Allen ein frohes Osterfest! 🐰 🐣__________________________________________________________________
Mein Name ist Paul. Ich mache hauptsächlich in Nord- und Ostdeutschland Fahrrad- und Wandertouren in meiner Freizeit, wobei ich im Sommer das Fahrradfahren und im Winter das Wandern bevorzuge. 🚲
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On today's Saturday between the holidays, the windy, cool, but still dry weather was used for a bike ride. 🚲 The start and finish of the tour was Halbe train station, which can be reached every hour by train from Berlin. The first kilometers to Köthen were followed by the Hofjagdradweg. While the first few kilometers ran on a cycle path parallel to the main road, at the weir from Märkisch Buchholz we switched to a road with little traffic to Köthen. In Köthen, the Hofjagdradweg was left and the gherkin cycle path was now oriented towards Krausnick. Now they drove almost ten kilometers through an area without any significant settlements. First on a picturesque riverside path past three lakes, then you pedaled a bit more when it came to the center of the Krausnicker Mountains. 🏞️ Of course, a short detour to the observation tower on the Wehlaberg should not be missing. At almost 168 meters above sea level, you can, among other things, See as far as Berlin, 60 kilometers away.
The cycle path between Köthen and Krausnick is not asphalted or paved, but it is still easy to navigate thanks to firm sand and gravel, at least in dry weather. Only about 50 meters of loose sand can be endured, but this can be accepted with love in view of the beautiful landscape.
Between Köthen and Krausnick you could also use the Hofjagdradweg via Groß Wasserburg, which is mostly solid ground. The path is not quite as scenic, but still nice to drive on.
When you arrive in Krausnick, you stay true to the Gurkenradweg and follow it to Lubolz. After a few meters of the road you can expect a quiet seven kilometers through the forest. 🌲
In Lubolz the Gurkenradweg comes from four different directions. You therefore followed the signs in the direction of the train station and then in the direction of Waldow / Brand. The next few kilometers ran on a low-traffic district road that led across wide meadows and fields. In between, you passed the villages of Schönwalde and Waldow / Brand, crossed Autobahn 13 and passed a go-kart track.
After almost 12 kilometers, Rietzneuendorf was reached and we continued on the Dahmeradweg in the direction of Märkisch Buchholz. The route that followed was again a street, but it was still with less traffic. After a bit of forest, which was only interrupted by a motorway bridge, you reached Staakow. A visit to the “Zum Thüringer” inn would normally be worthwhile. 🍽️🍻
After Staakow we continued through the forest via Staakmühle to Briesen. The dead end signs are of no importance to you, as only cars cannot pass Staakmühle. Fortunately, the old listed mill in Staakmühle is being awakened from its slumber and is now being extensively renovated. 🏗From Briesen, the Dahmeradweg continues on a bicycle road, but the Dahmeradweg was left with a dangling on roads with little traffic via Oderin and Teurow. You followed the road from Oderin to the end into the village of Halbe. Thus the circuit was successfully completed.Overall, I can only say that the tour was very nice and, above all, varied. Lakes, a few mountains (for Brandenburg standards), but also wide fields and forests were offered. The forests did not only consist of "pine plantations", but were very natural, especially in the area of the Krausnicker Mountains. Except for the section mentioned, the route was always paved. Bicycle lanes and streets with little traffic alternated.___________________________
Gasthaus "Zum Thüringer": gasthauszumthueringer.de
Station Halbe> 18> 14> 12> 87> 86> 65> 62> 63> 68> 66> 64> 8> 6> 7> 16> Station Halbe
Directions:Halbe train station: 🚂
RB 24 (Eberswalde-Berlin-Senftenberg) every hourAlternatively:
Railway stations in Lubolz and Oderin: 🚂
RB 24 (Eberswalde-Berlin-Senftenberg) every hourTimetable: RB 24 bahn.de/regional/view/mdb/pv/deutschland_erleben/berlin_brandenburg/streckenfahrplaene/2021/mdb_322928_rb24_strfpl.pdf (DB REGIO)
___________________________PS. I wish everyone happy Easter holidays 🐰🐣
April 3, 2021
Third tour through the Weserbergland. This time it went downstream to Polle. The first few kilometers ran on the Weser cycle path on the left bank. First you passed some gravel lakes, which are mainly used as fishing or bathing water, before the district town of Höxter stretched in front of you. Höxter is best known for the almost 1200 year old Corvey Monastery, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014. But the historic old town is also highly recommended to visit. 📸
