Der Don went for a hike.
August 19, 2023
This hike - which has been on my to-do list for years - follows the Eifgenbachweg for the most part, with three exceptions:
1. Kilometer 6.19 km to 7.26 km: this is an official detour via the Way of St. James, since a bridge over the Eifgenbach has still not been repaired since the flood disaster in 2021… read more
Der Don went for a bike ride.
August 13, 2023
Always a nice thing: a bike ride through the outer green belt in the south of Cologne. Planned and implemented in the 1920s by the mayor at the time, Konrad Adenauer, and the horticultural directors responsible at the time. Relatively new (2010), on the other hand, is the "Forest Laboratory" (tour km… read more
August 9, 2023
The first lap on the new bike on the first nice day after three weeks of bad weather.
First through the southern part of the outer green belt, my preferred dog territory. There were exceptionally sheep grazing there, which fill everything with 💩, which then stays for weeks, defies sun and rain and my… read more
August 5, 2023
And the apostle Matthias spoke: "Werner, build a monastery here". And Werner von Merode did as he was told after waking up from his dream. That was in 1340 and perhaps exactly where the wayside shrine stands today. At that time, Werner slept next to a path that the pilgrims used on their way to Santiago… read more
July 26, 2023
The Königsforst is an ancient forest right in front of the city of Cologne and partly still in the city of Cologne. It is called that because it used to belong to the German ruler until Emperor Otto the Great (*912 - +973) transferred it to his brother Brun (*925 - +965), then Chancellor of the Empire… read more
July 24, 2023
This tour is here just as a reminder for me:
Thank God it works again to some extent with cycling. I initially put off answering the question of whether I should switch to an ebike to make it easier until the first ebikes with a combined motor and gearbox (Pinion MGU) will come onto the market next year… read more
Der Don and Dietmar P. went for a hike.
July 7, 2023
I have already done this tour, which is based on the hike suggested by the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger September 2019, once, see 2019-10-21_1. Now I have repeated them with friends. And in the end I stopped with them in the beer garden of the "Heidekönig" excursion restaurant.
The Wahner Heide is considered… read more
Der Don and magic_wr went for a hike.
June 29, 2023
Again a small round through the Weißer Rheinbogen, as mostly using the beaten paths between the official paths. Here you can experience the alluvial forest particularly intensively, I think.
April 22, 2023
Again - a week later - a little walk through the Königsforst, see description 2023-04-15
April 15, 2023
The Königsforst is an ancient forest right in front of the city and partly still in the Cologne city area. It is called that because it used to belong to the German Emperor until Emperor Otto the Great (*912 - +973) transferred it to his brother Brun (*925 - +965), then Chancellor of the Empire and from… read more