After the constant rain of today, a short rain break. Jacket and shoes on, pruning shears and bags inserted and the wonderfully scented elderberry freshly harvested from the perennials. Hot water is poured over the flowers and some lemon wedges and citric acid are added. Then leave to stand for 3 days, strain and fill into bottles. A pleasure in sparkling wine, Secco or even in fresh cold water gives the right aroma. Simply delicious ...
about 7 hours ago
Today a tour with the kids in the state capital Munich. Komoot annoyed me twice: once the tour was simply stopped without my intervention and when I noticed it, Komoot had already drawn a line. The second time was after uploading the tour. Because there was not a single photo. I've never had that before! A new bug? So I uploaded all the photos again later, but they were arranged in a mess. Sometimes it's hair-raising ...
6 days ago
The mighty castle towers over a kilometer long - exactly 1051 meters - over the listed old town.The families of the Dukes of Wittelsbach in Lower Bavaria lived here over 500 years ago, most recently the Duchess Hedwig, who was famous for the Landshut wedding.Today, with a length of 1,051 meters, the castle is the longest castle in the world and home to some castle houses (approx. 200 people live in the castle). There are also three museums and a gallery on the castle grounds. The castle is the namesake and outstanding landmark of the beautiful city - a "kind of city crown and dominant defiance at the same time". When walking through the six castle courtyards, which are strung together like a pearl necklace, you can feel the medieval flair.
7 days ago
Mühldorf am Inn is a district town in Upper Bavaria. The city center consists of a historical core in the so-called Inn-Salzach style, with several houses showing a closed, harmonious ensemble through false facades. The core of the old town of Mühldorf am Inn is bordered by two gates, the Münchner Tor (Nagelschmiedturm) and Altöttinger Tor, and the town square extends to around 500m.The circular hike around a narrow Inn loop extends north of the Inn with the old town and south to the outskirts of Oberflossing. We start north at the Mühldorf am Inn train station, which is well connected to the surrounding area - Munich, Rosenheim, Traunstein, Passau etc. From the train station it goes down to the Inn.Around 190 monuments are listed for Mühldorf am Inn, the old town as an ensemble and other residential buildings from the period from the 16th to the 19th century, as well as numerous boundary stones and fountains or remains of city walls, for example. Or the remarkable town hall with buildings from 1450. Church towers shape part of the panorama and there is also a prince-bishop's castle (1593). This is on Katharinenplatz, outside of our group, and is the tax office today.From the train station we walk through Sedanstrasse and see the water tower (1904). We go to the roundabout and through Töginger Straße towards the city square. It goes through a green area to the city wall with ponds and a Kneipp treading pool. We pass the city library. Opposite is the so-called Haberkasten, a historic grain box that is used as an event location and the district museum in the Lodronhaus, which was once a grain box.Our next destination is St. Nicholas Church, which was first built in 1251. The church tower dates from the time of the second building around 1300. What you see today is from several centuries. Inside there is a magnificent baroque design. Also on the church square is the St. Johannes chapel from the mid-14th century. The rectory (15th and 16th centuries) with its stair gables is also impressive.Through Kirchengasse we get into the Stadtplatz street and enjoy the views of the Inn-Salzach style. To our left is a hunting museum, which cheerfully takes up the subject of hunting, and stands the Frauenkirche, which was consecrated as the Capuchin monastery church in 1643. Its tower from 1856 follows the style of historicism. The Frauenkirche was also temporarily used by the Franciscans.We go on a connecting path to Luitpoldallee. In front of the indoor pool, we turn right into Leopoldstrasse, then left, across a parking lot towards Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse. The destination is the Innstrasse and the Innfußweg, over which we hike through the Innzipfel and cross the Inn via the Brückenstrasse.Again we accompany the Inn, now on the other side and come to a viewing terrace. We walk through the green in the Upper Tegerau to the Innzipfel and then through varied open landscape to Annabrunn with the pilgrimage church of Holy Mother Anna. In 1686 it was built as a chapel and was expanded to the church shortly thereafter. We have completed half of the circular hike.Annabrunner Straße brings us through meadows and agricultural areas to Oberflossing, that we only roam north and meet the Flossinger Bach. It goes through varied nature again. Steinhölzl follows Fischerhäusl, recognizable by the pond. In Gießen we come back to a little street called Tegernau, the ride of which we walk through. We accompany the Hammerbach, also on the Hammerfußweg, come through Trautmühle and to the viewing terrace on the Inn.The Hammerfußweg takes us across the bridge road over the Inn and is protected by Nepomuk. Innstrasse and Friedhofstrasse take us around the old town center. On the way back we pass St. Peter and Paul Church, which is visibly more recent than the one we have already seen.
May 29, 2020
Today's tour took us around the so-called “hinterland” near Mistelgau, to which several small hamlets feel belonging and connected. There is still the village community here and you know how to celebrate together. For example, the "Hinterländer Kerwa" has a long tradition that goes back to 1891. At the beginning of the 20th century, Lenzer Kerwa was the largest Kerwa in Hummelgau. At that time, however, there was still an inn on the Lenz with its own brewery. A long tradition ended after the last Kerwa was celebrated in 1962 and the inn closed in 1963. In 2004, young Hinterlanders remembered the old tradition and little by little the idea was born to revive the old tradition. Meanwhile, the Hinterland Kerwa, which always takes place on the last weekend in June, has become an integral part of Mistelgau and the entire Hummelgau.
