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Wandern ist für mich eine Auszeit vom Beruf und Termindruck. Schon während der Vorbereitung und Anreise habe ich ein Lächeln im Gesicht. Bereits nach den ersten Schritten tauche ich schließlich in die Natur ein und vergesse den Alltag. Die Bewegung und die abwechslungsreichen Landschaften tun ihr übriges. Alle Herausforderungen kommen mir leicht und alle Probleme unwichtig vor. Voller Kraft und guter Laune geht es dann nach dem Wandern zurück. Bedingt durch die Lage unseres Wohnorts bin ich gern im Nordschwarzwald, im Pfälzer Wald, auf der Schwäbischen Alb und in den Vogesen unterwegs. Mindestens einmal im Jahr muss es auch in die Alpen gehen.
- 05:0621,8 km4,3 km/h770 m730 m
- Matthias Brandt
For us, this tour is one of the most beautiful rounds in the northern Black Forest! Four different valleys, an imposing ruined monastery, paths with alpine requirements (in wet weather, be sure to bring sticks with you) and wide, easy-to-walk forest paths alternate again and again. It never gets boring. This tour is definitely one of our favorites in the northern Black Forest. This tour can easily be divided into two tours, one on the right or on the left of the Nagold.Tour description:
The tour starts at Hirsau train station and went straight to the center of the village from there. We crossed the Nagold and visited the monastery complex. Since it was still early and hazy, the monastery was empty. At the upper end of the monastery complex, after passing through the upper gate, crossed the street and followed the sign "Wildgehege" and then hiked uphill, following the course of the Schweinbach. In the Schweinbachtal we crossed the brook again and again over small bridges and stone crossings to the stone bridge. There we left the Schweinbach valley and continued to climb to the top. On the mountain ridge we followed the narrow mountain path above a sea of rocks, now the forest opened up from time to time and allowed for far views of the other side of the Nagold valley. We crossed the outskirts of Oberkollbach and then went into the Kollbachtal. There we followed the course of the Kollbach, which we saw again and again from the height and which came closer and closer to the valley. At the Kollbachbrücke we changed the side of the stream and walked uphill on a forest path in the direction of the signposted Bruderhöhle. It then went steeply downhill to the Bruderhöhle on a zigzag path and on to Ernstmühl. After crossing the village, the Wolfsschlucht is already signposted there, on a narrow, sometimes difficult to recognize, path marked as an alpine path, it went through the gorge up to Ottenbronn, a forest hoof village located on a Black Forest height. There we stopped at the Adler, an inn with Portuguese cuisine. From Ottenbronn it went over to the Fuchsklinge and the Tälesbach. When we arrived at the Tälesbach, we followed it down the valley to the Fuchsklinge forest restaurant. Unfortunately, this has been closed permanently since last autumn, a corona victim. Immediately behind the fox blade we turned to the right, followed the road about 50 m uphill and then turned sharply left onto a mountain path, which we followed uphill. After several hundred meters we came across a forest path and followed it until another mountain path led us down to Hirsau.
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- Matthias Brandt
Which comes first A big thank you to the organizers for this great event. Thank you very much for your commitment to this community. That makes it a good thing. Our stage began at the Bad Wildbad train station. From there it went first in the direction of Calmbach. We already knew the route from Calmbach to Bad Wildbad from the Black Forest long-distance hiking trail, the Mittelweg. However, this stage was planned in such a way that you can get out of town very quickly. In this respect, I was very curious about the variant in the direction of Calmbach. Right on the other side of the Enz, which we crossed, it went steadily uphill, first on a beautiful path, then briefly on an asphalt path and then on a forest path that was no longer used. Here we unfortunately picked up some ticks from the wet grass hanging in the path (unfortunately not the only ones). Then first of all relaxation; On wide roads it went steadily downhill again to Calmbach, the center of which we crossed and left the Enz Valley here. On forest paths, interrupted by the Calmbacher Wasserweg, from now on it was steadily gently ascending pleasantly through the forest to Oberkollbach. The Calmbacher Wasserweg led us on a soft mossy path to the well-filled, babbling, almost rushing, Calmbach. After crossing a jetty, the Calmbach waterway ended after about 1.5 km. Between Calmbach and Oberkollbach we didn't meet a soul for over two hours. After crossing Oberkollbach, we followed a beautiful path above the sea of rocks. The Felsenmeer is a Komooth highlight, but the way there is only a wide forest path. Above the sea of rocks, however, there is a wonderful narrow mountain path that I find much nicer than looking at the sea of rocks. Then the path led us down into the Schweinbach valley. Walking down the valley, we crossed the Schweinbach over an ancient little bridge with a barrel vault and now followed the path next to the Schweinbach. The path kept crossing the stream. Crossing the bubbling brook with its many small cascades was easily possible with stone crossing aids. At the end of the valley we met Hirsau and visited the ruined monastery of St. Peter and Paul. A longer stay here is always worthwhile. From the monastery we continued on the third Black Forest long-distance route, the Ostweg, to the Hermann Hesse town of Calw. The city that shaped the works of Hermann Hesse. There is also a beautiful Hermann Hesse Museum there. After a tour of the picturesque historic city, we got back on the train.
