About Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
Den Pfälzerwald habe ich schon als Kind erkundet: Mein Vater hat uns, obwohl nicht aus der Pfalz stammend, so viel hier gezeigt und mir das Lesen von Wanderkarten beigebracht. Noch heute staune ich, wie er bestimmte Wanderrouten ausgetüftelt hat, bei denen mir nur KOMOOT helfen kann... Und die Natur-Leidenschaft meiner Mutter, die im Odenwald aufgewachsen ist, ist immer wieder faszinierend zu sehen! Also beste Voraussetzungen als Kind von Nicht-Pfälzern hier zur Pfälzerin zu werden! Aber erst nach einem fast 4-jährigen Aufenthalt in Asien habe ich die Pfalz so richtig schätzen gelernt: mit ihrem wunderbaren Wald, den geselligen Hütten, den Brunnen und Quellen, der sehr bewegten Geschichte - und ihrem "sau"(mäßig) guten Essen - nicht nur, wenn man an einen speziellen Magen denkt...Mit KOMOOT erschließt sich mir seit Sept. 2020 nochmals ein neues Kapitel des Wanderns: Das Teilen von Erfahrungen, Routen und Highlights ist richtig spannend - und dazu kommt das neue Tourismus-Wegelenkungskonzept in der Pfalz mit tollen Prädikats- und Themenwegen. Jetzt "jage" ich PWV-Rittersteine mit großer Leidenschaft, staune über Gedenksteine und Sandsteinfelsen, liebe Naturdenkmälern, z. B. uralte Bäume, und bin mehr als jemals zuvor an den vielen schönen, aber auch traurigen Geschichten interessiert, die Gedenksteine oder Orte beim Vorbeiwandern noch nachträglich bei der Recherche erzählen. Und das alles in meiner (neu entdeckten) Heimat, der Pfalz. Genusswandern eben - mit viel Entdeckergeist!Für meinen Profilnamen habe ich mir etwas Besonderes ausgedacht: Es sind dies die jeweils beiden ersten Vornamen meiner beiden Omis, denen ich dies widmen möchte. Sie waren tapfere Frauen, die meine Eltern mit großem Einsatz und viel Liebe durch schwere Zeiten geführt haben! ❤️
- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
Important note: The number of kilometers is unfortunately not quite right! About 1 km from the finish I accidentally made itthe tour has already ended on the app. So the steps from Joppenholzstraße to Wiesenstraße and back to the parking lot at the town hall are still missing."May has come, the trees are breaking out ..." or "Green, green, green ...": that's how we could sum up our hike. But now less poetic and without music :-) ...
The second part of our tour to the "Heimatpfad Lindenberg" starts again at the parking lot between the town hall and the Kath. Church (by the beautiful, large chestnut tree with a bus stop). We walk on wonderful paths west and south along the Schwalbeneck, while we steadily gain height and look to the large (former) factory chimneys in the Lambrecht Valley. Later we briefly enjoy the "Cyriakus view" of the small pilgrimage chapel of Lindenberg, come closer and closer to the Weinbiet summit, but then turn to the "Hochzeitsweg" (with bank), the old landfill at the Lindenberg hiking car park, and continue north until a very nice zigzag path leads down to the forest playground of Lindenberg. There is also a place to rest on 2 benches for hikers.
Unfortunately, there is now a very hard and gritty path along a large pasture area of goats, sheep, cows and calves (do not feed !!) along the small Schlangentalbach. Nice to see such a large pasture area with animals roaming free in the Palatinate Forest! - It rises again steadily (don't overlook the beautifully carved heart on the right side of the path!) - and then it goes down again a little: There is already a bench at the idyllic Joppenholzquelle. And a few meters away, you can see down to Lindenberg really well.
So now it's all downhill: through a small willow fence door, on small paths along the Joppenholzbach and over a small bridge. Soon we are in Joppenholzstraße (off the road there is the Weber Museum at number 6) and then on to Wiesenstraße to the parking lot.
Conclusion: beautiful nature in the wonderful month of May, many great hiking trails, but unfortunately also sections over asphalt or gravel (the roads do not count here), many great views (of Lindenberg, to Lambrecht and into the Lambrecht Valley and to the Cyriakus Chapel) and a lot of interesting information via Lindenberg (since we met and interviewed locals).A beautiful, old village in the middle of the Palatinate Forest and a recommendable "Heimatpfad Lindenberg", which promises a lot of variety!
May 3, 2021
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Today we went from the center of the village (between the Catholic church and the town hall) through the streets of the beautiful village of Lindenberg (Palatinate) - and then up into the forest there on the (continuously!) Beautiful paths of the "Heimatpfad Lindenberg".
Of course there were also some interesting things to discover: The (large) Kath. Church in the center of the village (we were even allowed in!), The idyllic Joppenholz spring (with a bench), the historic "Loblochstein" (with a bench), the small prot. Church with onion dome as well as the large park and sports area around the elementary school.
