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  1. Alex went for a hike.

    5 days ago

    11.8 mi
    3.3 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Juri, Frank and 35 others like this.
    1. Alex

      On Thursday I did a round in the Black Forest from Bad Herrenalb.Parked at the thermal baths, it went through the Swiss meadow and the spa gardens straight to the monastery district and the monastery church.
      Then I left the village following the Alb valley and started the climb over the Kuhnsbach up to the parking lot at the Rißwasenhütte.
      Now a little further on the beautiful path, then on wide paths over to the kiosk on the mountain pass Käppele and finally to the amber with its great view of the Murgtal and beyond. As expected, it was well attended that day, but it was well-mannered.
      On the way back, a wide gravel path again until you branch off into a much less used road and finally come back down to Bad Herrenalb via a steep path.
      Paths mostly wide and gravel. In the ascent, as well as around the amber and in the descent, beautiful path sections, the latter overgrown a little over a short distance, but doable. Everything to go smoothly.Great weather, 24 ° C, bright sunshine, occasionally a pleasant breeze.

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      • 3 days ago

  2. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    May 16, 2020

    930, Matthias Brandt and 49 others like this.
    1. Alex

      On Saturday we did a round at Gschwend in the Swabian-Franconian Forest.We started at the parking lot at Badsee.
      We briefly followed a street to Gschwender Mühle and reached Hirschbach shortly thereafter. Now alternating through forest and meadows we came to the Rappenhof with its alpacas, one of the highlights on this round :)
      After a short ascent we streaked through Mittelbronn and finally followed the promising back of Frickenhofer Höhe to the eponymous place.
      A little further a sun lounger in the flowering meadows above Rotenhar offered itself for a rest with a view. An unusual rock formation can be visited in the immediate vicinity with the Teufelskanzel.
      After we had left Rotenhar behind us another section in the forest followed, on which a beautifully designed adventure path including a fairytale forest is passed.
      From the edge of the forest it is not far to the starting point at the lake, where we lingered a little bit at sunset.
      Mostly wide, gravel paths both in the forest and through the meadows. Rarely some asphalt. Some nice sections of the path included. Everything went smoothlyWeather sunny with some clouds at 18 ° C and occasional wind. Jackets-on-and-undressing weather ^^ just in the forest.

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      • May 17, 2020

  3. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    May 9, 2020

    Söhni 🏃, Gisela and 64 others like this.
    1. Alex

      This Saturday we were on the Alb again.It started at the sports field in Wittlingen and a bit through the forest. Briefly across orchards and a section of path and already the ruined Hohenwittlingen ruin was reached.
      That did not bother us during the planning, because the following descent down to the Ermstal past several lookout and climbing rocks is fun even without a ruin.
      In the valley we reached Seeburg with the well-known dining café Schlössle, which is of course also a nice photo motif.
      After the village, we followed the Fischburgtal on the opposite side of the valley to the country road, sometimes right next to it, until the path finally turned left into the forest from the road and rose back towards Wittlingen.
      Nice part of the path, the long sections around Wittlingen are rather broad and partly paved.
      Our second crossing of the Erms just before the castle café was at a flat point through the water. The weir there cannot be entered. Alternatively, just follow the green path straight to Seeburg.
      In the Fischburgtal high motorcycle volume, therefore a somewhat annoying section at the weekend.
      Surefootedness should be basic in a few places on this lap.
      Weather 22 ° C mostly sunny, partly a little wind, fresh towards the end when the sun is lower.

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      • May 10, 2020

  4. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    April 27, 2020

    Söhni 🏃, Matthias Brandt and 69 others like this.
    1. Alex

      On Monday we did another round of Neuenstein.We parked in the parking lot near the sports facilities near the castle, which is wonderful to look at from the outside, otherwise private residence. The museum is of course currently closed.
      We then left the town further through the old town and reached Eschelbach via the surrounding fields. From here the ascent through orchards and a little vineyard to the edge of the forest in the Waldenburg mountains began.
      In the forest then a little steeper and a bit on the remains of a Roman road. On top of a cozy path along the edge of the slope and finally down the donkey path towards Michelbach.
      Now we crossed somewhat more extensive vineyards with a beautiful view.
       Finally, we made our way back through Untersöllbach and along the Epbach back to the starting point in Neuenstein.
      Paths mostly asphalt except in the forest, only short gravel and meadow sections on the fields and in the vineyards. In the forest then almost only paths, easy to walk, some caution may be necessary when wet.Weather again great, with 22 ° C a bit warmer than on Saturday + nice clouds.

