Over 10,000 visitors flock to Mülsen on the 2nd Sunday in May for the Radlersonntag. Bring your bicycle or skates and ride along for the 23km through the Saxon countryside. Although, the trails and the town’s small Nature Preserve won’t be quite so crowded during other times of the year.
Trails even lead off towards the area’s castles. Burg Stein (Castle Stone) is an incredibly huge castle that was built in the 12th century. It is privately owned, but the edifice is so massive that it’s easy to take photos from the distance.
Head off about a mile and half down the trail to get to the ruins of Isenburg (Iron Castle). It might take some real imagination to picture this 12th century castle and the remnant of its donjon as it once was.
Schloss Wolfsbrunn is another castle along the trail. It’s not as old as Stein or Isenburg but, it’s a grand estate nonetheless.
If you want some 20th century history then follow the many memorial stones that are spread out around town. It’s also a great way to find your way about. Look for ones dedicated to 198 people killed at the old factory in May 1944 and the one for Soviet POWs final resting place. There are two stones that are World War I memorials.
Along the way, you’ll find a still working 18th century farm. If you want a more in-depth tour of the farm, its best to call ahead. At least no reservations are needed to visit Mülsen’s local history museum.
There are many wonderful little guesthouses and Bed & Breakfasts for overnight visitors. Camping is also a great option for the adventurer when in Mülsen. Come to think of it, all of Mülsen is an adventure.