You left Höxter through a very long, beautiful tree-lined avenue. At the next bridge over the Weser, the bank was changed. Via Lüchtringen we went to Holzminden. Afterwards you did not pass any significant towns and only drove through wide fields. After a few kilometers, Polle with its castle ruins could be seen on the other side of the bank and it was crossed by ferry. ⛴ The crossing costs one euro for one person with a bicycle. From Polle it went back upstream along the Weser via Heinsen and Stahle. This was followed by a detour into the hinterland and the Weserradweg was separated at Albaxen. It went over small village streets and hidden asphalt bike paths via Bödexen to Fürstenau. You crossed the Saumer brook several times. From Fürstenau a country road with little traffic and an asphalt dirt road to Bremerberg, the highest point of the tour, was followed. Now came one of the most beautiful sections. For the next three kilometers you rolled down the country road to the end without pedaling. Now you drove on a car-free road to Brenkhausen and then
via a small road along the range of hills to Lüttmarsen. From Lüttmarsen, the expanded European cycle route R1 was followed to the city center of Höxter. The last kilometers were now identical to the first kilometers.Overall, the tour was very nice and, above all, varied. Both well-known sections along the Weser and unknown sections in the hinterland are wonderfully ideal for cycling. 👌🚲
Directions to the tour:
Stops or train stations Höxter-Godelheim, Höxter Rathaus, Höxter-Lüchtringen or Holzminden: 🚂RB 84 - Harrow Railway
(Paderborn Hbf - Holzminden - Kreiensen) every hour
Timetable:RB 84: nordwestbahn.de/de/ostwestfalen/unsere-region/streckennetz/linie/rb-84-egge-bahn (NWB)
October 23, 2020
In changeable weather ☂ we went today by bike to the "origin" of the Weser in Hann. Münden, where Fulda and Werra “kiss”, as the vernacular says. The tour started in Bad Karlshafen, where yesterday's turning point was. First you drove on the northeast bank through a large forest with several inclines.
Shortly before Wahmbeck, the path led across several fields, over which gentle wafts of mist appeared.
From afar one could already guess Bodenfelde and Lippoldsberg from a few chimneys. From the two villages on, one drove closer to the shore and parallel to the little-traveled county road. It went through many places, all of which had to offer worth seeing. On Oedelsheim with its “Puss in Boots”, followed Bursfelde with its former Benedictine monastery and between Glashütte and Hemeln the ruins of the Bramburg are hidden in the forest.
Gimte and Hann soon followed. Münden. After a round through the beautiful and very worth seeing old town, with its many alleys and the historic half-timbered houses, a detour to the Weserstein was of course a must. With a gentle rustling, Fulda and Werra become the Weser.
Now we made our way back and explored the other bank. This bank side was a little less spectacular and ran right along the main road at the beginning and end. In the municipality of Oberweser, on the other hand, one drove lonely over wide fields and briefly on a small avenue of fruit trees. Bad Karlshafen was reached in the rain shower that was just before the finish.The tour has been very nice and, above all, varied. Except for a short section in the forest, everything was very well developed. The eastern bank is longer, more demanding due to some inclines, but richer in sights, whereas the western bank is shorter and flatter and more suitable for racing cyclists. Otherwise you can also change the banks. In Gieselwerder there is a bridge and otherwise there are between Bad Karlshafen and Hann. Four ferries flow out, but they operate almost exclusively in the summer season. Only the Veckerhagen-Hemeln ferry runs all year round. ⛴___________________________
Train stations Bad Karlshafen or Bodenfelde: 🚂RB 85 - Oberweser Railway
(Ottbergen - Bodenfelde - Göttingen) every hourHann. Münden: 🚂RE 2 (Kassel Wilhelmshöhe - Erfurt Hbf.) Every two hours
RB 8 (Kassel Hbf. - Göttingen) every hour
RE 9 (Kassel Wilhelmshöhe - Halle Hbf.) Every two hours___________________________
Timetables:RE 2, RB 8, RE 9:
nvv.de/fileadmin/nvv/download/fahrplaene/RE2-RE9-RB8.pdf (DB Regio / Cantus / Abellio)RB 85: nordwestbahn.de/de/ostwestfalen/unsere-region/streckennetz/linie/rb-85-oberweser-bahn (NWB)
October 21, 2020
