About Svenja

Ich wohne im nördlichen Köln und bin überall dort unterwegs, wo man in maximal 2 Stunden (meist mit der Bahn) hinkommt - also hauptsächlich Eifel, Rhein, ein wenig Mosel, Westerwald etc. :) Wer Lust hat, mich mal zu begleiten, kann mich gern auf Facebook oder Instagram (@hiking_svenja) anschreiben!Bleibt auf den Wegen & nehmt eure Abfälle (auch Taschentücher und Bananenschalen) wieder mit! Danke :)

Distance travelled

731 mi

Time in motion

238:37 h

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  1. Svenja went for a hike.

    4 days ago

    17.1 mi
    3.4 mph
    1,850 ft
    2,450 ft
    christian, Philipp and 53 others like this.
    1. Svenja

      My first tour with Komootler escort 😊 Thanks to @eifelfranke aka Johannes for helping plan and coming! Was twice the joy :)The first stage begins in the picturesque Blankenheim an der Ahrquelle and, once you have really got out of the village and arrived in the forest, leads largely over beautiful and luckily shady paths. So we arrived Schuppdiwupp at Freilinger See, i.e. at the end of stage 1, and enjoyed our reward ice cream in the midst of happy bathers. No trace of a pandemic or lockdown - kind of bizarre, and very beautiful! 😊We continued on stage 2, unfortunately now for a long time there was no little shade far and wide, but the ascent to the Hühnerberg (a somewhat strange route - especially with yesterday's conditions we asked ourselves whether it could not be done with a little less underground Turns, i.e. more direct, could have designed! 😅).
      The summit feeling and the wide panoramic view made up for all the effort. After a few more kilometers through fields (sooo many cornflowers and poppies, magical!), We at least went through the forest again - but the sun was just so vertical over us that there was unfortunately no shade 😅 what the heck, at least visually a pleasure.
      When we arrived in Aremberg, we had cold drinks in the castle tavern, on whose terrace you can enjoy the wide view over the Eifel.
      Freshly strengthened, we could of course not miss the detour to Aremberg Castle. In addition to the restored tower, there are numerous remains of the wall in the bushes. In addition, a rest area with table and benches invites you to take a break.
      For us it was now down to the bus stop in Antweiler to return to Blankenheim by bike (and hiking) bus.An all-round successful, varied tour with a very nice company! 😊

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      • 3 days ago

  2. Svenja went for a hike.

    June 12, 2021

    17.9 mi
    2.9 mph
    2,000 ft
    2,075 ft
    Frank, Mikka 🌻🦮 and 52 others like this.
    1. Svenja

      That was a really nice tour yesterday, not only to finally go on group hikes again, but also to arrive back in the great and varied hiking area of Cologne (even if it is of course a little further away from Cologne).
      Unfortunately it was often cloudy, but the sun kept showing up.
      Everything was there: Ehrbachklamm and Baybachklamm, of course, but also ruins, fields, climbing over rocks ... and a nice stop at the Schmausemühle.
      However, I do not advise you to follow exactly this route, as it went two or three times over paths (and bridges) that are no longer maintained. But there are many nice ways to combine the two valleys into one tour! :)

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      • June 13, 2021

  3. Svenja went for a hike.

    June 1, 2021

    7.39 mi
    2.9 mph
    1,225 ft
    2,000 ft
    Claus.j, Patricia and 68 others like this.
    1. Svenja

      My last tour of this unforgettable hiking holiday, and I think I couldn't have picked a better one for my (temporary) farewell.
      Here everything is offered again - of course waterfalls, including the Todtnauer WF, Germany's highest natural waterfall, almost untouched nature (although you walk several times near the road), rest areas that look like a painting, a bit of culture ...
      The village of Todtnau itself is also worth seeing and there are countless hiking trails that lead here.
      I walked the Wasserfallsteig from Feldberg Hebelhof to Todtnau, but of course it works the other way around - but then it's more uphill (which can be exhausting, especially in such sunny weather), and on the other hand, at least I found it to be the culmination of this holiday trip to marvel at the Todtnau waterfall at the end of the tour (luckily enough photo time had been factored in.).
      So I drove back to Titisee, where I took the bus again through the mountains - past Notschrei and Schauinsland, which are at the top of the list for my next visit - where I was looking at this (recommendation, because also especially friendly: Café Seeblick) enjoyed my last ice cream sundae in the Black Forest for the time being.
      It was wonderful! The landscape is a dream, and I received so many great tips and help online and offline, or just had nice conversations, that I didn't even have the feeling that I was traveling alone. 🤗
      The unbelievable weather was of course the cherry on the top of this Black Forest cake from a hiking trip! 🍰
      Thank you & hopefully see you soon!

