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Eifelsteig Etappe 05: Gemünd - Kloster Steinfeld

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10.9 mi
2.7 mph
1,450 ft
875 ft

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1.72 mi
3.17 mi
10.9 mi
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Sabine went for a hike.

August 18, 2019

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  • Sabine

    Today was my first Eifelsteig tour! Stage 5 with the Eifelverein Kaisersesch.
    Unfortunately, the tour did not save, so I had to re-upload the tour as a made tour.
    The key data are: 19.1 km, duration 4 hours, ascent: 540 meters, descent: 370 meters.
    Start was in Gemünden, arrival at the monastery Steinfeld.
    The route was very well signposted.
    Right at the beginning we climbed a steep path in Gemünd through forest and crippled oak forest up to the Kuckuckslay. For this we got a very nice view over Gemünd and surroundings. We continued to Olef through the small village with incredibly beautiful half-timbered houses. Olef has a special feature: right in the middle of the village is the Oleftalbahn, a heritage railway, which is also used for freight traffic. There are no barriers; if the train travels through the town, a shunter must go ahead.
    We leave Olef behind us and come directly over meadows back into the forest and walk a bit next to the Selbach, he downhill, we steadily uphill. Again, the paths alternate - forest roads, paths, winding forest trails. For a while we walk together with the Pingerwanderweg. This trail documents the mining history of the Eifel.
    Our paths separate and we come to Golbach, also a small historic and attractive village, unfortunately, as well as Olef hardly anyone knows.
    Our way continues past vast fields,
    sometimes through the forest and then along the Kallbach for a while.
    The Kallbach accompanies us to Steinfelderheistert, another nice little place on our route, for which we have too little time. Behind this village we let the Kallbach go his way. We walk a few hundred meters over fields and see in the distance the three distinctive towers of the basilica of Steinfeld Monastery. For us the last climb comes through a wonderfully fragrant dream forest. On small paths, we snake up the monastery hill, sometimes on slippery, sometimes on sandstone gravel, sometimes on rooty paths, which pass just before the monastery wall in a wider meadow path.
    Always along the wall, around the corner and the monastery welcomes us with open gate. We are at the destination.
    The subsequent visit to the monastery is a must. If you want to see a grown monastery from the 11th century, this is the place for you. We strengthen ourselves and drive with the Eifelbus back to Kall and from there to Gemünd to Marienplatz, where our cars are.
    A beautiful, extremely varied hike, which also has a lot to offer culturally.

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  • 🐕 Susi 🐾 und 👩 Bettina 🐌

    Did you have sound? My wife komoot did not talk to me today.

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  • 🐕 Susi 🐾 und 👩 Bettina 🐌

    Super Tour ... I'm always amazed by the speed. Today I was traveling 12km in 5 1/2 hours 🙄

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  • Jolanta

    Oh, Susie and Bettina. You're so faster than me, so it can happen that I need 6 hours for 10 km 🙈Average <2 hours / km + 50 photos / km 😉

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  • 🐕 Susi 🐾 und 👩 Bettina 🐌

    Yes, Jolanta, that's my pace too. There is always so much to see 🥰

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  • Jolanta

    I'm feeling better right now 😁 I'm not alone 😉

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  • Sabine

    So, you two, I walk as fast as I can for health reasons.
    But I think the main thing is fun!

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  • Sabine

    Hello Bettina, but the lady sometimes spoke very energetically with me!

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  • 🐕 Susi 🐾 und 👩 Bettina 🐌

    Everyone probably has his own pace. I need at least an hour for 3km. If then many photos or Susi are also longer. You are absolutely right Sabine, the main thing is fun! At the pace of the Eifelvereins I would not have him 🙄 I'm just surprised that they are so fast on the way and the people who run along so well. So are migrant snails, like me, rather exemptions? 🤔

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  • Sabine

    No, they always follow the slowest ...
    So it would be less fast ...

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  • Sabine

    😇

    • August 18, 2019