Loreley Extratour plus Bonus
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30 de mayo de 2021
Wonderful Loreley - I'm going back there :-)After seeing a report about the Loreley Extra Tour on TV during the week, it was crystal clear to me where my Sunday hiking tour would take me this time.No sooner said than done ... so I got into my car on Sunday morning and drove the approx. 140 kilometers to Bornich am Rhein. I parked (for a fee) at the Loreley visitor center, because that's where the start / finish of the Loreley extra tour is. The route is really well signposted (red "RheinSteig Rundtour" sign), you can follow it without a hiking app or map and don't have to worry about getting lost.From the visitor center I followed a beautiful meadow path past the summer toboggan run to the Galgenkopf. At the moose warning signs (see photo no. 11) it goes into the forest and there downhill into the valley. On the way there you can catch a first glimpse of the Rhine and the Loreley statue. Once at the bottom you have to walk along the federal road and then along the banks of the Rhine to St. Goarshausen. In St. Goarshausen there is a narrow path uphill to Patersberg, a small resort on the Rheinhöhe. In Patersberg I deviated a little from the original route because I wanted to see the Dreiburgenblick, which is only a few hundred meters outside of the village and offers a wonderful view of the castles "Katz", "Maus" and "Rheinfels".From the Dreiburgenblick I walked a little loop, over a section of the Rhine-Camino pilgrim path back to Patersberg and again on the Loreley extra tour. The circular path took me past wonderfully flowering fields and meadows on curved paths to Bornsmühle - in the middle of the forest - past the Napsmühle and to Bornich.The next stop after Bornich was the Spitznack, another view of the Rhine. Once there, I stopped at the so-called rock pulpit. The Felsenkanzel is a beautifully situated but exposed vantage point below the mountain edge. Since there is no railing there, people who are afraid of heights should not go too close to the edge. The sign "Enter at your own risk" on the approach makes sense :-) For those who don't care: on the other side of the snack there is the viewing temple. It offers an almost equally beautiful view, but has a railing and a viewing pulpit :-)After the snack break, including a wonderfully wide view, we went back to the visitor center via the wine trail. The 15 kilometer long Loreley extra tour ends there, but immediately afterwards I am once again down the Rheinsteig stairway down to the Rhine and on the pier in front of the famous Loreley statue. Incidentally, the name "stairway" fits this path perfectly, as there are 342 hand-counted steps that have to be overcome :-)After the obligatory selfie with the statue, I sat on the pier with a cool bottle of beer in my hand and enjoyed the wonderful weather and looked back on the great tour. Then it went up 342 steps (good for calves and thighs) up the mountain and to top it off to the legendary Loreley rock.Conclusion: an outstandingly great area and an equally outstanding hiking trail. Grade 1+ with asterisk!The Loreley Extra Tour is also one of the nominees for Germany's most beautiful hiking trail in 2021 and this route really deserves this title.(wandermagazin.de/de/artikel/aktuelles/1006/deutschlands-schonster-wanderweg-2021--die-nominierten.html)Conclusion 2: It was not my last visit to the Middle Rhine. There are still some nice hiking tours and sights there, but I would run the same route again :-)
31 de mayo de 2021
Wow! 👍🏻 Great photos, great descriptions. I want to go there too. 😃
Great corner there. I've played on the open-air stage at the visitor center. The backstage area for the musicians should be unique in the world: behind the stage there is a large terrace with a direct view down to the Rhine Valley - amazing.
Beautiful 😊! Thanks for the tip!
The Middle Rhine ... always worth a trip (hike) 👍🏻If you need inspiration, please let us know!
3 de junio de 2021
You did a brilliant tour there 🔝👌. Because of the pictures and your enthusiasm that can be felt in the description, one would like to grab the hiking backpack and lace up the shoes 🤭It is really a great area 🤩
8 de junio de 2021