Today I went the Wegberger mill tour.
This path is actually a bike path, but today I hiked it on foot.
There are 27 mills on a total of 42 km.There used to be 40 mills in the Schwalm valley. In the urban area of Wegberg alone there were more than 20 water mills and 2 windmills. 14 mill houses have been preserved to this day.The Buschmühle was the first on my circular route.
The Buschmühle is the only mill that is on the left side of the Mühlenbach. It belonged to the Beeck domain in the Duchy of Jülich. In 1715 the Buschmühle was a fiefdom of the Wickrath rule and the imperial barons of Quadt, the Vogt in Mönchengladbach receives the income. In 1822, instead of a pan mill, the oil mill with a wedge press was given a pounder to crush the oilseed, which allowed grinding for more than 5 hours a day. After the Second World War, the Buschmühle is the only and last mill in Wegberg that still produces oil. Electric power was used from 1946 until it was shut down in 1953. The last miller here is Wilhelm Symes. The grain and oil grinder has been completely preserved and has been functional since the restoration. Between the two world wars, the pond was used for punting and fishing.Then I went to the Molzmühle, Schrofmühle and at the Wegberger Mühle I took a coffee break.Then it went on to Tüschenbroicher Mühle and finally past the Holtmühle to the parking lot.Then I took the car to the Ophover Mühle in the beer garden and let the day end.
June 13, 2021
Today I started from Einruhr and hiked the wilderness trail a bit.
The ascent is rewarded with a view of the reservoir and Einruhr. After a while you reach a refuge, shortly before I turned left and went back down the mountain to Erkensruhr. In Erkensruhr, I first went to the St. Hubertus Chapel. Shortly afterwards I came to the historic stagecoach and the bakery erkensruhr.de/dorfleben/et-backes
By the citizens' association baking and selling bread every 1st Saturday of the month.
Then it went back to Einruhr via a wild path. The only thing that bothered me was the short path to the B266, which shortly afterwards turned left again into a path along the stream.
June 9, 2021
Today I went to the main train station with the KVB and started my tour of the church at the cathedral. I found a total of 15 churches within a radius of almost 10 km. I didn't visit the cathedral today, I'll do that soon with a separate cathedral tour, because I find it more exciting.
It was an interesting day through Cologne, I discovered many things that you can only discover if you take your time.
June 5, 2021
The course of the Erft leads through the municipalities and cities of Nettersheim, Bad Münstereifel, Euskirchen, Weilerswist, Erftstadt, Kerpen, Bergheim, Bedburg, Grevenbroich and Neuss before it flows into the Rhine after 103.5 kilometers of river at Neuss-Grimlinghausen.Today I did my last tour to the estuary.
A total of 15 tours are described in the hiking book "Wanderlust an der Erft".
I have selected the tours that are of interest to me - a total of 7.
On today's tour were:● the barefoot path in the wedding grove
● the Medusa stone
The Medusa stone is reminiscent of the gorgoness Medusa from the Greek. Mythology (ugly and misshapen daughter of two sea deities). Whoever was looking at Medusa immediately turned to stone.
● the mouth of the Erft into the Rhine
● the marina
● the children's farm in the city of Neuss - unfortunately still closed
● the Cornelius Chapel and
● the canoe route
Highlights of this tour.
June 4, 2021
Today I went the penultimate Erftrundweg in bright sunshine and 28 degrees.
Started at Langwaden Monastery klosterlangwaden.de via bike paths, dirt roads and paths in the forest, which I sometimes did not recognize as a route to Hülchrath Castle, which is privately owned, schlosshuelchrath.com and then back again via dirt roads to Langwaden Monastery.
June 2, 2021
Today I'm back in the wild Ennert. I liked the old beech forest last week so much that I will go there again today. I parked in the Ennert parking lot and then started in the other direction. From Niederholtdorf we went to the historic hall church and then on through the forest towards Skywalk Rabenlay.
Today's weather and the view over Bonn were just beautiful. Then I'm back in the direction of the parking lot.
I really enjoyed the peace and quiet up there and also the lower temperatures in the forest.
May 30, 2021
Today I went to the Ennert, the nature reserve in Bonn.
The Ennert is the 152.0 m high north-westerly elevation of the Ennert ridge of the same name, which covers the Siebengebirge to the north, but is counted as part of the Pleiser Hügelland. It rises directly to the east of the Küdinghoven district in Bonn in the Beuel district.
Past Dornheckensee and Blauer See with a view of Bonn.
A beautiful beech forest in which I liked hiking very much today.
May 24, 2021