About Alex

Hallo und willkommen auf meinem Profil!Wahrscheinlich hast du dich mehr oder weniger zufällig hierher verirrt^^Daher in Kürze:
Ich komme aus dem Raum Heilbronn und mache von dort die umliegenden Naturräume unsicher.
Meist auf Schwäbischer Alb, im Pfälzerwald oder Schwarzwald unterwegs und auch auf Urlaubsreisen ist komoot mit dabei.
Schaue mir sehr gerne die vielfältigen Eindrücke anderer komootler aus allen möglichen Ecken des Landes und der Welt an und freue mich natürlich wenn ich mit meinen Wanderrunden ein klein wenig davon zurück geben kann.In diesem Sinne, fröhliches Stöbern :)

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1,441 mi

Time in motion

544:25 h

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  1. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    April 24, 2021

    7.80 mi
    2.7 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Claudia, Falko & Dagmar on Tour and 76 others like this.
    1. Alex

      After a long winter sleep, we were on the road this Saturday in the Remstal between Strümpfelbach and Stetten.We started at the northern end of Strümpfelbach at the tennis courts, where we found a few gravel parking spaces on the little road.
      We crossed the town with its numerous half-timbered houses and the pretty town hall.
      At the church we finally turned off the main road and began the easy ascent through orchards and cow pastures towards Lobenrot.
      Past the small town and over the access road, it went into the forest and on a short path down to the Haldenbach.
      We followed this out of the forest to Stetten and into the vineyards to the Yburg ruins above.
      Now a little higher in the vineyards a dangling to the marble run, which is unfortunately currently closed. The sunny viewing benches still offered a nice opportunity for a short rest.
      Finally, over the view at the 7 lime trees and through idyllic fruit trees back to the starting point.
      Paths almost exclusively wide and paved. Short sections over meadow and one path in the forest. Everything is easy to walk, at most a bit muddy when it is very wet.Weather great, blue sky, 18 ° C, now and then light wind -> sunburn weather ^^

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      • April 25, 2021

  2. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    February 20, 2021

    8.98 mi
    2.8 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,200 ft
    1. Alex

      This Saturday we were out again in the Palatinate Forest after a short break.It started on the hiking car park on the edge of the small town of Erfenstein with the two distinctive twin castles.
      These were of course visited immediately before we went into the forest and on the ascent.
      In a further serpentine line then to the turning point at the Totenkopfhütte where we took a little rest.
      Then over to the Hellerhütte where you pass a beautiful vantage point into the Höllisch valley.
      The way back then finally down through that valley and back to the parking lot.
      Both the Burgschänke and the two huts were completely closed due to Corona, also no to-go or something. So remember to bring something with you :) The Spangenburg can therefore unfortunately not be entered at the moment.Paths easy to walk with beautiful paths or narrower hiking trails. Except for the shady parking lot, no mud.Weather sunny, a little overcast. Almost double-digit temperatures. In the shade with a light wind you were reminded what month it was. In the sun, on the other hand, very pleasantly spring-like.

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      • February 21, 2021

  3. Alex went for a hike.

    January 16, 2021

    Daniel Schulz, BirgitonTour and 140 others like this.
    1. Alex

      Yesterday I was on another wave of the Danube and made the round from Beuron Monastery to Wildenstein Castle.The starting point was the large, rarely visited, parking lot at the monastery (€ 3 day ticket).
      From here we went straight into the completely snowed in winter landscape and the first ascent up to the Rauhen Stein.
      Now over to the Eichfelsen with a great view. Then back down into the valley, on the other side of the river and on the steep ascent up to Wildenstein Castle.
      From here then always slightly downhill until the starting point at the monastery is reached again.
      About 50cm of snow, knee-deep. Paths mostly rarely used, loose snow. A well-trodden, easy-to-walk trail between the two viewing rocks. Most of the first ascent, the snow was still untouched. There were also sections with fallen trees.
      In the end, switched to the bike path after passing a couple of belly-high snowdrifts and didn't feel like repeating.
      Overall very nice and very exhausting ^^
      Weather a rather cloudy mix with sometimes larger blue gaps at -6 ° C and no wind.

