Marcel Simon

About Marcel Simon

"Die Welt sehen, Dinge, an die heranzukommen gefährlich ist, hinter Mauern blicken, sich näherkommen, einander finden und fühlen, das ist der Sinn des Lebens." ☺ 🚴‍♂️ 🥾(Das erstaunliche Leben des Walter Mitty)

Distance travelled

3,639 mi

Time in motion

401:36 h

Recent Activity
  1. Marcel Simon went for a bike ride.

    April 11, 2021

    55.3 mi
    12.4 mph
    5,000 ft
    5,025 ft
    Diana, Benjamin Buch and 40 others like this.
    1. Marcel Simon

      The goal of today's Sunday tour was once again the Thuringian Sea: The start was the compensation pool in Eichicht. From here we first went to the Hohenwarten Dam, which attracted countless visitors due to the good weather. After the Hohenwarte reservoir view, the route took me over a very well developed path, always up the mountain to Steinsdorf. When we arrived back in Leutenberg, we went to the Oberland again! 😉 On course for the Bleilochtalsperre I roamed through some quiet and idyllic villages. ☺️ And there is a lot to discover in the Oberland, such as the last witnesses of the former Thuringian Oberland Railway (former Triptis-Marxgrün route). 🛤️ In the Remptendorf / Lückenmühle area in particular, these cannot be overlooked. Today you can easily explore this stretch of the route with the largest number of tunnels in Germany on foot and pass the famous Ziemestal Viaduct - an absolute recommendation! 😉
      After I had reached the Bleilochtalsperre, I decided to take a little detour to Graefenwarth and Saalburg. You also ride the Oberland cycle path, which stretches between Saalburg and Schleiz. A railway line once ran here, which was converted into a cycle path not long ago after it was closed in the 1990s. This receives a clear recommendation from me, as it is very pleasant to drive through beautiful landscapes and offers sufficient opportunities to take a break (seating with bike racks)! ☺️👍 In 2021 I will definitely pay a visit or two to this cycle path. 😉 To get to the lead-hole dam, turn onto another, also very good, cycle path in Gräfenwarth, which was built on the former track bed of a feeder route to the dam. In the entire area there are some information boards that show the history of these old railway lines very nicely with pictures and text. ☺️👍🛤️
      The way back was via already known routes, whereby I got a decent shower on the last km from Steinsdorf to Leutenberg because of the onset of rain. A good start to the new April weather week for all of you! 🤗

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      • April 12, 2021

  2. Marcel Simon went for a hike.

    April 4, 2021

    15.6 mi
    3.2 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,975 ft
    Diana, Andrea 🙋🏻‍♀️🐾 and 38 others like this.
    1. Marcel Simon

      Traditionally, we started our family hike on Easter Sunday today! 😉 This led us through the Hüttengrund up to Schweinbach. 😊
      From there, I continued in the direction of Reichenbach - again new hiking territory for me. 😁 So I first decided to make a detour to the Reichenbacher Halde. Despite the warning signs, the trip was worth it, as you are rewarded with an unbelievably great view of the Loquitztal at your feet. 😊 The paths in the woods around the heap are a little wanderer's dream: natural, not overgrown and also not disrupted. These were the paths down to the Loquitztal. Here I turned onto the Loquitz cycle path in the direction of Hockeroda, which this path connects with Probstzella. This path is not asphalted, but provided with compacted subsoil material, so that the overall quality can be assessed as quite good. However, in some places it is quite up and down, so that you need to be in good physical condition even though you stay in the valley. 😅 Nonetheless worth a visit - I've already ridden it on my bike. 😉
      When I arrived in Hockeroda, I turned into the Sormitztal. From here I followed the original course of the Sormitz hiking trail on the Hockeroda - Leutenberg section: This once ran down in the valley, right next to the railway line. Today the official route runs over the mountains on the other side of the valley (via Schliefert, Langerod- and Löhmberg). The old signposts and hiking trail symbols are still there and easily recognizable. Overall, the path is also suitable for hiking, but less so for cycling. But especially if you don't necessarily have the desire or condition to walk up the mountains on the other side, this original path is a good alternative! 😉 However, it must be said that this path leads over two meadows. And there it can happen in summer that you suddenly stand in front of a closed pasture fence and a herd of cows - it's no longer an official route. 🙈
      Happy Easter Monday to all of you! 🤗

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      • April 4, 2021

  3. Marcel Simon went for a bike ride.

    April 3, 2021

    Benjamin Buch, Christian W and 24 others like this.
    1. Marcel Simon

      Today there was a biting wind in places, but luckily it came from the north. 🌬 If you drive on the Saale cycle path from Jena to Saalfeld, you always head south / south-west. Ideal conditions to start the first complete tour from Jena to Leutenberg with a tailwind and full speed today. 😊🚴‍♀️

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      • April 3, 2021

  4. Marcel Simon went for a bike ride.

    March 31, 2021

    37.2 mi
    14.9 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,050 ft
    Anja, Armin and 15 others like this.
    1. HoffiKC

