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City Forest Hube

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  • Einbeck

The large woodland on the Hube’s ridge offers a lot of hiking opportunities in Einbeck's outskirts.

The city forest on the Hube, one of many ranges of hills of Lower Saxony’s mountainous part, offers beautiful natural surroundings and is a great destination for hikes and walks through the woods. For example, starting on the Hube visitors may hike up the mountains Greener Berg or Altendorfer Berg.

The lookout Kaiser-Friedrich-Tower is located in the southern part of the Hube between Einbeck and the village Negenborn. It was inaugurated in 1900, but nowadays it may not be walked-on anymore.

On the Hube, you will find Einbeck’s fairy tale woods, an approximately three kilometres long loop path with 15 stations through different areas of the woods. Start the loop path at an information panel in the woods at the beginning of the trail.  

Information on landscape and use of the woods:

In the past, the city forest was connected closely to the city as a lot of wood was necessary for construction projects and trades. But also limestone for mortar came from the forest and it offered a livelihood for the cattle driven here, too. The old trade route in direction up north leads through the city forest and was used by carters if the floodplain of the river Leine was too swampy.

The size of the city forest varied with the use of the land over time. Pasture land that was still open was reforested at the end of the 19th century and the woods reached today’s size of approximately 570 hectares. This includes meadows, barbecue site, fairy tale woods and further recreation areas.

Today the city forest is overall a local recreation area and is managed according to LÖWE criteria (long-term ecological forest development). Loop paths are signposted by the municipal forestry office and displayed on information panels at the Hube, the street Teichenweg in the eastern part of Einbeck and the avenue Eichendorffallee at the east edge of the valley Borntal.

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City Forest Hube
37574 Einbeck

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