Height profile

Distance
29.5km
Walking time
7h
Total climb
848m
Total descent
816m

Stage description

After Bad Nenndorf, the trail first descends again to Erlengrund before the steep ascent to the Deister begins with the undercrossing of the A2 autobahn up to Cecilienhöhe, which marks the gateway to the Deister. Passing the Belvedereturm (Belvedere Tower), the first of several (observation) towers and the Mooshütte (for refreshments), after a few kilometres we reach the Teufelsbrücke (the devil’s bridge). Here, too, there is spot to make a refreshments stop.

During the following ascent up to the Nordmannsturm (some more refreshments) on the Reinekensiekskopf (382m) the path leads through the remains of the Heisterburg, a fortress from the 10th to 11th century. Between the Großen Hals (361m) with its telecommunications tower and the Reinekensiekskopf it is worth taking a short detour to the Alten Taufe (the path is signposted). A rather steep path now leads down to the Nienstedter Pass, where we cross a country road and a parking lot, before starting the slow ascent again on an asphalted road. At this point, the E1 passes several antennas and a huge radar system belonging to the German air traffic control organisation. At the Annaturm, just below the Bröhn (405m), there is another chance to take on some refreshments.

Just behind the forester’s lodge in Köllnischfeld we reach a plantation of the rare dwarf beech (aka twisted beech) trees. From Ebersberg, west of the village of Springe, the descent begins along the southern edge of the Deister through the Deisterpforte gate in the direction of Bad Münder and the end of the stage.

Last text update: 26.02.2018

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

Translation by: Michael Alger

Deister im November - Dank neuer Zeichnung Orientierung auch im schlimmsten Nebel
Deister-Kammweg, erster Frost
Nordmannsturm
Annaturm
Blick auf Bad Münder am Deister

Maps

  • Kompass Karte 848: Hannover und Umgebung (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 €
Pension Haus Charlotte Bad Nenndorf
Naturfreundehaus Barsinghausen Barsinghausen Kreuz-Icon
Privatzimmer Lederhofer Bad Münder Kreuz-Icon
Zimmervermietung Anke Klein Bad Münder am Deister Kreuz-Icon

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Sights

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Nordmannsturm

Der Nordmannsturm ist ein 19 Meter hoher Aussichtsturm auf dem Deister. Er wurde 1863 vom hannoverschen Baumeister Constantin Nordmann aus Deistersandstein erbaut. 1881 wurde der Turm während eines Unwetters zerstört, jedoch im folgenden Jahr wieder aufgebaut. Im 1913 eröffneten, zugehörigen Gebäude befindet sich eine Gastronomie.

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Annaturm

Am höchsten Punkt des Deisters, dem Bröhn (405m ü. NHN) steht der Annaturm. Dieser 27,5 Meter hoher Aussichts- und Richtfunkturm mit angeschlossener Gastronomie steht direkt am Deister-Kammweg.

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