The Natur-Park has two loop trails designed for visitors with mobility issues. Along the shorter one-kilometre “Kleiner Rundweg” visitors can see relics from railway history, including the 50-metre high water tower, now a park landmark, the old turntable, one of the oldest in Germany, once used to turn locomotives into position, and the historic ‘Baureihe 50’ steam locomotive built in 1940.
The longer “Großer Rundweg” is 2.7 kilometres long and leads through the nature conservation section that makes up about one sixth of the park’s area. Visitors move through the area on a slightly raised steel grating walkway to ensure that they interfere as little as possible with nature. In the nature conservation area visitors can experience the various development phases of the forest and expansive open spaces. The species-rich dry grasslands reveal their full splendour in July, when the golden dwarf everlast and rare hawkweed species bloom, followed soon afterwards by bright yellow evening primroses.
The “Großer Rundweg” links the dry grasslands of the central clearing with a Robinia forest and the Tälchenweg (little valley path), passing the sunbathing meadow near the crumbling former signal box, where benches and a swing invite strollers to linger. The Tälchenweg leads back to the entrance, following the old Saxony-Anhalt regional railway track. It is lower than the rest of the site so it forms a shady sunken path. At the edge of the Tälchenweg is an old retaining wall that graffiti artists can legally use as a canvas from 3pm Monday to Saturday.
The park is well worth visiting at any time of year. From early summer well into autumn a diverse play of colours breaks out across the forest and meadows. In April the first fruit trees along the Tälchenweg burst into bloom. Those visiting at the end of May can experience the many wild roses that turn the old railyard into a pink “fairytale landscape”.