Dje Nyima and Coyote went for a hike.
July 3, 2020
The Tour...About history...The Wetterau-Main-Tauber position was established in 1936.Together with the Neckar-Enz position, it was intended to prevent the southern part of Germany from being restricted at the narrowest point. Since the provisions of the Versailles Treaty were still being followed at the time, the position was not allowed to be set up at the border, but had to be built 50 kilometers from the right bank of the Rhine.Above all, machine-gun bunkers were built, few shelters, many artillery observation bunkers and only one PAK storage room. The artillery was to be positioned in the field behind the actual line and led by the observation bunkers advanced.3.7 cm PAK guns were intended as active anti-tank guns in field positions. Infantry obstacles (barbed wire etc.) were only to be erected in the event of war, in peace they were stored in material sheds built for this purpose. There were wooden posts and ditches rammed deep into the ground on tank obstacles, e.g. near Gelnhausen.A special feature were the high levels, steel structures that were either equipped with a machine gun or were used for artillery observation. They too were only built up during the war, only concrete foundation slabs were prepared for the towers and stored in sheds in the immediate vicinity.Bunkers were built from Büdingen to Aschaffenburg and along the Main line to Miltenberg. The Tauber line from Wertheim to Weikersheim was originally supposed to be fortified, later it was shown as ready. When the war broke out, the mobilized troops were to gather behind it and only then were barriers and field positions built using the prepared material sheds.After Hitler decided to no longer comply with the Versailles Treaty and to invade the Rhineland, construction began on the new west fortification directly on the border with Belgium and France. The Wetterau-Main-Tauber position was thus of no military significance. The armament, equipment and sometimes even the armored parts were removed so that they could be used again on the "West Wall" and later on the Atlantic Wall.The position no longer played a role in the last days of the war in March / April 1945. Above all, the low construction thickness, the imminent collapse of the "third Reich" and the increased threat from Allied tanks are the reason why the position, which consisted mainly of machine gun bunkers, could not be defended.After the war, almost all structures were blown up by the Allies.
July 4, 2020
Again on this tour the discrepancy between the kilometers and times.Comparison of WanderApps Komoot vs. Relive:Komoot: 20 kilometers with a hiking time of 3:13.Relive: 23.5 kilometers with a hiking time of 6:58.The hiking time at Relive is exact.It is confirmed manually by start, stop and pause.With Komoot, however, this is determined automatically.Unfortunately, this is completely in the pants and is not true at all. Not even a bit.You could have completely sucked this value out of your fingers.
As always, top documentation and extended information👍. Always enjoy reading your descriptions 😉
@Schummi👍 It's nice to hear. That pleases me.
So I agree with Schummi ... exciting tour, but really a shame the Komoot records so imprecisely, it bothers me, maybe we should bombard the app makers with bad reviews
July 7, 2020