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Was man in den Beinen hat, das hat man auch im Kopf. Erkundungen zu Fuß, mal da, mal dort. Meist in München und gelegentlich auf Weitwanderungen, die ich inzwischen lieber Fußreisen nenne.
Was es hier nicht gibt: Insta-Selfies vor dramatischer Kulisse oder sonstigen Kitsch.
Dafür vielleicht ein Gefühl für wertvolle Orte.
"The benefits of a journey are always available simply by walking." (Arianna Huffington)
"Ein Gang durch die Stadt kann reiner Selbstzweck sein - oder aber ein Anfang." (Jan Gehl)
"A place achieves concrete reality when our experience of it is total, that is, through all the senses as well as with the active and reflective mind." (Yi-Fu Tuan)
"Der Wanderer meidet die gerade Straße, er sucht die gewundenen Pfade. [...] Wandern ist eine Tätigkeit der Beine und ein Zustand der Seele." (Josef Hofmiller)
Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano (Italienisches Sprichwort)
Das Urheberrecht © für alle von mir hier im Rahmen der Tourendokumentation oder zu Highlights geposteten Texte und Fotos behalte ich mir ausdrücklich vor, eine Verwendung außerhalb der Plattform von Komoot bedarf meiner ausdrücklichen Zustimmung. Alle meine Touren sind selber finanziert und recherchiert, es gibt kein Sponsoring, Productplacement, Werbeeinnahmen oder dergleichen. Unabhängigkeit ist wichtig.Instagram: @monacotrail
Zum Langzeitprojekt "Weitwanderung durch die Alpen" gibt es eine kleine Website:
A trivial round of errands as an occasion for a few Christmas greetings. I haven't been very inspiring lately, there are other construction sites right now.
The year was mixed, with a really nice finale for our family. I would like to thank you for the occasional exchange at this point with well-meaning people. I would like to especially thank the companions at “Mitwandern 2021”, the fellow campaigners in the organization and the many, sometimes enthusiastic, actors who made this a truly unforgettable event. Afterwards it was observed that this apparently had a stimulating effect on the Komoot community.For those interested in nature and maybe also last-minute donors, here is another tip: OneZoom.org is a web project run by British universities to visualize evolution and biodiversity. An interactive tree of life of all known 2.2 million species of organisms and their genetic connections. For each species there is a small data sheet with pictures, information and further links. The project is under construction and needs support. For a donation you can become a sponsor of a species of your choice, the minimum contributions are graded according to the popularity of a species - there are still many attractive species to be had. Environmental education and raising awareness of the immense diversity and complexity of life is, in my eyes, a matter of vital importance to survival, not least the pandemic has shown that. onezoom.org
The chicory (Cichorium intybus) was kindly still available for me, the faithful companion of all hikers in the northern hemisphere (and mother of important vegetables), with whom I have a close relationship. Because of this and because the “Blue Flower” always looks like a promise to me on the way, I smuggled it in here again from another tour this year. Here is the virtual journey to their location in the family tree of the species: onezoom.org/life/@=692350?init=zoom - Merry Christmas!
23 de diciembre de 2021
The other day we were passing through Bad Karlshafen, there was still a construction site. Today the news comes that the long-term project to renovate the old harbor basin and its surroundings has been completed after almost ten years. That should be properly recognized, because Karlshafen is something special.
