Actually, only important mail should go to the mailbox with Sunday emptying at the distribution center in Sprendlinger Landstraße, but then ...
With the best cycling weather, it first goes through the city forest to Jacobiweiher and further around Neu-Isenburg to Zeppelinheim. After a small stop (keeping the proper distance) and an isotonic drink at the wonderful <Terminal 4> kiosk, which has achieved cult status for a long time, we avoid the immediate vicinity of the airport today and turn before crossing the A5 and the plane spotting point south of the air bridge monument towards Walldorf.
We continue along the Gundbach to Gundwiesensee, on the edge of the Mönchbruch nature reserve. After a short rest, we decide to save the Mönchbruch for a later opportunity and drive around the southern tip of the West runway on the Gundweg. Via the Neuweg and Mönchbruch aisles it goes back to the airport ring and on the parallel bike path towards Kelsterbach. Under normal circumstances, a stop at the Kelsterbar on the banks of the Main would have followed ... With a good tail wind, it goes non-stop under dark clouds on an almost deserted Main cycle path back to Frankfurt, and from there through the Oberheels Gardens to Offenbach.
7 days ago
A nice round from Offenbach via Auheim and through Bulau to Alzenau in Lower Franconia.
(By the way, we were not that slow: the recording just kept going and thus also includes our snack at the Barbarossa spring and a little stop in the beautiful Alzenau.)
May 21, 2020
What is it now called: Königsbrunnen or Königsbrünnchen? The answer to the riddle: there are both, and both of them can be found just fifty meters apart in the Frankfurt city forest.Today's little loop in the footsteps of the riddle initially leads from Offenbach along the morning calm Main river bank to Frankfurt to turn south at the level of the Holbeinsteg and then through the Holbeinstraße and the Last Hare Path up to the Lerchesberg. In the city forest, the rabbit path is left behind and on quiet trails it gently descends towards the Königsbrunnen and -brünnchen. Where the trail meets the Königsbrunnenweg, the former, the Königsbrunnen, is quite inconspicuous and a little hidden. Clearly recognizable, however, in the fountain ring of the Frankfurt eagle, surrounded by the year 1607. It refers to the year in which the fountain was taken. (A detailed description of the fountain is provided by Wilhelm Ott's excellent documentation, “Stones in the Dreieich” <steine-in-der-dreieich.de>.)
South-east of the fountain from 1607, practically in sight, then the Königsbrünnchen, a version of four springs on the Königsbach created at the end of the 19th century. The resting place on the Brünnchen, popular with hikers and cyclists, is almost deserted this morning.
A bit along the Königsbach in a southerly direction you can already reach the Jacobi pond, from the southern end of which the loop crosses the Darmstadt country road. Past the boiler break pond and over the boiler break lane it goes back towards Offenbach. The Maunzenweiher is still on the Frankfurt district, while the directly adjacent Buchrain pond already belongs to Offenbach.
May 16, 2020