On through the Weser Uplands. 🚲 Starting near the border triangle of Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse. The start and finish of today's tour was the town of Gondelheim, which belongs to the town of Höxter and which takes the regional train every hour from e.g. Paderborn can be reached. From there it went on an asphalt dirt road to the Weser and upstream towards Beverungen. The route was very winding and the well-signposted Weser cycle path led sometimes closer, sometimes further along the river, while small farms with fields and meadows dominated the landscape. 🚜 In two places you pass under old railway bridges, but only one of them is still in operation. When you arrive in Beverungen you currently have to take a small detour due to construction work, but this leads through the beautiful old town and is therefore generally recommended. 👌Behind Beverungen, it was a few kilometers directly along the bank before it was changed at the next bridge. Now it was only a few kilometers to the baroque Bad Karlshafen, which, as the name suggests, has a small harbor in the middle of the city center as its main attraction. ⚓After a short breather, the way back was due and it was almost the same route back to Godelheim. Only between Würgassen and Beverungen was the right bank, instead of the left bank, preferred.Overall, the tour was very nice. The route is wonderfully developed and signposted and is mainly used by many young families, as you noticed during the tour. 👍Stop at Godelheim: 🚂
RB 84 - Harrow Railway
(Paderborn Hbf - Holzminden - Kreiensen) every hourRailway stations Wehrden, Lauenförde-Beverungen, Bad Karlshafen: 🚂
RB 85 - Oberweser Railway
(Ottbergen - Bodenfelde - Göttingen) every hourTimetables:
RB 84: nordwestbahn.de/de/ostwestfalen/unsere-region/streckennetz/linie/rb-84-egge-bahn (NWB)RB 85: nordwestbahn.de/de/ostwestfalen/unsere-region/streckennetz/linie/rb-85-oberweser-bahn (NWB)
October 20, 2020
Today was a bike tour in Niederlausitz from Raddusch to Gräbendorfer See. 🚲
From the Raddusch train station, you first drove southwest on a small road behind the motorway to the Slavic castle Raddusch (slawenburg-raddusch.de), before then on a small cycle path along the Bischdorfer See, which from 2000 to 2013 was made of a former Open pit mining emerged that went west. After a good kilometer, you turned left from the Seeradweg and rolled downhill on an asphalt path via Kalkwitz to Saßleben. In the town center you turned left onto the main road and immediately right again onto the road to Calau. The small town of Calau was reached after less than a kilometer. At the end of the street you turned left and drove on this street to behind the railway underpass. There it went straight on on a small bike path through the forest and over a few fields on which straw balls were lined up. You crossed the village of Gahlen quickly and left it south-eastwards via another cycle path that looked like a green tunnel through the tall trees to Ogrosen. In the village it is worth visiting the farm shop “Gut Ogrosen”, which is run by a regional and ecological farm community.🐄 Now you drove eastwards on a road with little traffic and at the end of the village turned left onto a cycle path that led to Laasow. Near Laasow is the Gräbendorfer See, which is also an artificial lake and was completed in 2007. The lake has a good bathing quality and is also popular with many species of birds, which even have a specially designated protected area in the eastern shore area. 🐦 There are also two small beach cafes at two points on the shore. A wonderful 9.5 kilometers long paved bike path leads around the lake, which of course was immediately explored. On the northern bank, the circuit was left in the direction of the desert grove. In Wüstenhain we went on the low-traffic country road to Vetschau via Briesen, Tornitz and Lobendorf. In Vetschau the way was found after a short back and forth and the place was left via Schloßstraße and Ernst-Thälmann-Straße towards the north. The last few kilometers ran on a cycle path and a small road via Göritz to Raddusch. There are interesting farm shops in both places, some with hot meals Küche.Overall, the tour is highly recommended, as it is very scenic and a wonderful insider tip. Especially the perfect bike paths on the artificial lakes are a pleasure. 👌__________________________________
Raddusch station> 23> 18> 96> 97> 83> 80> 81> 15> 16> 79> 78> 98> 99> 15> Raddusch station
Raddusch station: 🚂
RB 41 (Lübben - Cottbus) every two hoursAlternatively:Calau train station: 🚂
RE 10 (Cottbus-Torgau-Leipzig) every two hours
RB 24 (Eberswalde-Berlin-Senftenberg) every hour
RB 43 (Cottbus-Herzberg (Elster)) every two hoursVetschau station: 🚂
RE 2 (Cottbus-Berlin-Wismar) every hour
RB 41 (Lübben - Cottbus) every two hours__________________________________
Timetables:RE 2: odeg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Untern Firmenseite/linien-fahrplaene/linien/WEB_RE2_2020_509x370_MAI2020.pdf (ODEG)RE 10: bahn.de/regional/view/mdb/pv/deutschland_erleben/berlin_brandenburg/streckenfahrplaene/2020/mdb_302465_re10.pdf (DB Regio)RB 24: bahn.de/regional/view/mdb/pv/deutschland_erleben/berlin_brandenburg/streckenfahrplaene/2020/mdb_302452_rb24.pdf (DB Regio)RB 41: odeg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Untern Firmenseite/linien-fahrplaene/linien/ODEG_Fahrplan_RE2_RB41_RB24_2020.pdf (ODEG)RB 43:
bahn.de/regional/view/mdb/pv/deutschland_erleben/berlin_brandenburg/streckenfahrplaene/2020/mdb_302454_rb43.pdf (DB Regio)
As of: 09/20/2020
All statements without guarantee
September 19, 2020
A little sun and pleasant temperatures tempted to take a tour of the northern Lower Lusatia.