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      • June 2, 2021

  4. Patricia, christian and 73 others like this.
    1. Svenja

      Now I'm back home - my feet don't even know what's going on 😅 - and I can calmly review my last Black Forest tours.
      As Christian already writes below, this one is a classic that I couldn't miss (original title "From Hinterzarten through the Höllental and the Ravennaschlucht into the Kingdom of Heaven").
      On the way from Hinterzarten to the Ravennaschlucht and through it it was comparatively well attended (although Monday) - there is a lot to see on this route (old sawmills, mills, forges, and of course the gorge itself) Shops and the paths - also through the gorge - are feasible for children (but please do not underestimate them, especially after rainfall or sub-zero temperatures!).
      After walking through the Wutach Gorge two days earlier, it was easier for me to leave this "small" gorge relatively quickly in order to find lonely paths. But precisely because it is narrower and the waterfalls are a bit higher, it has its own charm and cannot really be compared!
      At the upper end of the gorge there is currently Cold drinks and ice cream against trust, which was very welcome on this warm day. But I only drank my cyclist a few meters away, in a shady and lonely place in the forest :)At the following lookout points on rocks, I inevitably felt reminded of similar tours on Rheinburgenweg / Rheinsteig - only that unfortunately there is no river in the valley, but a road, whose noises I was able to block out most of the time. The view over the mountains is too beautiful.
      On the way I also activated "Birdnet" (Christian, I think the tip for the app was from you? Great thing !!), because I wanted to know who was singing at the polyphonic concert. What can I say - on the Posthaldenfelsen, the app was very sure to recognize the kestrel (I checked it again), and on the further way it was recognized girlitz, tail tit, black woodpecker, blackcap, song thrush, fitis and robin (load the Screenshot still high)! 🦅🐦🐦🐦
      The majority of the route ran on the "Querweg Freiburg - Bodensee", which is a high-altitude path from which you can look into the Höllental - so I didn't actually walk through the Höllental, but was accompanied by it, and it was more heavenly than hell, because 95% of this path runs on very narrow paths in absolute solitude. However, there was actually no bank for a while, which is why I was very happy about the very new looking one at kilometer 11.5 😅To the Frauensteigfelsen - Petra, thank you very much for the tip! - From a fork in the road, you can reach both the Hornbühlweg and - of course - the Frauensteigweg, which runs below. I decided to follow Komoot's navigation via the upper one, because after 15km (and hiking day 5 in a row) I wasn't angry about saving myself a bit of distance and ascent. The Hornbühlweg is unspectacular, but the view of and from the Frauensteigfelsen is all the more magnificent. I was really happy to have this highlight built in after Petra pointed out!With the energy recharged here, it was now down to Himmelreich (höhöhö, who would have thought that I would come in here - Tusch ... 😉), and another unforgettable tour in the Black Forest was over ...

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      • June 1, 2021

  5. Svenja went for a hike.

    May 30, 2021

    walter vilz, Armin Allgäu😊 and 77 others like this.
    1. Svenja

      Hach ... 🌊⛰️⛰️🤩 Svenja in Wanderhimmel, part 4 ...* Menzenschwander waterfalls: typical excursion destination with parking lots and bars nearby, accordingly well attended (although I would have expected much more). Can be built into a tour with other destinations, very nice, worth it!
      * Spießhorn: Wow! Great foresight, unfortunately you can hear the motorcyclists from the valley - I was able to hide it well because the view is so gigantic.
      * Herzogenhorn: Big wow !! Pack your hat, on the summit the wind whistles around your ears, while you can enjoy the all-round panorama with a view of the Alps (the top of a 4000-meter peak could actually be seen above the clouds!)
      I also can't put into words how great it is to just be able to come back! 🥨🥪🍺🍰

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      • May 30, 2021

  6. Svenja went for a hike.

    May 29, 2021

    Klaus Ludewig, christian and 67 others like this.
    1. Svenja

      😭😲😳😃😭😲😳😃😭😲😳😃😭😲😳😃That's how I felt yesterday - pee in my eyes, of course, only with happiness. Otherwise, the photos speak for themselves - there are really many, but there is no other way on the tour ...* at the end hardly any photos because I tried to get the last bus (I missed, but plan B worked tippi-toppi)
      * finally I know again why I always take the first aid kit with me ... (not used for myself)
      * It was very empty, although weekend and sunshine. That should have been due to the fact that it rained heavily until Wednesday, and then many avoid the gorges out of caution. The extra water made it a little more spectacular, and I didn't find it dangerous anywhere (as long as you look where you are stepping - wet stones and such ...)

