Laucha – Naumburg
The tour begins at the lock in the city of Laucha. In earlier times Laucha was famous for producing bells. Further down the river you will pass the villages of Weischütz and Balgstädt.
Then you will come to 2 locks, one shortly before Freyburg at the Zeddenbacher Mühle and one in Freyburg. At these locks/pass-around points you must exit the river with your canoe and re-enter a short walk down stream. The lock in Freyburg is the last lock of the tour.
At this point in the tour you will paddle by Neuenburg, Freyburg’s castle, and several peaceful vineyards. This wine-producing region is popular for several different types of local wines including Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner and Riesling. Freyburg, in particular, is known for its vineyards and major sparkling wine producer Rotkäppchen.
The “Steinerne Bilderbuch”, or “Stone Storybook”, is a worthwhile resting place in the village of Großjena. It was created by villagers in 1722, and depicts red sandstone carvings of “wine-themed” scenes from the Bible.
Further down stream, the Unstrut flows into the Saale, creating a striking scene.
Finally, the city of Naumburg will appear on the right side of the river, with its famous cathedral and Wenzel-Church, designed in the late gothic style. Here the Saale spreads into a wide riverbed as it continues its journey through the Saale River Valley.
It is important to note that on this tour, motorboats are permitted, and could cross your path.
At our station in Naumburg-Henne the tour ends; however, feel free to explore the quintessential German city of Naumburg and it’s picturesque architecture.