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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.

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7,971 mi

Time in motion

1567:41 h

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  1. Fräulein Draußen went for a hike.

    October 8, 2021

    03:52
    8.98 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,100 ft
    Günther, hpr255 and 187 others like this.
    1. Ian_CT 🇿🇦🌄🏃‍♂️🚶‍♂️🧗‍♂️

      An awesome tour 🚶🏼‍♀️📷😍 Which tent are you using?

      • October 17, 2021

  2. Fräulein Draußen went for a hike.

    October 7, 2021

    Niels, Björn and 242 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      Oh, it was so beautiful ... 💛 ... and unfortunately it was over much too quickly.I had actually planned five days for the Forststeig, a 100 km long hiking trail in Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland. The weather forecast couldn't have been more perfect, and neither could the route.Unfortunately, just in time to leave, I had a sore throat, which developed into a cold after 2.5 days, so that I had to stop with a heavy heart. 😬 (Probably the tent nights at up to 0 degrees did not help either. 🙈)But I'm very happy to have experienced these 2.5 days at least. The warm autumn sun paired with cold, clear autumn air. The wondrous worlds of colorful forest and sandstone (I was there in the corner years ago, but somehow I forgot a little> how <beautiful this landscape is). The climb, which is quite wild and lonely in many places (which really deserves this name). The beautifully laid out and well-cared for trekking sites.I have absolutely no doubt that I will come back again and hike the remaining stages. And until then I will enjoy the memories of this slightly unsuccessful and yet very successful autumn hike for a while. 😌Anyway, this was day 1 of my tour. From Dresden it was about 1 hour by train to Schöna, the starting point of the forest path. In the luggage food for 5 days and 4 trekking tickets (you need them for the overnight stays on the trekking sites or in the huts). Apart from a few diversions due to forestry work, the stage led almost exclusively over narrow, rarely used paths. The highlight was definitely the unbelievably impressive view from the Großer Zschirnstein, with 560 m the highest mountain in the German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Actually, the whole stage was a single highlight, including the pigeon pond bivouac area, which is beautifully open on the lake (including a fireplace and wood 🙏).

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      • October 16, 2021

  3. Fräulein Draußen went running.

    September 17, 2021

    Jacek Grzenczyk, Sandra 🥾🥾🎒 and 351 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      The last stage of my tour across the Bavarian Alps - the "Maximliansweg in 10 days" project has now been successfully completed! 🙌Unfortunately, I had to give up the regular reporting on the go (I published the first two stages more or less in real time) pretty quickly 😅 because there was no more time between running, eating and sleeping (and the latter two were already neglected 😉 ). But I will add them one by one and of course then combine them in a collection.About the stage: After a few rather flat kilometers between Ruhpolding and Inzell, it went steeply uphill for the last time to the Kohleralm, which is around 800 meters higher. Initially on wide paths, later on steep and stony. In the morning I was still wondering whether I should bypass this section over the mountains because it had rained quite a lot the day, the night before and even in the morning. In particular, the part between Kohleralm and Zwieselalm was actually a bit tricky, but not dangerous and to walk with reasonable speed and caution despite the wet and mud. Fortunately, the Zwieselalm was open (although it may have closed in bad weather according to the sign), so I was able to take a lunch break there. And the descent down towards Bad Reichenhall was fortunately much easier than expected / feared. From Bad Reichenhall there were no more difficulties waiting for me ... well, apart from the fact that at this point I already had almost 30 km (and over 1000 meters of altitude) in my legs and was still ~ 23 more in front of me. 🙈 But I was able to mobilize a few last bit of strength and, although I didn't feel most of the final sprint, I was able to jog (very) leisurely.The Maximiliansweg officially ends in Berchtesgaden, but of course I didn't miss the last 6 kilometers to the Königssee. They were somehow the toughest of the entire tour. 😂 The head had already arrived so close to the finish line, but unfortunately the legs weren't there yet. 😉Last official act: take off your shoes, put your feet in the water. All I could think at that point in time: "I definitely don't want to do this again. And definitely again." 😂😭----------------------------P.S. My conclusion on the Maximiliansweg, more information about my tour, etc. can be found in the collection.Here are just a few answers to two questions that came up frequently:- I stayed in accommodations (mountain huts, hotels, guesthouses) that I have all booked in advance.- As mentioned briefly in the first stage, my tour was a mixture of hiking and running - depending on the terrain, incline, emotional state, etc. I ran between 15 - 30 km per stage (in the sense of "jogging") ... mostly more like 15-20. 😉 Since I tracked with my Garmin watch, Komoot always shows the elapsed total time and not the movement time, so the km / h are not really meaningful in this regard)

