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Today I chose a tour around my home village Jakobsthal.
It started from the parking lot at the Engländer, along the Eselsweg to the Hirschhorns, above Heigenbrücken. From there it was a little steeper down on Spessartweg 2, to Heigenbrücken.
We took a short break in the country inn there.
We continued past the natural pool, from there along the Lohrbach, in the valley of the beavers, to the junction to Heinrichsthal. At the junction, however, we keep to the left and continue to Jakobsthal, which we circle around on the northern side again, to then end the hike back to the starting point and there with a stop in the Englander.
It was nice 😀
18 de julio de 2021
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After having been driving a little further away from my place of residence for hiking recently, I wanted to stay in my region this time and therefore decided to take a tour of Aschaffenburg.I started in Schönbusch Park in Aschaffenburg, one of the earliest landscape gardens in southern Germany. It was commissioned in 1775 by the Elector of Mainz and Archbishop Friedrich Carl von Erthal and is located in the Aschaffenburg district of Leider.First I walked along Kleine Schönbuschallee, but then turned left and crossed the main road into the Bayernhafen Aschaffenburg. There is also a European cultural trail through the port area, but I followed it to the Main and behind the commercial buildings along the river to Aschaffenburg. I crossed the Willigis Bridge to the other side of the Main and then strolled along the Floßhafen. The raft harbor is the city's boat dock and home to various water sports and boat / yacht clubs. Past boats of all sizes and shapes it went to the Adenauerbrücke and there again over to the other side of the Main where I started.On the Main, my way led me to the Nilkheim district and there across the town back to the Schönbusch park. After a last loop through the park, I hiked back in the direction of the car, but of course I made a stop in the beer garden and rewarded myself for the walk with a Swiss sausage salad and a glass of apple wine :-)Conclusion: nice easy round through Aschaffenburg and almost no altitude. For all those who do not know Aschaffenburg: The beautiful park Schönbusch, but also the city center with the Johannisburg Castle, the Pompejanum and other great sights are definitely worth a visit.
7 de junio de 2021
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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
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Today's tour took me to Bad Soden-Salmünster.The starting point was the wildlife park in Bad Soden, from there I followed the sign "Spessartfährten" for a while and then continued on the "Spessartspuren". My tour took me over wonderful forest paths through densely overgrown beech forests, beautifully blooming woodruff meadows and several small stream crossings brought variety to the route.After almost half of my planned route, I came to Huttengrund with the three connected villages of Romsthal, Wahlert and Eckardroth. In Eckardroth I made a little detour to the former quarry (geographically belongs to Kerbersdorf, another place in Huttengrund). Basalt was mined in this quarry for road construction, since the closure of the facility at the end of the 1970s, nature has been reclaiming the area and the quarry has now become an interesting "lost place".After this little trip I am back to Eckardroth, up there up to the Streuflingskopf and on to Bad Soden-Salmünster. The last stop was at the Stolzenberg castle ruins, the landmark of Bad Soden and of course, as a high-altitude junkie, I also had to climb the 85 iron steps to the observation platform of the tower in order to be able to enjoy the wonderful view over the area. After an after-work beer on the tower, we went down the footpath to Bad Soden and then across the spa park back to the car at the wildlife park.A really nice tour with great hiking trails, a mysterious passage and a fabulous view from the tower. Highly Recommended :-)
24 de mayo de 2021
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This tour took me to the Jossgrund, more precisely to Mernes, the southernmost district of Bad Soden-Salmünster.I started at the sports field in Mernes, from there I went a bit through the town and then tackled the strenuous mountain stage to stack. From the Bürgermeister-Kröckel-Hütte on the Stackenberg (465 meters) you have a great view of the Rhön with the Wasserkuppe (Hesse) and the Kreuzberg (Bavaria). After a short rest and an orientation aid for a lost group of hikers, I am on to the juniper heather in the Jossatal, which is part of the "Natura 2000" network of protected areas.As the name suggests, this area is overgrown with a lot of juniper heather, this is one of the last areas in the sandstone Spessart to show this vegetation. Then I went to the "Stony Mountain", the next elevation in the area (519 meters). The section from Mernes to Steinigen Berg is also part of the Spessartbogen, an approx. 90 kilometer long hiking trail from Langenselbold to Schlüchtern.At the stony mountain I left the Spessartbogen and took a small forest path down the mountain to get to Burgjoss. A little above Burgjoss I took a break in a meadow to gather new strength after the proper mountain stage. Afterwards it went into Burgjoss and on the Jossa lies to the beautifully landscaped Burgwiesenpark right next to the castle, which is used by the Hessian Forestry Office Jossgrund.I am then back to Mernes via the forest workers' settlement on the other side of the Jossa.
10 de mayo de 2021
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Wonderful hiking tour around Gössenheim!After my last hikes always took me to the Hessian region, I went back to the Main-Spessart district on Sunday.I started at the community center in the small community of Gössenheim, which administratively belongs to the city of Gemünden.