The start and finish point was the train station in Brand, which can be easily reached by train from Berlin. From Brand, the tour initially ran on a small asphalt bike path to Krausnick. One passed the “Tropical Island”, which was housed in the (former) airship hangar, and a former military area. In the forest there are still many ruins that remind of the barracks, which have not been in operation since the 1990s. From Krausnick you followed the Gurkenradweg 🥒 🚲 via Lubolz, Schönwalde and Waldow / Brand to Rietzneuendorf. This section initially ran on various asphalt paths through the forest, before small district roads and wide fields defined this part from Lubolz. In Rietzneuendorf you crossed the Dahme in the village center and turned onto the Dahmeradweg at the end of the village. These were followed to Staakow. A stop at the “Zum Thüringer” is recommended there. The last kilometers from Staakow back to Brand were on a small and quiet road.
Overall, I can highly recommend the tour! 👍 🚲 You can also extend the tour as desired via Schlepzig, Lübben or Golßen.How to get to the Brand train station: 🚂
RE 2 (Cottbus-Berlin-Wismar) every hour
RB 24 (Eberswalde-Berlin-Senftenberg) every hourAlternatively:Directions to Lubolz train station (~ Km 18): 🚂
RB 24 (Eberswalde-Berlin-Senftenberg) every hourTimetables:
RE 2: odeg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Unternehmensseite/linien-fahrplaene/linien/WEB_RE2_2020_509x370_MAI2020.pdf (ODEG)
RB 24: bahn.de/regional/view/mdb/pv/deutschland_erleben/berlin_brandenburg/streckenfahrplaene/2020/mdb_302452_rb24.pdf (DB Regio)
September 6, 2020
Small spontaneous afternoon tour. This is how you can describe today's bike tour. From the small town of Hetzenhausen, which is north of the Bavarian capital, we first went on a signposted and easily navigable route to Weng. In the village of Weng you met the Amper Canal, which you followed in parallel, first on a country road and then on a dirt road to Großnöbach. Unfortunately, the signage ended there, which is why we spontaneously took a wide asphalt bike path next to the B 13 towards the south. The bike path was left shortly before the motorway and followed a dirt road to the east. The dirt road ran parallel to the idyllic little Moosach. At the trout farm that soon followed, you turned onto the signposted cycle path to Günzenhausen and followed the county road from there via Hörenzhausen back to Hetzenhausen. 🚲Overall, the little tour was quite interesting. The quality of the paths and their utilization was okay, but the signage here is still very expandable.
August 6, 2020
In somewhat changeable, but mostly dry weather, we went on a bike tour today 🚲 along the Drau through the Rosental and through the Keutschacher Seental. The first few kilometers followed the Drau Cycle Path, which was signposted as "R1". It initially led through small towns, which had wonderful charm with their old courtyards. It sometimes seemed as if time had stopped. Just a small robotic lawnmower disturbed in this picture. 😂 The community of St. Jakob lives up to its reputation as a “bike-friendly community”, as there is an “edible rest stop” in the Fresnach district with raspberry bushes and a drinking fountain for cyclists. 👍 There is also a wooden board with various tools 🛠 available for rough repairs.
A little later you also saw the Drau, which is dammed up in this area every few kilometers for energy production. Due to the damming, large lakes are sometimes formed, which are habitats for many fish and birds, which also have the advantage that there is hardly any shipping traffic here.
As a cyclist you now passed the Feistritzer and the Ferlacher reservoir, and you could not get through any village for 15 kilometers at a time.
At Ferlach we crossed the weir and followed the R7G uphill on steep gravel paths. After a good one and a half kilometers you arrived in the village of Maria Rain, which was visible from afar through the towers of the pilgrimage church. In the middle of the village is the shop "Rupp's BauernEcke". This shop is open 24/7 and has no staff. You can buy eggs, milk, potatoes and bread rolls here, for example. Even steak from highland beef and delicious fruit ice cream are in the Offer. And everything from regional farms. Most of the goods are in vending machines where you can throw in money. Other goods, such as vegetables, are for sale in open boxes. A good idea, but unfortunately this shop is currently under renovation and was therefore closed.