May 3, 2020
A real treat: 13 breweries and the lovely landscape of Franconian Tuscany
13 breweries, inns and beer cellars, plus pretty half-timbered villages and the gentle hilly landscape of Franconian Tuscany - if that's not a motivation for the hiker! The Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry awarded the 13 brewery trail as one of “100 places of pleasure in Bavaria”. In addition to selling their beers, some breweries also offer brewery tours and beer cuisine.
On the 34 km long route hike you should allow enough time for a break - that's why it's best to hike smaller sections. The path can be hiked in both directions and is well marked (13 brewery path with beer barrel).
It starts in Memmelsdorf on the main street, bus stop "Memmelsdorf Markt". The first two brewery inns Three Kronen and Höhn are located here, opposite the church of the Assumption worth seeing, a few hundred meters away from Seehof Palace. We follow the markings along Bahnhofstrasse and cross the A70 towards Weichendorf on the bike and hiking trail. There we walk towards Merkendorf to the Hummel and Wagner breweries. On the Pointstrasse towards Drosendorf we keep left to cross the A70 again. In Drosendorf we come across the Göller brewery. From here we keep on the Scheßlitzer Str. Towards Meedensdorf.
If you already have enough with five breweries, hike from Meedensdorf back to Memmelsdorf (black diamond mark or cycle path on the country road). All others cross Meedensdorf and follow the marking to Schammelsdorf to the Knoblach brewery.
Those who prefer a shorter route can only get started in Schammelsdorf. From Litzendorfer Str., Turn left into Stammbergstr. Direction Schammelsberg. We hike through idyllic forest to Tiefenellern to the Hönig brewery / inn "Zur Post" (with playground). We then follow the signs towards Lohndorf to the Reh and Hölzlein breweries. If a small round is enough for you, you can return from Lohndorf to shortly before Litzendorf (via Martinsanger) to Schammelsdorf (bike path parallel to the road, without marking).
If you want to hike the 13 brewery path completely, continue from Lohndorf to Melkendorf. The former Winkler brewery there is only open on certain dates as a “brandholz brewery”. In Geisfeld we come to the Krug brewery (temporarily closed) and the Griess brewery with a semolina cellar (with a playground). We keep going via "Zum Steinich" southwest to Roßdorf a.F. to the brewery Gasthof Sauer. Via Dorfstr. it goes "to the rock cellar" (Rossdorfer rock cellar, with playground) and further along the Geisfeld brook. We leave Amlingstadt on the left (worth seeing: St. Agidius Church), hike along the Zeegenbach, cross the A73 and finally come to Strullendorf. The S-Bahn takes us to Bamberg or Nuremberg. By the way: Mondays and Tuesdays are closed at many breweries.
Memmelsdorf center, bus stop "Memmelsdorf-Markt",
Strullendorf S-Bahn station
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Memmelsdorf, Fachwerkensemble Roßdorf a.F., Church of St. Aegidius Amlingstadt, Church of St. Laurentius Strullendorf
Memmelsdorf, Merkendorf, Drosendorf, Schammelsdorf, Tiefenellern, Lohndorf, Geisfeld, Roßdorf a.F., Amlingstadt, Strullendorf
Marking: "13 breweries way"
April 25, 2020
The starting point of today's tour was the hiking car park between Scheßlitz and Windischletten. The hiking route was very varied with wonderful distant views of Gügel and Giechburg, Ansberg and Staffelberg, Banz Abbey and the Obermaintal. All that would have been needed for these panoramic views was a little more sun and a little less wind for well-being. Then it would have been perfect. However, the many climbs would have been more difficult for us. All in all a successful day 😊
April 19, 2020
Wer langsam schlendert, sieht am meisten von der Landschaft.
Sprichwort aus England
_______________________________________________________________An Sommertagen mit günstiger Wetterprognose bewegt sich ein buntes Völkchen hurtig durch Ebene und in Berglandschaft. Es wird gewalkt, gejoggt, geradelt und gewandert - wer zur Spezies des "Homo sportivus" zählt, spult Kilometer und Höhenmeter ab und blickt regelmäßig auf Schrittzähler, Pulsuhr oder Wandernavi, um die Effizienz zu überprüfen. Selten bleibt dabei Zeit, die Landschaft in Augenschein zu nehmen - höchstens, um den nächsten Gipfel anzuvisieren, die Bewölkung zu beobachten oder ein Selfie als Leistungsnachweis für die virtuelle Community zu schießen. Seltene Pflanzen werden dabei eher übersehen und Vogelstimmen durch Gespräche mit AktivitätsgenossInnen oder Musikberieselung überhört. Wie schade! Helmut Qualtinger beschrieb unsere blinde Getriebenheit in seinem "Halbwilden": "Ich hab zwar keine Ahnung, wo ich hinfahr', aber dafür bin ich g'schwinder dort!" Das Schlendern müssten wir heute wieder regelrecht üben. Dabei hilft uns die bewusste Entschleunigung dabei, Stresshormone abzubauen und uns so als ganze Menschen zu beruhigen. Auf dass wir unsere Umgebung wieder in vollen (Atem-)Zügen genießen können!