About Gerd Rosenkranz
Warum in die Ferne schweifen ...
... ist eh gerade schwer
- Joerg W.
🌞We start at 8 a.m. in St. Goarshsausen. We climb a small, unkempt, aging serpentine path and soon reach our first great vantage point with a view of Rheinfels Castle. A few 100m away is the so-called Dreiburgenblick with cat and mouse. We touch the Rheinblick settlement and climb a long, leafy ramp down into the valley with a wonderful view of Katz Castle. Almost arrived at the banks of the Rhine, we decide to climb again (Rheinsteig) and after a few switchbacks we pass Katz Castle, graze a few great vantage points and reach the Heide housing estate. We pass a toboggan run and descend to the Loreley tourist point. It's 9:30 a.m. early in the day. No people 😊. Greatly laid out paths and magnificent views of the Rhine Valley in both directions🙌. We follow the Rheinsteig and pass another viewing temple and exposed rocks, which we climb and catch a dizzying view of the surroundings. It continues to the Fünfseenblick. But here you can only see two "lakes". After another 500m we climb steeply downhill on a narrow path into a beautiful brook valley, cross this and hike uphill to Bornich. From there you continue across meadows and rapeseed fields and forests and cross a stream again at a nice half-timbered house. We continue uphill on a narrow path through the deciduous forest until we reach Patersberg. From there, the old Haudererstrasse leads us back to the starting point 🌞✌
May 8, 2021
- Joerg W.
We traditionally start early in the morning in Singhofen at 8 a.m. The first 3 km over fields and along the quartz gravel works, before we catch the first great views in the forest down into the Mühlbachtal at two nice viewpoints (Rabenley), one of which has a bench. From there it goes steeply down into the Mühlbachtal and cross the valley on a modern footbridge. Apparently the flood in 2019 destroyed the old jetty. We continue along the Mühlbach, past the Holleser Steg until a steep ascent and the signs for "Wasserfall" lead us to Teufelsdell. A 4m high waterfall with a picnic area in a small side gorge. Then we continue to climb the forest path and arrive at the Alteburg at km 11. 2500 years ago there was a Celtic settlement here. A modern display board explains the history. Up here there is a very nice circular path with several magnificent views and benches down into the Mühlbachtal. It's worth it! A wide forest path then leads us back across fields to the Singhofen starting point. Nice tour👍
April 17, 2021
- Gerd Rosenkranz
An easy, family-friendly tour around the Heidberg. The viewpoint of Bad Münster am Stein and Rheingrafenstein Castle is a highlight of the tour, the castle itself the second. The castle and the rock on which it lies are reminiscent of the story of Ronja the robber's daughter. At the end, the path leads past Rheingrafenstein Castle. Unfortunately, this can hardly be recognized as such.
April 5, 2021
- Joerg W.
Start shortly before 8 a.m., in the idyllic Grenzau district. The small settlement is surrounded by steep forest slopes, absolute basin location. From the visually impressive St. Peter and Paul Chapel, the path leads steeply up to the Grenzau castle ruins, which are unfortunately closed (open April-October). From there it goes quickly on a small path steeply downhill into the Bexbach gorge. We hike through the valley for a few km and after a good 5 km it goes steeply uphill on beautiful forest paths to the Teufelsberg, from which we have another great view of the valley with its disused railway line. We stay at the top, soon leave the forest and cross fields to Naurod. The wind blows strongly. Shortly before the village of Alsbach it starts to pour heavily. Particularly uncomfortable in combination with the strong cross wind💨. We take a short break under a bench and group of trees. Unfortunately, it's still early in the year. A crown of leaves that could provide protection from the heavy rain is still missing. We decide to shorten the tour due to the weather, but shortly before the destination we consciously take a loop over a muddy meadow path, reach a forest and end the tour on the so-called Raubritterweg (nice, narrow forest path) back in the Kannenbäckersiedlung Grenzau.
March 13, 2021