Today we were on the Breitackerpfad in the Münstertal. As a starting point, we have chosen the large parking lot at St. Trudpert Monastery, the actual starting point would have been further northeast. First we follow a beautiful path on the banks of the Neumagen, before we went steeply uphill through the settlement area for the actual tour. After a piece of forest path we branched off onto a beautiful narrow path with an inconspicuous sign “Zum Höhenweg”, which led uphill through the slope, sometimes more gently, sometimes more steeply. We crossed some snow-covered pastures and made a detour to the Breitackerhütte, from where we enjoyed the view of the cloud-covered Belchen. Soon we were back on the now lightly snow-covered path that we followed downhill. We completed the round on wider paths and returned to the starting point.
Conclusion: rather a shorter, very nice round trip in a panoramic location. The route along beautiful paths is part of the successful concept of the wilderness paths in the Münstertal. (Wilderness path brochure, muenstertal-staufen.de).
January 9, 2022
"From the“ Schwanberg car park ”there is a short section on the forest path to the west, approx. 200 m to the“ Conradseck ”vantage point (memorial stone of the local poet Conrad). The forest aisles offer a fantastic view of the distance In the forest. At a 90 ° bend you reach the Iphöfer Knuck (formerly the castle fortifications). Continue to the left past historical boundary stones to the first "Keltenwall", on beautiful forest paths along beeches until the second "Keltenwall" appears After that, the path runs to the left and over a gravel road. After a short time you will reach a section of the “Steigerwald Panorama-Weg”, follow it to the left Pass the upper part of the first Celtic wall and into the area of the cemetery If the path runs to the right, past the biotope on the cypress lake in the direction of the mausoleum and then into the castle park: a spectacular 8 hectare park with special garden architecture opens up here. Past the “Neptune Fountain” and the “Alpinum”, it goes to the “Obelisk”. Going down the stairs, accompanied by the figures of "Pippin" and "Hadeloga", the path reaches the forecourt of the castle (inner courtyard not accessible) and St. Michael's Church. "
Conclusion: Cozy, easy round in bad weather.
December 27, 2021
Today was on the Tuniberg. The tour started at the commuter parking lot in Munzingen. From there we went to the Ertudiskapelle, from where you have a beautiful view to the east towards the Black Forest and to the south-west over the Rhine plain to the Vosges. On the Burgundy Path we walked past Niederrimsingen and in a wide arc via Opfingen and Tiengen back to Munzingen.
Conclusion: It's always nice on the Tuniberg, even when the weather is mixed. The light was special today due to the low sun and the fast moving clouds.
December 5, 2021
Today's tour took us from Titisee to the Hochfirst. The starting point was the parking lot at the train station. From there it went through the tourist bustle towards the lake and then also wide paths (Black Forest cross way Freiburg - Lake Constance) through the snowy forest uphill towards Saig. We made our way to the summit on somewhat narrower paths, where we took a short rest in a spacious hut. The mountain inn had company holidays and, according to the notice, the Hochfirst tower could not have been climbed at below 5 ° C, wind and snow anyway. So we walked downhill again on narrow paths through the snow-covered coniferous forest and crossed the village of Saiger Höhe. We followed the path at a constant height before we returned to the lake and then back to the starting point on forest trails.
Conclusion: With today's snow depth, the tour was exactly the right thing - for lovers of narrow paths, the tour would probably be nothing at other times of the year.
November 27, 2021
Today we were on the winter hiking trail no.4 near Hinterzarten. From the train station we walked a little through the town and then on frosty roads in the direction of Feldberg. Through the beautiful forest with mossy rocks along the wide paths we reached the Mathisleweiher. From the sunny bank we looked at the fog that hung over the partly frozen water today. Back to Hinterzarten it went again through the forest and along pastures.
Conclusion: Cozy round on easy paths.
