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Michael Schmitz

About Michael Schmitz

Wandern, Radfahren, Kanufahren - das sind meine Outdooraktivitäten. Dazu mache ich gern Filme und schreibe manchmal auch Bücher darüber.
Die Filme gibt es unter youtube.com/user/wwwradtouren4ude.
Filme als Bonusmaterial zu meinem zweiten Harzbuch (mit 222 Stempel zum Wanderkaiser) sind unter youtube.com/channel/UCseteISez9A8GHYQ7N_bIKg zu sehen.
Radbücher gibt es hier: radundsoziales.de/Radtouren
Abenteuerbücher dort: radundsoziales.de/Abenteuer

Distance travelled

4,913 mi

Time in motion

1417:27 h

Recent Activity
  1. Michael Schmitz went for a hike.

    January 8, 2022

    02:57
    8.57 mi
    2.9 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    1. Michael Schmitz

      Before today's lap, we quickly went up to 108 Sudmerbergswarte, then the parking lot at the Rammelsberg mine. The way up to the Ramseck is very steep, but beautiful. In addition, there was the snowfall of the last two days, which made the whole thing even more slippery. Adventure is a must :-)
      You can also get the 111 Steinberg Tower at the Steinbergalm, but that's a bit of a cheat - so up to the tower. Then on to the Granetalsperre - a toboggan would have been great here for the descent. Nice view from the pavilion, the sun came out for a moment.
      You are rarely alone on this round, especially when the first snow has fallen. The people are friendly and greetings, they just don't want to give up their children. Often heard today: "If you don't come with us now, we'll leave you here!" I offered myself every time, but then nobody made their announcement true ;-)
      Up to the Steinbergalm and then through the beautiful city park back to the Rammelsberg. Very nice tour of Goslar.
      Course film: relive.cc/view/vYvr4pK9Wx6
      ---
      Recommendation:
      "Hiking in the Harz - with 222 stamps to the hiking emperor". All hikes, long-distance hiking trails, lots of tips and small detours to all stamping points. In the order in which they were hiked.
      More information about the book: harz.soziales4u.de
      Including the GPX data, photos and short films for each tour.
      Order through the website or z. B. at Amazon:
      amazon.de/gp/product/3945668662/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&creative=6742&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=3945668662&linkId=9dd695975fadd60830
      -
      Hiking with children in the Harz: the Harzer Hexenstieg. 100 kilometers between fresh air and an iPad. An experience report from father and son.
      amazon.de/gp/product/394566814X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&creativeASIN=394566814X&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=VRIIYZouren
      -
      WSK = Wandering stamp box
      The value chain always stands for a special goal, be it scenic, cultural or commercial. So it's worth visiting all of them.
      In order to get a good overview, we have built a few overview maps that every hiker can use (harz.soziales4u.de/karte)

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      • 7 days ago

    1. Michael Schmitz

      Today made a nice tour at Wildemann and included 2 WSK = wandering stamp box.
      Steep up to 105 is always nice. Then continue over the rich Julia spring to the former creativ-art path. The virtual stamp point is right at the entrance to the path. The path is barely recognizable, but I still found some former works of art. Like searching in the jungle ...
      The following Einersberger pond is a real insider tip. You can even swim here. From Clausthal and Wildemann only accessible by hike, it will probably not be used heavily in summer. I'll be back for sure :-)
      Then down to Wildemann and - after a piece of cake in between - up to the pavilion, where the active value chain is currently. Nice tour.
      Course film: relive.cc/view/vMq5WkpDE8O
      ---
      Recommendation:
      "Hiking in the Harz - with 222 stamps to the hiking emperor". All hikes, long-distance hiking trails, lots of tips and small detours to all stamping points. In the order in which they were hiked.
      More information about the book: harz.soziales4u.de
      Including the GPX data, photos and short films for each tour.
      Order through the website or z. B. at Amazon:
      amazon.de/gp/product/3945668662/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&creative=6742&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=3945668662&linkId=9dd695975fadd60830
      -
      Hiking with children in the Harz Mountains: the Harz Hexenstieg. 100 kilometers between fresh air and an iPad. An experience report from father and son.
      amazon.de/gp/product/394566814X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&creativeASIN=394566814X&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=VRIIYZouren
      -
      WSK = Wandering stamp box
      The value chain always stands for a special goal, be it scenic, cultural or commercial. So it's worth visiting all of them.
      In order to get a good overview, we have built a few overview maps that every hiker can use (harz.soziales4u.de/karte)

