Fräulein Draußen



About Fräulein Draußen

🥾🌵🦉⛺️🌲🐑Ich bin Kathrin, Chef-Abenteurerin des Outdoor-Reiseblogs Fräulein Draußen. In der Natur sein, frei sein, glücklich sein ist das, was mir wirklich wichtig ist. Und das suche und finde ich auf einer 1.000 km langen Fernwanderung in Australien genauso wie auf einem kurzen Ausflug in die Wildnis Brandenburgs. Nach einigen Jahren in Wanderschuhen haben sich mittlerweile auch Trailrunning- und Radschuhe einen festen Platz an meinen Füßen gesichert.

Distance travelled

6,029 mi

Time in motion

1199:42 h

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  1. Fräulein Draußen went running.

    7 days ago

    15.9 mi
    4.0 mph
    1,925 ft
    1,800 ft
    Wouter, Monika 🚲🐾🥾 and 222 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      The real reason why I was drawn to Kandersteg wasn't yesterday's Oeschinensee, but the rather original and wild-looking Gastern Valley.When you stand at the Sunnbüel valley station, where I started my tour, you can't really believe that something else is coming. But after the first few meters through a relatively narrow gorge, at some point a wide, beautiful high valley lies in front of you, which gradually becomes even more beautiful. Surrounded by glaciated mountains and steep walls you feel as if you have been transported into another world, a few individual houses here and there (some small restaurants and accommodations are also included), and the sometimes roaring, sometimes calm flowing Kander, whose course we follow steadily. ... until it doesn't go any further, or only steeply upwards.A great, simple and, above all, pretty easy to run tour, on which you have nothing to do with the hustle and bustle around the Oeschinensee and which is particularly beautiful now in autumn (but which tour is it actually not ?! 🥰🍁) .Incidentally, there are also some great options for tours high up into the surrounding mountains from the Gastern Valley, for example to the Lötschenpass (2690m), the oldest crossing between Valais and Bern. But that's more for the summer. 😉

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      • 7 days ago

  2. Fräulein Draußen went running.

    October 21, 2020

    6.80 mi
    3.8 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,675 ft
    Wouter, Burghard&Danie and 229 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      I don't know them all by a long way, but the Oeschinensee near Kandersteg simply has to be one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland. 🤯 ... and therefore quite rightly a popular destination. On a Wednesday afternoon in October, however, the number of visitors was limited, and so I was able to admire this incredible sight in peace. 🙏

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      • October 21, 2020

  3. Fräulein Draußen went for a hike.

    October 15, 2020

    Fräulein Draußen, markus and 120 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      I really liked the Menzenschwander Valley the day before (which was perhaps also due to the golden autumn evening sun that shone on it). Behind Menzenschwand it got even nicer, even if the fog was getting thicker and the first drizzle soon set in. So I couldn't see the Feldberg, which is otherwise a great view from there.During the steep ascent to Feldberg (town), the drizzle turned to snow. ... my first snow of the season, yay !! Nothing was left lying around, but the weather gave the barren forest, moor and meadow landscape a very special atmosphere up there. It didn't matter that I really didn't see anything from the 1,415 meter high summit of the Herzogenhorn (= second highest peak in the Black Forest).From there it went slowly but steadily downhill and all the way to Bernau in the Black Forest, where I got on the bus. From here, the Albsteig would actually lead back to Sankt Blasien, but I didn't have enough time for this last section (although this part of the trail is currently being rerouted anyway and I would not have been able to follow the original).My conclusion on the tour and a few more information about the hiking trail can be found in the description of my Albsteig Black Forest Collection 👉 komoot.de/collection/1050754/-herbsttour-auf-dem-schwarzwaelder-albsteig

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      • October 20, 2020

  4. Fräulein Draußen went for a hike.

    October 14, 2020

    markus, Karin 🎒🍀 and 99 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      On the second day, the longest stage of my tour was waiting for me, which I shortened by a few kilometers at one point in order not to arrive at my accommodation in Menzenschwand in the dark. Even today, the Albsteig held many aah and ooh moments ready - the view from the Bildstein rock, for example, the Albstausee surrounded by autumn trees or, of course, the Windberg Gorge near Sankt Blasien. 😍However, the frost road thing was a bit higher than the day before, which is why I liked this stage a little less overall. (This is already complaining on a fairly high level. 😉)(Incidentally, I only whined completely right at the beginning of the tour during the steep ascent from Immeneich up to the ridges around the Albtal. Not because of the altitude, but because it could be done in places in the deep furrows of some monster forest machine. 🥴)All in all, this section of the Albsteig is definitely recommendable and I really enjoyed the day (and my feet too ... at least up to the 25 km mark or so 😃).

