The hiking map Hohe Schrecke, Schmücke shows the hiking areas around Heldrungen, Rossleben, Kölleda, Rastenberg and Grossmonra. It belongs to the main unit "Unteres Unstrut Berg- und Hügelland" within the unit "Thüringer Becken und Randplatten".
- Nature and history trail Roßleben / Bottendorf
- Nature trail Kuckuckswäldchen Wiehe
- Nature trail Schmücke Heldrungen
- Nature trail Rastenberg
- Nature trail Beichlingen
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The Unter Unstrut- Berg- und Hügelland is a hilly landscape along the Lower Unstrut and the Helme in the north of Thüringen and south of Saxony-Anhalt. It is part of the north-eastern boundary of the Thüringen basin. In contrast to the surrounding landscape, the hills are made of red sandstone.
Known partial landscapes are the Höhenzug:
- Hohe Schrecke - south of the Unstrut between Artern, Roßleben and Heldrungen.
- Finne - joins östlich to Bad Bibra.
- Schmücke - south of Heldrungen and consists of shell limestone and red sandstone.
Kölleda is üover 1200 years old. It was first mentioned in 786 in the register of the monastery of Hersfeld.
Roßleben also has a history of over 1000 years. In a tithe register of the Hersfeld monastery dating from around 881 to 899, it is mentioned as „Rostenleba“. The Roßleben monastery school was founded in 1554 and is now a state-recognised grammar school.
The Mühlenwanderweg is a 71 km long hiking trail from Großrudestedt to Buttstedt. The trail includes the Bockwindmühle in Schillingstedt, the Windmühle in Altenbeichlingen, the Wassermühle in Battgendorf and the Weidenmühle in Kölleda. The logo of the water-mill trail is a blue wheel with eight spokes on a white background.
Renaissance Heldrungen Castle and Fortress date back to a moated castle from the 13th century. Parts of the Romanesque and Gothic architecture are still preserved. The old keep is also known as the Müntzer Tower. This is where the Reformation preacher and peasant leader was imprisoned before his execution. The fortress from the Baroque period is recognisable in its earthen walls and stonework. The grounds of the fortress are freely accessible. A tour of the interior is possible by appointment at the Heimatverein Heldrungen e. V.“
Ruins of the monastery and palace of Memleben: In the 10th century, the palace was a royal seat of the East Frankish kings Henry I and his son Otto I. It was located near Memleben. The exact location of the palace could not yet be determined. In 979 Otto II founded a Benedictine monastery in Memleben. Today it is used as the „Museum Kloster und Kaiserpfalz Memleben“. Tours, educational and cultural events enliven the former monastery.
The Donndorf Monastery is a former Cistercian abbey in the Donndorf district of Roßleben-Wiehe and was first mentioned in a document in 1250. Today the monastery is an educational centre.
The Castle Wendelstein (Memleben) was first documented in 1312. In 1981, restoration work was carried out on the castle ruins. The castle was sold in 2004. Remains of the fortifications have been preserved. The castle and fortifications are in a very ruinous condition.
Museum the „Nebra Ark“ is a new fashionable museum at the site of the discovery to present the findings about the time when the „Nebra Sky Disk“ was created.