About Heinz Klocke
- 02:477.13 mi2.6 mph575 ft700 ft
- Heinz Klocke
The tour starts again across the street from the former Pioneer Palace. The Hämmerchenweg begins there. That leads directly to the Albert monument. Its front was unfortunately already in the shade again. Got up an hour too late! 😓 The path continues uphill along the Great Wolf Hill. You cross the old 8 and then hit the crossing anchor. On this we turn left, cross double E, Wiesenweg and Radeberger. Around a few corners we reach the old 4 and then the suction types. There was a lot going on today and I had to wait a long time before there was even an opportunity to take pictures. Because we didn't leave early, it's now noon. And so the food is being unpacked right here. After a leisurely break in the glorious sunshine, we continue. On the Alte 8 we reach the Saugartenmoor, B2. A small footbridge is built a few meters into the moor and there is even a bench at the end. You can watch the bog dwellers in peace. But not today because there is no rest here, just a lot of visitors. Our way then leads us into the Prießnitz valley. We go over the bridge at the quarry to the other side. Going down the valley, we come to the Kuhschwanzbrücke and cross the water again. Here we are on the cow tail. Actually, we didn't want to go today. It should be an extra tour in that we wanted to hike it from its beginning in Langebrück to the end at the Jägerpark. But in order to avoid the hustle and bustle on the valley road and not to extend the route, let's take it. It's the first time we've ever walked from here. It is easy to walk and not many hikers have gotten lost here. We cross some well-known paths such as the Rennsteig or Diebsteig. Finally, as we wanted, we land on the seven of clubs. And that is the end of the new territory for us. On the Blümpenweg it goes down to the fish house and public transport.
a day ago
- 01:413.99 mi2.4 mph250 ft500 ft
- Heinz Klocke
So it will be a local hike, but that can also be attractive. It starts in Coschütz on the track loop. On the Karlsruher we walk up to the Gittersee area and on to Birkigt: There you have a clear view over the Plauenschen Grund to the Jochhöhschlösschen, B1. And here we meet the route of the Windbergbahn. Work is underway on the rails at the Leißnitz stop. Are they going to be dismantled? Is that the end of this extremely interesting journey? This is a question that worries me a lot and when I get home I check the internet to see if I can find something. And I found the good news that the rails here are not being dismantled but replaced. And I also see that the traditional rides will continue to take place. The first one will start on May 2nd, with five more to follow. Well, I'll make a note of that. However, these only take place about halfway. However, it is planned to drive to the Freita-Birkigt train station.
Our path now leads us down the Leißnitz to Potschappel. We come to the main street exactly at the Golden Lion. A little bit of business and then we turn off again. On the Coschützer we reach the Gitterseebrücke and with it the bus for the return trip.
4 days ago
- 03:188.56 mi2.6 mph400 ft450 ft
- Heinz Klocke
"Nothing is harder to take than a series of beautiful days". When the weather is as nice as it is now, you just have to get out. But if this takes place several days in a row, the time for the follow-up quickly becomes too short. The entry with Komoot, the processing of the pictures as well as their reinsertion in the tablet and the keeping of the hiking diary cost time. And then you are also interested in what other hikers have done. And for some of them you would like to write a few words. Then I'll quickly fall behind. Today we want to go to the Moritzburg pond area (MTG). The Köckritzteich becomes the main destination. The tour begins at the Mittelteichbad. On the Kalkreuther it goes almost another kilometer and then at the nursery to the left on the forest path. That leads to the Lower Altenteich. Before that, a signposted path goes to the right. We'll take it. We haven't been to the Köckritzteich yet. A hike at Komoot was the trigger. It is a long way to march before you can get there. There is a covered break area right by the path and the edge of the pond. It's wonderfully quiet here, only swans, coots and geese make noises. But that's like music for city ears. Two geese are so busy with each other that they almost step on our feet as they waddle past. We have our picnic here and rarely does anyone come by on the way. I like it here very much and we are extending our stay accordingly. But at some point we will start our way back. We now lay it so that we walk along the north side of the Lower Altenteich. But that was not a good choice because the path runs a bit away from the pond and you can hardly see anything of it. We then change sides over the dam between the Upper and Lower Altenteich and stay on the Lower. At the refuge we sit there for a while on a sun bed right by the water. Here, too, we see and hear water birds. But most of all we see and hear a lot of people. We will now go backwards via the X-way. That could lead us to the P am Schlossteich. But we do it differently. Somewhere a path to the Sophienteich turns left and we walk it. We had already looked at it a little while ago. Today we want to go on until we hit our morning approach. We see that we are walking on a short dam that separates this Sophiente pond from the Mttelteich. So these two bodies of water collide here, but on different levels. According to the Komoot map, a path also goes a long way along the middle pond from here. I would like to try it too, but not today. We get to our approach path and then back to the car on the Kalkreuther. It is now almost 14 km. And with the glorious sunshine today, it was sometimes unusually warm. And when I got home, I didn't feel like editing at first. That is also part of the time constraint mentioned at the beginning.