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      • September 19, 2021

  4. Fräulein Draußen went running.

    September 9, 2021

    1. Fräulein Draußen

      Crossing the Nagelfluhkette! 😍After ~ 15 fairly gentle kilometers, it went up steeply in the direction of the Hochgrat. There was a last refreshment at the mountain station of the cable car, because otherwise there are no more supply options up on the ridge of the Nagelfluhkette.There was a lot going on around the cable car, but after a few kilometers it got lonely. And (even) more strenuous. 🙈 Several, often steep ascents and descents led over a few (5?) Peaks, partly on well-developed, but partly very impassable hiking trails. The one or the other exposed, cracked place was also there (but not wild).All in all a lengthy but wonderful stage. 🙏 Have wanted to go to these mountains for a long time and I am glad that it finally worked out. And then even in great detail! 😃

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      • September 9, 2021

  5. Fräulein Draußen went running.

    September 8, 2021

    06:59
    28.0 mi
    4.0 mph
    4,000 ft
    3,050 ft
    Maic, ♻️ Jenseman79 ♻️ and 341 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      🙋‍♀️ From today on I'm on the Maximiliansweg! Once on foot from west to east over the Bavarian Alps (and a tiny bit over the Austrian). Around 420 km and 20,000 hm. (In 10 days. 🤭) It should be a mixture of hiking and running. Run if possible, hike if necessary (or somehow like that 😉). Today at least it worked out quite well, but this was also due to the fact that the first 22 km were pretty flat, well developed and therefore very easy to walk. And that my legs were still fresh. 😆 They definitely won't be anymore after today (and I'm excited to see how it will be tomorrow).The stage itself was a good warm-up. Rather unspectacular, but with many beautiful views. And the start directly along Lake Constance was anyway 🔥🔥🔥 (just like the temperatures 🥵). I'm just always fascinated by how beautiful it is ...

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      • September 8, 2021

  6. Fräulein Draußen and Saarland went gravel riding.

    August 29, 2021

    Cyclofob 🦌, Peter Ki and 257 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      The last stage of my Saarland gravel bikepacking tour. 🥺 Today I'm going back to Saarbrücken, where I started a week ago.This stage is definitely the most relaxed of all, so there is enough time and leisure to really enjoy the last day again.At the beginning of the stage, the route is fairly flat and on well-developed bike paths. And for the first time I really realize that there was very little of either on this tour. 😁 (Which is a good thing. 😏) But don't worry - on this day, too, it goes up a few times (for Saarland standards).In between you follow the Blies and the Saar, which form the border between the Saarland and France. And drives sometimes on one side, sometimes on the other.In keeping with this, the stage and with it my trip around the Saarland ends with a trip through the Franco-German garden in Saarbrücken.My (short) conclusion: A pretty cool tour for everyone who wants to get to know the Saarland beyond the "10 greatest places that you have to see" and who are primarily interested in being outdoors and cycling. The entire route is definitely suitable for gravel bikes, but wider tires tend to be recommended (my 2.1-inch tires were great). In between, you still have to get off and push, especially when the bike is fully packed (but never over long distances). In my opinion, the mixture of somewhat more demanding trails and relaxed, mobile terrain is very successful, the asphalt proportion is relatively low - depending on the stage, sometimes a little more, sometimes not at all (and if it is there, it is mainly on small ones Side streets and paths). A few more information and tips can be found in my collection about the tour: komoot.de/collection/1308108/-saarland-umrundung-gravel-editionAnd now: everyone should follow once, please! 😄

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      • September 1, 2021

  7. Fräulein Draußen and Saarland went gravel riding.

    August 28, 2021

    alitziar, Sylle63 and 256 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      The weather wasn't better that day either (but the mood was thanks to enough sleep 🥳)! And somehow I actually enjoyed the mud and water fight on the trails and forest paths that day. 🤡 💦They were on the plan that day ~ 80 km / 1,400 hm, but under these conditions they would have been a bit too much of a good thing. 😉 That's why I shortened a bit towards the end. Because the cell phone display was pretty wet and the fingers pretty cold, more detailed planning would have been quite a challenge, so I just entered my stage destination and let the Komoot app plan the abbreviation (as a gravel tour) for me. That worked pretty well and I can also recommend this spontaneously shortened version for descendants.(The originally planned variant is available here: LINK)Arrived at Camping Walsheim (campingwalsheim.de) I spontaneously booked myself into a small safari tent to have it a little warmer and drier. (Of course the sun came out five minutes later. 😉) This glamping is not that bad! 😁 (Otherwise there is also a couple of covered seating areas for the tents.)

