FrankenwaldSteigla Durchs Grubenholz
Mountain Biking Highlight
Frankenwald planned a hike.
November 5, 2020
Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.It's amazing what variety can be hidden behind the term "forest"! Our hike "Durchs Grubenholz" leads you - the name suggests it - through the forest: through dense spruce forest, where thin trunks stand close together and brushwood blocks the view down to the ground. Through light meadow forest, in which the spruce trees reveal the lush green moss. And through commercial forest, where impressively large and old trees find their place as well as nurtured replanting.The name Grubenholz indicates mining in the area. In fact, two pits have been identified, but they can no longer be seen today. Our route takes you through the scattered settlements of Grubenberg and Froschbach and to the highest elevation in the region around Lippertsgrün, to Eulenburg. But if you think of animals and castles now, you are wrong! Rather, one of the names comes from "Fraischbach" and means the border stream between different jurisdictions. And Eulenburg used to be called "Eilenberg" and, due to its altitude, it was part of a state-of-the-art defense and warning system in the 11th century: from watchtower to watchtower, messages were sent in "urgent" manner, by smoke signals during the day and by fire at night.It was a long time ago, but if you follow our hike with an open eye and a keen heart, you can discover the traces - even if only in your name.
November 9, 2020