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After the weather wasn't so good for today, we ventured to Neustadt an der Weinstrasse again, in the hope that there wasn't too much going on today. And the plan worked! 😁
Today we walked beautiful narrow paths, just as we like them best. Through pine forests with lots of heather and crackling ground.
We found the tower on the Dicken Stein particularly beautiful and, at the end of the tour, the Kaltenbrunnertal. It's so wildly romantic with all the moss, fern, clover and dead wood and so many wood anemones are in bloom! Even in pink. And a fire salamander showed itself to us there! 💛
One more thing: at the beginning we followed the 🟡 marking, which will be redirected at some point. There is even a sign that you should take the new path ... You should actually follow the detour 😅 we still wanted to take the original path, it really doesn't work 🙃😆
2 days ago
The goal today was 1,000 meters in altitude. Done! 🥳
We walked around the Donnersberg once from Imsbach. In the first half the weather was still good for us, after the long lunch break it was drizzling steadily. But we were prepared for rain and so the weather wasn't a problem either.
The colorful biodiversity of the wild early bloomers, the Wildensteiner Valley and the whole tunnels were particularly beautiful today. We could even enter one of them. A paradise for amateur geologists! The Falkenstein ruins are also very pretty. Regarding the valley, we have to say that at the end of our path we came to a sign that said the path was impassable (for safety reasons, as the forest there is no longer being cleared). That was not evident from our side. We always had to climb over tree trunks, but that wasn't a problem.
Especially on the first half of the tour there was an incredible amount of beautiful, lovingly designed seating, on the second half, in the rain, we definitely missed a shelter.
April 11, 2021
- 03:4151.4 mi14.0 mph2,900 ft2,875 ft
Tanja, Supermanu and Stefanie provided us with the tour template for today with their Girls Monday 😁 Thank you!
We started at the Mitteleiche parking lot, from there we went pretty much straight to the first tower, the Schindhübelturm. After a small climb, the Eschkopfturm was not far either. There we sat in the sun and strengthened ourselves. There was nothing going on in the forest today, only at the Eschkopf we met a few other hikers. The rest of the way was without any major highlights, but we found the small picturesque valley particularly beautiful, in which we always walked along the stream.
April 3, 2021
- Der Wandermichel
Today we went to Trifelsland as a couple. We parked in Graefenhausen, a small town next to Annweiler. On beautiful paths we first went to the Krappenfelsen and the large summer rock. Both rocks are lovingly designed and offer a spectacular view over the Trifelsland. The big summer rock first has a bench with a handrail, further back it goes down vertically without a handrail. Since I'm afraid of heights, only Michelly ran to the very front. We took our first rest at the Holder spring with a beautiful view towards Ramburg and Neuscharfeneck. The small pavilion and the benches in front of it are very nicely laid out. We continued over the Jungpfalzhütte, Schmalblüherfelsen and Dingentalturm. The climb further to the table is quite sporty. At the Ritterstein Grimmeisenpfad, we actually wanted to walk the path that is drawn in Komoot towards Rinnthal. But since the path no longer exists, we had to go back a little and then walked on a slightly wider, but still beautiful path to the Kostenfels. Whoever goes right to the front shouldn't be afraid of heights, so again only Michelly was in front and I was a bit behind. From here the paths became wider, i.e. forest highways. There is also a longer stretch up to the Almersberg. Since the treetops have no leaves and so much sun is coming through, we sweat a lot. At the top, however, you are rewarded with a great foresight. Here we strengthened ourselves again before we went back on a wide path to Graefenhausen. A really great round, with lots of rocks and great views.
April 1, 2021
Today we were not on foot, but on the bike 🚲. From Mutterstadt it went via Rheingönheim to Altrip on the Rhine dam. Thanks to Komoot, we have also found the nicer paths right on the Rhine this time and are a bit along the water. We could even watch storks there. After Waldsee we turned into the forest and drove over hill and dale to Iggelheim. In Iggelheim there was the long-awaited ice break at Femi in the Eri Dona 🍧🍨. Back we are then a bit along the railway tracks, via Schifferstadt back to Mutterstadt.
We are totally proud of our short guy who, at 11 years of age, pulled along very well! 😊
March 30, 2021
- Der Wandermichel
After the longer tour yesterday, we wanted to run short and flat today. Today the youngsters were there too, for a picnic and to let off steam on the large meadow in the Böhl-Iggelheim forest. Back over the Kellmetschweiher, which always looks great in the evening light.
March 29, 2021
- 08:0016.6 mi2.1 mph2,375 ft2,375 ft
- Der Wandermichel
The original tour comes from Dirk Hartstirn. Thanks for the submission. I expanded the tour a bit, we wanted to do a longer tour today. Accordingly, it started early at the Klingbachhalle parking lot. On Sunday, when the clock is set to summer time, twice as cruel, but we wanted it that way 😀. The first ascent to Landeck Castle is pretty tough, you wake up quickly 😉. Unfortunately the castle was closed. Continue via the Schlössel and Heidenschuh ruins to the Martinsturm. The view from up there is great. We then had lunch at the Säämännlhöh. There is a nice bench to rest and with a view and lots of stone art. Then we took the white rock with us and then continued to the Abtskopf. After coffee and cake up there, we continued towards Bad Bergzabern. We wanted to take some of the almond blossom and walked back to Klingenmünster on the almond path. The church of St. Dionysius is particularly beautiful here. A nice round with great forest trails and great company from Kristin and K. Thank you for the nice day!
March 28, 2021