From the “Am Sternberg” car park in Kessel, today we first headed east to “Burgus Asperden”. A late Roman castle halfway between Kessel and Asperden. On the wild side of the Niers, I headed back west at the bridge and I went to the bunker "Zum Horn". Like all bunkers in the Geldern position, it was also to be blown up after the battle in the Reichswald. As you can see, the British didn't succeed. Then it went back to the Reichswald. There I went a bigger round, during which I could still discover Germanic barrows and finally the fountain of the forest railway. Unfortunately, I was able to hike a planned section because the wild fence at the edge of the forest prevented me from crossing to the Birk valley path. I think it would have been a long way off what my sixth last photo suggests. It was a nice and exciting tour. Have a look over there.
December 13, 2020
Today my tour went through Kervenheim and a bit around it. For me, Kervenheim is a little pearl here on the Lower Rhine. The little town has many beautiful little streets and a very popular story that is told in different places. In today's well it is a village but you can still see the structure of a consolidated community. From the market square I walked past the old castle towards Kervenheimer Mühlenfleuth. The path is marked with the head trees typical of the Lower Rhine. I moved on to the Rauenhof and later through the meadowland to the Kervendonk. It is a tour through the typical Lower Rhine country. Since this tour leads over three farms, I recommend not to bring dogs with you, as the farms are guarded by farm dogs. I really enjoyed this tour.
November 29, 2020
After an exhausting week, I wanted to relax in the forest this weekend. It also worked wonderfully on the autumnal A1 path in the Uedemer Hochwald. As you can see, I took fewer photos than usual and just let myself drift. That was really good for the soul.
November 7, 2020
Actually, we wanted to continue a family tradition today and “Morsenet pilgrims according to Öcher style”. But Belgium 🇧🇪 is not there right now. So I moved to Kessel on the A7. Kessel is the birthplace of Otto III, who is buried in Aachen Cathedral. So there was at least a connection to the traditional starting point. (I didn't have to go without the Belgian rice cake today, baked it myself, he gave him after the tour). Because autumn Herbst showed itself again without sun today, I took the photos brilliantly. The A7 is a beautiful circuit that has become even more beautiful after the renaturation of the Niers. I can recommend this route to you. Have fun with your round.
November 1, 2020
Today it was in the autumnal Reichswald. At the forest parking lot in Frasselt, it first went uphill towards Holweg. Once at the top it went straight back down to the hill graves. Three of the barrows can now be seen better thanks to forest work. Then it went to the Beguinage. I noticed many positions here. At home, I also saw many hammer holes on the digital terrain model from the Geoportal NRW. There was probably heavy fighting here in World War II before Frasselt was captured. Then we went a little further to the edge of the forest, there you had a beautiful panoramic view over the lowlands at an elevated vantage point. After a little detour to the Beguinage again, my way led back to the parking lot. It was a nice autumn hike.
October 25, 2020