- 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.
3 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
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
- Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
- Heinz Klocke
The route first runs through the Junge Heide. In the Nesselgrund up to Boxdorf and then down the Grundstraße. Soon a small valley goes uphill to the left and leads to E.-Wagner-Straße. From there you reach the Waldhofstraße on a field slope. It will soon lead us back down into the valley past Walldmax.
March 6, 2021
- Heinz Klocke
It shouldn't be a big tour, but you can't let the very nice weather pass by. We start at P Mittelteichbad. On the Kalkreuther we go to the nursery and then continue on the hiking trail to the old ponds. Later a signpost shows 2.8 km to Bärwalde. We have actually wanted to get to know this place for a long time. We know its namesake in Lausitz well. But because it should only be a small tour today, we let it be because otherwise that would be 5.6km more. The lower Altenteich is soon reached. It's still almost completely frozen. At the refuge we sit on a sun bed. There are a lot of people here today, no wonder given the weather. And what is particularly pleasant - the paths are perfectly accessible. You're really dry. I had just seen that with a little concern because in the past we often walked there on muddy paths. We continue our tour on the X-way and soon arrive at a junction to the Sophiente pond. We make the little swerve to the dam of the pond and we decide to go around it. Back on the X-way, we soon reach the small parking lot at the castle pond. The Thuringian bratwursts from the local kiosk taste very tasty. Then we go back to the middle pond and the car.
February 25, 2021
- 02:436.64 mi2.4 mph550 ft325 ftMap data © OpenStreetMap contributors
- Heinz Klocke
After yesterday's wonderful spring weather, I read from the weather report that it would be so beautiful again today. So that we wouldn't find paths as muddy as yesterday on the Hohen Stein, we want to try the heather. On the sandy bottom, the moisture will certainly have drained away long ago. And because yesterday we were sweating in winter clothing, light clothes are used today. But first of all, it turns out differently ... The Heidewege was not just just as soggy, but mostly covered with wet snow. And there was absolutely no sign of the warmth of spring. A fresh wind did not create heat anywhere. And after every break you had to warm up a longer distance. We start our tour at the Elbschlösser stop. There it goes to the Albertpark and up to the PM-Weg. This is where the double E path begins. It leads us, always slightly uphill, to the HG path. We turn left towards Heidemühle. But we don't want to achieve this. Our goal is the types of suction. And that's what we want to get to on Old One. When we cross these we turn left. Not much later we cross the Radeberger. Now it is not far to the goal, but interesting because we have never been on this part of the way. As on all paths today, there are many hikers here. Our goal has now been reached and we will start the way back. For this we go on the old three. We will soon cross the Radeberger again and later also the double E-way. Our path then turns into the thief's path and on that we come to the White Deer. The two springs there in the valley are still unusable, despite the abundant rainfall. One is completely dry, with the other a thread-thin water has run down. You can't get tea water there yet. By bus and train it is now back home.
February 21, 2021
- Heinz Klocke
The tour starts from the Karlsruher in Coschütz. It's not far to the Hohe Stein. After turning off the footpath, you can only continue on muddy paths. We visit all the viewing platforms because each one has a different view. All the views are interesting. But the sodden paths spoil the joy a bit because you always have to be careful not to slip or slip. After all, you are very close to the abyss in many places. That is why it soon becomes clear that we want to make another visit here soon on dry roads. That's why I don't take photos today. After the Hohen Stein we go through Coschütz to the descent into the Plauenschen Grund at the Heidenschanze. Passing the gigantic tower of the wheat mill - the "hunger tower" - we reach the Tharandt and the bus stop. I'll take a photo there after all. Behind the mill tower you can see the rock face of the former quarry. And there I saw a climber on the wall for the first time today. I have to clarify whether climbing is now also allowed there. On the left of my photo you can see the rock "Jungfernsprung". I don't think I have to explain this name. Today's hike was short. Because of the bad paths on the Hohen Stein, we do not visit the Heidenschanze on the height, which was actually intended.
February 20, 2021
- Heinz Klocke
In Boxdorf it is the windmill that we want to see. It can only be seen from the outside, but that is also interesting because it looks very massive, almost monumental when you stand in front of it. And there is also a description of their history. We haven't found out whether you can step onto their viewing platform. We want to do that again later. Then we hike through the Fiedlergrund. Despite the snow, the path is easy to walk on, and we're not the first here either. Through the Junge Heide we get to the Heidefriedhof. On television was the commemoration on the 13./14. Feb. reported. And also from graffiti on the memorial. And now we see that. The memorial for 25,000 dead has been defiled by filthy and greasy finches. This is a terrible and unscrupulous desecration of the grave! So this tour ends with an ugly end.
February 15, 2021
- Heinz Klocke
A bright sunshine from the cloudless sky surprises in the morning. However, the six minus degrees are a bit of a shock. But that can get better. And shortly before noon, at only -2 ° C, we then dare to go outside. It shouldn't go far. For a long time I had wanted to visit the meridian column in Hellerau again. Soon we will have reached them. The path through the snowy terrain in the sunshine was wonderful. From the description I understand that this column probably had more local significance because it was supposed to be used for the precise measurement of land areas, which was then relevant for taxation.
The way back through the Junge Heide led us through the Olterstein area. It was a dream weather on one of the rare winter days with sun AND snow.
January 31, 2021