Gertenbach, Sandwald, and Witzenhausen is a 16.1 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Witzenhausen, Hesse, Germany that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 16.1 km Elevation Gain: 651 m Route Type: Point to Point

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Start the tour in the cherry country at the Gertenbach station. From Kassel, the train leaves every hour (also on Sundays) to Gertenbach along the Cantus railway line No. 8. From the station, hike along the marking X5H for access to the Werra Castle Steig, which travels slightly uphill to the magnificent Berlepsch castle (www.schlossberlepsch.de). In addition to exciting guided tours in the castle and the visit to the museum, old craft demonstrations, such as forging or spinning, take place. In addition, the corn labyrinth opens from August to mid-October. After a well-deserved break, the Werra-Burgen-Steig with the same mark X5H (www.werra-burgen-steig-hessen.de) goes over forest and fields to Witzenhausen. In between, you can strengthen yourself at the rest areas or enjoy the magnificent view of the Werratal. The small half-timbered town of Witzenhausen with a historic market square invites you not only to stroll by or take a hearty stop, but you can putt on the mini-golf course on the Johannisberg or attempt the climbing wall. A special experience is the Kirschenweitspuckbahn at the Diebesturm. The current world record in cherry spitting is 24, 33 m. The Diebesturm can be climbed daily between 9:00 and 20:00. The tour ends at the North Station, where the Cantus train brings you back to Kassel or Göttingen. Tip: If you are not tired, you can continue on the certified Werra-Burgen-Steig up to the castle Ludwigstein (about 9km) and stay there in the youth castle (www.burgludwigstein.de).

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