From Maria Rain it went alongside a railway line for a while. After a few kilometers, the R7G crossed the railway line and then went on a self-chosen route to Viktring. You passed a trout farm and the Viktring Abbey. From Viktring you followed the cycle path R4A (Vier Seental-Radweg), which led through a hilly area and, as the name suggests, past four lakes. The largest and most famous lake is the Keutschacher See, which is particularly popular with many bathing tourists. The other three lakes are a bit smaller and more tranquil. The forest near Dobeinitz was particularly beautiful. Here, the otherwise paved bike path led to an easily navigable forest path. You constantly crossed beautiful little streams that fed the nearby lakes.
The moor area near Schiefling, which is a protected area, is also really beautiful. You can explore and experience the rare flora and fauna in the bog on a specially created nature trail with a lookout tower. In Selpritsch, the cycle path was briefly changed again. A feeder was now followed to the Drava Cycle Path (R1) in Rosegg. In Rosegg we first passed the castle with its café, the beautiful castle garden and the labyrinth, before you came past the zoo and the castle ruins after an arch behind Duel. Then you passed the "Celtic World" in Frög before arriving back in Mühlbach.Overall, the tour is very nice and very varied. The paths are almost always well paved and signposted. I can only recommend this! 👍Arrival by train: 🚂Maria Rain station: 🚂
S3 (Weizelsdorf-Klagenfurt) Mon-Fri: hourly Sat & Sun: NO TRAIN TRAFFIC
August 4, 2020
Instead of 32 ° C, as on the previous days, the Gailtal cycle path followed today with cool 19 ° C 😅 and some rain ☔.
The starting point was the Emmersdorf stop, which was also the turning point of the last tour. From here we first went west on the Gailtal bike path (R3) for the next few kilometers. You drove mostly on asphalt paths across fields and crossed the village of Vorderberg.
After almost 9.5 kilometers, you left the Gailtal cycle path at a bridge and now followed the Presseggersee cycle path (R3A) on the other side of the river. One drove on this somewhat further north of the Gail to Pressegger See and via Untervellach and Obervellach to Hermagor. In the town of Hermagor it was my turn to make a small detour in the old town, before continuing with the onset of rain. A little south of Hermagor the R3A meets the Gailtal cycle path (R3) again, on which it went back towards Emmersdorf. The next few kilometers were on a solid gravel road that was fairly easy to drive despite the rain before you got back to the bridge from the way there. The last kilometers were identical to the first kilometers. After a short refreshment at the Gasthof Ortsburg, the short tour, which was nice despite the rain that came later, ended.I can highly recommend the tour with a possible combination of the last tour. SoweitThe route is very beautiful so far and is almost always signposted. Just be careful south of Hermagor. 🧐Arrival by train:Emmersdorf stop: 🚂
S4 (Hermagor-Villach) Mon-Fri: every hour
Sat + Sun every two hoursAlternatively, all stops of the Gail Valley Railway between Emmersdorf and Hermagor.
August 2, 2020
This time there was a spontaneous exploration of the Gailtal bike path (R3) from Gödersdorf or Müllnern. From the Gödersdorf train station you drive only a few meters to the Gail and the accompanying Gailtal cycle path, which is marked as R3. The first kilometers were on a well-traveled gravel track between the river and the motorway. You will not pass places on this section, as they are a little more south away. After you officially left the urban area of Villach, you drove in an arch through the forest on a lightly traveled road and then switched to an even quieter road. This road ends at an underpass and you continued on a forest path to the Nepomuk Bridge, which you had to cross. This was on the way there, not visible due to the lack of signage and we accidentally went straight on, which was not a disadvantage due to a beautiful photo spot. 📸 👌A wonderful section began from the Nepomuk Bridge. The highway turned south and the path, which was initially gravel and then paved, first ran through a hilly forest area before it led through a rural area with many small farms. After a long time, a larger place was reached, namely Nötsch. Here you can stock up on drinks for the rest of the way, even if there are of course drinking water fountains along the way from time to time. 🚰 From Nötsch it was now a few kilometers, parallel to the railway line and the main road, over a few fields to Emmersdorf. At the Emmersdorf stop, the road was turned and we went back to Gödersdorf.Overall, the tour was very nice and very varied. Except for the one time at the Nepomuk Bridge, the route was always well signposted. 👌🚲Arrival by train: 🚂Gödersdorf train station:S2 (Rosenbach-Villach-St. Veit an der Glan) every hourEmmersdorf i. G. or Nötsch station:S4 (Hermagor-Villach) every hour
August 1, 2020