- 03:347.41 mi2.1 mph150 ft175 ft
- Thomas Langhirt
Today the Bahnhofstrasse in Grettstadt was our starting point. Sibylle with her husband and I use the parking facilities on the edge. We walked straight down Bahnhofstrasse and then turned left into Raiffeisenstrasse. This brought us to a wayside cross on the Eichig. We then kept to the left and shortly before the edge of the forest a grassy forest path led to the right. In the immediate vicinity of an old seating group we stepped into the open hallway and could already see the reed wood in the distance. In a slight curve to the right we reached this via a dirt road. Right at the beginning of the NSG "Riedholz und Grettstädter Wiesen" we were informed about the huge inventory of Märzen cups. Then we hiked on the enchanted path and enjoyed the countless Märzen cups that grew on the edges. At the end of the path we came to a small lake. If you don't like it so adventurous, you can walk straight to the street here. But we didn't want to make it easy for ourselves and therefore used the path that continued to the left. We crossed the Unkenbach on a wooden bridge and immediately afterwards had to master a somewhat swampy section of the path. Now the parking lot at Riedholz was reached and it was only a short distance to the connecting road Schwebheim - Grettstadt. After we had gone about 100 meters to the right, we followed the Unkenbach to the left and after some time came to the land consolidation monument with a rest area. Afterwards we passed a frozen pond before we continued to the right at the Esbachholz level in the direction of the Flößerriedgraben. We first followed the rafting ditch on a grass path, which finally turned into an asphalt path. Behind the dead track there were two idyllic ponds on the left. Shortly before reaching St 2272, we explored the stork fountain on the left (usually very little water). After crossing the St 2272 we walked purposefully to Oberholz, where we walked a few meters to the right along the edge before we plunged into the forest. At the first crossing we had to keep to the right and on this we finally reached another collection of Märzenbechers at the Grenzgraben. We hiked on on a well-developed nature trail, which repeatedly brought us past blooming March cups. After a sign it became a nature trail again. At the end we turned right back into Hasenlauf and walked past garden plots over to Buchholz-Oberholz. We hiked along its edge until we turned right at a forest tip to the farm road. This brought us to the Grettstadt industrial area and on through the settlement to St 2272, where we met a trimmed shed. We followed the St 2272 to the town center. The town hall and the church of St. Peter and Paul (interior well worth seeing) with the imposing shed from 1590 were still worthwhile photo opportunities before we reached our cars again a little later.
2 days ago
Today we started in Neustadt am Main over the bridge on the sunny side 🌞 always nice along the bank to the lock there I crossed it again.
Once on the main road towards Rotenfels, the old town streets are really quaint in a tight U-turn, stair by stair up to the 🏰 castle (closed due to Covid). A wonderful view rewarded me for the effort at least I was able to get into the castle courtyard and the castle chapel, rococo garden and keep one was not allowed to enter. From here I continued through a "forest trail" Forest in its original state, I haven't seen huge fallen, rotting pines for a long time. I follow the blue M further and further away from the Main into the forest, wonderful to walk now it is mostly beech trees, small watercourses probably from a lot of snow, a very young forest looks like loud poles and at the end a very muddy descent and suddenly stops I am in green meadows and look into the valley and the Main.
7 days ago