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      • August 31, 2021

  8. Fräulein Draußen and Saarland went gravel riding.

    August 27, 2021

    Peter, Obi and 306 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      I always thought that it would automatically be summer if you just pack a summer sleeping bag ... but apparently it is not the case. 🤯🤪🥶 Therefore, unfortunately, it was not a really restful night in the trekking camp Celtic camp, even if the starry sky gave everything again before. In addition to the resulting tiredness, the next morning there was constant drizzle, which was also not conducive to the mood. 🙈There isn't that much to say about the track itself that day. Lots of quiet gravel, forest and meadow paths, a few beautiful views and crisp (but rather short) climbs, otherwise no further challenges or other incidents. ✌️ Everything a gravel heart desires - no more, but also no less.-----🌜 Overnight: Wern's Mühle
      (There is storage space for bicycles; the restaurant is highly recommended; there is no supermarket in town, but a few kilometers beforehand in Breitenbach)
      unsere.werns-muehle.de

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      • August 28, 2021

  9. Fräulein Draußen and Saarland went gravel riding.

    August 26, 2021

    Mademoiselle Unterwegs, Naemi and 278 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      Last summer I was cycling in Sweden for two months. I particularly fondly remember those days when I just rolled for hours on lonely gravel roads and paths. Without knowing where I am or thinking about where I want to go. 🌲🚴‍♀️🌳Just just be in the moment, in the midst of endless rows of trees, nameless lakes and further north also one or the other herd of reindeer ... The latter did not exist on this stage (but wisents in the Weiskirchen game reserve! ), but otherwise reminded me a lot of these favorite days. 🙏😌And also of my hike on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig two years ago, because my route led over a part of it that day. Even about one that I liked best at the time (along with a few others). 🙃(The path is a bit steeper / bumpier in places, so that a short “hike a bike” section was necessary here and there, but all in all it was quite easy to ride.)And there was another reunion with an old friend: Two years ago I was allowed to inaugurate the then brand new trekking site “Keltenlager” in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park. And now I've stayed there again! ✨🏕✨ The place with two wooden platforms for up to two tents and a “bush toilet” is located in the middle of the forest near Otzenhausen. You can find out the exact location when booking, that's why my GPX track ends in Otzenhausen. From there it is a few kilometers and almost 200 meters in altitude to the trekking site.More information: urlaub.saarland/Reisefuehrer/Uebernachten-Angebote/Aussergewoehnlich-Uebernachten/Trekking-im-Nationalpark-Hunsrueck-Hochwald/Keltenlager

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      • August 27, 2021

  10. Fräulein Draußen and Saarland went gravel riding.

    August 25, 2021

    alitziar, Sus and 263 others like this.
    1. Fräulein Draußen

      From Perl I will soon follow the Moselle for a part of the border with Luxembourg. What both sides have in common is the wine that grows on the steep slopes to the left and right of the river. 🍷✨After a few kilometers I leave the river bank and work my way up through the vineyards. What follows is basically a pretty good mix of the first and second leg of my tour. Sometimes it goes over narrow trails and bumpy forest roads through forests, then again over dirt roads and small roads over hills and ridges. It is definitely not boring on this stage - which is perhaps a little bit because you are busy conquering all the vertical meters.After about 2/3 of the stage I meet the Saar for the first time near Mettlach. Nearby there is also the famous Saarschleife - one of the most beautiful river loops in Germany and probably the most popular attraction in the Saarland. And definitely rightly so! I was there two years ago during my hike on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig and was able to admire the view from the Cloef.This route does not go directly past the Saarschleife, but you can make a detour there if you want. ... and if not, the view from the Vogelfelsen over the Saar, its valley and its densely wooded steep slopes is also a pretty good “substitute”. 🙏 And one that you have to earn hard, because the first part of the ascent is definitely a bit tough.Behind the Vogelfelsen vantage point, it goes uphill for a while, but now it is much flatter. After a last short stop at the Hundscheider Weiher, which is idyllically located in the forest, my stage destination is soon reached.-----🌜 Overnight: Landgut Girtenmühle
      (A great, natural and rather alternative campsite that also rents a few very special accommodations: wine barrels and Finnish kotas, i.e. small wooden houses. Breakfast and a bar are available on the campsite, dinner can be ordered via the delivery service.)
      landgutgirtenmuehle.de/de

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      • August 26, 2021

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