view over the river landscape, and the stone cliffs. The path is dotted with sculptures by renowned artists. The ‘village of the senses’ becomes a true experience with its old farmsteads, meadows of scattered fruit trees and the wildly romantic hollow. From Höfgen, a hand-operated yaw rope ferry takes you across to Nimbschen, paving the way past the famous monastery ruins back to the city of Grimma.

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