Ibdmw - Tag 2 - Im Bienwald, Mit Spaziergang am Heilbach und Teile des Westwallweges und der Mundatgrenze
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Scout Jens went for a hike.
October 22, 2020
Some pictures only work when you look at them in full size.Thoughts of the Wanderer:#The end as the beginning of new possibilities#Beautiful nature is, of course, also dangerous and hostile to people.In Büchelberg I found a shop with fresh coffee and important food that I had forgotten while packing yesterday. I asked an older woman where the tower is on Turmstrasse. So a conversation started. There was no stopping the keyword Bavaria. I still see the woman getting on the bus, telling the story faster and faster. She called the last words out in the cab. I was able to remember a few things for the highlight# BüchelbergThe place was founded in 1746 when workers were mining limestone for the fortress in Landau. The area was French at the time. The older part of the church also dates from this period. Some of the residents' names are still French, others Germanized, but the last traces of this time are slowly disappearing.For a long time the place belonged to the Bavarian Kingdom. With an interruption by Napoleon.The place was then evacuated three times around World War II. The first time the Third Reich declared war on France. The residents were evacuated to Franconia for a whole year.The last time for a short time, when those returning home found a village that had burned down. The burned animals etc. had to be removed first. After this cleansing, Bavaria gave the residents new animals. In a vote, they decided to belong to the Palatinate.#The obelisk in the BienwaldCreated in 1793 as a monument to the revolution. This area has been the scene of various wars for a very long time. According to the French At the beginning of the 19th century, Napoleon also passed by here. Nearby was the Siegfried Line (WWII) and the first battle took place in the Bienwald in 1870 when the Prussians marched with allies and a total of 50,000 soldiers towards Paris, where Germany was rounded off in Versailles in 1871.After 15 km with luggage, I didn't want to drag any further. I had called some places to stay. All too or full. So I deposited my luggage and took another walk.# Bismarck oak natural monumentThe oak is more than 350 years old and was given the name at some point to honor Bismarck for his services in the social field: Various social insurance policies, which are essentially valid to this day, go back to Bismarck and have made the life of Germans in the true sense of the word sustainable Changed positives.There are some very old trees in the Bienwald. This one here has its own resting place.#One-man bunkerThis type of bunker was also called “cooking bunker” after its inventor and was hardly ever used because the war was lost and the advance of the Americans, followed by the French, could no longer be stopped.As a memorial to one of the most senseless and cruel wars, it should stand forever.#Mundate limitHere it is explained to you. On a wooden board on the tree. In the vicinity of one of the many old landmarks from the 7th century!It is the border between the diocese of Speyer (cross) and the monastery Weissenburg St. Peter and Paul (key).From here, further north, there is a boundary stone from a time long before such a thing as nation states existed.After that I was fixated and everyone. At 7 p.m. I went to sleep. The sounds of the rain and the falling acorns were OK. Other noises scared me a little. But then I was too tired to worry. When I woke up, I thought, well, I haven't had a good rest. Then I looked at the clock. It was 9:06 p.m.At some point I fell asleep again. So the second day of the adventure came to an end.Can I still manage a description today? Not in life. The remaining tours and the continuation will be discontinued tomorrow.
October 24, 2020
Interesting routing. I needed three hikes for the highlights you visited 😅But the dwarf on one of the bunkers is bizarre. I was wondering about him recently 🤔
These dwarfs stand at some stations on the Westwallweg. And yes, on the second day I went a little further. I could also do 5 tours with the material. I would have enough photos, stories and my own thoughts. That's how it is when you're on your own - nice again.There was no route / planning on the whole Ibdmw-Weg. Only the long-term goal Saargeumines. 😉
Ah ok, I only saw the one.Yes, I am mostly traveling alone. And I appreciate and enjoy that! 😌
I come from the area and in my youth I often roamed the Bienwald and was often in Büchelberg with my bike and my clique. We were there because of the Büchelberger girls. I later had a girlfriend there too. I remember the little shop well - we once gave a boy 50 pfennigs so that he could get a packet of Owiedum. He came out with chewing gum ;-) The saleswoman saw through us. Unforgettable two nights in the tent on the old sports field where the mosquitoes sucked the blood out of us by the liter.
October 25, 2020
Thank you for your own experiences in the area there. You made me very happy with that de Bähr!The saleswoman saw through you, Owiedum - great!This in turn reminds me of my internship, when they tried to get me to dig the embankment planer or the Siemens air hook. So I learned not to blindly implement everything and think. 🙂
October 26, 2020
No tour of yours goes by where I can't learn anything 😊. I actually didn't know Owiedum yet. However, I was familiar with the technical devices 😁My husband really wanted to spend the night in the Lake District (England) on a hill in the middle of nowhere between the sheep. I didn't close my eyes because of the many noises, especially cars, that drove by on the narrow path below at night and sometimes stopped. The next morning we heard on the news that two villages down the street a man ran amok and shot five people. That was my last night in the wild so far 😞 So I can vividly imagine how deeply and soundly you slept.
October 27, 2020
Cars that stop would probably have made me wide awake immediately. It actually went like that. I will do this again. I've already bought a light headlamp. Then it will work better with the tent pitch and the coffee making 🤔