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      • May 30, 2021

  7. Svenja went for a hike.

    May 28, 2021

    9.91 mi
    2.7 mph
    1,950 ft
    2,025 ft
    Armin Allgäu😊, envelopress and 74 others like this.
    1. Svenja

      First of all, a big thank you to the local and knowledgeable Markus, who kindly allowed me to chat and acted as a mountain guide on the alpine climb 😊 I also got a lot of great route tips, so I must now really move here! 😅 In the few days I can't do it ... but I'd love to!Basically, I walked the Feldbergsteig today, but with a "detour" via the Alpinen Steig along the slope (that would have been the part that I would have liked to have walked yesterday - and thank God I didn't).Today I had a significantly higher proportion of the path than yesterday, and the prospects - just WOW! I got a few more photos ... 😬The beginning of the Feldbergsteig, however, is unfortunately a developed hiking / cycling / everything motorway, mostly nice and wide and tarred, and the consequences of winter sports can be clearly seen on the slopes. It is nicer to climb the Feldberg on the other side - and if you are here it is of course a must;)There was snow too! A surprising amount - not only on distant peaks, but also under my feet! Crazy. It won't be long if the weather continues like this. ☀️A great mountain tour with a bit of climbing, foresight, nice spontaneous accompaniment, the Feldsee, lots of bubbling streams ... I am perfectly happy! 😊

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      • May 28, 2021

  8. Svenja went for a hike.

    May 27, 2021

    12.5 mi
    3.0 mph
    2,450 ft
    1,475 ft
    1. Svenja

      Good Morning! What a great arrival in the Black Forest yesterday!
      Originally, I wanted to walk the entire Jägersteig - after the Bildstein, simply go back down and then along the Schluchsee back to the train station - and then take a second short tour in the direction of Feldberg. On the way there, however, I had already noticed that the bus timetables did not work because the last bus was leaving much earlier than I had hoped, and I wasn't sure whether a taxi would collect me at the Feldberg at 9 p.m. + (😅 - yes, would have it ...).
      In any case, while taking a break with a fantastic view of the Bildstein, the clever thought occurred to me: I'll just run over there! In Feldberg, however, reason triumphed, and I stopped doing the little alpine lap, but took the last bus. I would probably have made it before sunset, and the nice taxi company from Todtnau would have picked me up too ("Just let me know, I have nothing more to do tonight!"), But you don't have to risk it in an area where I don't know my way around.
      I'll catch up on the alpine lap, but yesterday's tour was just great in itself. It went up to the Bildstein on narrow, deeply rooted paths, interrupted by views of the Schluchsee. I took the switchbacks, but the very hard ones can also go straight up the mountain in places ... 😳The sign describes the picture stone, which really offers a great view, as "the Loreley of the Schluchsee";)We then continued towards Feldberg on mostly very wide paths, but that wasn't bad at all, because on the one hand it remained lonely and on the other hand we went through other beautiful landscapes. Basically, I followed Komoot most of the time - which came out surprisingly well with my spontaneous rescheduling - but when I got to the Philosophenweg, I couldn't resist taking another narrow path through the forest. Many, many (large) trees fell over there, over which I had to climb and under which I sometimes had to crawl under. The path is also barely recognizable in places and was very soft from days of rain. So it was more of an adventure than a philosopher's path, but the detour was totally worth it!Another highlight along my route was the short stretch through moorland on footbridges.The weather played along the whole time and should hold up 🤞🤞🤞
      I'm really looking forward to the next tours here! 😊

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      • May 28, 2021

  9. Svenja planned a hike.

    May 26, 2021

    Pjotre, Trekknik (Niklas) and 2 others like this.
  10. Svenja planned a hike.

    May 26, 2021

    8.57 mi
    2.2 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Pjotre and Kai like this.
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