The goal of this tour was the old cement factory in Häcklingen, the industrial area at the old plant near Embsen and the renatured Bach Billerbeck between Embsen and Melbeck.This could only be planned as a mountain bike tour, in detail it was also a trial and error attempt. The old gravel plant in Häcklingen is actually fenced, but there are passageways that were created by someone. Enter at your own risk! In the former quarry there is also a mountain bike training area, which the youngsters have designed themselves. Through a gap I was able to leave this area again and was then heading towards Embsen.The ADAC training ground is in Embsen, which was of no interest to me. I wanted to take a look at the industrial area with the old factory. What that used to be is not yet apparent to me, but it is probably now being used by "Raiffeisen".The ultimate goal was the renatured Billerbeck Bachtal between Embsen and Melbeck. Here is a little gem that only insiders know. Usually you drive past it.
3 days ago
This tour went in the direction of Amelinghausen, turning point was the Lopausee. Since this tour was not the first time, hardly any pictures of the route. The drought is noticeable, the dandelions did not really stand out on the pale meadows and the farmers were busy bringing their water cannons to the fields. The drought is a disaster for forest and farmers. Of course not for cycling with blue.An important point for me was to look after the herd at the sheep farm in Kronsbergheide. Yes, she was still there, with black lambs and little goats. They wouldn't have anything to eat out in the heath at the moment anyway.Even at the chapel in Barnstedt, this beautiful gem, I couldn't resist.The route is a bit hilly, with the first climb to Südergellersen, the zwote to Oldendorf and the third from Lopausee to Betzendorf. You will then be rewarded with a nice descent, either to Heinsen or Barnstedt. They're both good, I'm always looking forward to doing this tour.
April 25, 2020
What is there to see? I saw a herd of deer at Schnellenberger Allee for the first time and And two pairs of cranes in the fields between Westergellersen and Kirchgellersen. They could only be captured halfway with a focal length of 600 mm. Otherwise you don't see this area. Since we are going through a dry period in the north again, the colors of the meadows are very pale and the dandelions are not really showing off. The rapeseed begins to bloom here too.
April 16, 2020
This tour led to the northwest in the march to Krümse. Partly along the Ilmenau bike path. Of this, the course of this bike path, between Oldershausen and Tönnhausen, is very attractive. Dogs went to the old picking basins to look at the bird life. Was still pretty quiet.There is a stork nest in the heap village of Krümse, which was occupied by both storks this year. Last year it was only one, at least this time of year.It is important for a tour on the farm roads to know the transitions over transverse rivers and ditches. Here it was the Ilau snow trench which is an obstacle. If you are unlucky you end up in a dead end.
April 16, 2020
Thursday is a normal weekday and the city is well filled with city tours and passers-by in the late morning. A special event every spring is the blooming of the old tulip trees in the town hall garden and every city tour that starts at the town hall leads there. It's different this year. Nature does it alone, but despite all of this, the AGL has planted new pansies. Some things go on somehow.This place is about 200 m from my home, I wanted to take a look at it in peace. Since this is very short, I expanded the whole thing and captured impressions with the camera. This was only possible because the inner city was thinned out and was almost deserted at the usual hot spots. (Thanks to those who stayed at home). Hardly any children, teenagers or students. Everything is tight, including the new music school. Public life is practically silent and is ideally located in the home office.How high the collateral damage of the pandemic will be is still completely unclear. The virus is there and will be with us for a long time. If we now believe that this is all humbug, everything was in vain. It is up to us whether the optimists are right: "We can still do this" or the pessimists "We can not do it". The fear of the healthcare system is that mass of sick people in the hospitals will reach us in the next 2 weeks. It will also have a certain negative side effect that other deadly diseases can no longer be optimally treated. Corona-19 is not the only one.Act wisely, think twice if a tour is absolutely necessary. Leave space for families with children and choose the nature near you, with understanding and position knowledge you can enjoy nature without endangering being outside. It will be different than usual, but can also gain, at least in knowledge.This will be my last public tour, I am now going to quarantine for 14 days, for now. Stay healthy.
