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This is a highly appealing stage between two old and beautiful towns. The E1 leaves the Altstadtinsel, the old 'island' part of Ratzeburg, heading south-east across a dam. It continues along the east bank of the Küchensee. The trail has many ups and downs as it passes through extensive forest sections. Just before Mölln the path passes a gun club, with the appropriate background noises: not for hikers with weak nerves ... Before the E1 follows some steps down town the old part of Mölln, there is a wonderful panoramic view of the townscape, dominated by the St. Nicolai Kirche (the church of St. Nicholas). At the bottom of the church there is the famous Eulenspiegel Fountain of Till Eulenspiegel, the legendary 14th century trickster who lived in the town. The E1, E6 and E9 long-distance paths all follow the course of this stage.

Last text update: 28.02.2018

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

Translation by: Michael Alger

Pferdeskulptur in Ratzeburg
Blick auf den Ratzeburger See
Blick auf Ratzeburg
Blick auf den Küchensee von Ratzeburg
Blick vom Kleinbahndamm in Richtung Ratzeburg
stillgelegte Bahnlinie


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Name of accomodation Place Price group*
5-15 € 16-30 € 31-45 € >45 €
DJH Jugendherberge Ratzeburg Ratzeburg Kreuz-Icon
Campingplatz zur schönen Aussicht Römnitz Kreuz-Icon
Camping Schwalkenberg Ratzeburg Kreuz-Icon
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Ratzeburg / Farchau Kreuz-Icon
DJH Jugendherberge Mölln Mölln Kreuz-Icon

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NB: This list ist not necessarily complete. Especially in areas where there is a large selection of accommodation, we have focussed on simple and affordable accommodation, suitable for hikers.
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*Real prices can differ. Prices are based on a single person in the lowest available category (a small tent on a camping site).


Please note: Until now the information for sights is not available in english language. For this reason, the german text is displayed:

Ratzeburger Dom

Im Norden der Altstadtinsel von Ratzeburg steht der Ratzeburger Dom. Dieses bedeutende Zeugnis romanischer Backsteinarchitektur wurde im Jahr 1220 nach 60 Jahren Bauzeit fertiggestellt. Vor dem von Heinrich dem Löwen gestifteten Dom steht eine Replik des Braunschweiger Löwen. Der Ratzeburger Dom steht nicht unmittelbar am Wegverlauf des E1, ein Abstecher durch Ratzeburgs Altstadt mit einigen weiteren Sehenwürdigkeiten ist sehr lohnend.
Quelle:  Wikipedia-Artikel zum Ratzeburger Dom.


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    Fernwanderweg E1 Deutschland Nord


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