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      • January 2, 2022

  2. Michael Schmitz went for a hike.

    December 29, 2021

    Ilona, Suse 📸🏞️ and 29 others like this.
    1. Michael Schmitz

      From the landscape park a bit cross-country (Komoot has given a path ...) towards Wiesenrode. Beautiful village with a half-timbered church that is well worth seeing.
      Further to the bison and there a few meters to the WSK = Wandering stamp box and digitally stamped. The way to the Cluesberg is quite long, back to Degenershausen too :-) Well, but only 3 stamps are missing for the 4th Kaiser.
      Track video: relive.cc/view/vXOnwLAM856
      ---
      Recommendation:
      "Hiking in the Harz - with 222 stamps to the hiking emperor". All hikes, long-distance hiking trails, lots of tips and small detours to all stamping points. In the order in which they were hiked.
      More information about the book: harz.soziales4u.de
      Including the GPX data, photos and short films for each tour.
      Order through the website or z. B. at Amazon:
      amazon.de/gp/product/3945668662/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&creative=6742&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=3945668662&linkId=9dd695975fadd60830
      -
      Hiking with children in the Harz: the Harzer Hexenstieg. 100 kilometers between fresh air and an iPad. An experience report from father and son.
      amazon.de/gp/product/394566814X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&creativeASIN=394566814X&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=VRIIYZouren
      -
      WSK = Wandering stamp box
      The value chain always stands for a special goal, be it scenic, cultural or commercial. So it's worth visiting all of them.
      In order to get a good overview, we have built a few overview maps that every hiker can use (harz.soziales4u.de/karte)

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      • December 30, 2021

  3. Ilona, Suse 📸🏞️ and 38 others like this.
    1. Michael Schmitz

      Leaving Ballenstedt right past the town hall and out into the countryside. First to the Bismarck tower (Komoot suppressed the pictures) and to the coal shaft, and then walk an arch south past Ballenstedt back to the castle. Here, of course, the Burgen & Schlösser stamp was set, before the forester Tannen again saw a full double page with stamps :-)
      Then finally at the pea soup stand. Yummy. I happened to be there around noon ;-).
      The way to the Sieberstein pond is a particularly beautiful section, I think. And in the valley to the small dam and up to the stamp 61 is the best solution for the Grauwacke stamp so far.
      A visit to the Roseburg with a view of the fascinating garden (and castles and palaces stamps) should of course not be missed.
      The highlight was the WSK = wandering stamp box on the counter stones. I was actually here for the first time! Very worthwhile, great section of the Teufelsmauer.
      Track video: relive.cc/view/v1Ow3ydm1XO
      ---
      Recommendation:
      "Hiking in the Harz - with 222 stamps to the hiking emperor". All hikes, long-distance hiking trails, lots of tips and small detours to all stamping points. In the order in which they were hiked.
      More information about the book: harz.soziales4u.de
      Including the GPX data, photos and short films for each tour.
      Order through the website or z. B. at Amazon:
      amazon.de/gp/product/3945668662/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&creative=6742&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=3945668662&linkId=9dd695975fadd60830
      -
      Hiking with children in the Harz: the Harzer Hexenstieg. 100 kilometers between fresh air and an iPad. An experience report from father and son.
      amazon.de/gp/product/394566814X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&creativeASIN=394566814X&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=VRIIYZouren
      -
      WSK = Wandering stamp box
      The value chain always stands for a special goal, be it scenic, cultural or commercial. So it's worth visiting all of them.
      In order to get a good overview, we have built a few overview maps that every hiker can use (harz.soziales4u.de/karte)