April 3, 2020
At the beginning of this tour I was a little queasy and was in doubt. In the middle of the city on Sunday morning. As a hamburger I have lived in the old town of Lüneburg for 30 years and know when nothing is going on on Sunday between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Public services no longer exist and the gastronomy has been completely closed since yesterday, so no brunch. All hotels are dense, no coaches, no tours etc., but the weather was good. Cold wind and sunny.This tour is a documentation of the emptiness, which was even clearer in the city than in the Ilmenauauen or the Treidelweg as a popular jogging area or for dogs. In the late morning, as everywhere else, this began to change.The beginning was the western part of the old town, there is usually little going on here, in the absence of guided tours, and went around the city center, with a final dangling around Scunthorpeplatz.Today would have been a day for gastronomy, but it has been completely closed since yesterday. The photos show few people, that was really the case and if you met them, you could dodge them generously. Quiet, very few cars and no children.I am thinking of those who are not allowed to work, the children and parents who no longer have public playgrounds and kindergartens, also the young people who would like to meet, but are not allowed to. But also to those who have to work around the clock, every day and are exposed to uncertain risks. And to those who cannot get a visitor and are not allowed out.Even if Lüneburg is a beautiful city, it shouldn't be an incentive to visit it. It doesn't bring us anything at the moment, everyone who lives from tourism doesn't earn anything. Everything is closed except grocery stores, drug stores and pharmacies. When it will normalize is uncertain. Remains healthy and drains the virus.
March 22, 2020
This is a well known round about Südergellersen and Westergellersen. Sunshine and warmer temperatures invited you to do so.The toad wedding at the pond at Osterbach and the flock of sheep at Südergellersen were particularly worth seeing. Why it is stored in the field is not clear to me.
March 16, 2020
Today for a change rain break, but with a fresh wind.The tour went a bit into the march to Barum and back again.There are three locks with needle weirs between Lüneburg and Stöckte, in Bardowick, Wittorf and Fahrenholz. The Bardowick and Wittorf locks have been closed since 2012 (due to dilapidation). Since there is no marina in Lüneburg and the Ilmenau is no longer a waterway, there is no interest in repairing it. Few people know the lock in Wittorf, it can only be reached via a cul-de-sac in Wittorf (Schleusenweg). Here, however, you can study the structure of the needle weir, as it is in front of the lock. They are not so common in Germany, they are very complex compared to modern weirs, but you can control the level of the Ilmenau very precisely. That is in the spirit of the march farmers, who are in favor of preserving the old conifers.PS: At the moment the highlights you are driving through are no longer recognized. Is that on purpose?
March 11, 2020
Short walk along the Kalkberg.The large brick building "Am Benedikt 11" is a former chain prison. Built from 1837 to 1841, it was progressive at the time because it had single cells. The prisoners had to work on the Kalkberg from sunrise to sunset, under strict surveillance. They smell inside in the fog. The cannon, on top of the limestone mountain, was fired when a rifle took out. (Is no longer the original)Today it houses "the hostel", life aid (diakonia) and "new work", with living space for people on the margins of society.
March 9, 2020
Wohnort die Hansestadt Lüneburg im alten Handwerkerviertel, deshalb viele Touren in der Lüneburger Region. Bei meinen Touren in der Region versuche ich die Besonderheiten zu finden und hoffentlich auch ansprechend zu präsentieren.Meistens will ich auch nur auf's Land fahren, neue Wege entdecken. Spaß auf Wegen haben, die man mit dem Auto nicht fährt. Übersehendes neu entdecken.Vieles kann man besser zu Fuß erkunden, wie zum Beispiel Lüneburg. Manches hab ich herausgefunden und versucht die Erkenntnisse weiter zu geben.