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      • April 28, 2020

  5. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    April 25, 2020

    Kauai, Marcus and 50 others like this.
    1. Alex

      This Saturday we were again in the Jagst Valley.It started in the pretty village of Bächlingen at the small parking lot at the old wine press.
      We crossed the town and started the climb up to the old town of Langeburg with the castle, which can be seen from afar. At the top we looked at everything comfortably. There is not much going on at the moment, only an ice cream on hand would have been possible.
      We left Langenburg on the other side of the slope on a short section of path and then followed a wide meadow and gravel path roughly along the edge of the forest over the valley. Again and again nice view.
      The turning point on our round was reached with the village of Unterregenbach, which is also worth seeing. Unfortunately the crypt and the excavation museum cannot be visited at the moment. Fortunately, there was a self-service station for this. So we took a break in the most beautiful sunshine and listened to the ringing of bells in the small church.
      The way back first led in the valley to the neighboring Oberregenbach, then again up the slope into the forest where we followed the Kocher Steig a bit.
      Finally after a short descent our starting point in Bächlingen was reached again.
      Paths mostly wide with only short path sections. Around the villages asphalt, otherwise gravel and meadow. Everything to go without problems.Weather great, cloudless sky at 18-20 ° C :)

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      • April 26, 2020

  6. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    April 18, 2020

    8.58 mi
    2.8 mph
    600 ft
    525 ft
    1. Alex

      Round on the northern edge of the Swabian-Franconian Forest not far from Schwäbisch Hall.We parked on the outskirts of Gnadental, which was once the site of the Cistercian abbey of the same name.
      A bit through the village with some half-timbered houses worth seeing and past the former monastery church we went on a short, beautiful climb from the valley up to the plateau with the tranquil village of Rinnen.
      Then on wider trails in the forest until the hike on the upper slope of the forest mountains then follows a beautiful path.
      On the way back we finally left the forest and returned to the starting point through the idyllic Beaver Valley.
      Paved paths outside the forest, wide gravel paths and paths with short slopes in the forest to walk without problems. The path is partly covered with larger trees, but clearly visible and easy-to-bypasses have already been formed.Weather very pleasant at 23 °. A bit cloudy / hazy, but the sun got through most of the time.

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      • April 19, 2020

  7. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    March 28, 2020

    7.97 mi
    2.5 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,000 ft
    Schlafwanderer, Andreas and 17 others like this.
    1. Alex

      A little backward round of Alb on March 28th.
      In the evening after the tour I was pretty sick and had to relax for two weeks. Unfortunately no idea whether it was Corona, was not tested = /
      We started at the small cemetery car park with a short arch through the town center and then started the steep climb. Once at the top, a little break with a beautiful view.
      Then always follow the lion path along the eaves to the height of the Hiltenburg where we actually wanted to do a lap. But the way from the hiking parking lot Aimer towards Tierstein was blocked due to forest work.
      So we hiked back here on the same path, whereby the section is mostly nice to walk through meadow on grassy paths.
      So now over to the slightly upstream mountain cone with the Hiltenburg ruins with a great view of the Filstal. Finally, on a path down the mountain and back to the starting point.
      Most of the way on beautiful paths, some of which were still somewhat soaked due to the snow remnants. Otherwise everything can be done with a little sure-footedness.Weather, sunny and actually too warm for snow :)

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      • April 19, 2020

  8. Alex went for a hike.

    February 22, 2020

    12.4 mi
    3.3 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,125 ft
    Frank Skibbe, 930 and 78 others like this.
    1. Alex