(Press release: hna.de/lokales/hofgeismar/bad-karlshafen-ort74607/dauerbaustelle-in-bad-karlshafen-im-landkreis-kassel-ist-nach-fast-zehn-jahren-verbindungen-91159834 .html)When I said that I wanted to see it, they said: oh God, Weser excursion steamer, retirees' excursion paradise, why do you want to go there? But I had read: The ideal city was founded in 1699, baroque city layouts that have been preserved almost in their original form, Huguenot settlement, settlement of migrants in the deepest province over 300 years ago, currently again demographic problems and resettlement of migrants ..., rehabilitation of the swampy harbor basin, a branch of the Weser, a generous start of an ambitious canal project by the Hessian Landgrave, which quickly fizzled out, has since become completely boggy, has now been made suitable for boats again, etc.What can I say: that may be true about cheap tourism (unfortunately) in summer. In the autumn leaves, however, the white shining facades around the harbor basin - Brittany on the Weser? I was blown away and don't know any place that looks French in this country, which may also be due to the fact that it is embedded in the wooded hills. The tour does not take long, the Huguenot Museum is not open often. The "Weser Sky-Walk", a viewing platform in the Hanoverian cliffs, in the border triangle of Hesse - North Rhine-Westphalia - Lower Saxony, is at least as popular as the place. Nice view of Karlshafen and Würgassen including the nuclear power plant (ruin, is not mentioned in the tourist documents). Overall, a rarely coherent condensed picture of the German province with all tones - I love that.
7 de diciembre de 2021
Substitute satisfaction, outburst of anger, perplexity. So it was with us today and I picked up similar terms from the other strollers. Tomorrow we should enjoy the St. Matthew Passion in the Isarphilharmonie, Simon Rattle with his new BRSO house orchestra. Goose bumps. Cancelled. Once again. It's good that there is at least the recording from Friday in the media library, there are phases in tears, for very different reasons: br-klassik.de/concert/ausstrahl-2681666.htmlA passion in the dawning pre-Christmas season? The date could hardly be more aptly chosen this year ...
Once again we are forced to limit our passion to exploring the vicinity, the park in winter mode. There, too, the cultural activities ceased. And some trees are still resolutely vital, in the fall foliage at the end of November, apparently the will to persevere. The bark of a tree says: take on an elephant mentality: thick skin and don't forget anything!Suddenly we have a dysfunctional state, we have allowed it to happen frivolously and negligently. The grass roots are stirring: the ESV Munich has set up a weekend vaccination station on its own next to the park, motto: "Your club is breaking the corona wave", queue of people as far as the eye can see, even before the opening. And woe, Söder pats himself on the shoulder for that, but then ... The storm of the willing is still a breeze at the moment, but who knows? In any case, the FW hid Mr. Aiwanger as a precaution and since today they (!) Have been calling for a mandatory vaccination. Axel Hacke is also worth reading in the current SZ magazine No. 46: he's had enough (unfortunately behind the paywall). Is something moving? High time!
21 de noviembre de 2021
The "15-minute city" is currently the popular model in urban planning: everything you need and want for a good life can be reached on foot in 15 minutes or maybe twenty. Great challenge and opportunity to think about what is desirable ...
Election day was similarly sunny four years ago and we walked from the polling station to the Olympiapark (komoot.de/tour/23300829). Today we should go to the Schlachthofviertel (😅), but then we got stuck in the Westend. On the way there, we explored Munich's potential for 15-minute cities a little and climbed through several time shifts.
The pioneer park along the railway axis into the city center is developing visibly, and property speculation there continues to "blossom". Clever minds are probably rightly pointing out that the 15-minute city is likely to further fuel speculation.
We pass the railway at the Donnersberger Brücke because we want to go along the Trappentreustraße to the Westend. There, in a rough corner between Landsberger Straße and Mittlerer Ring, the NSU carried out one of its murder attacks in 2005, and there has been a small memorial plaque since 2013 (thanks @Lotte for this highlight: this is what helpful highlights look like). Just a few steps further is the Guldein School, planned in 1900 by the great Munich city planner Theodor Fischer. On November 7, 1917, the rebellious workers moved here from Bavaria and were able to win over the company of the Munich Landsturm Battalion, which was quartered there, for the cause of the revolution that began with it. We continue in the direction of Bavaria, but then we get stuck in a Vietnamese restaurant on the street unplanned. It's nice to sit there, almost like in Paris. The menu promises a little more than the food delivers, but that also fits on election day like this.
From the Bavaria we go across the Theresienwiese to the subway, probably the last time that you can do that at this time of the year. Currently an open area of possibilities, which is also actively used. But soon the course will be set again ...
26 de septiembre de 2021