"Kählenwald" Melsdorf Things to Do Tip by wstrank

Melsdorf Things to Do: 4 reviews and 0 photos

The single best stroll from Melsdorf into the nearby countryside is to simply follow Kählenwald as far as you like to. After a few meters you will cross the Melsdorfer Au (a very small brook), probably without noticing it, and find yourself in a region of agricultural beauty. The scene is especially beautiful when the canola fields are in bloom, but also in winter, when there might be a fresh sea breeze blowing from Kiel and even a bit of snow lying around. After around 2 kilometers you will reach the Kählen forest (Kählenwald): the road leads directly through it. Heading downhill you will see an old wooden fire department building on the left side and a bunker on the right side: here you can turn right for a nice forest walk along sometimes overgrown paths or follow the main road into a nice valley. The road turns left again after another kilometer and you pass by the cherry fields of the Dorotheental overlooked by a larger farm house. During the cherry season in summer you can also collect some cherries here for a small fee. The stroll into Stampe and beyond to the main road near Quarnbek is also very rewarding but because of its distance it is better to go by bicycle and rather turn around if you are walking.

In Stampe, just stay on the road you came from and you will enter another picturesque section which is especially nice in summer. After another two kilometers you will reach the main road in Quarnbek from where you can return to Melsdorf if you turn left and left again crossing the small passage of cobblestone pavement. On your left you can see Gut Quarnbek (an old manor) and it's another three kilometers until you can see Karkkampweg, also on your left, which leads back into Melsdorf. This part of the trail is quite beautiful as well. Coming back, you will emerge at the Dörpskrog where you can head for a nice cool beer to top it all off.

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  • Written Oct 11, 2006
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