Hiking in the nature of Atenburg Country
The Sprotte water experience trail is a 9-kilometre-long hiking trail that runs along the small Sprotte river in the Altenburger Land in Thuringia. There is a lot to discover and learn about at a total of 13 stopovers between Posterstein, Nöbdenitz and Schmölln. This trail, established in 2005, is fully asphalted and only has low ascents. This makes it also suitable for wheelchair users, families with prams as well as cyclists and skaters. The hikers are accompanied by small "Dickköpfchen" – a series of willow trees, which provides a lot of interesting and special information on display boards on the subject of water.
Interactive stations while hiking
Families too will "get their money's worth" along the water experience trail. Interactive stations invite you to try out and play – for example, hide-and-seek in the Willow Hut, moving hand over hand across the swaying rope bridges, driving the mill wheel or splashing about in the mud pit.
Start in Posterstein, destination in Schmölln
The Sprotte Experience Trail starts in the centre of Posterstein, below the castle. While you are here, a visit to the Castle Museum is well worthwhile. There is a permanent exhibition as well as changing special exhibitions in the 800-year-old castle on the history of the region. You then continue through fields, meadows and forests. In addition to the interactive stations, there are also other interesting attractions along the water educational trail, such as the historical Tea-House at the Nöbdenitzer Pond and a 1,000-year-old oak tree. Your destination is the "button town" of Schmölln. The attractions here include the Regional and Button Museum in the municipal park and the Ernst Agnes Tower.