A great tour of the quiet area! Almost only through the green, along canals, old railway embankments, past the tetrahedron, apprentice sorcerer, castles and mines. We had a nice break with delicious food at "Duck" Willi Lippens and a final beer in the interesting Zeche Zollverein.
about 19 hours ago
Start is above the Wildenrath house. The path follows the nature path to the edge of a forest and crosses the still young Schaagbach. Then it goes for the hikers through the Birgeler forest to the "Birgelener Pützchen", a small pilgrimage chapel. We continue on a way of the cross lined with saints. After that you have to overcome very steep climbs on which relics of the West Wall can be seen.The path continues over the old railway embankment of the disused Jülich-Dalheim route to the highest point of the hiking trail. Primeval mixed and beech forests alternate. The paths and paths are often framed by almost man-sized ferns. Then the hikers reach the romantic Schaagbach valley. The lonely path invites you to enjoy nature. At the end the path leads again through the fractured landscape around the Wildenrath house.Source: wa-wa-we.eu/de/touren/birgeler-urwald/index.html
2 days ago
Today we hiked another Eifel loop tour with friends. A very nice and varied round. Sections past fields and meadows, which afforded very nice views over the Eifel landscape, alternated with shady passages through forests. In addition, there were almost no roads on the way that had to be walked or crossed.
Overall a very nice "Eifel loop".
May 21, 2020
Cave drama: The scout tomb of Schloss LiedbergThe 21./22. June 1930 was a black day in Lower Rhine history. 16 members of a "colonial scout group" from Düsseldorf (forbidden) celebrated the summer solstice and the admission of new members in the underground passages of the quarry near Schloss Liedberg.They had learned about the existence of the cave labyrinth from a youth magazine. They are said to have walked around 800 meters from the entrance on a trip along a corridor called the “pirate hall”.In the largest cavern, the so-called rock cellar, they buried a certificate in a wall. Not a good idea, because her digging caused a rock fall.A good 200 hundredweights of boulders loosened from the ceiling of the cave and buried four young people among themselves. His comrades could pull one out from underneath.Even the Liedberger fire brigade, which immediately moved in, could no longer save the other three. Heinrich Pöstgens, Albert Voigt and Paul Schneiders died. The police immediately locked the entrances to the collapse system, which was in danger of collapsing. Today a cross with the names of the victims near the castle marks the entrance to the cave. The site is known as the Scout Grave.The story caused a sensation at the time, similar to the fate of the youth footballers trapped in a flooded Thai cave in summer 2018.Surprisingly, the cave drama in Germany was followed by a wave of entry among the scouts, the scary factor proved to be effective in advertising: Allegedly, only the body of Pöstgens could be recovered by the fire department. The remains of Voigt had not been reached, and there was no trace of Paul Schneiders.Source: Burgerbe.de
May 3, 2020