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      • January 17, 2021

  4. Alex went for a hike.

    January 10, 2021

    1. Alex

      On Sunday morning I was on the "high dreaming" path on the Alb from the fog cave to the fairytale castle Lichtenstein.Contrary to my usual nature, which is more suitable for sunsets than for rises, I got up early to escape the hustle and bustle.
      From the almost empty parking lot at the Nebelhöhle we went past the quarry over the Alb plateau over to Lichtenstein Castle. A few people here and there.
      After an extensive tour of the snow-covered castle from all sides, we started on the somewhat longer, but more interesting way back. The route follows the Albtrauf on beautiful paths in two large spikes, passes a great vantage point at Gießstein and finally leads back to the parking lot.
      This was now well attended at lunchtime. There were still vacancies, at least no chaos at the time. Fire brigade regulated the access, no traffic jam or anything, no comparison to the Black Forest High Road last week.
      Completely snow-covered paths on the first part mostly wide, then hiking trails along the Albtrauf. Trodden everywhere, not icy and good to walk.Winterly -5 ° C at the start, -2 ° C before the return trip. Light wind, which could be a bit disturbing on the open spaces. Mostly covered in gray, only in the last few meters did the sun catch on and say goodbye to me with very friendly winter impressions.

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      • January 11, 2021

  5. Alex went for a hike.

    January 3, 2021

    Linus, Claudia and 133 others like this.
    1. Alex

      On Sunday I was out in the snow in the Black Forest again.It started from the parking lot at the waterfalls on the outskirts of Bühlertal.
      As expected, the Black Forest High Road was already closed in the morning and although I wanted to run up myself, I had some traffic jams and a police block on the approach to Bühlertal.
      And to get straight to the point: It wasn't always as quiet as in the photos. As soon as I approached the Hochstraße there was a lot of excursion and tobogganing at every small forest path junction. Put it this way, it was sometimes borderline, but people prefer to be outside than to meet in closed rooms.
      Well then. So I followed the Gertelbachtal on a path always along the water to the actual waterfalls, where the stream falls over several pools and accordingly the steepest section on the circuit is waiting.
      Cross the Black Forest High Road at Hundseck and then continue to climb moderately through an increasingly snowy landscape to the Mehliskopf with its historic lookout tower.
      From there the descent on a great section of the path and on over to Berggasthof Sand, where I took a bratwurst from the food truck and, currently of course non-alcoholic, punch. As far as the 20 minutes of my presence are concerned, things were decent. Only a short line and everyone was careful to keep their distance. Otherwise I would have continued running anyway.
      Now a bit along the busy street and, as a contrast, scrambled through the deserted falcon cliffs in the fog to the Herta hut.
      Finally, the rapid descent over forest paths and at the end another path down to the parking lot.
      Alternating paths, slightly more wide forest paths, but also beautiful path sections. To go well without snow, the steep ascent at the waterfall and the way to the Herta hut are slightly more demanding.
      Yesterday the paths were well-trodden, hardly icy and easy to walk for the circumstances. It was only slippery at the hut.
      Weather completely gray, with no wind. Light thaw at the parking lot in the valley, light frost on the snowy mountain. From the lookout tower then thick fog, which only slowly cleared on the descent.Real winter fun :)
      From my side, too, have a good start into the new year!

