The Rheingau offers the advantage that you can hike on three different floors, so to speak: on the ground floor on the banks of the Rhine and in the wine villages, on the first floor in the vineyards (with wine tasting stands) and on the top floor in a mix of forest and wine. This tour is one from the attic. Due to the long ascent through the Blaubachtal, the incline is only moderate and the round is therefore also suitable for inexperienced or older hikers. In addition, the tour runs only on wide, mostly paved paths, so that it is also suitable as a mini bike tour for parents with small children who can already ride a bike themselves.
The view from Klosterberg St. Hildegard is always impressive, where the view extends from Johannisberg Castle over the Rhine Valley to the Donnersberg massif. Behind the Rochusberg and chapel you can even see the telecommunications tower on the Schanzenkopf near Bad Kreuznach.
2 days ago
Kuhkopf, Steinkopf, Gaulskopf ... these were the three heads over which this hike led behind the Feldberg (of course, only true if you live in Rhein-Main). And of course about the Winterstein. A very contemplative tour, apart from the wild horde of fathers of tomorrow, who celebrated their future day extensively on the Winterstein.
5 days ago
Again in the weather of Kaiser, we went on our ninth stage of the Bonifatiusweg from Eichen to Altenstadt. The almost 1,000 year old oak is a cute half-timbered village, which also extensively documents its history in the center and has recorded the growth of the village in the pavement. The real highlight of the hike we met in the forest on the height when suddenly a young deer came out of the undergrowth about 30 meters in front of us and stopped on the way and seemed to be waiting for us ... but just seemed, because it then preferred to flee back to the forest. Via Engelthal monastery we came back down to Altenstadt in the Nidder valley.
May 16, 2020
Just like air travel, shipping is also affected by the corona pandemic. But while at least the cargo business is still booming with airlines, things look grim in inland shipping here too. What now has to be transported from A to B must go there as quickly as possible and not at a comfortable 6 km / h. - The last time we were in Kostheim last summer, both freighters and river cruise ships were queuing at the lock. Today, however, there was no ship to be seen anywhere - until the Josefin came ... and she was not even half loaded. And oh wonder: shortly afterwards came the Josina, and it was full to the upper edge of the lower lip!
The small groups of trees in the main dyke meadows are beautiful to look at in every season, mostly consisting of an old tree, around which bushes and shrubs have sought their place ... and sometimes even kill the old tree.
May 12, 2020
Actually, no hike was on the agenda this weekend due to the bad weather forecast. How nice that the weather forecast was wrong and in the end a small round was possible with a bright blue sky and sunshine. And the vineyards and orchards around Frauenstein were just the right destination for this Sunday.
May 10, 2020
Corona also creates new insights when hiking. For example, avoiding attractive excursion destinations in the case of imperial weather and preferring to visit them when the weather report reports rain. Following this principle, it was almost deserted today in the Taunus on the Keltenweg, and it was also no problem to get a parking space at the Hohemark.
The Celtic Trail, which this hike follows in sections, is quite informative and also interesting for older kids.
May 1, 2020
Wenn nicht gerade im Flieger rund um die Welt unterwegs, findet man mich auf Schusters Rappen in Europa...und manchmal auch in USA...