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      • October 20, 2020

  5. Fräulein Draußen went for a hike.

    October 13, 2020

    markus, Karin 🎒🍀 and 112 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      Day 1 of 3 on the Black Forest Albsteig! This first day was undoubtedly my highlight in terms of landscape, especially since the route led a lot over small hiking trails and paths and I met almost no human soul on the way.After the morning fog cleared, I was able to walk happily in front of me in the most wonderful autumn weather, sometimes marveling at the great views of the Alb valley, and then again over the Alb itself, and how it makes its way through the wild valley - sometimes splashing, sometimes rustling, sometimes bubbling and sometimes falling.Otherwise, the numerous mushrooms along the way on this stage somehow particularly did me. 🥰 🍄 And the dipper, which I was able to observe for quite a while searching for food in the Alb. An all-round successful day!

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      • October 20, 2020

  6. Fräulein Draußen went for a bike ride.

    October 11, 2020

    31.0 mi
    7.0 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,825 ft
    Andreas, Lala-De and 119 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      With a telephoto lens and binoculars in my backpack, we went to the Silberweide nature station on Greifensee near Zurich today. 🤓 For an entry fee of 7 CHF there is a bird watching hut, all sorts of other natural things and, if you are very lucky and patient, even a beaver sighting (unfortunately I didn't have it today). You can borrow nature guides and binoculars on site!A nice little excursion destination - especially with children - that is open until the end of October. Oh, and the bike tour wasn't bad either! 😃

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      • October 11, 2020

  7. Fräulein Draußen went running.

    October 4, 2020

    HelmutH, Kathrin and 158 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      I don't know exactly how to classify this tour according to the season, but I know very well that it was really great! 😍 How glad I am that after my summer in Scandinavia I can still get a bit of autumnal Alps before winter finally comes.The 2,132 meter high Pilatus is the (quite popular) local mountain of Lucerne and towers imposingly over Lake Lucerne. From its exposed summit you can see the flat land on one side and the Swiss mountains on the other.Those who want to adore this view can take the gondola or even the steepest cogwheel train in the world. Ooo or, of course, go on foot, which includes quite a few and steep vertical meters, but otherwise poses no difficulties. Alternatively, you can take the gondola or train to the middle station and shorten the ascent.In my case, however, I shortened the descent by gondola, as the uppermost part on the north side of the Pilatus was closed due to ice and snow. But there was still about 1,000 meters of descent left, so I don't feel like I've missed anything in this regard. 😉

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      • October 4, 2020

  8. Fräulein Draußen went gravel riding.

    September 12, 2020

    20.9 mi
    7.2 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Tina Sierpinski, Andreas K. and 154 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      The last stage has gone. With Å I arrived at the (southern) end of Lofoten, and with it at the end of my journey. Around two months, 4,000 kilometers and 30,000 meters in altitude after my departure in the far south of Sweden.I couldn't be happier with how everything went, even if, with a few exceptions (which I enjoyed all the more), the weather here on the islands was not kind to me until the end and overall I could see and do very little. (Shortly after this photo on the place-name sign, all the sky locks opened again to properly guide me to my accommodation 😅.) But: I made the best of it (🧘‍♀️📚🍫) and all in all, this trip was just that really good 🙏.Thanks to you for traveling with us and for your kind comments 🤗. There will be more about the trip in the coming days / weeks on my blog. And here on Komoot, the next tour in hiking boots, running shoes or on the bike is bound to follow soon 😃.P.S. I am also linking my packing list for the tour here, because I kept getting questions about my equipment: fraeulein-draussen.de/radtour-schweden-bikepacking-ausruestung

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      • September 15, 2020

  9. Andreas K., Burghard&Danie and 12 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      After three nights in my little house by the lake, which admittedly were pretty nice, but not very much outside, I plunged into the floods again today. The highlight of the stage was the underwater tunnel, which was exceptionally dry and warm 😆. The rest would certainly have been nice, but I could see relatively little of it ... Luckily it was still a bit fun (in a strange way) and when you know that after 46 kilometers the next warm accommodation will open Waiting for you, it's all only half as bad. In principle I would have preferred to camp again, but that wasn't really an option ... 😅.

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      • September 15, 2020

  10. Fräulein Draußen went gravel riding.

    September 7, 2020

    36.7 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,725 ft
    Andreas K., Burghard&Danie and 76 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      For the next few days the weather forecast promised a lot of nasty weather with a lot (VERY much) rain and storm. With wise foresight I rented a small hut by a lake for three days, but I had to get there first. The first signs of the storm were already there and the way to the hut was quite a battle against the elements. I felt I pushed half the way to avoid falling ... 😅.

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      • September 15, 2020

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