VitalTouren im Doppelpack: Teil 1 Schlossweg in der Bockenauer Schweiz
Uwe 🏃♂️1098🏍 went for a hike.
September 11, 2021
A double pack of VitalTours was planned for today. First we went on the VitalTour Schloßweg. We started at the Bockenau campsite car park and initially hiked on a quiet railway line along the valley floor. On the outskirts of Winternburg there was an approximately 200 m long ascent until there was a beautiful view of the Donnersberg. Unfortunately, the drizzle got us soaked by the time we came across the first refuge on Eckweiler Berg. There we met someone who had cleaned the table in the refuge and after a short conversation it turned out that the refuge was named after the refuge 25 years ago, who prevailed over the then mayor to build the refuge in this beautiful place. A. Fey is now 83 years old and said he will take care of the hut as long as he can and he doesn't know what will happen afterwards. On behalf of all hikers, we thanked them for this voluntary service, which makes our tours so much nicer.After this beautiful view of the Winterberg Castle, we went along the idyllic Tonbach Valley down to Winterburg. There a little detour to the church, before it went up again steeply to the Winterburg Castle, which today houses a school camp. Then it went back down to Winterburg and straight up again to the next lookout point "Schlicht" and from there on to the ridge before it then went steadily downhill back to the Bockenau car park.In the meantime, of course, we had hiked dry again and we were on our way to the next VitalTour. Description follows.