      Round from Saturday, this time through the Limpurger mountains to the Altenberg tower.It started in Sulzbach am Kocher in the parking lot at the sports area.
      First I followed the Kocherschling on the bike path through beautiful countryside to the neighboring Laufen. Here is a short detour to the Heerberg Church and the small ruins of Kransberg on the Umlaufberg.
      From Laufen then continue with the red dot marking into the side valley of the Nägelesbach. At first the stream flows a good way below the path, hardly visible. From a fall level but immediately next to the path and after the rain of the past few days I was accompanied by the cheerful gurgling of countless small tributaries that flowed down the mossy slopes.
      When I finally reached the Altenberg tower, it was unfortunately completely closed and the view was a bit dreary.
      The way back to Sulzbach with the red cross mark then on the wide ridge through meadows, past a few farms and with a short descent back to Kochertal.
      Since there was still some daylight left I went round and round the place. Up to the quite built-up, private Schmiedelfeld Castle, on a beautiful educational trail on the northern slope above the city and to the water world in the town center.
      Paved paths outside the forest, wide in the forest and mostly light gravel, only very short sections of the path. Was just right for that day with fairly softened ground. Easy to walk, muddy slippery areas were limited.Weather initially bright sunshine 12 ° C. Then it closed quite quickly so that there was nothing left of the blue sky on the tower. Still quite pleasant until sunset at 10 ° C.
      Windy on the open spaces both in the valley and on the meadows above, strong gusts on the tower, no wind in the forest.

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      • February 23, 2020

  9. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    February 15, 2020

    9.14 mi
    2.9 mph
    875 ft
    675 ft
    Baste, Dieter Debor and 75 others like this.
    1. Alex

      On Saturday we did a lap over Metzingen and three of the volcanic witness mountains.The start was at the small hiking car park on the outskirts of Grafenberg.
      A bit through the forest, then through orchards to Metzingen. We took a look around the busy downtown area, but missed the opportunity for coffee in the market square.
      We continued on to the vineyard with the pretty round house just above the city. Now a little rest in the most beautiful sunshine.
      The path then led above the vineyards to the Naturfreundehaus. There was a lot going on here and we only took a short look and hiked over to a detour to Hofbühl. Then a bit back and with the Floriansberg on the last and highest of the three. Finally, a piece of forest back to the hiking parking lot.
      Paths mostly wide and sometimes with longer sections of asphalt. This time only a few paths. Everything went well, except for a fruit tree that had to be avoided, the way was clear.Weather 10 ° C, significantly warmer on the sunny slopes. Slightly cloudy. On the Hofbühl and Florian a little fresher wind, so that we didn't linger quite as long at an advanced time of the day.

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      • February 16, 2020

  10. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    February 8, 2020

    8.30 mi
    2.9 mph
    225 ft
    275 ft
    930, Yve and 73 others like this.
    1. Alex

      Round from Saturday along the Albtrauf at Hülben above Bad Urach.The start was at the hiking parking lot at the airfield, from where we followed the hiking trail in a westerly direction and circled the mountain peninsula of the Kienbein on the first part of the loop. Thereby nice view from the Deckelesfels.
      Back past the parking lot, we now followed the eaves in the other direction for the second part of the round. We finally reached the local hell holes via Buckleter Kapf and Nägelesfels. Here we left the eaves path and returned across meadows and the outskirts of Hülben on a fairly straight path back to the starting point.
      Paths along the Albtrauf, partly a little softened and slightly slippery due to the thaw, but there are hardly any gradients to walk without problems. From the hell holes a wider forest path and then asphalted through the meadows to the place.Weather excellent. 8 ° C at the start, 5 ° C in the evening. A bit hazy, but still sunny and windless.

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      • February 9, 2020

About Alex

Ich lebe im Raum Heilbronn und bin, meist in Begleitung, hauptsächlich auf der Schwäbischen Alb und im Pfälzerwald unterwegs.
Außerdem wird immer mal wieder alles angesteuert, was in ähnlichem Umkreis liegt: Schwarzwald, Odenwald, Hohenlohe und quasi vor der Haustür Schwäbisch-Fränkischer Wald, Kraichgau und Stromberg-Heuchelberg.
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Alex’s Tour Stats

Distance1,089 mi
Time414:01 h