Historic path "Rieselrundweg"

Enlarge photo: The converted waste water pipes, with their sky blue tops, mark out the route of the waste water works history path.
The converted waste water pipes, with their sky blue tops, mark out the route of the waste water works history path.
Image: Forestry Department

The highly visible converted waste water pipes, with their sky blue tops, mark out the route of the waste water works history path. One of the many observation platforms lies adjacent to the path: The platform at Pond 13 offers a broad view of the surrounding landscape.

Since the waste water works was closed, the terrain around the village of Hobrechtsfelde has undergone a process of constant change. Only a few traces bear witness to the original use of the grounds. An audio guide has been created to keep alive the eventful history of the area in a changing landscape and to help visitors to understand the traces that remain.

The audio guide to Hobrechtswald (in German) illustrates the unique and varied history of the site. For example, the guide points out the remaining relicts of the waste water works and their former uses. Reports from contemporary witnesses tell visitors about life on the waste water works. The issue of water re-introduction and the difficult transformation of the area into a recreational forest is also explained. In addition, the audio guide provides information about the concept of woodland pastures and reveals insights into the interaction between forest and art.

The audio guide to Hobrechtswald (in German) is downloadable in mp3- Formatformat. The individual places mentioned in the audio guide are marked by small steel pipes. The chapters of the audio guide can be downloaded via QR-Code.

If you decide to explore the “Rieselrundweg” on foot please note that you have to walk quite far to reach some of the relicts and exhibits. We recommend that you choose a number of specific items to visit that are all within walking distance from the nearest parking lot. It is not necessary to listen to the audio guide in order. The audio guide chapters are self-contained and independent of each other.