As a "great wall" I have to admit to my shame that I was at the Adolf Weiss monument in Mengerskirchen for the first time today. Every Wäller knows the call: "Hui Wäller, Allemol"!
It was a nice, but also exhausting tour that took me to my limits in the great weather. But that's the way it should be :-).
I hope you had as much fun and relaxation as I did today !?Here is the story of the call:
In 1913 the farmer, poet and member of the Westerwald Club Adolf Weiss from Mademühlen created the reputation of the Westerwald.In autumn 1913, the chairman of the Bonn local group of the Westerwald Association put out a competition.A call for recognition was sought for the Westerwald hiker. The winner beckoned to 12 bottles of "Noble Mosels". More than 60 suggestions were received. One of them came from Adolf Weiss."Fate did not make me a prasser. Up to now I had to be satisfied with water. But I would like to drink wine once and it should only be" noble Moselle ". Immediately thought:" What is it? You risk fun! Hui ! Wäller? "- Allemol!" Is the call that I made in my longing for wine. The "Hui" the storm wind taught me when it drives wildly across our heath. And Wäller we are all, we defy the rain, the snow and the wind. In the end I hope very modestly that I will hit the mark with my call. But if my advertising is in vain, how about a bottle of wine? "Adolf Weiss had hit the mark. We can see that the decision of the local group in Bonn was good because the call is still alive with us after more than 80 years. The reputation is not only in use within the association, but has become so popular that it is a call for recognition for all residents of the Westerwald. As a thank you, the Westerwald Association erected a monument to the poet on the knot near his home in 1939.
(Source: Website Mengerskirchen)
5 days ago
Highlights of today's tour:
• Water buffalo in Maxsain• Spoon park from Stockum-Püschen from:
From the observation tower you have a great view over the spoon. The descent suddenly stopped and a huge crater was in the street! A "water trail" will probably be created here. When the spoon is renatured, the water should drain off here. I cannot say whether it is a stream or whether a pipe is still being inserted here.
The Stöffel tertiary and industrial adventure park is an open-air museum in the Westerwald. It is named after Stöffel, a basalt dome located between the Nister and Hornister streams in the area of the municipalities of Enspel, Stockum-Püschen and Nistertal in the Westerburger Land. (Source Wikipedia)• Water aqueduct over the "old" railway line:
Shortly before the Nister Valley Bridge, a stream with an aqueduct is led over the "old" railway line. Man almost overlooks him on the way, which is a real shame. Great "lost place" !!!• Nister Valley Bridge ("Erbach Bridge")
One of my favorite places in the Westerwald! The "oldest concrete bridge in Germany" connected the railway line from Erbach (now Nistertal) to Bad Marienberg and further towards Fehl-Ritzhausen. 15,000 cubic meters of concrete and, during the construction period, two wagons of cement a day were required for the construction until, on August 31, 1911, after six months of construction, the important building could be handed over to its destination. The ravages of time gnawed at the building and required costly repairs. In 1957, 10,000 marks were required to replace the concrete railings with a steel railing and to secure them for the users. The railway stopped the operation of the passenger traffic over the Erbacher bridge in 1971. Today the “Erbacher Brücke” is still a landmark of the “good old days”, which was actually not that good. But still a popular photo motif, although it is not easy to get the “concrete block” on the picture. The birds flying past have an easier time recognizing the beauties. (Source WW courier)• Gräbersberg lookout tower:
The Gräbersberg lookout tower is located on the 513-meter-high Gräbersberg near Alpenrod.
In 1998, the mobile network operator E-Plus erected a 73 meter high reinforced concrete mobile radio tower over a period of 6 weeks. It has an observation deck with a diameter of 8.5 m at a height of 33 m. The tower has a total weight of 320 t and is not the first observation tower on the Gravesberg. As early as 1932, a wooden observation tower was built on the mountain, which served as an air observation post during the Second World War and was destroyed by a storm in November 1945. In good weather, the view extends from the viewing platform, on the parapet of which there are orientation boards all the way, to the Eifel and Taunus. Some mountain peaks of the Siebengebirge, the Sauerland and the Rothaargebirge can also be seen. The viewing platform, open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., can only be reached via a 197-step staircase and not by elevator.
May 17, 2020
Pretty cold and windy today!
But it was still a nice little round, with a short detour to the "Müsing Factory in Freirachdorf. The rear wheel urgently needs attention and must be centered. Always beautiful and really worth seeing is the view from Schenkelberg on the" Habelser Schmandippe "!
May 12, 2020
Today a short round alone in the best weather.
New tires fitted yesterday and it was worth it! I could use the good grip in some places. Last week we talked about the Dreiherrnstein and whether you can still go there, you can😀. The path is a bit lined with fallen trees and branches, but it is mobile. The trail away, down to Qurinbach is great to drive and really fun.
Then on to the Malberg in Ötzingen. You don't have to take the straight path up, but you can 😀😀😀. Once at the top, it is impressively beautiful there. Drive there !!
In summary, a short lap with crisp climbs and great places!
May 3, 2020
..bin vor 2012 nur sporadisch MTB gefahren und war eher im Fußball aktiv. Nach einem Achillessehnenriss in 2012 durfte ich als erstes wieder Fahrradfahren und so wurden die Radtouren immer mehr. In 2016 habe ich dann mein altes 26er MTB durch ein 29er Fully ersetzt und bin nun regelmäßig unterwegs. Die Touren werden jetzt länger und anstrengender :-)
Seit Juli habe ich mir nun auch noch ein Rennrad zugelegt und als Ausgleich zu den MTB-Touren, mache ich nun auch hiermit ein paar Runden im Westerwald.