Geo-experience garden Röcknitz © LTM K.Lange

Geo-experience garden Röcknitz © LTM K.Lange

Porphyry Nature trail Rochlitzer Berg © W.Siesing

Porphyry Nature trail Rochlitzer Berg © W.Siesing

Wind and ice-age glaciers Hohburg ©LTM/Lange

Wind and ice-age glaciers Hohburg ©LTM/Lange

Natural history

The Leipzig region is full of distinctive geological and natural features. Geotopes reveal the formation of the landscape and how it was mined by humans. At exhibits, guided tours and excursions, you can learn more about the geological history. Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural history of the region.

Lake Markkleeberg and Lake Störmthal GEOPFAD

GEOPFAD (©LTM/A. Schmidt)
On a route covering more than 14 kilometres, 16 towering steles, a layered stack and two geological windows invite you to immerse yourself in the area’s natural and cultural history. The new landmarks along the route from Lake Markkleeberg to Lake Störmthal are unmistakable.
Your walk on the GEOPFAD (geology path) has no fixed start or end point. Each point of interest on the GEOPFAD tells its own complete history. They tell of the archaeological site in Markkleeberg, the advance of the North Sea into our region and the spectacular finds made in geological digs on the longest cross-section ever recorded in the world.

“Porphyrland. Steinreich in Sachsen.” Geopark

Schillingbruch ©Geopark Porphyrland
The “Porphyrland. Steinreich in Sachsen” Geopark, situated between the Hohburg Hills, the Collm hill at Wermsdorf, the Rochlitz hill and the Naunhof Lakes, has had a special seal of approval since November 2014. It is Germany’s 15th national geopark. Its geoportals serve as visitor centres as well as starting points for expeditions into the surrounding areas, which follow specially signposted georoutes, and open up the opportunity to visit geotopes and points of interest. Discover more about the importance of the different porphyries to the region’s economic and cultural development on the geopark’s website.

Geoportals

Geoportal Röcknitz © Lars Hoschkara
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Individual discovery tours

Georoute © K. Lange
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