The first of the five nature reserves is the "Mittagsbrüche", a large wet meadow complex, adjoined by small areas of arable land. Next comes the relatively small "Wendequellgebiet", which forms a kind of stepping stone on the way to the "Wiehbruch" Nature Reserve. Passing the Dörnschlade Chapel of pilgrimage, you come to the Großmicketal Nature Reserve. Finally, there is the Biggetal Nature Reserve with its wide floodplain in which the river is largely free to develop as it will.
Tips and hintsYou really should visit the Wendener Hütte Museum.
Getting thereCar park at Rathaus Wenden (Wenden town hall):
Address for satnavs: Hauptstraße 75, 57482 Wenden
GPS (UTM): 32 U 420832, 5647108
Google coordinates: 50.970138, 7.872479
Car park at blast furnace museum Wendener Hütte:
Address for satnavs: Hochhofenstraße 6, 57482 Wenden
GPS (UTM): 32 U 417721 5647237
Google coordinates: 50.970834, 7.828167