Combined Mulde Rivers
The Mulde, that is the combined Mulde, has its source near Sermuth, a district of Colditz, southeast of Leipzig, near Grimma. It flows through Grimma, Nerchau and Trebsen.
Between Dehnitz and Schmoelen, the Mulde has created a transverse valley, which was formed during the last ice age. Along the Mulde, there are still many riparian forests, and lowland forest remnants. Typical of riparian meadowlands, you’ll find stands of oak between Puechau and Canitz.
In Bad Düben the Mulde leaves Saxony and reaches Saxony-Anhalt. Between Pouch and Friedersdorf it is dammed to form a lake called the Muldestausee before it flows into the Elbe River near Dessau-Rosslau after about 145 km.
The Mulde bicycle route runs along the river, mostly on peaceful country roads, bike trails or forest paths. It ends in Dessau directly at the intersection of the Elbe bicycle route and the R1 European bicycle route.
Places along the way:
Colditz / OT Sermuth: www.colditz.de
Grimma with Nerchau: www.grimma.de
Bad Düben: www.bad-dueben.de
Muldestausee with Pouch and Friedersdorf: www.gemeinde-muldestausee.de