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      • January 4, 2021

  6. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    December 19, 2020

    Bernhard Neumayer, BirgitonTour and 111 others like this.
    1. Alex

      On this Saturday we were on a leisurely forest tour in the Limpurger Mountains.The start was on a small parking lot for hikers on the Büchelberger Grat, which can be reached via the country road between the hamlets of Lutstrut and Straßdorf.
      In the immediate vicinity there is a nicely situated rest area with a barbecue area.
      The Büchelberger ridge is of course not a ridge as you know it from the mountains, but in the local landscape it is a clear, 4km long and up to 300m wide conspicuousness.
      We followed the promising field path past extensive tree nurseries to the Hohenhöfe. A little more along the edge of the forest, into the forest and slowly down into the Maisenbachtal.
      Unfortunately, a part of the path here has become very overgrown. After entering the forest we first followed a path that is not shown on the map and then turned back because it did not appear to be heading in a useful direction. So just looked for the planned path in the forest and finally found it. In the first third it was overgrown with blackberries and young trees, which we walked around a little to the side. However, not recommended in this form. It is better to make a detour from the Hohenhöfe via Spiegelrain and Höfenhölzle.
      Always slightly downhill, we then reached the small, beautifully situated Maisenbachsee.
      Now for a short section on the Limes hiking trail to the nearby Kocherhof, then branching off onto the path through the Gießbachklinge and finally on a forest road back up to the starting point.
      Mostly unpaved, wide forest and meadow paths. A bit of asphalt at the beginning and end. Not particularly soggy / muddy for this time of year.
      Basically everything is easy to walk, with the restriction that, as described above, the connection piece in the forest to Hohenhöfen is now missing and is no longer recommended.
      Weather 5 ° C when arriving at the parking lot at lunchtime. In the very shady corners of the valleys, frost and permafrost on the ground even in the afternoon. Almost no wind.
      A very pleasant last Saturday in autumn with a completely clear blue sky.
      Wish you a nice fourth Advent! :)

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      • December 20, 2020

  7. Alex went for a hike.

    December 12, 2020

    8.86 mi
    3.1 mph
    575 ft
    625 ft
    Anja 🏡, DerGrombacher and 122 others like this.
    1. Alex

      On Saturday I took the snow on the Alb on the Hossinger Hochalbpfad again in the thaw.The start was on the hiking car park on Heimberg.
      From here, after a few meters, the Albtrauf with the first viewpoints is reached. A little later the tour follows on the Gräbelesberg, which was fortified in Celtic times, which can still be seen here and there.
      Then it went over the snowy meadows around Hossingen, over the country road and over to the Baienberg. A little steeper here, but the great view is definitely worth it.
      Now further past the Michelfelder horse farms down to the former Hossingen Castle, where I was expected by a small, Christmas-themed refuge. There is nothing to be seen of the actual castle. However, the striking castle rock can be entered and viewed via a modern bridge.
      Then then back up towards Hossingen on the plateau and in two swings the outskirts and again grazing the Albtrauf, finally back to the parking lot.
      Most of the paths are unpaved, paths, forest and meadow paths. Easy to walk without snow.
      With yesterday's conditions a bit more demanding. Because thaw, heavy, deeper snow on the meadows. Less in the forest, but often a slippery, soggy slush.
      Weather pretty mixed. In the valley already significant plus degrees at 5 ° C, on the parking lot at the start 2 ° C and then in the evening a frosty 0 ° C.
      A lot of gray, at the beginning partly light wind. Briefly a few blue gaps in the clouds. Then dense fog quickly gathering in with the onset of drizzle at the end. Then I shortened it a bit, it got a little uncomfortable.
      But no matter, the main thing is snow again ^^Of course, you all have a nice third Advent! :)

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      • December 13, 2020

  8. Alex went for a hike.

    December 5, 2020

    10.8 mi
    3.4 mph
    700 ft
    650 ft
    Juri, DerGrombacher and 123 others like this.
    1. Alex

      This Saturday I was out on the Alb and did a snow circuit on the Zollernburg panorama eaves and winter fairy tale hiking trail.After a short ascent, the path always follows the edge of the Albtrauf to the Zollersteighof.
      This is where the premium winter hiking trail begins and leads on rolled paths across the surrounding meadows. Of course, I took the obligatory detour to the Zeller Horn with me, that's why I was there :)
      Then again a bit without the winter hiking trail along the eaves to the hanging stone, before you meet it again on the open meadows and finally reach the Raichberg with its characteristic observation tower and the transmission mast. The Raichberg Tower is currently closed due to Corona.
      At the Allenberghöfen, the winter hiking trail and the eaves finally separate again and I finally got back to the starting point through a beautifully snow-covered dry valley and through more juniper heaths
      Paths almost exclusively snow-covered paths and meadow paths. Quite easy to walk, although of course it can be slippery in winter and you need to be careful.Weather completely gray, no snowfall. Around the Raichberg every now and then a little fresh wind, otherwise calm. 0 ° C at the start at noon as well as later at sunset.
      I would like to pre-order a little more light for next week ...
      And now with these winter impressions I wish everyone who is still reading it a nice second Advent! :)

