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Besser spät als nie - ich geh jetzt wandern!
Seit über 10 Jahren wohne ich im Hunsrück (AKA Hunsbuckel), habe mich aber erst im September 2018 dazu entschlossen, diesen jetzt auch per pedes zu erkunden. Erstaunlich, was man da so alles entdecken kann.
Mittlerweile habe ich fast 7.000 Kilometer (teils nicht öffentlich) zurückgelegt und fünfzehnmal die Höhenmeter des Mount Everest überwunden.
Besonders gefallen mir die Traumschleifen des Saar-Hunsrück-Steigs, die nicht wie andere Wege über ausgebaute Forststraßen sondern über manchmal ausgetretene, manchmal kaum erkennbare "Trampelpfade" verlaufen.
𝗭𝘂𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼: Die von mir eingestellten Bilder entstehen mit Nikon-Spiegelreflexkameras, eine D5600 mit 10-20 Weitwinkel-Zoom und eine D5300 mit 18-300 Tele-Zoom.
Beide Kameras könnten die Bilder mit Koordinaten versehen, das habe ich aber deaktiviert, weil GPS und SnapBridge höllisch den Akku leersaugen und Komoot die Bilder auch so anhand der Aufnahmezeit mit dem Track verortet.
𝗪𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗲 "𝗛𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗯𝘂𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗹-𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿"?
Das sind Touren, die ich selbst mit Komoot geplant habe, also keine vorgegebenen Touren, und müssen auch nicht nur durch den Hunsrück führen. Diese führen manchmal über bekannte Wege, oft aber auch direkt in die Botanik, man ist also vor Überraschungen und Irrwegen nicht gefeit, aber meist alleine auf unbeschilderten Wegen.
From 1902 to 1980 the Bregenzerwald was connected to the Vorarlberg state capital Bregenz and Lake Constance by a track with the typical 760 mm gauge for Austria. Throughout its life, the Bregenzerwaldbahn struggled with the forces of nature in the Achschlucht on around half of its 35-kilometer route. After all, the huge rock fall near Kennelbach meant the final end of continuous rail operations.I've even ridden the historic steam train from Schwarzenberg.
Today, however, I went on the route on the Bregenzerach, which 🅰️ndrea made palatable to me.The tour starts in Kennelbach at the historic cotton mill, today's Schindler industrial park, which was located there because the dammed Ach was used as a power and energy supplier. The beginning of industrialization.Initially the paths are pleasant to walk, but towards the end they become increasingly overgrown and due to some rockfalls, there are also a few climbing inserts. The two tunnels are considered to be in danger of collapsing, but are not barricaded but can be crossed without any problems. But there are a few broken rocks in the tunnel, so only go through there with a lamp.There are no longer any tracks, just a few old wooden sleepers every now and then. But you usually run next to massive protective walls, some of which have already collapsed. And on the other side it goes mostly vertically downwards to the rocks and floods of the Ach, which is about 5 meters below, which has deposited gigantic quantities of boulders in its turns. There are even some sandy beaches on the turquoise blue water of the Ach.It is astonishing that there is simply NOTHING apart from the no longer existing railway line. No houses, no streets, no hunting lodges. Apart from a former bridgehead of the pedestrian bridge to Buch, a water level house and the tunnels, there is nothing for kilometers apart from a quiet interrupted only by the murmur of the river Ach and numerous tributaries.The Fönsturm rushing over Lake Constance today (indicated by flashing lights around the lake) was not noticed in the deeply cut gorge.
3 ottobre 2021
Many thanks to 🅰️ndrea for this exciting round. I had now seen the "Leiterleweg" twice with her and also registered the warnings regarding a head for heights, surefootedness and above all rain. They are to be taken seriously ...Unfortunately it was more humid on site than the weather suggested, there was probably a little shower tonight. But everything went well, just slipped around a little ...The tour starts behind the Bilgeri barracks and leads there to the Schwedenhang, over which the Swedes invaded the city in 1647 over the steep slope of the Pfänder.Shortly after crossing the Schanzgraben, the narrow path to the Nagelfluh steep walls branches off at a deadwood trunk that has to be climbed. Here the path is quite adventurous and I doubt it a little, but it seems to be the right one.
In fact, I come to the water pipe leading up the wall, next to which there was once a ladder, the fastenings of which still protrude from the rock and now a couple of reinforcement irons and a steel cable enable the ascent in the steep face, retrofitted by the Alpine Club. Since I am unfortunately too small for my weight, I had to stretch quite a few times to find support. And the sweat of fear dripped from all pores! But with a lot of care and calm I took the steps on the iron, which are missing at the top, so that a few roots have to provide support.
