Today a tour with the kids in the state capital Munich. Komoot annoyed me twice: once the tour was simply stopped without my intervention and when I noticed it, Komoot had already drawn a line. The second time was after uploading the tour. Because there was not a single photo. I've never had that before! A new bug? So I uploaded all the photos again later, but they were arranged in a mess. Sometimes it's hair-raising ...
about 13 hours ago
The mighty castle towers over a kilometer long - exactly 1051 meters - over the listed old town.The families of the Dukes of Wittelsbach in Lower Bavaria lived here over 500 years ago, most recently the Duchess Hedwig, who was famous for the Landshut wedding.Today, with a length of 1,051 meters, the castle is the longest castle in the world and home to some castle houses (approx. 200 people live in the castle). There are also three museums and a gallery on the castle grounds. The castle is the namesake and outstanding landmark of the beautiful city - a "kind of city crown and dominant defiance at the same time". When walking through the six castle courtyards, which are strung together like a pearl necklace, you can feel the medieval flair.
2 days ago
Mühldorf am Inn is a district town in Upper Bavaria. The city center consists of a historical core in the so-called Inn-Salzach style, with several houses showing a closed, harmonious ensemble through false facades. The core of the old town of Mühldorf am Inn is bordered by two gates, the Münchner Tor (Nagelschmiedturm) and Altöttinger Tor, and the town square extends to around 500m.The circular hike around a narrow Inn loop extends north of the Inn with the old town and south to the outskirts of Oberflossing. We start north at the Mühldorf am Inn train station, which is well connected to the surrounding area - Munich, Rosenheim, Traunstein, Passau etc. From the train station it goes down to the Inn.Around 190 monuments are listed for Mühldorf am Inn, the old town as an ensemble and other residential buildings from the period from the 16th to the 19th century, as well as numerous boundary stones and fountains or remains of city walls, for example. Or the remarkable town hall with buildings from 1450. Church towers shape part of the panorama and there is also a prince-bishop's castle (1593). This is on Katharinenplatz, outside of our group, and is the tax office today.From the train station we walk through Sedanstrasse and see the water tower (1904). We go to the roundabout and through Töginger Straße towards the city square. It goes through a green area to the city wall with ponds and a Kneipp treading pool. We pass the city library. Opposite is the so-called Haberkasten, a historic grain box that is used as an event location and the district museum in the Lodronhaus, which was once a grain box.Our next destination is St. Nicholas Church, which was first built in 1251. The church tower dates from the time of the second building around 1300. What you see today is from several centuries. Inside there is a magnificent baroque design. Also on the church square is the St. Johannes chapel from the mid-14th century. The rectory (15th and 16th centuries) with its stair gables is also impressive.Through Kirchengasse we get into the Stadtplatz street and enjoy the views of the Inn-Salzach style. To our left is a hunting museum, which cheerfully takes up the subject of hunting, and stands the Frauenkirche, which was consecrated as the Capuchin monastery church in 1643. Its tower from 1856 follows the style of historicism. The Frauenkirche was also temporarily used by the Franciscans.We go on a connecting path to Luitpoldallee. In front of the indoor pool, we turn right into Leopoldstrasse, then left, across a parking lot towards Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse. The destination is the Innstrasse and the Innfußweg, over which we hike through the Innzipfel and cross the Inn via the Brückenstrasse.Again we accompany the Inn, now on the other side and come to a viewing terrace. We walk through the green in the Upper Tegerau to the Innzipfel and then through varied open landscape to Annabrunn with the pilgrimage church of Holy Mother Anna. In 1686 it was built as a chapel and was expanded to the church shortly thereafter. We have completed half of the circular hike.Annabrunner Straße brings us through meadows and agricultural areas to Oberflossing, that we only roam north and meet the Flossinger Bach. It goes through varied nature again. Steinhölzl follows Fischerhäusl, recognizable by the pond. In Gießen we come back to a little street called Tegernau, the ride of which we walk through. We accompany the Hammerbach, also on the Hammerfußweg, come through Trautmühle and to the viewing terrace on the Inn.The Hammerfußweg takes us across the bridge road over the Inn and is protected by Nepomuk. Innstrasse and Friedhofstrasse take us around the old town center. On the way back we pass St. Peter and Paul Church, which is visibly more recent than the one we have already seen.