17 de julio de 2021
- 04:5321,9 km4,5 km/h1.140 m1.140 m
- Matthias Brandt
This time I was really exhausted. We were on the road for almost 22 km over 7 1/2 hours. That's why the release comes a day later. With its limestone, the Swabian Alb is a very difficult hiking area when it is wet, especially if you almost exclusively take mountain paths. There is a constant risk of slipping, in the Black Forest this is not the case with sandstone and porphyry. Every step is to be taken with concentration (that sucks). Only on the last 1.2 km was our way on asphalt. It was then quite pleasant to just trot along. Otherwise, this was a very nice tour with many highlights.
About the tour and information:
We started at the Wanne hiking car park near Pfullingen, which can be reached and left via a one-way street. From there it went over a meadow blooming with St. John's wort into the forest and then further up on a narrow mountain path. After a short distance we reached the Schönberg tower. This striking lookout tower was built in 1906 and is the first reinforced concrete tower in the world. From there we always followed the HW 5. The path led us to the Wackerstein, which again offered a great view over the Alb and the Neckar valley below. From the Wackerstein we first continued down the valley to the Won nature reserve, a flowering meadow landscape, but due to the wetness it was not exactly photogenic. Here it also started to drizzle slightly. After a few drops, however, it was dry from above again. The path continued to the fog cave. The entrance is right next to the "Zum Maultaschenwirt" inn. The cave can be visited for € 5.00 per adult. A family card costs € 12.50. A notch can be seen in my height profile from our visit to the cave. The cave wasn't that deep after all. If you pass the cave, it is definitely worth making this detour. From the cave it went on over the Gießstein to Lichtenstein Castle. For my taste one of the most beautiful castles in Germany. A tour of the castle complex (strolling) costs € 4.00 per person. A guided tour through the castle itself € 12.50. From Lichtenstein Castle we continue to follow HW 5 to the Alt-Lichtenstein castle ruins. The castle was destroyed in 1388. Here we left the HW 5. From the castle ruins we went down a narrow alpine mountain path, partly past nettles and down the steep slope. Full concentration was the order of the day. For the descent we took our sticks from our rucksack. These were then also used on the steep slope. The castle ruins were our southernmost point on our tour. Now it went downhill and uphill again and again, and this was sometimes very steep, past the Reißenbach spring and the Sättele natural monument. back to the Wanne hiking car park. Countless orichids still bloomed on the Sättele natural monument.
Conclusion: difficult, extremely varied hike with a lot of highlights and views.
12 de julio de 2021
- Matthias Brandt
At the moment I am looking to reduce my planned tours a bit. I saw this tour at Nicolet in mid-February 2021 (komoot.de/tour/317179492) and saved it. Since the circuit runs through the city center of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, it was clear to me that we would only tackle this tour when the city was revitalized. Now on Saturday was the best time, not too hot and sunny for the morning.We started on a parking lot on the B39 at the exit of Neustadt a.d.W. Here we could already see our first destination, Wolfsburg above us. First of all, the way led us through a residential area. After only 800 m the chestnut forest began and from now on we followed a shady mountain hiking path that zigzagged us up to the Wolfsburg castle ruins, a large castle complex. The inner castle could not be visited for nature conservation reasons and was locked. So it went right past the castle further uphill on a rocky path to the Bergstein lookout point. From here you had a beautiful view of the Rhine plain and the Hambach Castle. Here is a link to the historical background and the importance of the castle for German history (de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hambacher_Schloss). From Bergstein it went steadily downhill, past the privately owned Haardter Castle through the district of Hardt, past the Deidesheimer Tempel down to Neustadt a. d. W. There, with the most beautiful sunshine, the beautiful city center with its numerous small shops, the open cafes, bistros and restaurants with outdoor catering reigned supreme. Market day was also next to the church. The hustle and bustle ensured moments of happiness. After we drifted through the city, we went up the other side over countless steps, and partly on extremely steep sections again through the forest to the Nollenkopf. This offered a view of the city on one side and another view of Hambach Castle on the other. After a rest on the wooded summit of the Nollenkopf, we meandered down narrow paths through the forest until we reached the parking lot again.