A beautiful village that you really should visit and a starting point for many hikes! So it wasn't the last time we were here ...
May 1, 2021
- 01:253.35 mi2.4 mph250 ft250 ft
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How often have we gone on our hikes through the town of Elmstein - and yet we don't know it exactly. We wanted to change that today!It starts again at the Kuckucksbähnel train station - always following the "Kuckucksbähnelweg".
First of all, we take a look at some historical buildings (formerly the Elmstein-Süd forestry office, Alte Samenklenge, Prot. Church and the small, old Catholic parish church "Maria Heimsuchung"). Then it's back a little - and up to the castle ruins of Elmstein on the steep castle path - with wonderful views of Elmstein and its landmarks. We are not allowed to go to the castle ruins (private property), so we only enjoy the beautiful views and continue walking - mostly on beautiful paths (sometimes really narrow and steep, right on the precipice above the road) - to the "Alte Schmelz" car park (start "Trifterlebnispfad") Legelbach "). There it is time to take a break in the sun at the picnic area there.
It then continues - especially beautiful - past the mouth of the Legelbach and with the splashing of the Speyerbach to the junction to the Ehrenfels monument (on the Ehrenfelsen rock plateau). But today we don't look over there, but leave the "Kuckucksbähnelweg" here and continue on the "15" in the direction of Elmstein. The paths are still very beautiful - even a large, modern pedestrian bridge suddenly appears in front of us - to cross the Möllbach - and shortly afterwards we discover a memorial stone "Möllbachsteige" from 1930. With beautiful views we continue above the Speyerbach to the beautiful one Möllbachweiher. The beautiful rest areas next to the playground are unfortunately occupied, but we still take the great view of the Elmstein castle ruins enthroned above with us. And shortly afterwards we come to the historical heraldic forge, which we can unfortunately only see from the outside.
Then it goes very nicely on paved paths along the Speyerbach, so that we don't even have to hike along the main road: it ripples wonderfully - and we enjoy the view up to the Möllberg pavilion on the Rehfelsen. We are then at the Heinrich Weintz primary school with a view of the very large, newly built Kath. Church - and soon again at the Kuckucksbähnel train station - many interesting impressions of Elmstein and its history! Nice!
April 29, 2021
- 02:075.02 mi2.4 mph750 ft750 ft
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We start at the Elmstein Kuckucksbähnel train station (parking lot) and walk from the exit from the village on many beautiful paths up to the "Treffnix" square with PWV-Ritterstein. On the way we pass two beautiful viewpoints and the natural monument "Hohe Buche".
After the "Treffnix" square, a steep zigzag path soon follows up to the Kurzeneck (451 m) and there along the ridge - with great foresight.At the end of the Kurzeneck ridge we find a rest bench on a small rock plateau with a brilliant view of the meadows and forests around Iggelbach. We feel like we are on (Alllgäu) vacation!
The way back we then go continuously on the "Kuckucksbähnelweg".
April 25, 2021
- 01:565.07 mi2.6 mph725 ft700 ft
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We start again at the Elmstein parking lot "Alte Schmelz" (235 m high). But today we don't go along the Legelbach ("Trift Adventure Path"), but on the "Kuckucksbähnel Hiking Trail" (predicate hiking trail).After we have marveled at the two knight stones "Ins Legeltal" and "Alte Schmelz" at the parking lot, we cross the road to Elmstein and there we come across an old Trift system. At this idyllic place we cross the Speyerbach, come to the confluence of the Legelbach in the Speyerbach and hike on beautiful paths up to the rock group of the Ehrenfelsen. This is absolutely the most beautiful passage on our hike today!On the Ehrenfelsen we have beautiful views of the valley with the Speyerbach, the northern part of Elmstein and up to the Elmstein castle ruins.It is a bit cramped up here on the rock plateau, as the "Ehrenfels" memorial stone is also located here - in memory of the foresters and forest workers from the Elmstein Valley who fell in World War I. We try to decipher the 3 inscriptions with a little effort, as they are already a bit weathered.Then there is only a short distance on the beautiful path, but soon on a wide, soft forest path - and first with a beautiful view of the castle ruins. Then follows a long hike with large hairpin bends through the beautiful mixed forest. On the way we stop at the memorial stone for the forester Andreas Stumpf who was killed in an accident in 1942.Our hike then reaches its destination at the beautiful "Mirabellenbank" rest area, steadily rising slowly. The white flowers of the fruit trees standing there could indicate mirabelle trees ...!After a nice rest in the sun, we go a few meters further up to the highest point of the Möllberg (469). The way back is otherwise identical to the way there. And here, too, we enjoy the wonderful hiking trail between the Ehrenfelsen and the confluence of the Legelbach in the Speyerbach.
