Height profile

Distance
32.2km
Walking time
-
Total climb
212m
Total descent
204m

Stage description

This is somewhat of a bridging stage between two traditional hiking areas around Ratzeburg and Mölln on the one hand an the Sachsenwald on the other. The trail is mainly on field footpaths across an appealing, slighly hilly landscape. By and large, the middle part of the stage follows paved paths. As some of the route markings at footpath crossing are missing, or have been covered by the undergrowth, it is good to have a map with you, or follow your GPS route.

From Güster the path first follows through some woods until Roseburg, continuing through an avenue of trees before reaching Gut Wotersen, the stately home with its central, gold-yellow facade. The path mainly follows agricultural roads across this cultivated landscape shaped by local farms. Occasionally the trail crosses smaller woodland areas. The E1 then crosses the A24 autobahn, passes through Talkau and on westwards to the small town of Fuhlenhagen with its remarkable half-timbered church of St. George, one of the oldest of its type in northern Germany.

There is also a pretty church in the next village along the trail in Basthorst. This church is, however, much younger, dating back to the 19th century. From Kuddewörde, the path follows a road for a short while until it reaches Grander Mühle (hotel and restaurant). Just after this, the stage profile changes significantly – along gentle footpaths, the E1 follows the River Bille, which will be a major feature of the next stage. Over a small bridge and we end the stage near the small town of Witzhave.

Last text update: 28.02.2018

Author(s) of this stage description: Sven Lewerentz, Daniel Seekamp

Translation by: Michael Alger

Ehemalige Alleestraße zum Schloss Wotersen
Schloss Wotersen
Wirtschaftsgebäude auf dem Gut Wotersen
Nebengebäude Gut Wotersen
Klatschmohn kurz vor Fuhlenhagen
Bei Fuhlenhagen
Neugieriges Pferd in Fuhlenhagen
Kapelle in Fuhlenhagen

Maps

  • Kompass Karte 725: Hamburg und Umgebung (1:50000)

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  • Maiwald Karten: An Bille und Elbe (1:50.000)

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Marking

  • Andreaskreuz / E1 St. Andrew's cross / E1

Accomodation

Name of accomodation Place Price group*
5-15 € 16-30 € 31-45 € >45 €
Freizeitwelt Güster Güster Kreuz-Icon
Badeinsel am Prüß-See Güster
Gaststätte Hans Heitmann Wotersen Kreuz-Icon
Gut Basthorst Book at booking.com (Ad) Basthorst Kreuz-Icon
Gasthof zur Eiche Kuddewörde Kreuz-Icon Kreuz-Icon
Zimmervermietung Brockt-Rehberg Witzhave Kreuz-Icon
Hotel Pünjer Witzhave Kreuz-Icon

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Sights

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Gut Wotersen

Der E1 verläuft direkt zwischen dem Herrenhaus und den umliegenden Wirtschaftsgebäuden des Gut Wotersen. Das Herrenhaus ist nicht öffentlich zugänglich und befindet sich in Privatbesitz.

Zum Wikipedia-Artikel

Fachwerkkapelle St. Georg (Fuhlenhagen)

Die denkmalgeschützte Fachwerkkapelle St. Georg ist eine der ältesten Fachwerkkapellen Norddeutschlands.

Quelle: Wikipedia-Artikel von Fuhlenhagen

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