That was a wonderful summer round, which is easy to manage even in the heat. Outside of the city, it was almost exclusively on narrow paths. With the crossing of the historic city center of Neustadt, the tour is extremely varied. There are numerous options for a stop.
4 de julio de 2021
- Matthias Brandt
After yesterday's tour from Schenkenzell to Schiltach, today we went around Wolfach. I also took over this tour from southern Sweden (komoot.de/user/755449397392). Again, many thanks to you for the great tour and your description. The evening before we drove from Schiltach to Wolfach and stayed at the Hotel Gasthof Hecht in the historic town center. I can recommend the hotel to everyone. We had a nice, quiet room with a balcony at the back. The house is very cozy, the food is good, there is only a small daily menu. Very good breakfast buffet.So this tour started right outside the door. First through the main street, then over the Kinzig and after leaving the village straight uphill on narrow paths to the Hagenbuchkopf. From there, after a small loop to the Weierle, it was partly very steep on the Spitzfelsen with its magnificent view of Hausach and in the other direction to Wolfach. The Spitzfelsen is on the Black Forest long-distance hiking trail, the Westweg. We then followed the Westweg to the White Cross, where we turned right, left the Westweg again and descended on narrow paths until we got to Happach. A small village, a real Black Forest idyll. From there it was then, in the heat it was already exhausting, uphill again and then on a mountain climb in zigzag down to the Stuckhäusle. There was a beautiful view of Wolfach and the Käpflefelsen on the other side of the valley. Then we crossed the village of Wolfach in order to walk uphill again on the other side of the valley to the St. Jakobskapelle. Via the Felsenweg - Pavillon - Gesundheitsbrünnele (we went on to the Käpflefelsen. Here there was again a beautiful view of Wolfach. From there we went down to the center of Wolfach, where we ended our tour and drove back again. It was a pronounced one nice weekend.
27 de junio de 2021
- Matthias Brandt
A weekend in the Kinzigtal. I took over the tour from southern Sweden (komoot.de/tour/318111014) In this respect, I also refer to his description and the pictures that inspired me for this tour. We got up at 5.30 a.m., drove through the Black Forest to Schiltach, got on the train, got off in Schenkenzell and followed in the footsteps of southern Sweden from the train station. It was a nice summer tour that was a lot in the shade and allowed some views. Thank you Südschwede for sharing. In Schiltach we finally visited the old town and then drove on to Wolfach.
27 de junio de 2021
- Matthias Brandt
For our small NSG project in the Enzkreis, we went to Neulingen, Bauschlott district. There should also be a nature reserve in the Bauschlotter Castle in the castle park. The park is also on the list because of its historic gardens in the classical style of the early to mid-19th century in the tradition of the landscape architects Skell and Rawson. The Bauschlotter Au nature reserve is located south of Bauschlott. This is due to the open meadow landscape, structured by a few trees, at the source of the Erlenbach valley and species-rich poor meadows, small wetlands, orchards, small trees, bushes and hedgerows; Deciduous forests shaped by native plant species, herbaceous vegetation in the open landscape and in the forest fringes; valuable habitats for the open meadows and forests typical animal world, especially for rare and threatened bird species (see de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Naturschutzgebiete_im_Enzkreis).We started our tour in the parking lot opposite the castle. In the castle there is a nice café with a cozy terrace. The castle is privately owned. So it quickly turned out that the park is a forbidden garden and no entry is possible. So we turned around and crossed the extremely beautiful town center of Bauschlott and headed towards the NSG Bauschlotter Au. Here it turned out that the NSG is right next to or between a golf course. Since the area was only placed under nature protection in 1999, I think that this was related to the construction of the golf course (a rascal who thinks bad). So we crossed the golf course twice on the round and after crossing the B294 hiked on asphalt paths past fields and meadows. It wasn't a hike with an outstanding highlight. But it was still a nice walk.
22 de junio de 2021
- Matthias Brandt
After experiencing some surprises in our area recently, we have started a new project and want to hike the nature reserves in the Enzkreis, our district, at irregular intervals. Due to the size of the respective nature reserves, the tours are likely to be shorter.This tour took us to the NSG Betzenbuckel. This is located between the villages of Heimsheim / Friolzheim. According to Wikipedia, it is a "typical shell limestone landscape; extensively used corridor with species-rich hedges, various hay meadows, orchards, pastures, semi-dry lawns, piles of stones and bars, wasteland, small wooded areas and forest fringes" An old Roman road also leads through the nature reserve we crossed. We also saw a few broad-leaved forest birds at the beginning of the round, but these had already faded.
20 de junio de 2021