April 1, 2021
- Heinz Klocke
To get straight to the point, there is no free instant vaccination option. So the report on MDR television was a duck. If you are already here you have to take the opportunity. I want to do a real lap again. So it goes right first along the edge of the flood channel to the Elbe. On the other side of the Elbe is the Übigau Castle, a building with an interesting and eventful past. Built in 1726 in the time of Augustus the Strong, it was given by his son to his minister Sulkowski. During this time, a direct and straight line connection from the residential palace to Übigau on the left bank of the Elbe was created. There the translation to Castle Übigau took place. About a century later, the mechanical engineering institute Übigau took over the building and used it as its administrative headquarters. And it stayed that way until the recent past. It also served as an administration building in VEB Dampfkesselbau. Now it should finally be made public bit by bit. Another picture shows a harbor crane, erected in 1891. The mechanical engineering institute had a great influence on Saxon industrial development. The first Saxon steamship, the "Queen Maria", was built there. The first German steam locomotive, the Saxonia, was also built there. Johann Andreas Schubert was the initiator for this. The Göltzschtal bridge was also built according to his plans. On the Elbwiese, we head towards the city, always admiring the beautiful view of the right bank of the Elbe. Large patches of blue flowers line the path. Unfortunately, the picture does not reflect the beauty. In the vicinity of the center it gets crowded on the way. The walk ends at the synagogue.
April 1, 2021
- Heinz Klocke
These three vantage points are: The Hellerberg above the A4 driveway, Halde 1 (rubble mountain) and Halde 2 on Proschhübel. B1 is the view from the Hellerberg. There is hardly anything to see of Dresden because you only have a clear view in the direction of Freital. The B3 is the view to the north from the rubble mountain. "As you can see, you see nothing". If you look to the south it looks better. Here you can see something of the city through two gaps in the trees. When the trees are full of leaves, however, the view is restricted again. Completely different then the picture of the dump 2. Here finally one has a view as one would expect. You can see from north to east and south to west. B4 shows the NE direction, the others swivel. Unfortunately, this heap is the lowest of the three current points. You needed the height of heap 1, or a lookout tower. I've already been to all three places, so nothing new. But there is one thing: I climbed the rubble mountain for the first time on the short, steep ascent on the west side. But it was even more important to me that I also found the steep south ascent today. In the fall I was totally lost in a search for it. Today I found the place on the summit plateau where it comes out of the bushes. And there I made my descent right away.
March 31, 2021
- Heinz Klocke
The starting point of the hike is in Klotzsche. First the Silbersee is visited. Tadpoles are not yet in the water, but they are the first frogs attuned to their offspring. The mountain path brings us up the slope with yellow markings. This marking should lead us to the courtyard meadow. She then turns right onto a larger path. And this path now really leads us to the Hofewiese. We had already seen many walkers and hikers on the way. There was a real rush here. Many had hoped to find at least an open kiosk here. But there was only a sign that put visitors off to Easter. But that's by no means certain. Then it goes to the Prießnitz valley. There at the Kannenhenkelbrücke a path runs diagonally up the slope again and, as I know, to the Wettinsäule. A large sign on the path, B 3, then shows where you have to turn off the path. You can't really make such a sign any bigger. Even so, there are dreamers who do not notice it. But then somewhere I notice the error and so we still find this betting column after all. It was built on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the Wettin dynasty. There is also a pillar like this on the Lilienstein, but larger and not as hidden as here. In the valley of the Prießnitz we then go towards Klotzsche. A visit to the Melzer spring showed that its drain is still clogged and everything around it is floating. Quite different with the Puschquelle at the waterfall. It bubbles lively there. You can get tea or coffee there. It's not far to Klotzsche and today's tour ends there at the train station.
