We took the ferry over to Travemünde. There we strolled along the promenade and various streets. There is much more going on there than on the Priwall side. But it is not (over) full, as some reports suggest. It is striking that some shops and restaurants no longer wear masks.
a day ago
Arrived yesterday, we explored the Priwall today. From our accommodation with a view of the Trave and the shipping traffic, we went across the beach, through the holiday home settlement over the former zone boundary. Apart from information boards, there is nothing left of it. We continued along the Wiek to the Trave and then back to the accommodation. What I noticed today as a pedestrian: the cyclists are annoying! The perspectives can shift so quickly. But there were only nice people on the way.
2 days ago
Today I am visiting Berlin. Unfortunately I forgot to record the morning tour.
In the early evening it went from the Oberbaum Bridge along the East Side Gallery along the Spree to the City Palace. Then the empty 100 bus went to the Brandenburg Gate.
Apart from the rain, it was the right time to visit Berlin. There is little going on and there is a lot of space in the city and there is no queue.
July 1, 2020
There are said to be violent thunderstorms this afternoon. Therefore the morning tour. Through the forest we went towards Ober-Widdersheim. Fortunately, I know my way around, otherwise I would have guaranteed to have gotten lost: some bad people have twisted directional signs! I have to install another app in parallel with which one can report such and other problems with bike paths. The first goal was the Inheidener See. The bathing ban is not observed. It is also questionable whether the distance rules will be observed during the day. Corona is not over yet!
Between Unter- and Ober-Widdersheim was an aluminum box of the church community Ober-Widdersheim on the way. It was chained but not connected. What may be in it?
The Promilleweg between Ober-Widdersheim and Borsdorf is closed because a level crossing is being expanded. Since I am not working on it today and I was on the road without alcohol, I was able to wriggle through the barriers.
Dark clouds were already visible on the horizon. Thunderstorms have so far failed to materialize. Rain can now come calmly. I'm sitting in the drying again and garden and agriculture urgently need it (maybe the garden economies less).
June 13, 2020
Today's Wetterau tour has been extended to the Pfaffen and Teufelsee. So far I had only known the bushes on the side of the road from the car. This time it went to the observation stations. There is a lot of waterfowl on both lakes. And the frogs croak loudly. The path between the lakes is both gravel and "close to nature". I can only recommend it conditionally; Rain will soften it up a lot and at least make it difficult to drive on.
The next goal should be the "galley" at Reichelsheim airfield for drinking coffee. Unfortunately it is closed on Monday and Tuesday. After reading this up on the side of the road, I deleted the waypoint at Reichelsheim airfield and reversed.
The bridge over the Horloff is being renovated and is actually not passable. Luckily it was already done, so I could muddle through.
The next station was an observation house across from the airfield. At least one of the young storks has tried to use its wings. But flying is not yet an option.
Often drove past the signs, today I turned to the Niddawehr Staden. The former obstacle for fish has been modified so that they can walk up the river again.
Both waterfowl and deer were observed on this tour. If you want to head for highlights of the tour, don't forget your binoculars!
June 9, 2020
Bicycle in the car and off to Staden. From the Bürgerhaus parking lot, we went towards Staden and Altenstadt. The climb to the great "view of Altenstadt" is so pleasant. Then it goes down with about 11% gradient! It gets really interesting behind Altenstadt. The history of the Romans in the opposite is shown: Roman figures, watchtower, etc.
The Roman bath in Marköbel was unfortunately closed due to construction work; I just got a quick look.
We continued on the Hohe Strasse. This is a very nice section with sofas and a giant bench on the edge. The surface is very good and smooth; it is progressing quickly. But also up and down. Then it went via Niederdorfelden towards the Nidda bike path and then back to Staden. The Nidda bike path is very pleasant to ride. The document has been redone over long distances. This is also an additional effect of the renaturation of the Nidda. It doesn't matter whether you drive the path "with" or "against" the current.
PS: The little snifter in Nieder-Florstadt led to an ice cream parlor with delicious ice cream!
June 2, 2020
After spending the night in the Forsthaus Lahnquelle, we went to the slopes after a hearty breakfast. I had chosen the K17. So I only came back to the Lahn in Bad Laasphe. This path is very convenient and although it is a very narrow road, it was completely OK in the absence of traffic. The road leads out of the Rothaar Mountains and it becomes flatter and the valley continues. The climbs are overcome, it is now a relaxed rolling away. By the way, if the sun doesn't shine, just follow the signs (see highlight)!
In Biedenkopf there was sushi at the Lidl. At the end of the tour I needed something to cheer me up; that's why first aid ;-)
This section of the Lahn Valley Cycle Path is varied. It goes through dense fir forests at the beginning. It goes through fields and meadows. And now and then along the Lahn. It's just a local stream here. Shortly before Wetzlar, the river becomes a federal waterway. Then there are towpaths right on the bank.
So I made the Lahn completely. Slowly I can think of a new goal: Nile, Amazon, Volga ...
May 28, 2020
Today we went by train from Marburg to Feudingen. Then on the bike up to the Rothaar Mountains. On the way "Siegquelle zur Lahn" and up! Too steep and too "gravelly"; that's why I had to push my eBike! But when we reached the top, it was easy again through the forest. After visiting the Eder source, we continued to the Sieg source. The "section of Eisenstrasse" is a narrow but well-developed street. Unfortunately, we cyclists have to share them with the drivers. But was not a problem, since the traffic volume is limited. The nicest was the way back with long descents.
The end of the tour was the arrival at the Forsthaus Lahnquelle. Check in, move into your room and first coffee and cake. After that just rest, dinner and sleep!
May 26, 2020
Nidda bike path? Done. Today was the last piece that I was missing from the Nidda bike path.
When the weather was fine, we only went to Dauernheim (up and down). Then it was initially less dense, later parallel to the Nidda towards Bad Vilbel. The path is almost completely paved, the short gravel sections are also very easy to drive.
The Nidda was partially re-natured and the bike path was redone. The surface is super smooth and you simply slide there. It was really fun and really recommendable.
And there was also a great post-corona highlight: coffee to sit!
May 20, 2020
The journey to Marburg took place by train: 15 minutes comfortably by bike in the compartment. Along the Lahn we went towards Gießen. Originally I had planned something different than the Lahntal bike path is signposted. That's why there were a few dangling. I still have to learn how to delete planned waypoints while navigating. There are a thousand beautiful pictures, the bike path is largely the same, but you also have to go through Lollar! Then I got to know the area again. Launsbacher See, Lahnufer Gießen - it's been a long time.
In front of the Dutenhofener See I made the mistake of not heading towards Heuchelheim. So I had to drive parallel to the B49 towards Wetzlar with a lot of loud traffic. Then it got nicer and calmer again.
Arrived in Wetzlar, a train soon returned with a 10-minute journey. So a total of 25 train journeys, and sitting in the bike saddle for 3 hours. It's really true here: the path is the goal. And it is especially nice to be able to look back from the train window on the way back!
Now only a part of the Lahntal cycle path is missing: from the source to Marburg. This is also planned and will be tackled at short notice!
May 14, 2020