Route 10: Deining - Holnstein
A tour full of springs through the colorful Dogger
- 19,5 km
- 4,9 hrs.
- Deining, Hotel-Gasthof Zum Hahnenwirt, Untere Hauptstraße (opposite the petrol station)
- Holnstein, pedestrian bridge across the Weisse Laber, junction Reymotusstraße – Am Felsen – Am Höglberg (below the Regens-Wagner-Komplex)
Ascent gradient: 404,3 m
Descent gradient: 447,8 m
Shortly before you leave Deining, a sign points to the "rock cellars". These are caves of varying size, dug into the sandy Dogger stone, which in former times were used as storage rooms for victuals, beer and ice. Today, they are an attraction which are well worth the detour of about 50 meters. A kilometer further on, you once again find the sandy Dogger stone in a former quarry with its impressively colorful hues. You walk past an idyllic wood pond, and from this point forward, the Jurasteig follows the valley of the Weisse Laber.
Time and again, there are marvellous scenes of swampy wilderness in this unique valley which is, for the most part, under protection as a nature preserve. Before you reach the highest point of this route in Sternberg, an idyllic beer garden invites you at the Sippelmühle. Further on in the direction of Simbach, the hearts of all nature lovers will be delighted, since the "country of 1000 springs" is not only exceptionally attractive in terms of landscape, but also the home of arum, fire salamander and kingfisher. After Simbach, the route leads to the Marienquelle (St. Mary's spring) on the other side of the valley and half-way through shadowy woods, until the hiker is led into the picturesque Holnstein after crossing the valley once again.