Hiking Highlight (Segment)
The high beech, a mountain on the edge of the Rhine Valley, is of volcanic origin and consists of hard basalt rock. This rock was used by the Romans as building material more than 2,000 years ago. At the old quarry on top of the mountain ridge you can still see the traces of the processing tools. Information boards explain how back then the stones were only broken with physical strength.
July 27, 2018
We go from Brohl-Lützing Bh the donkey stairs up to the first hut and enjoy the view with a small break.
Continue uphill to the flagpole, still a beautiful panoramic view. The route is also known as the Way of St. James and the Rhein-Burgen-Weg.
We have now almost reached the 130 meters in altitude and we continue our leisurely direction Alkerhof, which unfortunately no longer looks inhabited.
We soon reach the volcano trail, before we see a layer of earth from different earth and key.
Now come to the Roman quarry, with very impressive rock formations heavily littered with moss. And very interesting signs, where everything is very well described. Also a millstone, which is entwined by tree roots.
The path continues across a meadow to a small Mother of God cottage near the Geishügelhof.
We soon reach a forest path or three paths that run parallel in different heights, but so strong with felled trees and branches to block the way that you must now cut through the forest, which is already exhausting. As a reward, we reach a wild garlic field in the middle of the forest, as big as a football field.
Continue through the forest, downhill over an almost overgrown path towards Tönissteiner Sprudel.
Here we wanted to enjoy the free spring water, unfortunately, the resort was in need of renovation.
We go from here on the Quellenweg Bad Breisig, a very beautiful path on steep slopes in the direction of Brohl-Lützing, continue past a quiet stream again overlooking the donkey stairs with hut and flagpole, to the starting point station.
April 6, 2018
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