4 days ago
Today's tour took us around the so-called “hinterland” near Mistelgau, to which several small hamlets feel belonging and connected. There is still the village community here and you know how to celebrate together. For example, the "Hinterländer Kerwa" has a long tradition that goes back to 1891. At the beginning of the 20th century, Lenzer Kerwa was the largest Kerwa in Hummelgau. At that time, however, there was still an inn on the Lenz with its own brewery. A long tradition ended after the last Kerwa was celebrated in 1962 and the inn closed in 1963. In 2004, young Hinterlanders remembered the old tradition and little by little the idea was born to revive the old tradition. Meanwhile, the Hinterland Kerwa, which always takes place on the last weekend in June, has become an integral part of Mistelgau and the entire Hummelgau.
May 3, 2020
In times like these, when the exit restrictions imposed by the Free State hang over every real outdoor freak like a sword of Damocles, I always try to plan my tours close to home and then go. And I am always amazed at what treasures there are to discover in our homeland. So today, what I had been planning for a long time, I tackled the "Stone Gully" near Roschlaub between some rain showers.
Stone channels, also called growing stones, are formed by lime deposits from flowing water. While otherwise limestone tufts usually occur flat or in wide arches, you have to deal with a linear increase in the direction of the flowing water. A stream usually digs into its bed due to the erosive power of the flowing water. In the case of stone channels, on the other hand, the stream bed is increased by lime separation.
Then my tour took me up to the summit of the "Hohe Metze", a 577 meter high mountain peak, which offers a magnificent view of the surrounding area of Scheßlitz as far as Bamberg and over to the Jura with its striking points, the Gügel and the Giechburg. A good 200 meters in altitude have to be mastered at the “Hohe Metze”. As a reward for the steep ascent, the sun between the many clouds held me for about 3 minutes and gave me the reward for the effort with the view. However, the wind was so gusty that I was exceptionally grateful for my weight, otherwise I would have been blown away. Dear followers, I can fully recommend the tour. I was deeply impressed by the sight of the natural stone monument.
May 2, 2020
A real treat: 13 breweries and the lovely landscape of Franconian Tuscany
13 breweries, inns and beer cellars, plus pretty half-timbered villages and the gentle hilly landscape of Franconian Tuscany - if that's not a motivation for the hiker! The Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry awarded the 13 brewery trail as one of “100 places of pleasure in Bavaria”. In addition to selling their beers, some breweries also offer brewery tours and beer cuisine.
On the 34 km long route hike you should allow enough time for a break - that's why it's best to hike smaller sections. The path can be hiked in both directions and is well marked (13 brewery path with beer barrel).
It starts in Memmelsdorf on the main street, bus stop "Memmelsdorf Markt". The first two brewery inns Three Kronen and Höhn are located here, opposite the church of the Assumption worth seeing, a few hundred meters away from Seehof Palace. We follow the markings along Bahnhofstrasse and cross the A70 towards Weichendorf on the bike and hiking trail. There we walk towards Merkendorf to the Hummel and Wagner breweries. On the Pointstrasse towards Drosendorf we keep left to cross the A70 again. In Drosendorf we come across the Göller brewery. From here we keep on the Scheßlitzer Str. Towards Meedensdorf.
If you already have enough with five breweries, hike from Meedensdorf back to Memmelsdorf (black diamond mark or cycle path on the country road). All others cross Meedensdorf and follow the marking to Schammelsdorf to the Knoblach brewery.