From the starting point the path led me over dirt roads and along the railway line out of Gössenheim. After about 3.5 kilometers I went to the Homburg ruins, the second largest castle ruin in Germany. Furthermore, the route led me over dirt roads, where I crossed the Wern, a tributary of the Main, twice.The climb up to the castle ruins is quite steep, but it is easy to walk and easy to do. Once at the top of the mountain, I took a break at the summit cross next to the castle and enjoyed the beautiful view of the area.Then I visited the castle ruins, a truly imposing and absolutely worth seeing location. In and around the castle there are also some resting places and if they are occupied, the large courtyard invites you to linger.After this really great view, I hiked on the other side of the castle on dirt roads and then into the forest to the Hammelburg military training area. Sometimes I walked the "Karolingerweg", but I left it again and again on the route I designed myself.An absolute insider tip if you are looking for a quiet place is the "Hohhafter Berg", which is remote from the usual hiking trails and from which you also have a great view.After this excursion into the idyllic, I'm back down the mountain to Gössenheim. On the way you pass the Bergmühle, whose owners have a kitschy and beautiful passion for collecting and have embellished the whole property with all sorts of statues, figures, signs, etc. Shortly after the mill there is a water treading facility on the Kuhbach, where you can refresh your tired feet.When I got back to Gössenheim, I walked a bit through the town and then over the Ringelbachgraben and the Ringelbach Gorge that goes with it to the Gössenheim district of Sachsenheim. From there I finally made my way back to the car.Conclusion: a really great hiking tour with outstanding hiking weather. On my personal "Marco´s recommendation index" the tour gets a straight one :-)
26 de abril de 2021
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This relatively short hike took me from Heimbuchenthal to the Echterspfahl, then to Mespelbrunn and back to Heimbuchenthal.It started in Heimbuchenthal near the office of the Touristikverband Räuberland eV From there I first went up the Heimbuchenthaler Rundwanderweg H1 along the Steinigen Berg and then a bit on the Spessarträuberlandweg 3 via the Zeugplatte refuge to the Echterspfahl forest house directly on the state road between Rohrbrunn and Hessenthal. The forester's house used to be a popular resting place for hikers, but unfortunately the forester's house has been closed since October 2020.On a beautiful, narrow forest path (attention, is often used as a mountain bike trail), I continued to Königshöhe, where I first had a lot of beer. Then I went down the mountain to Mespelbrunn Castle and the crypt chapel of the von Ingelheim family.The final spurt back to Heimbuchenthal to the car I am then on another beautiful forest path parallel but a little above the main road.
5 de abril de 2021
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Great hike and cracked the 1,000 kilometers :-)Yesterday's hike once again took me to neighboring Hesse, more precisely to Dreieich in the Luderbachaue nature reserve. I parked in the Dreieichenhain district, right by the ruins of the 11th century "Hayn Castle".Of course, it would have been obvious to visit the castle first, but I decided to save this sight for the last time and therefore followed the European long-distance hiking trail 1 out of the city. In bright sunshine, we went on dirt roads to the Luderbachaue nature reserve. After I passed the golf course on the edge of the nature reserve, I entered a forest covered with magnificent thick oaks (some of which are natural monuments) and from there to the "summit cross" on the Ebertsberg. Whereby the word part "... mountain" in the name is a bit exaggerated, because at just 193 meters it is more of an elevation than a mountain. Nevertheless, I have immortalized myself in the digital summit book :-)After this easy uphill walk, I continued on beautiful forest paths to Wolfsstock, the place where the last wild wolf was shot in 1784. From there, my hike led me to the idyllic Dornsee and further across the country road to the Bruch von Gravenbruch, the second nature reserve directly adjacent to the Luderbachaue. Admittedly, I only planned this extra lap so that I could get more kilometers, so I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful, quiet area.Back in the Luderbachauen I ran to the rider's rest, a great resting place on the side of the road. Logically, I also used this for a long snack. Freshly strengthened, I set out on the last 6 kilometers of my tour, which took me back to the golf course at Gut Neuhof and from there to the pole pyramid, a sub-project in the Rhine-Main regional park with a view of the Frankfurt skyline. (Right next to it is a German air traffic control system)The last stop was the Essigmühlenweier in Dreieich, which is inhabited by Nutrias. After a few photos of these cute rodents from South America, I'm back to the final visit to the castle ruins.Conclusion: The Luderbachaue nature reserve with its beautiful hiking trails, the thick old oaks and some beautiful and interesting places is definitely worth a hike and an absolute excursion tip for me.By the way, I've cracked the 1,000-kilometer mark with this tour, the next thousand can come :-)
29 de marzo de 2021
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Today's hike went around Hösbach and started at the Brühlweg parking lot. From there I first took the A3 over to Hösbach-Sand and there up the forest. After about 1 1/2 kilometers I stopped at the fountain of youth. Even if the water fountain in the fountain has already spewed out more water, the idyllic location is worth a visit. From the fountain, a beautiful forest path led me up the mountain to the 7-way cross, which is also the terminus of the Hösbacher Kreuzweg. Then I am on the other side down to the forester's house in the Schmerlenbacher Wald, which is managed by the Asachaffenburg seminar fund and, like the 320 hectare forest belonging to it, belongs to the Archdiocese of Würzburg.Past the forester's lodge, I continued towards Winzenhohl, where I had a hearty break with vespers and beer at a bench above the district on the edge of the forest. My rest was accompanied by a great view of the Schmerlenbach monastery, a former Benedictine abbey.After refreshment for body and soul (or liver) I am back in the direction of Hösbach and there a bit along the motorway to Hösbach train station. But then I turned right at the entrance to the village and back over the bridge to the other side of the village and there up to the cell phone mast between Hösbach and Sailauf. Past the Haidhof therapy center, the path led me to the Guntersbach area and from there via the energy field (see picture 36 + 37 -> there you can recharge your energy) back to the main town of Hösbach.Via the market square and past the neo-Gothic parish church of St. Michael, I am back to Brühlweg and the car.
21 de marzo de 2021