Small tour into the countryside. In Treptower Park and Plänterwald it was pleasantly cool and not at all crowded. It's unbearable in the city.
In the meantime, my bicycle pc showed 38 degrees. 🥴
And once again the GPS and Komoot are spinning around ... It was only 25km.
You can already see from the tour that it jumped.
The vertical meters are also remarkable 😂Finally, an ice cream sundae with Regina
August 8, 2020
For our vacation in the Harz Mountains we have made a firm decision to hike on the Brocken. We implemented the plan today.
At 5.15 am the alarm clock rang and off we went to Ilsenburg. We still wanted to go to a bakery and that immediately spoiled our mood this morning ... Detour, up the hill, baker too zu then found something else and off we went to the planned tour.
We chose the Heinrich-Heine-Weg and largely hiked along the beautiful Ilse. Highly recommended!!!
Past untouched nature and completely destroyed forests. And beside us the splashing Ilse - very idyllic.
The last 3km to the Brocken are very steep and the sun has done her by the way.
Once at the top we had a great view 😎 and were there before we could really enjoy the arrival.
We then went down with the Brockenbahn, also worth an experience.
August 1, 2020
- 04:1411.1 mi2.6 mph1,475 ft1,275 ft
It started today in Neinstedt to the devil's wall.
Of course we chose the sunniest weather for this tour. Hardly any shade, but beautiful landscapes.
We had to walk a part of the way across a field because Komoot sent us over the busy country road.
Before Timmenrode we walked over the Teufelsmauerstieg and from Timmenrode then over the mountain ridge.
And as previously described on a sign, it was difficult, but very beautiful.
Including climbing inserts.
After some initial skepticism, we climbed the grandfather rock.
In Blankenburg we quickly stamped 3 hiking needles and looked at the baroque gardens from the castle.
July 31, 2020
The starting point was Wernigerode today. We actually wanted to see the castle there, but the ticket line was too long for us.
So we're off to our Harz walking wand hunt.
The first stop was the Agnesberg (Hwn 31) from where you have a great view of the castle and the Brocken.
Then we went on to Christianental, past the lynx enclosure towards the Kegelkopf ... Insanely long climb, but when we reached the top, the Scharfenstein (HWN 34) was almost waiting for us and thus the next stamp.
Then we went on to destroyed forests, half cleared, but with a great view of Wernigerode.
Part of the route was on the fairytale path, past the Kaiserturm and on to Armeleuteberg.
After that it was only through a beautiful forest area towards the old town / market.And as always, something doesn't work, because we weren't that slow. 🙄
July 30, 2020
Today I was traveling alone and the ailing man in bed. Used the time to look at Quedlinburg again extensively.
I made a detour to the cathedral to get a special stamp from the Harz hiking pin :)
Then I looked at the Kloppstockhaus and the half-timbered house museum and simply enjoyed the beautiful city.
July 29, 2020
- 03:597.80 mi2.0 mph1,275 ft1,425 ft
The starting point today was Thale, easily accessible by bus from Quedlinburg.
From there it went briefly to the Bode and then to the hiking trail towards the Hexentanzplatz. This path is quite demanding due to the ascent and the very uneven path.
In between you will always be rewarded with a beautiful view.
I'm more than disappointed with the witch dance place. There was a lot of gastronomy and attractions for children, but nothing more. It was very busy and I would not come back here.From the Hexentanzplatz we went to our first stamp of the Harzer hiking pin in La Viershöhe. And from there towards Georgshöhe and to another HWN, the Glockenstein.
The forest around is very worn and not nice to look at.
But it became even more beautiful from the Glockenstein.
We made a short detour to the summer cliff before we hiked down the Bergmannstieg to the Wurmbachtal.
Hardly any people there and almost untouched nature.
July 28, 2020
Our first day of vacation in Quedlinburg started with a good rain cloud right after our arrival.
We used the time to eat cheesecake;) Then we looked at the Schlossberg and the Munzenberg.
The cathedral is unfortunately closed on Mondays, but we were able to take a look at the St Marien monastery church free of charge (for which we made a donation), which is beautifully restored and preserved.
We did a round or two through the winding streets of Quedlinburg. And I am completely in love with the beautiful and crooked half-timbering.Unfortunately Komoot did not record everything again, just paused ... A little annoying, but not to be changed.
July 27, 2020
Today I was hiking with Basti - a small training session for our vacation in the Harz Mountains.
When we arrived there wasn't that much going on. That suddenly changed at lunchtime, but by then we were almost through with our tour.
At the beginning we were able to get a coffee for the way in the forest pool.
The water in the Liepnitzsee shines wonderfully green-blue, I could not see my fill.
We also took some geocaches with us on the tour :)
July 4, 2020