November 20, 2021
Today we were on the Hohen Möhr, the starting point of the hike was the small parking lot at the Kreuzbühl hut. On natural forest roads and narrow, but not too steep paths, we followed the Westweg to the observation tower on the Hohen Möhr. At the beginning of the tour the view to the south was still quite acceptable; unfortunately the sky closed shortly before the summit, so that the view from the tower only extended to the next treetops. In an arc we went back to the starting point.
Conclusion: We will run this or a similar tour again if visibility is good.
November 13, 2021
The Rundumwegli Müllheim with a total of 36.5 km can be walked in four stages, each of which is designed as a small circular route. Today we were on the wine landscape stage, the starting point of the tour was Britzingen. From there, the well-signposted path runs - largely on tarred paths - around the village through the extensive vineyards.
Conclusion: A cozy round for cloudy autumn days.
October 17, 2021
Today we were on the way around the Vigiljoch. The starting point of the round tour was the mountain station of the Algund - Aschbach cable car. Past the small, neat church, it went through the village and then uphill on narrow paths through the forest (path no. 27/28, then 28). At the Naturnser Alm we enjoyed the view of the Texel group opposite and into the Schnalstal valley and followed a wider path that first climbs up, then descends through the light forest towards Vigiljoch (path no. 9A, then 9, then 9/30). In several places you have a great view of the surrounding mountain groups through the trees or over the tree tops. After a detour to the little church of St. Vigil, we followed the path to the Schwarzen Lacke, a moor lake (path no. 9). From there we walked back on narrow paths through the forest to Aschbach and to the cable car (path no. 28A, then 28).
Conclusion: Cozy round through a wooded area, in many places with a wonderful mountain panorama.
September 23, 2021
Today's tour took us to the Hirzer, the highest mountain in the Sarntal Alps. The starting point was the Klammeben mountain station of the two-part Hirzer cable car. At the Hirzer Hut just above, we followed the E5 long-distance hiking trail uphill. The narrow path initially leads steeply through pastures and low bushes, later through scree terrain. Shortly before the ridge between Hirzer and Hönigspitze begins a path secured with steel cables with a few climbing spots. A narrow, exposed path leads along the ridge - part of the Gebirgsjägersteig. The E5 turns right here in the direction of Meraner Hütte, while our path became steeper and more confusing. From the summit we had a wonderful 360 ° view of the surrounding mountains, the Sarntal Alps with Mittager and Ifinger, the Ortler group with the Laugen, the Texel group with the Mutspitze, the Stubai Alps and the Dolomites. For the descent we chose the same path as for the ascent and then turned onto the signposted Almenweg shortly before the Hirzer hut. We followed the promising path uphill to the ridge that runs down from the Hönigspitze, and then downhill to the Staffelalm. We walked back to the mountain station on a flat path.
Conclusion: This wonderful and promising tour is only suitable for sure-footed and vertigo-free people. Below the Hirzer summit there are still countless hiking trails with equally beautiful views and countless opportunities for refreshments.
September 22, 2021
Today was a tour on the Grosse Laugen, the highest mountain in the Nonsberg group, on the program. The starting point was the parking lot on the Gampenpass, where a bunker from the Second World War could also be viewed. From there it went steeply uphill on roots and wooden stairs through the forest (path no. 133, Bonacossa Steig). We walked through open areas with individual trees on rocky paths, some secured with boards, with individual climbing spots uphill through the flank of the Kleiner Laugen. Before the beautifully situated Laugensee we turned left (path no. 133) and chose the steep, rocky southeast ridge for the ascent, which is provided with ladders in some places (path no. 10). From the summit cross we enjoyed the view over the Sarntal Alps and the Ortler group. Then we descended over the south-west ridge, which also offers great views and does not drop quite as steeply (path no. 8a, then 10a). From the beautifully situated Laugenalm, we took a look back at the Grosse Laugen and the ascent and descent route. Steep downhill on rooty paths (path no. 10), then on flat, wide paths (path no. 10a) we got back to the Gampenpass.
Conclusion: Demanding, promising tour through a beautiful landscape.
September 21, 2021