If you count Unterwellenborn proper in the town of the same name, you’d find there were nine villages that make up the town. While all united under one banner (and settled by people around 10,000 years ago), so to speak, they are each unique.
Birkigt (yes, that’s spelled right) is one of Unterwellenborn’s forested villages. Add in that it’s got five (5) lakes, lovely orchards, and a 12th century church — it’s even better.
If you head to Goßwitz, you must see its 16th century St. Nicholas Church. Same is true if you’re in Lausnitz in Pößneck, as it too has a wonderful Dorfkirche (village church). And the Dorfkirche in Oberwellenborn that was put here in the 15th century was built over an older one. Not to be outdone, Könitz (a village settled by Sorbs back around the 7th century) has its own Village Church.
Unterwellenborn — Top Areas Of Interest
Oberwellenborn is great if you love the outdoors, as it has many nature trails located within a nature area.
Langenschade is also great for outdoor activities, and it too has its own Dorfkirche (this one with a clock tower).
The village of Röblitz lies within an area known as the Uhlstädter Heath, so any hiking trail you find will be a good one.
Like to camp? Head to Bucha, a village with a campground for anyone who likes to rough it. Yeah, perhaps the Waldhotel am Stausee is a better choice for those of us who don’t do the whole tent thing. ;-)
I do the whole swimming pool thing, and Unterwellenborn has a nice one. It’s open from May to September, and it has all sorts of cool features like underwater lighting, a waterslide, and massage jets.
Ahhh, that feels good…
Sheessh, I got so wrapped up that I forgot all about the Mining and Heritage Museum; and the old gas engines from the 1920s — a feat of precise German engineering from Maxhütte Steel.
And I almost left out the village of Dorfkulm, the smallest of all Unterwellenborn’s villages at just over 65 residents. I guess as it lies within a wildlife protected area, not too many people can live here. You can, however, hike it all you want.
Aren’t you glad you stayed around to hear about all of Unterwellenborn? Yes, of course you are. :-)