      Hello Marcel
      very nice tour
      And back, probably by raft. 😊😊
      Hall greetings from KC

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      • April 1, 2021

  5. Marcel Simon went for a bike ride.

    March 30, 2021

    🐾Grit 🐕‍🦺, Armin and 17 others like this.
    1. Marcel Simon

      After yesterday's test ride, I personally opened the 2021 cycling season for myself today - and what could have been better for me than the Saale cycle path !? ☺️ 🚴‍♂️ 🎉 Have a nice sunny week to all of you! ☀️

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      • March 30, 2021

  6. Marcel Simon went for a bike ride.

    March 29, 2021

    HoffiKC, Anja and 16 others like this.
    1. Marcel Simon

      Spring is slowly taking off! 😊 Today I took this as an opportunity to wake my bike from its almost three-month hibernation. 😴 🚴‍♀️ So in the late afternoon it was time to inflate the air, oil the chain and head to the Oberland for a first test drive. The result: passed with flying colors! 😊 Now nothing stands in the way of tomorrow's "official" opening of my personal cycling season 2021! 👍 The sunset was still the icing on the cake today! 😊

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      • March 29, 2021

  7. Marcel Simon went for a hike.

    March 28, 2021

    Andrea 🙋🏻‍♀️🐾, HoffiKC and 39 others like this.
    1. Marcel Simon

      Today's Sunday tour took me southwest of Leutenberg to the "Steinerne Heide" and the area around Probstzella - new territory for me in terms of hiking technology. 😉
      We first went over the Rodaer Berg to Rosenthal. From there I followed the path to Schlaga, a small, sleepy place between Schweinbach and Großgeschwenda. 😉 From here my feet carried me to Kleinneundorf, past the "Käppele" and over the Pöhlberg in the direction of Loquitztal. There I met the slate path coming from Lehesten, on which the Lutherweg also runs. Since the former inner-German border ran in this region, there are still many visible remains, e.g. an old border tower, the border strip or old convoy routes - a piece of history. Interested parties are warmly attached to the area around Probstzella, as it is here in this regard. there is so much to discover. 😉
      The journey continued on the Luther Trail to Probstzella. This soon tapered to a beautiful narrow forest path. Even before Probstzella you pass various old quarries and slate heaps, e.g. the "Friedrichshoffnung". The "blue gold" accompanies you here all the time - you are in the Thuringian Slate Mountains. 😉 In Probstzella itself, I only crossed a small residential area before taking the urban slate circular route. I left this after the "Ziermannsbruch" and set course for the Kolditzberg. I also make a clear recommendation for this goal! 😊 You can reach the mountain via a beautiful forest path (natural, not disheveled and not overgrown) and cross quiet pine forests - an absolute hiking dream! 😊 The "relaxation bench" or the "Kolditzhütte" located at the very top offer relaxation. From here I made a quick detour to the "Druidenkuppe". 🧙‍♂️ It is an impressive rock formation and therefore a protected ground monument. You have to search a bit and walk a narrow path, but it's worth it! 😉 I didn't run into Miraculix here, though. 😁🧙‍♂️
      Due to the time, we finally went back to Leutenberg via the paths we had already walked. 😊

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      • March 29, 2021

  8. Marcel Simon went for a hike.

    March 25, 2021

    3.58 mi
    3.7 mph
    525 ft
    550 ft
    Paula, HoffiKC and 13 others like this.
    1. Marcel Simon

      In today's short break from running, we went back to the well-known Landgrave in Jena and then went to the Windknollen. Today I noticed the many colorful hiking trail symbols! After walking along a "yellow bar" and a "green bar", I am still missing red and blue in the color palette. Hikes in / around Jena will probably be planned soon. 😉👍

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      • March 25, 2021

  9. Marcel Simon went for a hike.

    March 24, 2021

    6.99 mi
    3.5 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,550 ft
    Armin, Benjamin Buch and 17 others like this.
    1. Marcel Simon

      The beautiful weather could not only be observed from inside and so I was drawn out a second time! I started where I left off on today's tour of the jungle path. 😁 Then my feet took me on well-known paths to the Kirchberg, from which I was able to experience a wonderful sunset that rounded off the day. 😊

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      • March 24, 2021

  10. Marcel Simon went for a hike.

    March 24, 2021

    Armin, Klaus and 17 others like this.
    1. Marcel Simon

      Even if it has been an unofficial destination for many hikers for a long time, the day finally came: After a lot of preparations and postponements caused by corona, the Leutenberg Primeval Forest Trail was officially opened today. 😊 After greetings and thanks, including by the district administrator and the Leutenberg mayor, the veiled stele at the train station was unveiled, thus opening the way. 😊
      After the official opening, a small delegation went on a short hike on the jungle path. So it went in single file, at a distance of 1.5 m, along the path, led by the Leutenberg hiking trail attendant. This time, however, I turned home a little earlier and so I can no longer handle the last section of the route. 😁
      May the path be discovered and followed by many hikers. At this point, my express recommendation again: For a hike on the primeval forest path, the way to Leutenberg is worthwhile! 😉

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      • March 24, 2021

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