Hunsbuckel-Tour: Fleckertshöhe - Killing me softly
Hunsbuckel went for a hike.
April 20, 2021
Two and a half years ago I learned to fear the observation tower of the same name on the five-lake view dream loop. At 27 meters, it offers a unique view of the Middle Rhine Valley, where the Rhine loops appear like "five lakes" if you dare to climb the 136 lattice steps through which you can see the gruesome abyss permanently. That was NOTHING for me back then, so the dream loop was just a nice hike.But now I've worked on myself and climbed some towers with closed steps, but the variant with grating steps still brings the red "P" in my eyes. So quickly recapitulate the mental training and get to work. So I was surprised that there is an intermediate platform after 68 steps that I had previously missed. Very helpful. Another 68 steps and the Rhine Valley was at my feet, still a bit sleepy with a haze of fog. The descent was another special number, but in the end it was inevitable and almost done with a prance towards the end!Ok, so much for my phobia ...The tour starts at the tennis court above the spa gardens of Bad Salzig and then goes straight up to the Hochlei in long serpentines and from there to the observation tower. From there it continues up to the Fleckertshöhe, at 531m the highest elevation in the anterior Hunsrück, on which there is a hundred meter high radio tower. From here it was no longer on the dream loop and walking paths, but partly on paths that no one has been on for ages and which I would not come across with the X-Trail. The tour leads from the Fleckertshöhe down to "Above in the Next Valley", where I first chased away a pack of deer and then saw a dozen mouflons at the end of a clearing. Unfortunately, my eyes played the trick on me afterwards that I couldn't find the way, which was certainly due to the blackberry tendrils and the young coniferous forest that grew where the path should be. In fact, there is a detour that is not marked, so that you can then follow the forgotten path to the headwaters of the Salziger Bach. Then it goes high up through the forest on the "ridge path", which leads over a wooded ridge that slopes down into the Middle Rhine Valley towards the forest house Buchholz.After almost all vertical meters have been destroyed, it goes up again via the "Giebelpfad", which works its way up past two mighty rock formations of the 465m high gable, before it then goes down again into the Kerbtal of the Salziger Bach. Komoot says "now sharp left" and I see nothing, no way, no branch, nothing. Yes, there is "Bad Salt" with white paint. and an arrow scrawled on a tree. I take another closer look and yes, with a lot of good will there could have been something like a path ... a hundred years ago! Nevertheless, I plunge into the steep slope and follow the pile of rubble and leaves, which is marked as a path above the Dammig, a tributary of the Salziger Bach. Difficult, but somehow funny and typical for a "Hunsbuckel tour". Halfway through the road there suddenly rushes in the previously dry Kerbtal, because at one point the water of the Dammig comes to light and immediately gushes loudly with a splash.The path continues along the Dammig, which merges with the Salziger Bach. In the very wild and romantic valley, old fish ponds and elongated dry stone walls on several levels testify to the former intensive use, where today only "poor Jupp" has his little hut.If you want to run the tour you have to expect "adventure" on two sections as described; o)
A real Hunsbuckel tour 🤪Congratulations on climbing the tower 👍The first half looks delightful.Great impressions 🏞️
Nice tour with strong pictures! 👍👍! But now to the tower, otherwise you slide into every cave, every hole or off-grid every slope down or up and you almost capitulate. Nice that you have overcome your fear!
A stage of the Rheinburgenweg also goes along nicely there
Congratulations on overcoming yourself 👍 that means something. I gave up before the first platform, the feeling is really terrible! Well, officially the tower was officially closed anyway because of Corona. Another great tour.
Hmm, I'm not jealous of the tower, but I'm jealous of the rest!Tell me, there is an entrance in picture 133 and you didn't crawl in?I'm getting scared of our tour, with your kilometers ahead ... 🙄I have to put a few bricks in your backpacksmuggle 😂😂
Great tour, it's fun to be a scout
Great tour and 📸 as always 🤣I have a solution for the little phobia: visit the local fire brigade and take part in an exercise with a turntable ladder. That helps
@Schwarzer Wandervogel:I have neither a hole phobia nor a slope phobia, but from an evolutionary perspective a healthy fear of heights. Incidentally, this affects quite a few, as increased risk-taking quickly leads to extinction * laughs *@Doris:I was also surprised that the tower wasn't locked, as I've been in front of so many barred lately. Had an extra look beforehand to see when someone last climbed the tower.@Manggongjai:I thought to myself that you don't feel like the tower, which I can understand very well. I was also a bit surprised that a tour without off-grid sections suddenly had sections that were so overgrown.The hole in the gable would have tempted me, but the steep slope could not be climbed and a possible access route was blocked with masses of dead wood. Um, yeah ... I know that's no reason * grin *You don't need to pack bricks for me, I already carry them on my hips: ((...; o)@Frank Recktenwald:You hobbysadist! * laugh *Wow, just the thought of a swaying aluminum ladder gives me clammy hands and slight dizziness!Fortunately, the voluntary fire brigade only has a trailer from the 60s that is attached to a tractor ...
Right on my doorstep 😍👍. Nice tour. And of course my eagle couldn't be missing. 👍👍 Hochlay in the morning. Nice view of Buchenau 😍😍😍😍
I do not consider myself a phobic, in the Völklinger Hütte there is a passage over a hall, max. 3 to 4 meters above the lower level, there are 2 options, one is a really thick glass plate, although my head told me that a car could drive over there, it was extremely exhausting at the umpteenth "attempt" to finally dare, blood pressure and pulse were not measured!Very interesting tour, so as not to hide the rest of your performance and again and again the typical difficulties and solutions!
April 21, 2021
@ Claus-Peter Harbeke:Oh, yes, the Völklinger Hütte! In December 2018 I enjoyed the evening light spectacle there (almost alone)! Crazy colors!I didn't grab the grating ramp leading across the administration building, or didn't even try. The staff had an open ear and unlocked the elevator for me so that I could get to the platform above the blast furnace. Very cool!Unfortunately the pictures are not allowed to be published ...