Finally there have been more than three snowflakes behind the front door for 2 years ❄ ❄ ❄. Unfortunately, there was still a bit of work to do before the fun and so we didn't go off with our toboggan friends until the early afternoon. Unfortunately, the morning splendor had already turned into watery slush. There was still fun in the snow for an hour. Maybe something else will come in the next few days🌧🌧🌧.
4 days ago
At the request of a single lady, we went to the Moritzburg pond area today. The parking lot in Auer was already very full when we made our way towards the Hahneberg. After we had left the busy K-Weg, we were surrounded by the wintry silence of the forest. It went on winding paths along the Lockwitzbach, through swampy terrain, wintry forest and letter salad. The builders were not very inventive when naming the paths.Soon we reached the destination of the hike: the old ponds. Created at the end of the 15th century, the ponds were mainly used for fish farming to feed the ever-increasing population. Today they are a popular destination for young and old. Also on this day the ponds were well visited and we arrived on our circular route punctually for sunset at the dike between the Upper and Lower Altenteich. The way back led us straight to Auer at dusk. It was nice.
6 days ago
- 01:082.86 mi2.5 mph475 ft500 ft
Today we went looking for some snow for the boys and we found it in Niederlößnitz. We started on the Gradsteg and the cars already gave us enough snow for a first snowball fight.The ascent to the hazel bush was refused and so we made our way to the water tower in a good mood. Past the water tunnel and the Froschkönig, we continued up the Radebeul stone ridge. The way to the water tower then took us into an enchanting winter landscape with trees delicately covered by snow and the scent of freshly fallen snow. It wasn't just children's eyes that shone.After the water tower, we looked for a quiet path through the network in the Radebeul forest park. Happy children's laughter rang out from many directions. Unfortunately, my boys already felt too old for Porutscher. For this, the little one built a whole bunch of snow figures. So we arrived at the Schwarzes Teich at a leisurely pace, and after circling it, we said goodbye to the forest park and made our way back via Finstere Gasse. A last snowman found a nice place on the roadside and this wonderful walk was over again.
7 days ago
Today I tried my Christmas present and we're off without a Komoot. For the 10,000 steps we ran up to the Heidefriedhof. The little snow had already turned into beautiful slush. This had the advantage that the shoes from yesterday's tour lost one or the other layer of mud. Despite the thaw, the winter mood caught up with us at the Heidefriedhof. And now I'm sitting here and editing my tour, which the clock had dutifully recorded. Let's see if planned tours work out without any problems. Old women and technology are sometimes incompatible🙈.
January 3, 2021
Should I stay or should I go now? A difficult decision for a Saturday lunchtime when you have actually already booked the couch. But my wife managed to lure us out of the house. The catchy tune accompanies us to the starting point in Goppeln.On Dorfstrasse we first take a look at the farm built in 1784 and take a look at the motherhouse of the Nazareth sisters of St. Francis - learned something new again. The old village road then leads us to the Gebergrund. At the bottom of the valley we meet the former Golberoder Mühle on the Geberbach. A narrow hiking trail lets us climb the slope to the old forge. At the end of the street of the same name, it goes back down to the Gebergrund. Numerous hikers and mountain bikers have left their mark on the path. At the end of the hike, a major shoe cleaning campaign will be due.In the Gebergrund itself there is a lot of activity and so we leave it in the direction of Hornschänke. At the end of the easy ascent we meet the path "Zum alten Steinbruch", which leads us past fields and old orchards to Golberode. There are all kinds of animals to marvel at in the agricultural town. The son is particularly fond of the runaway chickens.It's time to head back. We get to Gaustritz quickly via the Babisnauer Weg. There we are stopped again by the early medieval Christian tombstone from the 11th century and the associated information boards. At the Gebergrundblick we take a last look at the laundry room in the Elbe Valley and descend back into the Gebergrund. Shortly before the goal, an electric fence makes us wonder. When urban hikers encounter such agricultural hurdles, it can take a while to solve the problem, but we made it and luckily we were able to continue on the planned route. We cross the Geberbach one last time and return to the starting point of our hike via Golberoder Straße."Go" is clearly the nicer alternative🥾.
January 2, 2021
Dresden is known to be a village with a tram and so we visited Rähnitz and Wilschdorf today to complete our list of villages. The start was behind the Wilschdorfer Landstrasse on the Ellerwiesen. We quickly reached the Bauernweg, on which some three and four-sided farms have been preserved in the typical hoof arrangement. Then we continued past the former school of Rähnitz to the obligatory cemetery and church.After a short tour, we continued on a gravel path to the meridian column. We found out about the purpose and builder on the boards attached before we strolled through the gardens in the direction of Radeburger Straße. From there the dead straight Keulenbergstrasse led us to the old village center of Wilschdorf.At the top of the Anger we were greeted by the striking tower with the inscription "Wilschdorf was founded in 1242 as Ranis Maius (Groß-Rähnitz)". If the further route via Altwilschdorf was originally planned, we were now drawn to the prospect of another church along Kirchstrasse.Hidden behind a high stone wall and an old entrance portal, the Christopherus Church was waiting for us to be explored. During our first tour we discovered the baroque epitaph from the 18th century. When I got back to the exit, I could hardly believe that luck was on my side again: the church was open and thanks to a member of the parish office we were able to visit the inside. In addition to the beautiful baroque design, we admired the Gothic frescoes and the altar with its Christmas decorations. I have to have a stone somewhere. Of course there was a thank you in the 17th century offering box.In the light of the setting sun we made our way back over the field paths behind the Wilschdorfer Hufen. At Radeberger Strasse we met the Bauernweg in Rähnitz again and turned into Hohle Gasse behind the memorial stone for the Wars of Liberation - Schiller sends his regards. The round at the Ellerweise was quickly ended with numerous impressions.
December 30, 2020
After the morning sun had licked the frost from the car windows, we were drawn out for a fresh air supply. This time it starts from Riegelplatz in the direction of Altkaditz. Listed three-sided courtyards crowd the old village square and the Altkaditz tavern is reserved for future visits.At the next junction we first leave Altkaditz for a leisurely route along the Elbe. The sun spoils us abundantly with its radiant light. At the Gohliser Mühle we turn towards the Radebeul-Ost cemetery. There we admire the imposing tomb of Karl May, but also discover other interesting tombs.It continues now via Alt-Radebeul back to Kaditz. Fortunately, the restrictions mean that there is relatively little traffic on the roads. In Altkaditz we walk across the churchyard of the Emmauskirche and admire the oldest tree in Dresden - a nearly thousand-year-old summer linden.In the meantime the sun has passed and an uncomfortable wind with a light drizzle drives us back to the starting point. We roll home completely satisfied.
December 29, 2020