As a reward, on the further way through the rocks I reached two beautiful waterfalls, where hardly anyone gets lost.Once at the top you have a magnificent view of Bregenz and Lake Constance.
From here it goes comfortably down again over very beautiful serpentines on the steep, wooded slope back to the starting point.
2 ottobre 2021
Due to the Hunsrückhöhenweg and the trail of the Nibelungen, I fell a little in love with the slope breaks (slope moors) in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park on the Erbeskopf. They are so beautiful when the weather is good that I was there again today.The tour starts below the Thranenbruch at Thranenweiher and leads there to the wooden walkway through the Riedbruch. Then it goes on to the Ochsenbruch near Börfink, of course with a little refreshment at the deer trough.Here the tour follows the paths of the Traumschleife Börfinker Ochsentour, but takes its shortcut to lead back on the other side of the valley towards Thranenweier. Although Komoot, contrary to the signs, assigns an old forest path to the Traumschleife shortly after "De Gure Bure", which I walked a good 2 years ago, it is overgrown and blocked by dead wood. I still worked my way through, but then ended up on a forest path that ends at a Rosselhalde, so that a little balancing on the wobbly stones was announced until I hit the dream loop again.Then it goes on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig along the Thranenbach back to the starting point in Thranenweier.On the way home I have a newly set up wildlife observation point
and a lost-place gas station
25 settembre 2021
Today, because I'm there anyway, I went on a small evening tour, the Hiwweltour Westerberg as a round from Schwabenheim an der Selz.From the free (including electricity!) Camper parking space, the tour first leads into the village, and then on the original tour past Bobenheim to climb the Neuenberg. At the top, it goes to the Westerhaus estate, and then through beautiful ravines into the Selztal, which then leads back to Schwabenheim.What I liked best was the up and down ravines, the gravel and asphalt farm roads at the top are unfortunately a bit boring if you can't watch the young foals with their mothers.
23 settembre 2021
- 04:1819,2 km4,5 km/h370 m360 m
Today I have combined the vital tours stone, wine & color as well as the cuckoo path, since they already have a common part of the route, into one tour so that I don't finish before noon. This is also good for the tours, as together they offer a wide range of routes, while individually they appear a bit one-sided.But my highlight of the day were the squirrels, two of which I got in the picture. One eyed me curiously, the other made a huge racket and probably tried to scare me away in this way.The tour starts at the hiking car park Rauer Kreuz and then leads first through vineyards, then through the forest and the floodplain of the Limbach, at the end of which a mighty rock massif rises. Somehow I already suspect it and the way actually leads up to the "Rabenfels". On its ridge you can get to the vertically sloping rock cliff, where there are, however, no fuses at the edge with loose rubble and the view into the abyss makes the pulse in your ears!It is less exciting to continue up to the fields on the Ketzeberg and then descend into the Raubach valley. This is where the two tours meet and I now choose the Kuckucksweg around Hergenfeld. This leads over meadows and fields, through the forest and finally back into the Raubach valley, where I change the tour again.Now it goes back to the vineyards of Wallhausen around the Johannisberg, to then return to the starting point, where the parking lot is now - like almost all today - jam-packed.
19 settembre 2021
My goal today was to explore the Vierherrenwald south of the Idarkopf. The area is criss-crossed by countless springs, which are mostly used by waterworks, but occasionally send lively bubbling streams into the valley. That was also one of the reasons for the rise of the Stumm ironworks dynasty, which also gave me two goals.The tour starts at the "Haniel Schlössje", a monumental hunting lodge with an interesting history. The house with 15 rooms, built around 1895 by Richard Haniel (1865–1937) as a hunting lodge, moved in 1955 from the widow Ulla Haniel to the Protestant Church in Germany. It granted the then Bundestag President Eugen Gerstenmaier, who had headed the aid organization of the Protestant Church from 1949 to 1954, a right of use. This gave him access to the house in the Idarwald and invited political friends to state hunts and other festivities. Helmut Kohl, Franz-Josef Strauss and other prominent politicians in the country came to the Hunsrück to hunt. At the end of the 1960s, the hunting lodge hit the headlines nationwide, as the transfer to the Protestant Church is said to have been in connection with tax evasion by the widow Haniel.
