The playground was used until the 1950s as a shaft, so mountain pasture for sheep and cattle. Like so many bays in the Bavarian Forest, the open pasture landscape has survived to this day and offers a nice change from the dense forests. The Tummelplatzhütte, a research station of the national park administration, still bears the traditional name of the shaft.
December 7, 2018
Klause Artificial reservoirs, which were built especially in the 19th century for timber drifting, are called "Klause" or "Threshold". With the help of their water, the tree trunks thrown into the then straightened mountain streams were washed out of the forest. Today, most of the Klausen are listed buildings.
Tummelplatz The Tummelplatz was formerly, since the beginning of the 19th century, used as pasture until the grazing was abandoned in the 1950s. Such high pastures are also known as "shafts". There is also the wooden Tummelplatzhütte, which originally served as a forester's house. Today the house is owned by the National Park Administration and is used as a research station.
The Großalmeyer Castle, also known as Hohlstein, is a rocky summit with a height of 1,196 m. From the high above the Reschbachtal rocks offer the hiker great views to Finsterau, Freyung and over to Rachel and Lusen, the two highest peaks in the National Park.
Pictogram Falling trees The typical dangers in the national park include falling trees and falling branches - this protects the natural growth, growth and decay in the communities.
The use of the paths is at your own risk!
Pictogramm Wegweiser Wegweg in certain areas of the national park for the protection of endangered animal and plant species
Pictogram Good equipment Always provide good equipment: card, sturdy shoes, drink, first aid kit, bad weather clothing
May 25, 2018
Pictogramm Hauptwanderweg From the Igelbus stop Sagwassersäge (770 m above sea level) we start our hike for a short distance along the paved road to the northeast to the parking lot Sagwassersäge (cycle path marking). At the car park we follow the sign "Hauptwanderweg" (towards NP-Zentrum Lusen). We first cross the Sagwasser on a wooden bridge and then walk slightly upwards through the varied mixed forest, until we meet at a crossroads.
Pictogramm Rundwander Rippenfarn There we turn right and follow the mark 'Rippenfarn'. Soon the path meets the stream again, the course of which we follow for a long time. After about three quarters of an hour we reach the Sagwasser-Klause (945 m above sea level.). At the idyllic pond, we can treat ourselves to a short rest, before we continue hiking slightly uphill. After some time we finally arrive at a crossroads.
Pictogram Green Triangle Turn right with the green triangle mark in the direction of Tummelplatz. After a small dip, the path runs parallel to the slope for a long time and offers varied forest pictures. Some time later, a path joins us from the right (mark 'arnica'). This will be our later descent. First, however, we walk a short distance straight ahead, until the Tummelplatz, a former high pasture, opens in front of us (1140 m above sea level).
Pictogram Arnika At the Tummelplatz there is the possibility of a short detour to the Großalmeyerschloss. In good weather, we will be rewarded for the approximately ten-minute climb with great views of the Lusen and the surrounding area. The trail starts directly at the Tummelplatzhütte and leads past an information panel into the forest. On the last few meters to the summit of the striking outlook rock (1196 m above sea level) a little surefootedness is required (attention, slippery when wet!)On the same way it goes back to the playground. From there we walk with the 'Green Triangle' a short distance back on the way we already know to a fork.Here we keep left and follow the new marker 'Arnika' in the direction of parking Sagittarius saw. The path leads gently downhill and after some time crosses a forest path. Continue straight on the path into a path and finally bring us back to the parking lot. From here the tarmac road leads us from the beginning of the tour back to the Saggelersäge Igelbus stop, the starting point of today's hike (770 m above sea level).
May 25, 2018
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