I had the Ellbachsee near Kniebis on my agenda for a long time and today I finally made it there. I found the associated viewing platform particularly exciting, from which you have a beautiful view of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The route I clicked together consists of many very beautiful root paths and hiking trails and is already worth a trip even without the lake.
about 22 hours ago
After a long wait, today I was finally able to complete the Kandel-Höhenweg. The last stage led from Sankt Peter to Freiburg. At the beginning, the path led out of the Black Forest village via an asphalt road. You quickly find yourself above the community, which is beautifully embedded in the Black Forest, and has a view of the monastery complex, including its dominant church. From here, the rest of the way leads over beautiful, narrow hiking trails. Past viewpoints such as the Streckereck and the Rosskopf. The latter offers a brilliant view from its observation tower. The crowning glory of a beautiful path is the Freiburg Castle Hill with a magnificent view of the city and the cathedral before it ends in the city center.Overall, I would recommend the Kandel-Höhenweg at any time, as every stage was something special in itself.Here again the other stages:
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2 days ago
An absolutely brilliant tour was announced today. With Trio Reisen von Schenkenzell, we went to the French Münstertal in the Vosges to tackle the famous four-lake hike from there. This route leads on mostly beautiful hiking trails (including many root paths) past the four lakes Lac Vert, Lac des Truites ou du Forlet, Lac Noir and Lac Blanc. Here one is more beautiful than the other. There is also no shortage of refreshment stops on this route. The tarte aux myrtilles (blueberry cake) is particularly recommended. In addition to the lakes, there are also many brilliant views of the Münstertal, the Rhine Graben and the Black Forest. The three highest mountains in the Vosges, the Große Belchen (Grand Ballon), the Storkenkopf and the Hohneck are almost always in sight.The only thing that could be criticized about this tour would be the fact that there are quite a few people there.
3 days ago
Today I let Schiltach take me with me and drop me off in Dunningen. The hike back to my car then took place via Heiligenbronn, past the Winzeln airport and the community of Aichhalden and from there via the steep path down to the Kinzig valley. Especially the section from the customs house to Schiltach was really nice. Unfortunately, there was also one or the other asphalt passage beforehand.Worth mentioning at this point is the Winzeln airfield, which was really in operation today. In the short time in which I passed it, three glider pilots and two smaller propeller planes landed. It's always interesting to watch.
4 days ago
With summery temperatures, a very sporty tour was announced today. The goal was the Elzach district of Oberprechtal.The round began at the Landwassereck mountain inn, which is on the saddle between Gutach and Oberprechtal. From there the tour led over forest paths around the place. After about 7km, you cross the valley for the first time and there is a steep ascent. However, this was rewarded with a magnificent view of large parts of the Black Forest from the paraglider take-off point (approx. 1000m above sea level). The fountain there was also very welcome. The path continued towards the Kapfhütte, which in turn had beautiful views. After the descent I crossed the Prechtal again before another ascent was waiting for me. This led back to the starting point of the hike at Landwassereck.
5 days ago
Today's after-work tour led from Fohrenbühl over the forest houses to Sulzbach. There is a beautiful path around the entire place, which allows a view of the community from almost every direction. The path led back to Fohrenbühl via the Bruckhof and the "Gedächtnishaus" inn and observation tower.This tour consisted almost exclusively of great hiking trails and had very few asphalt sections. For a relaxed evening round, I can warmly recommend this trail😀
6 days ago
Today was one of my favorite rounds. This leads first from Gutach to the Farrenkopf. There you not only have a beautiful view, but almost always meet hikers who are on the Westweg and have a break at the Hasemannhütte. Interesting encounters are inevitable.From the Farrenkopf the path led over the Haseneckle and the Kreuzberg chapel to the Husen castle. Nice views of the city included. It went back to the starting point via forest roads.The paths were consistently good to very good on this tour 👍
7 days ago
- 02:3610.3 mi4.0 mph1,425 ft1,450 ft
After a short break, I managed to hike a little round today. Due to heavy rain and follow-up appointment, it was only enough for a tour on well-known forest paths and paved bike paths.From Schiltach we went to the Lauterbach high-altitude district Sulzbach and from there back over the Kienbach and Schiltach valleys.
August 3, 2020
My after-work session started today in Schenkenzell and initially led to the Staufenkopf. The hard climb is rewarded with a great view of Schenkenzell. Most of the way then leads through beautiful forest paths to Reinerzau. Here you cross the valley and cross the next mountain to come towards Kaltbrunn. After a short distance through the village, there is a small climb again, which leads to the beautiful castle rock chapel. The way back goes back to Schenkenzell via the Witticher valley and then along the little Kinzig.
July 30, 2020
- 03:4015.1 mi4.1 mph2,375 ft2,300 ft
Today the Oberwolfacher Rankach Valley was on the plan and I have to say that it was a fantastic tour, except for the first half kilometer that led through tall grass with ticks. The beginning was at the church in the Walke district and led to the high Kreuzsattel hut. This hut of the Black Forest Association is open on Sundays. From there the path continues to the nearby Vesperstube Harkhof. Over part of the west path, past a magnificent viewpoint, we continued to the Haaghütte. There the route branches off from the Westweg and leads first to the Moserhütte and then to the Gütschkopf. This again offers a great view of the surrounding mountains. The last section leads back to Oberwolfach via beautiful hiking trails.
July 29, 2020