The way to Plattenburg

START/FINISH: Bad Wilsnack train station
LENGTH: 14 km I 3.5 h
PARKING: Bad Wilsnack train station, 19336 Bad Wilsnack
ÖPNV: Bhf Bad Wilsnack (RE2), Bus
Waymarking: red and white square
TIPP: Tired feet can relax in the Kristall Kur- & Gradier-Therme in Bad Wilsnack with its unique salt lake and the MEGA-SAUNA-DOM.

The Hike

This hiking trail connects two jewels of the Prignitz - the health resort Bad Wilsnack and one of the oldest still preserved moated castles in northern Germany - the Plattenburg.
Bad Wilsnack with the imposing Wunderblutkirche is not only a popular pilgrimage destination, but also a well-known thermal brine and mud spa. Shortly after you have passed the pilgrim cross, the path leads through a forest, the Birkengrund. An idyllic resting place with a view of the Karthane river crosses your path behind the forester's house. It is not far now to the castle. The castle, built in the 12th century, is enthroned in the middle of the small village of Plattenburg. The complex is surrounded by ramparts and double moats and once served the Bishops of Havelberg as a summer residence. On the way back you are on an old mail route. All that remains from this time is the striking old post column in the middle of the path.

Wunderblutkirche Bad WilsnackFoto: Markus Tiemann