April 18, 2021
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The Trift Adventure Trail is a new themed trail and is absolutely recommendable because it is very varied and full of history (about the Holztrift in the 19th century). It runs in beautiful nature along and around the Legelbach. There are hardly any wide views down here by the water, but there are plenty of nice resting places along the route, mostly next to the old Trift systems. -Since we hiked the upper (northern) part of the Trift adventure trail (from the forester's lodge Schwarzsohl to the Legelbach source and to the Nibelungenheim) last week, the "middle round" follows today. This time we leave out the information board no. 1 at the confluence of the Legelbach in the Speyerbach, as we have already studied it in detail on a separate tour. We already downloaded the app "Trifterlebnis Legelbach" at home; it complements the texts on the information boards.Our beautiful tour at a glance:
Parking lot "Alte Schmelz" (northwest of Elmstein) - along the babbling Legelbach - many black foils frighten us (to fight the Japanese knotweed) - we cross the street and up we go to the Elmsteiner natural monument "Nibelungenfelsen" (we do not take the narrow hiking route the steep slope; REHLEIN is not free from giddiness) - then (first on asphalt) in beautiful nature along the Kleiner Legelbach to the Trockental-Klause with the Trockentalhütte (not managed) - now comes the most beautiful section (pure nature!) up to a spider - then further uphill on large forest paths to the Nibelungenheim (no rest stops!) At an altitude of approx. 450 m (we study the checkered history of this house carefully using a text board, but it is too cold and too windy for us to rest up here) with the knight's stone opposite - now only downhill on beautiful paths and paths to an earlier quarry (here rest in the S onne) - and further down to the Legelbach with the large Ludwigsklause (rest benches are currently missing) - the Legelbach further down - to the viewpoint on the Franzensklause (with a bench directly on the abyss above the country road) - further on beautiful paths above the Legelbach - and then in a side valley up to the Gandertsklause - there, rest benches await us right on the way, above the Woog and a very special shelter (tipi!) - then on beautiful paths to a street crossing - until we come back (this time from above) at the Nibelungenfelsen arrive (with its two nice resting places). The way home to the parking lot is now identical to the way there - and we enjoy the babbling of the beautiful Legelbach for the last time. While we started this morning in cold temperatures (snow!), We can now end the hike in the sunshine at the large picnic area with the oversized symbol of the Triftknecht (above the parking lot). Gorgeous!
April 14, 2021
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Today it should only be a short tour because of the weather report. But we're lucky: it's cold, but the sun is coming out!Shortly before Elmstein there is the large "Alte Schmelz" car park with a large picnic area and the large motif (Triftknecht) of the new themed trail "Legelbach Trifterlebnis". Our hike starts opposite - directly at the beautiful confluence of the Legelbach in the Speyerbach.Then it goes back to the parking lot, and we start with the text board stations: every minute we expand our knowledge about the previous work of the Triftknechte transporting timber along the Legelbach! And this beautiful stream, enclosed in sandstone walls, always babbles next to us. After a short time it goes up a slope - and we continue hiking far above the stream (surefootedness and possibly even a head for heights should already be available). Shortly before the Nibelungenfelsen, our destination, we go back down over the stream and the road that accompanies the stream.The Nibelungenfelsen with its various rock terraces is wonderful to hike over a short path up to the top. In the middle there is a small rest bench with a table (not in good condition), further up we are looking forward to a super cozy rest area with four small rest seats and a round sandstone table. Just great here!The way back then runs first on the other side of the Legelbach on a very nice hiking trail down until it crosses the stream and the road again. Then shortly afterwards it goes back the same route to the parking lot.Who would have thought that there is such a beautiful stream to discover here near Elmstein ?!
April 8, 2021
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Today we are walking the western part of the "Brunnenweg" (new predicate hiking trail), after having walked the eastern route two days ago. We choose the direction of this circular route clockwise so that we can walk the long steep climbs right at the beginning and not just at the end ... Today 6 fountains are waiting for us:We start from the parking lot opposite the "Esthaler Bürgerstübl" on the village square with the village fountain decorated with Easter. From here, take the main road to the right to Brunnengasse, which leads down into the forest to the Schelmenteich fountain and is named after this fountain.Here in the forest, many beautiful forest paths and paths start down to the small Wolfsbrunnen (this time without water) directly at the "Wolfsschluchthütte" of the Palatinate Forest Association (local group Esthal). But in "Corona times" there is only a short breather left here - with many wonderful memories and longing wishes for a future stop at this beautiful place ...!We continue on very beautiful paths to the small Erntsiegelbrunnen: a little hidden at the bottom left off the path, but not to be missed by a clearly visible signpost.Then on again on beautiful paths to the gold fountain, which is labeled a "natural monument". Our lunch picnic is now taking place down here by the cool Breitenbach.From there then slowly uphill - and towards the end very steeply uphill to the Roman fountain, which consists of two parts (fountain with name stone and pond with a second water pipe). There is also a nice bench here.The way back leads in big bends around the Michaelsberg - and then down on a beautiful path into a very sunny valley full of meadows and cows in the southeast of Esthal. The first houses can already be seen on top of the mountain - and the fountain of mist is not far anymore. After this last (and fifth) well, the only way to go is steeply up the meadow and up the mountain road - and we're right back at the Kath. Church and the village square.A reward is already waiting for us there - in the form of a delicious piece of cake from the Bassler bakery!A varied tour with great forest paths, many beautiful fountains and resting benches next to splashing water - with a consistently blue sky and sunshine: that is called a vacation (on the doorstep). Highly recommended (not only) in Corona times!