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      • December 6, 2020

  9. Alex went for a hike.

    November 28, 2020

    11.4 mi
    3.0 mph
    2,250 ft
    2,050 ft
    1. Alex

      This Saturday I was out and about on the Maisacher Turmsteig in the Black Forest.The start was right in the small Maisach on the correspondingly signposted parking lot with a tower model - you immediately know that you are in the right place.
      Through thick fog it went straight up from the village to the Maisacher ridge above the village. A beautiful path to walk even without a distant view.
      The path then meanders further above the valley. In my case it was always on the border between fog and sun, which of course made the whole thing even more interesting.
      At a paragliding landing site, the circuit branches off again as a path and the ascent to Buchkopf begins. Once at the top, the observation tower gives you fantastic views of the Rhine valley and across to the Vosges.
      Then slowly descending from the tower to the Renchtalhütte, which is naturally closed at the moment. From here I built a little dangling on the Wiesensteig for a little more run-out, which you can of course leave out and shorten the lap by a good 2km. Then a little rest at the lonely Habererhütte with a view of the Renchtal.
      Back on the Turmsteig, I soon reached the Martinshof, where I could also get some liquid food from the "Regiomat" :)
      Then a quick descent down to the Maisach Valley, where the fog was waiting for me again and I finally got back to the parking lot.
      Paths mostly unpaved, alternating paths and wider forest roads. Paths especially in the ascent and descent, here also on short sections sometimes crisp and steep. With basic surefootedness and sensible shoes, the round is easy to do.Weather as you can see in the photos varied ^^
      At the start in the fog -1 ° C, then pleasant in the sun, estimated not quite double-digit, back at the parking lot at sunset 0 ° C. A little wind from the tower and above the Renchtal, partly gusty. From the Martinshof onwards there is no wind again.
      All in all a very friendly last Saturday in November.
      And now I wish you all a nice first Advent :)

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      • November 29, 2020

  10. Alex and Silja went for a hike.

    November 21, 2020

    Anja 🏡, Elke🐕👣 and 127 others like this.
    1. Alex

      This Saturday we were in the very south-east of the Swabian-Franconian Forest.With a view of the Alb we started at the parking lot of the Jakobuskirche on the Hohenberg near the small town of the same name.
      As the name suggests, we are here on the section of the Way of St. James between Rothenburg and Ulm. Close by, a little down the slope by a pond, there is also a Lourdes grotto.
      From there we soon reached the first part of the forest. Around the western corner of the round, past the small hamlet of Ohrmühle and the much larger Rettenmaier factory site on the Holzmühlsee, we finally reached the Orrotsee.
      The lake is dammed by human hands and can be used for swimming in summer. In the winter months the lake is mostly drained, which is still not a big deal and allows completely new perspectives. We paused for a little rest on a sunny bench.
      As you walk around the lake, you can see that not only people are interested in damming water here. We followed one of the streams that flow into the lake on the Weiherlesweg and passed several beaver structures. Quite interesting to see what these animals can do.
      In the last section the path leaves the forest again and after a small piece of meadow you are already back in Hohenberg, where we were back up at the church in time for sunset.
      Paths mostly wide and unpaved, only very short path and meadow sections. Completely easy to walk.
      The little curl in the lake in summer then of course prefer to wear bathing suits;)
      Weather 4 ° C with some clouds / haze and light wind at the start. In the forest there was no more wind and when we reached the lake, the sun had finally fought its way through. So that at the end we also got to see a sunset. Then at only 1 ° C.
      All in all a friendly, but already quite wintry day.

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      • November 22, 2020

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