March 28, 2021
- Heinz Klocke
I was animated for today's tour by Heike 71's hike on January 20th. J. Your stretch over Dölzschen and the Plauen reason near Heidenschanze interests me especially because that was my home in my childhood. But the special kick brought her picture 16 of the wall pavilion at Altroßthal Castle. This view was known to me immediately because I had already taken exactly this motif an infinitely long time ago. I then looked for this old picture immediately and was happy about it. On my tour these are pictures 2 and 3. My starting point was also in Wölfnitz, but then I chose a different route. It was certainly not as beautiful as Heike's, but I knew it and was interesting because I often had to walk from Dölzschen to Saalhausener during my school days, there was only one sports hall there. On the way from Roßthal to Dölzschen you pass the Dölzschen cemetery and I have memories there too. My little brother was buried there. In the village I then visit my old school, B 12, the inn, now daycare center, B7 and of course the Begerburg. B 11: "He has to come through this hollow alley ..." who goes up from the bottom. Unfortunately, the sun shining from the front did not allow any sensible pictures, not even when looking down into the valley. Pictures 13 and 14 show the former Café Richter (or was it Schneider?). That stands impressively close to the rugged, steep rock face. I can't find out whether it is still a gastronomic establishment. The lettering does not reveal itself to me. Maybe someone can understand that, I would be grateful for clarification. I now take the serpentine road to get to the valley. The stairs Heike had taken would have been good too, but the street was my way to school. Before I went into the valley, I first did one lap around the whole of Dölzschen, all the way down to the Bienertpark. Shortly before the Talstrasse, I quickly take a picture of the hunger tower. I've photographed it very often, but never with such a stupid banner. I then go through the former Wismut area to Coschütz. Where the bismuth used to be, there is now the demolition school - can also be quite explosive.
March 26, 2021
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- Heinz Klocke
The heading already shows where it will go today. The start is at the third track loop. I now walk up the Karlsruhe for about 1 km until I can turn onto the Meiselschachtweg. It runs along the slope side and always gives a view of the valley and the opposite heights. Then the Kesselgrundweg goes off to the right and it now goes downhill. There is no nameplate there, only the information that it goes to Roßtal and Jochhöh. Soon I will pass under the railway tracks of the Windbergbahn, B 1 and 2. I will come across it again and again today. The otherwise known Possendorfer Heddel has been driving this route since 1856. It was intended for the transport of coal from the shafts on the heights. It was only extended to Possendorf after a few years of operation. And from around the turn of the century it was also used for passenger transport due to the onset of tourism. With the onset of bismuth activity, the railway was mainly used to transport uranium ore. 1993 is said to have finally come to an end. After that, there were only a few public trips and I'm happy to have ridden at least once from the main train station to Gittersee. My further path now leads me into the valley to the border of Gittersee and Birkigt. You have interesting views and I pass the plum cake bank. What is that ? I don't know either, but I think it's funny. I am now turning towards Birkigt. There I want to descend further into the valley in the Geiersgraben. Its beginning is so puny that I mistakenly land on private property. Not far down I cross the railway line again. This time, however, through a long tunnel, B6. Only down in the valley is there finally a signpost. I now walk up the Birkig slope again and get to Nieder-Gittersee. Here I want to go back to my previous one
See at home. My family moved there for the Plauen reason after I was a child. On my last visit here our house was no longer inhabited and I wanted to see if it might have been torn down. But how amazed I was when I saw a very nicely renovated house. Impeccable exterior facade, new windows, roof re-covered and the outside area was just worked on. I was very astonished and wonder why it had come so far down. At the next street corner I saw the reason. This is where old post-mining damage is repaired. You have to know that due to the dismantling - or better, overexploitation by the bismuth, entire living areas had to be cleared because the subsoil was moving. At some point it was or was stabilized. Some of the houses had been torn down or repaired and could be moved into again. That's how we came to this apartment. At some point it had become shaky again and now the second wave of renovations is here. My further path now leads me towards the Gitterseebrücke. I walk a long distance directly along the train tracks. In my mind I can still hear the gasping of the locomotives, which I saw very often here on my daily commute. I now take the path to Heidenschanze, or more correctly to the wheat mill at Heidenschanze. This mill with its massive silo, known as the hunger tower, always makes a great impression. Less than a hundred meters from the wheat mill, I took a picture of the former powder mill hidden behind trees and bushes. This established the mill here at this point, long before the wheat mill. Unfortunately, this historically very interesting house is threatened with decay and is completely cordoned off for security reasons, B10. Figure 13 shows the valley guard from a somewhat rare perspective. Mostly you can see the von der Tharandter. I now take my way through the former Wismutgelänďe to Altcoschütz. There in the historic center of the village you can see interesting half-timbered houses as well as some rustic property entrances, B 14, 15. On the B16 you can read a small, brief outline of the history of the Heidenschanze. Coschütz was once an independent place and also had a town hall, which can be seen on B17.
March 11, 2021