While newspapers close to the CDU called the house a "ski lodge" at the time, social democratic newspapers spoke of a "castle-like villa" or a "feudal hunting lodge with palatial dimensions," wrote Der Spiegel at the time. However, the tax offense of the widow Haniel was already statute-barred when it was discovered. In 1979 the house became the property of a board member of the jam manufacturer Schwartau. After it had belonged to an entrepreneur from the plastics industry for three years, the Fruytier brothers (wood industry) bought the building in 2001. The sawmill in Hochscheid belongs to the company.From there it goes through the Vierherrenwald, where I made several detours to the sources, but unfortunately did not find any particularly interesting buildings or views. Just an indescribable calm that was only disturbed by the rushing streams down the valley. Then it goes down to Schauren and the village of Hammerbirkenfeld, where I was a bit disappointed by the listed building of the Stumm-Eisenhütten-Dynasty, because the decay is already luring the neighbors as urbexers to this Lost Place. I was told about the increasing vegetation in the building.We continue on the paths of the dream loop STUMM-Eisenhütten-Weg past the Harfenmühle to the Asbacherhütte, where you can glimpse a bit of the splendor of the ironworks at that time, even if the administration building and residential building of the hut manager Rudolph Heinrich Böcking are used today as a curative educational facility by the deaconry will. Of the blast furnaces, you can only see a few remains of the wall, reminiscent of those of the Graefenbacher Hütte.From there it goes up, past Asbach to Hellertshausen and the Hottenbacher mills. Following the Kappelbach, it goes past the Juchem quarry near Stripshausen and through the four-community forest back into the Vierherrenwald.
18 settembre 2021
- 05:1023,0 km4,5 km/h610 m760 m
2 day of our tour. Just as beautiful as the first day but today 80% forest roads!
Slept (lol) should be in the refuge
Klidinger waterfall, if there hadn't been a loud party within clear earshot until after 3 a.m., so that, at least for me, I couldn't think of sleep and at 6 a.m. the cell phone rang!
Tour highlight was the approx. 25 cm long grass snake baby!Due to the high proportion of forest roads, I give the 2 part of the tour
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5 ⭐
So a total of 18 / 5⭐ and therefore my express recommendation for those who feel fit enough (!!!!!) to follow the tour!
5 settembre 2021
Today after a short night we went over a rope-secured via ferrata to the Klidinger waterfall, the highest waterfall in the Eifel with a drop of 28 meters.From there it goes on the slope above the Erdenbach first to the Bismarck tower (dilapidated) and then to the Hohenzollern tower. A long loop then leads down the slope to Bad Bertrich in the spa gardens and through the small town, and then ascends via long serpentines to the Mooshütte. From there it goes over long single trails on the slope towards Bonsbeuren. On the way we almost stumbled over a small grass snake, which defended its territory by licking and snaking faster than the autofocus on the lens. She found the chunky "stones" that her visitors wore on their feet, under which she hid and curled up several times, until her new home took a step to the side ... particularly exciting.From up there it goes into the Kondelwald and on long paths down to the Hesselbach, which we followed until a closure due to felling work, which we probably forgot years ago, and crossed the stream, then to follow it to the Lost Place Diana outdoor pool and finally the goal in To reach Bad Bertrich.Unfortunately in Bad Bertrich it is practically impossible to go out to eat something because everything is reserved by spa guests. Therefore we avoided a pizzeria in Lutzerath to give the tour a celebratory conclusion.
5 settembre 2021
Manggongjai invited me to this tour that Frank Recktenwald presented in March. In order to give us enough time, the tour is divided into two days with an overnight stay in a refuge.The tour starts in Bad Bertrich at the Elfengrotte and then leads on the Ueßbach to the dilapidated Steffenswarte. From there it goes into the valley to the Ueßbach and along this wildly romantic to Antoniusruh. On the other side of the stream, the slope then climbs steadily to Kennfuss and Falkenlay, one of the many volcanic cones that rise high above the landscape.From there it goes down past the "Stone Age Caves" and on to the Maischquelle, where we have taken a longer break and have drawn both water from the spring and chilled drinks from the "drinks machine" of the volunteer fire brigade. A blazing barbecue fire, a music system and a large supply of drinks indicated that the end of the day is being taken literally here today.On the slope above Bad Bertrich we went over numerous viewpoints to the "oasis of calm", from there to follow the geology path to Kennfuss, to descend into the valley of the Erdenbach and to climb again, as our goal for today is the Klidinger refuge above the Waterfall was. Unfortunately, the party at the Maischquelle was only 1 km away as the crow flies, so we could listen to music and growls until 3 a.m. before the alarm clock ended the night early.The tour has it all, as it often goes over narrow paths with a lot of ups and downs and each of the many viewpoints simply costs time; o)
5 settembre 2021
- 04:0018,6 km4,6 km/h640 m430 m
I came across this tour in spring with Frank Recktenwald, who ran the entire tour with 40km in one day!
Insanity! I divided the tour into two sections, because the 40km with 2 hours of arrival and departure was clearly too much for me! Thank goodness, because I crawled on the ground after 18km 😂.
The tour is SUPER NICE (!!!!!)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5 ⭐
Who is fit:
4 settembre 2021