Those who prefer a shorter route can only get started in Schammelsdorf. From Litzendorfer Str., Turn left into Stammbergstr. Direction Schammelsberg. We hike through idyllic forest to Tiefenellern to the Hönig brewery / inn "Zur Post" (with playground). We then follow the signs towards Lohndorf to the Reh and Hölzlein breweries. If a small round is enough for you, you can return from Lohndorf to shortly before Litzendorf (via Martinsanger) to Schammelsdorf (bike path parallel to the road, without marking).
If you want to hike the 13 brewery path completely, continue from Lohndorf to Melkendorf. The former Winkler brewery there is only open on certain dates as a “brandholz brewery”. In Geisfeld we come to the Krug brewery (temporarily closed) and the Griess brewery with a semolina cellar (with a playground). We keep going via "Zum Steinich" southwest to Roßdorf a.F. to the brewery Gasthof Sauer. Via Dorfstr. it goes "to the rock cellar" (Rossdorfer rock cellar, with playground) and further along the Geisfeld brook. We leave Amlingstadt on the left (worth seeing: St. Agidius Church), hike along the Zeegenbach, cross the A73 and finally come to Strullendorf. The S-Bahn takes us to Bamberg or Nuremberg. By the way: Mondays and Tuesdays are closed at many breweries.
Memmelsdorf center, bus stop "Memmelsdorf-Markt",
Strullendorf S-Bahn station
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Memmelsdorf, Fachwerkensemble Roßdorf a.F., Church of St. Aegidius Amlingstadt, Church of St. Laurentius Strullendorf
Memmelsdorf, Merkendorf, Drosendorf, Schammelsdorf, Tiefenellern, Lohndorf, Geisfeld, Roßdorf a.F., Amlingstadt, Strullendorf
Marking: "13 breweries way"
April 25, 2020
Afternoon round starting at the parking lot of the Obermain-Therme in Bad Staffelstein.
There are currently 10 breweries in the city of Bad Staffelstein, which usually only brew the beer in small quantities and only for serving in their own inn. Therefore, visiting these restaurants is a special experience.
April 22, 2020
Frei nach dem Motto: „Heimat ist kein Ort, sondern ein Gefühl“, habe ich für mich den Spruch umformuliert: „Outdoor ist kein Ort, sondern ein Lebensgefühl“. Das Verweilen in der Natur gibt mir geistige und seelische Kraft, um aufzutanken und mich für den Alltag zu regenerieren. Ich wandere gerne allein oder in der Gruppe und bin beinahe jedes Wochenende unterwegs, wenn es mir möglich ist. Auch meine Frau oder die Kinder sind immer wieder gerne mal dabei. Da muss ich mich dann allerdings vom Tempo her ganz schön zurücknehmen. Ich bin auch einem Marathon, einer Wallfahrt oder Pilgerwanderungen nicht abgeneigt und genieße es, unbekannte Regionen in unserem Land kennen zu lernen.
Seit meiner Kindheit bin ich (damals natürlich mit meinen Eltern) beinahe jedes Wochenende auf IVV-Wandertagen irgendwo in Deutschland unterwegs und habe im Jahr 2016 mein Ziel, einmal die Erde zu umrunden, mit der entsprechenden Auszeichnung des Volkssportverbandes erreicht.
Hier könnt Ihr Euch die Auszeichnung ansehen: komoot.de/tour/13834658
Natürlich gehe ich auch weiterhin gerne zu IVV-Wandertagen in meiner näheren Umgebung.
Alle Tourenfotos wurden/werden aufgenommen mit dem Apple iPhone 11 Pro oder einem seiner Vorgängermodelle.
Die erhabene Sprache der Natur, die Töne der bedürftigen Menschheit lernt nur der Wanderer kennen.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
An einem Sommermorgen da nimm den Wanderstab, Es fallen deine Sorgen wie Nebel von dir ab. (Theodor Fontane)
Wandern ist eine Tätigkeit der Beine und ein Zustand der Seele.
(Josef Hofmiller, Schriftsteller und Lehrer)