Pfad der Stille - Dörzbach
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Hinter dem Horizont went for a hike.
November 7, 2020
The paths of silence are hiking trails through the Jagsttal (Hohenlohekreis). On this family outing, however, there was little noticeable silence: we had a lot to laugh about on the way :-)Start is the center of Dörzbach. There is a large parking lot here to park the car. The Jagst is quickly crossed, which on this foggy morning splashed quietly to itself. Then it goes into the forest.First the ice cellar is reached. Ice used to be stored here, which is said to have remained in the cave until summer.The path continues uphill at the edge of the forest. A little tip: walk behind the first row of trees, it's much nicer there!Soon you will reach old steps in the forest, which during our hike almost disappeared under the fresh autumn leaves. This used to be the way to school for children who had to commute between Dörzbach and the neighboring village of Meßbach.In the village itself, the Meßbach Castle surprises, which one would not expect in such an imposing size in such a small village.Along the lake and the spacious castle garden, you pass fruit trees towards the forest. The path zigzags through the trees until you reach the junction to the St. Wendel am Stein chapel - a detour that should not be missed.The late Gothic pilgrimage chapel is built directly on the rock that forms the back wall of the building. A staircase leads from the interior out into the rock and directly on the facade of the chapel up to small caves and overhangs. Some of the caves around the chapel were probably around 500 BC. Inhabited as evidence by skeleton finds.We continue towards Hohebach, where the Jagst is crossed again. Then it is worth taking a detour to the Jewish cemetery and then continuing on the Hohenbach adventure trail.We had a lot to laugh about here :-) Be it because of the large path made of hollowed-out tree trunks, over which walnuts could be rolled up to the finish in a grain, or funny balance exercises above the Jagst. Well, you don't have to be a kid to have fun here ;-)Shortly afterwards Dörzbach is reached again.Please visit my outdoor and travel blog hinter-dem-horizont.com
November 8, 2020
Thanks for the atmospheric recordings.
With pleasure, Sigge 😀
November 11, 2020