The hike begins at the “old school” on Jakob Kneip Strasse. The local poet Jakob Kneip, born in Morshausen in 1881, is the most famous son of the community.
You leave Morshausen at the edge of the village and enjoy views of the Eifel. The carved wooden figure "Jupp" stands at the beginning of the mine path. The lower part of the path leads to the spoil dump and the entrance to the Theresia ore mine.
In the Baybachtal you pass some fish ponds, the historic coal mine of the Theresia ore mine, the Mohrenmühle and the Franzenmühle. Then the path turns to the "Perdskimbel".
The path leads to the start of a serpentine path leading steeply upwards. This leads directly to the rock formation of the Murscher Eselche. From this rock there are imposing views of the Baybach valley.
Now it goes back to Morshausen, you hike through the so-called back forest and get to three wonderful viewpoints before you get to the place itself.
6 days ago
Because we didn't want to walk around the whole Laacher See.
1. Too muddy
2. to overflow
3. too long.
We decided on this variant.
From the Waldfrieden parking lot we went to the Lydia tower.
From here you have a great view over the Laacher See and the Eifel.
The path continues above the lake towards Glees. Beautiful, quiet section of the forest, there are hardly any walkers around.
You then cross the road to Glees, go up the mountain to the left and continue on this forest path.
Almost at the top, the path leads down the mountain to the left. You then continue on this path.
But since we didn't want to walk to the monastery, we had to turn left to the lake at some point.
We went back along the lake to the log cabin.
About 500 m behind it then go up the slope to the right and to the Waldfrieden car park.
January 31, 2021
- 02:025.33 mi2.6 mph350 ft300 ft
Today we went to Waldesch.
A circular route with 9km is just right for the short winter days.
In addition, it is not too far from where I live.The start of the hike is the parking lot next to the Waldescher Church.
Opposite is the board with the hiking routes.
You can take 5 different tours from here.Trail number 5 starts in the parking lot next to the church.
Anyone looking for label no. 5 here is looking desperately.
The path is marked with a white W on a brown background.
From the parking lot, it goes down the valley along a piece of the side streets.
From there it goes through woods and fields around Waldesch. The hike offers great vantage points with a view of the Eifel and the Rhine.
December 30, 2020