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      • December 30, 2021

  4. Michael Schmitz went for a hike.

    December 27, 2021

    1. Michael Schmitz

      Arnstein Castle is definitely worth a visit. Not only because of the WSK = wandering stamp box, but because of the uniqueness of the system.
      In addition to the impressive castle, you can visit the secret passage - it is easy to walk through - where else do you have something like that. Presumably the "secret passage" served to deliver beer (was it already the Altenauer Pils?).
      The map for this visit is not usable, but the starting point is the parking lot, you can see the castle and where the photos are you can find the secret passage. Have fun.
      ---
      Recommendation:
      "Hiking in the Harz - with 222 stamps to the hiking emperor". All hikes, long-distance hiking trails, lots of tips and small detours to all stamping points. In the order in which they were hiked.
      More information about the book: harz.soziales4u.de
      Including the GPX data, photos and short films for each tour.
      Order through the website or z. B. at Amazon:
      amazon.de/gp/product/3945668662/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&creative=6742&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=3945668662&linkId=9dd695975fadd60830
      -
      Hiking with children in the Harz: the Harzer Hexenstieg. 100 kilometers between fresh air and an iPad. An experience report from father and son.
      amazon.de/gp/product/394566814X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&creativeASIN=394566814X&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=VRIIYZouren
      -
      WSK = Wandering stamp box.
      The value chain always stands for a special goal, be it scenic, cultural or commercial. So it's worth visiting all of them.
      In order to have a good overview, we have built a few overview maps that every hiker can use (harz.soziales4u.de/karte)

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      • December 29, 2021

    1. Michael Schmitz

      Another WSK = wandering stamp box with which the tour began. Nice place and impressive oak.
      The highlight today was of course the witch tree, one of the most beautiful places in the Harz Mountains because it is so unique and special. The calcium source was new to me. The water doesn't taste that bad. In Bad Suderode it is clearly "healthier" (means: more terrible in taste).
      A very varied and beautiful tour today.
      Track video: relive.cc/view/vMv8y72ZyNO
      ---
      Recommendation:
      "Hiking in the Harz - with 222 stamps to the hiking emperor". All hikes, long-distance hiking trails, lots of tips and small detours to all stamping points. In the order in which they were hiked.
      More information about the book: harz.soziales4u.de
      Including the GPX data, photos and short films for each tour.
      Order through the website or z. B. at Amazon:
      amazon.de/gp/product/3945668662/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&creative=6742&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=3945668662&linkId=9dd695975fadd60830
      -
      Hiking with children in the Harz Mountains: the Harz Hexenstieg. 100 kilometers between fresh air and an iPad. An experience report from father and son.
      amazon.de/gp/product/394566814X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&creativeASIN=394566814X&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=VRIIYZouren
      -
      WSK = Wandering stamp box
      The value chain always stands for a special goal, be it scenic, cultural or commercial. So it's worth visiting all of them.
      In order to get a good overview, we have built a few overview maps that every hiker can use (harz.soziales4u.de/karte)

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      • December 29, 2021

  5. Michael Schmitz went for a hike.

    December 26, 2021

    Suse 📸🏞️, Ilona and 35 others like this.
    1. Michael Schmitz

      The route was only really nice at the end ... We also had to cross a company site where a sign like this "No entry" was possibly to be seen. And climb over a gate. Ok, so not really recommended, but I really wanted to do a loop of this tour.
      Route film: relive.cc/view/vYvE5pk1nGv
      ----
      Recommendation:
      In the book "Hiking in the Harz - With 222 stamps to become a hiking emperor" you can almost see live how to become a hiking emperor. All hikes, long-distance hiking trails, lots of tips and small detours to all stamping points are compiled here - in the order in which they were hiked.
      More information about the book: harz.soziales4u.de
      All tours are available free of charge in the bonus material for the book on the Internet. Including the GPX data, photos and short films for each tour.
      Order through the website or z. B. at Amazon:
      amazon.de/gp/product/3945668662/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&creative=6742&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=3945668662&linkId=9dd695975fadd60830
      Hiking with children in the Harz: the Harzer Hexenstieg. 100 kilometers between fresh air and an iPad. An experience report from father and son.
      amazon.de/gp/product/394566814X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&creativeASIN=394566814X&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=VRIIYZouren
      WSK = Wandering stamp box.
      The value chain always stands for a special goal, be it scenic, cultural or commercial. So it's worth visiting all of them - and I'll start with that today. So far I've always taken it with me "on the side", now I'm planning it properly.
      In order to have a good overview, we are currently building a few overview maps that any other hiker can use (harz.soziales4u.de/karte)
      The stamps of the HWN are of course included, because the next emperor is of course also a plan :-)

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      • December 26, 2021

  6. Elke, Gerhard and 21 others like this.
    1. Michael Schmitz

      Here is the second part of the Zorger hiking pin hike. The second tour starts in Zorge, because this is where the solutions to the quiz questions can be found at the end. In addition to the Zorger stamp, we also take the red shot (HWN 90) with us. Then it goes to the turning body. There are the most mysterious stories that I like to tell fellow travelers on the occasion ...