March 31, 2021
- 01:334.37 mi2.8 mph775 ft800 ft
- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
For some time now, Weidenthal has become an "insider tip" for Sunday hikes, as there aren't as many people here as there are on the Haardt and the Weinstrasse.
Today we want to explore the wonderful rest area at the "Esthaler Bänken" via the route through the Weißenbachtal, i. H. on the new "Hüttensteig" rating trail.We start at the parking lot with the glass containers opposite the old train station. (Bahnhofstrasse and Weißenbachstrasse meet here).
The first section runs along Weißenbachstraße down to Weißenbach, then we come to the "Hüttensteig" which first runs along stony paths along the Weißenbachtal - but with very interesting insights into beautiful, beautiful and not so beautiful gardens behind the houses there. Very interesting!
Almost at the end of the Weißenbachtal (nice rest bench) the "Hüttensteig" then becomes a very nice hiking path that leads continuously uphill to the "Esthaler Bänken" (altogether about 150 meters altitude).
In addition to the small "Heidenkopfhütte", which is always lovingly decorated for the seasons, there are so many beautiful benches here for a leisurely rest!It goes down on a somewhat longer path and continuously on very beautiful paths (short section "white point", then only "green cross" or "Friends of Nature" hiking sign) down to the Weißenbachtal. Then only the short distance along Weißenbachstraße is missing to the old train station or our parking lot.
It was nice here in Weidenthal!
March 29, 2021
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Today we walked the eastern part (with 4 fountains) of the new "Brunnenweg" - but in the opposite direction to the route taken by the tourism association, i. H. clockwise. That was a good thing, because the initial stretch to the entrance to the village ran on the paved sidewalks.Rarely have we got to know so many large and historical fountains during a hike. Particularly astonishing: they were all beautifully renovated / preserved, with new rest benches and great sandstone boulders as namesake. (One of these fountains has even been built from scratch. But more on that later.) As the sunny weather allowed it, we didn’t miss the opportunity to take a break at each of these beautiful resting places…!So we walk down the streets from the village square to the entrance to the village. The beautiful forest paths / paths only begin near the place-name sign - down to the Tränkenbrunnen, past the sports field, up the stairs to the district road that we have to cross, then on to the beautiful, small Wögelbrunnen.This is followed by beautiful paths, partly through a kind of "fairytale forest" (or was it just the beautiful light?) To the Hengstental fountain. It was built brand new at this point in 2020, lovingly designed with a small rest area and a small pond that is fed from the (even flowing!) Fountain.Then it goes up on a wide forest path - until we come back to the county road and the beginning of the Hengstental. We cross this road again, walk on wide forest paths - and then suddenly a totally steep forest path goes directly to the left from the Aschberg - up to the last houses of Esthal and directly to the horse pastures next to the Esthal monastery. Fortunately, a nice bench under a shady tree calls for lunch here.Well strengthened, we circle the monastery of St. Maria halfway on the left, so that we can see the monastery church from behind. Unfortunately, the only way to continue here is on very stony paths to the Esthaler Waldfesthalle and the edge of the forest.The beautiful "Rosary Path" with two benches (one with the "Rosary Queen") begins soon in the forest. It ends after 600 m and continues as an equally beautiful forest path that leads down very steeply at the end (seems to be a completely new path cut into the slope) - to the Straufelsbrunnen. You really have to sit by this large fountain - on a comfortable bench and next to numerous water troughs.From here it is only uphill - first through the forest and then as a long, fantastically beautiful meadow path (you feel like you are in the Allgäu!) Up to the first houses in Esthal. You can see the cemetery at the top right.In the village then just turn right, with a lot of luck you can even get delicious cakes in a bakery right on the village square - and then enjoy yourself at the car park opposite the "Esthaler Bürgerstübl"! There must be a reward, even if the beautiful "Brunnenweg" itself could be reward enough! - Oh yes, there is also anticipation - for the "western" part of the "Brunnenweg", which we have saved for another day.
March 27, 2021