Oswaldtal // Germany

The main landmark of the Oswaldtal valley is a narrow creek, nestled in tender fields. At only 5.1 kilometers of length this short stretch of road is worth every minute riding on it. Approaching the valley from the north its surrounding nature inspires immediately. The deep forest and green fields are calming landmarks.

Halfway down the descent the road leads through a small village. Waschleithe is home to a miniature park and an old church ruin, that comes into sight near the end of the valley. Word has it that this church, the so-called Dudelskirche, burnt down during its consecration. It is though not the only place around that has a history to it. In 1455 AD Kunz von Kaufungen, a knight who had kidnapped the sons of the Saxonian elector, was captivated in the forest nearby the church, before facing execution.


50°34’24.8″N 12°50’04.0″E [Map]