      1st part: komoot.de/tour/605600121
      2nd part: komoot.de/tour/607079222
      Download the stamp sheet of the Zorg hiking pin and the quiz sheet:
      walkenried-tourismus.de/news/detail/zorge-bekom-eine-eigene-wandernadel-ab-19092021
      To solve the quiz tasks, you should allow yourself time for a long walk in Zorge, because the clues to the answers are spread throughout the village.To plan stamp tours, we have developed a few cards in the area of the Facebook forum that make different stamps visible on a large map and can be used freely by everyone: harz.soziales4u.de/karte.-----
      Recommendation:
      In the book "Hiking in the Harz - With 222 stamps to become a hiking emperor" you can almost see live how to become a hiking emperor. All hikes, long-distance hiking trails, lots of tips and small detours to all stamping points are compiled here - in the order in which they were hiked.
      More information about the book: harz.soziales4u.de
      All tours are available free of charge in the bonus material for the book on the Internet. Including the GPX data, photos and short films for each tour.
      Order through the website or z. B. at Amazon:
      amazon.de/gp/product/3945668662/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&creative=6742&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=3945668662&linkId=9dd6959755fadd6083011
      Hiking with children in the Harz Mountains: the Harz Hexenstieg. 100 kilometers between fresh air and an iPad. An experience report from father and son.
      amazon.de/gp/product/394566814X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&creativeASIN=394566814X&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=VRIIYZouren

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      • December 22, 2021

  7. Michael Schmitz went for a hike.

    December 17, 2021

    Thore, Suse 📸🏞️ and 18 others like this.
    1. Michael Schmitz

      WSK = Wandering stamp box.
      The value chain always stands for a special goal, be it scenic, cultural or commercial. So it's worth visiting all of them - and I'll start with that today. So far I've always taken it with me "on the side", now I'm planning it properly.
      In order to have a good overview, we are currently building a few overview maps that any other hiker can use (harz.soziales4u.de/karte)
      The stamps of the HWN are of course included, because the next emperor is of course also a plan :-)
      Today on the small group in the Kuckanstal, the Reinhardsbrunnen was particularly impressive, where many people stood who wanted to fill up the water and take it home with them. Tasted good.-----
      Recommendation:
      In the book "Hiking in the Harz - With 222 stamps to become a hiking emperor" you can almost see live how to become a hiking emperor. All hikes, long-distance hiking trails, lots of tips and small detours to all stamping points are compiled here - in the order in which they were hiked.
      More information about the book: harz.soziales4u.de
      All tours are available free of charge in the bonus material for the book on the Internet. Including the GPX data, photos and short films for each tour.
      Order through the website or z. B. at Amazon:
      amazon.de/gp/product/3945668662/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&creative=6742&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=3945668662&linkId=9dd695975fadd60830
      Hiking with children in the Harz Mountains: the Harz Hexenstieg. 100 kilometers between fresh air and an iPad. An experience report from father and son.
      amazon.de/gp/product/394566814X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&creativeASIN=394566814X&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=VRIIYZouren

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      • December 19, 2021

  8. Michael Schmitz went for a hike.

    December 4, 2021

    MaSei, Die Möllers and 34 others like this.
    1. Michael Schmitz

      Wintry round at Hohegeiß. First to the ring of memories and then the two places at Hohegeiß. Once again took a new path for the stamps there and discovered the Steinbachtal. Very nice, but a few trees are still a bit in the way. But you can get around it well.
      Before that we were still at the Kapitelsberg hut. It's gotten pretty bare there, and of course the hut is great as always. I also found a beautiful Harzstein there :-)
      ----
      Recommendation:
      In the book "Hiking in the Harz - With 222 stamps to become a hiking emperor" you can almost see live how to become a hiking emperor. All hikes, long-distance hiking trails, lots of tips and small detours to all stamping points are compiled here - in the order in which they were hiked.
      More information about the book: harz.soziales4u.de
      All tours are available free of charge in the bonus material for the book on the Internet. Including the GPX data, photos and short films for each tour.
      Order through the website or z. B. at Amazon:
      amazon.de/gp/product/3945668662/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&creative=6742&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=3945668662&linkId=9dd695975fadd60830
      Hiking with children in the Harz: the Harzer Hexenstieg. 100 kilometers between fresh air and an iPad. An experience report from father and son.
      amazon.de/gp/product/394566814X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&creativeASIN=394566814X&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=wwwradtouren4-21&linkId=VRIIYZouren

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      • December 5, 2021

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