Today we went back from Bad Karlshafen to Hann. Münden. This time the path led along the western bank of the Weser. At first - and every now and then - the very well developed bike path led along the main road. Fortunately there wasn't that much traffic. Via Gieselwerder, Gottstreu, Veckerhagen and Vaake with the respective churches it went to the Weserstein and then on to St. Blasius. Then there was a Hessian schnitzel on the church square; and I was in Lower Saxony!
On the Fulda cycle path we went to Wilhelmshausen to the Marien Basilica. There was the last pilgrim's stamp. Back to Hann. Münden I was pretty confused about the Komoot route planning. On the way to the train station it was said: turn around in x meters and then right. That made no sense to me. Drive a bit and only then turn back ?! After turning back, you should not take the same path, but rather a parallel ascending path to get to the train station. After asking a passer-by, I got it. I only had to wait a few minutes at the train station and then my train would arrive.
I really enjoyed this short tour between storms and a trip to Italy. I can only recommend it to everyone. Even if you have no Christian ambitions for a pilgrimage, you can also complete the tour very well from a cultural-historical perspective and study the different architectural styles. And: Bad Karlshafen was founded by Huguenots, loyal to God by Waldensians. A reason to think about immigration.
4 days ago
I discovered this route in the church gazette of the Evangelical Church. You can download the details as a PDF via the link kk-muenden.wir-e.de/downloadbereich. But there is also a nice brochure z. B. at the start in the St. Blasius Church at the starting point. If you don't want to do the tour for religious reasons, you can do it for cultural and historical reasons.
The journey was made by train. Between Kassel and Hann. Münden there were so many bicycles on the train that someone made the claim that there were more bicycles than people on the train. Almost all bicycle travelers are in Hann. Münden got out. From the train station onwards, the “crowd” spread out and I was able to drive my route undisturbed.
The first stop was St. Blasius in Hann. Münden. The church is surrounded by a very beautiful old town with many half-timbered houses. Along the Weser I drove north on the eastern bank via Gimte and Hemeln. I missed the branch to Bamburg. The next destination was the Bursfelde monastery. By the way, there is also a pilgrim hostel here. After the Martinskirche in Oedelsheim, there was still a visit to the monastery church (and the monastery shop) Lippoldsberg. We continued to the destination of the day in Bad Karlshafen. And of course over the section with the alleged 25% gradient. This section between Lippoldsberg and Bad Karlshafen was the most beautiful for me on the first day. There was no road parallel to the river, train or bike path. Where it goes up, it goes down again. So as a reward there was also a brisk roll down to the Weser.
Technical note: I also took the photos with my smartphone, but outside of Komoot. The kilometers and the order are not necessarily correct. I don't feel like intervening here, as each picture has to be moved individually.
4 days ago
Today there was a trip to the Saarland to the Saarschleife. This was combined with a test of courage: a visit to the treetop path. It went up and down a slight incline - right up to the treetops. The highlight was of course the viewing platform. It went up to 42 meters. Actually, you should always keep to the right on the jetty. But I was always in the middle as much as possible. No, I'm not afraid of heights. The depth is bothering me! All in all, I enjoyed my stay.
This attraction is well worth a visit. It is very touristy. With a few steps to the right or left you are safely in pure nature.
July 18, 2021
I went to the ophthalmologist this morning. Due to the drop in my eyes, I got away quite late - for the sunny conditions today. At short notice, I switched from cycling to hiking. Actually, I wanted to go one of the cultural and historical paths in Muschenheim. But I made the mistake of parking at the Arnsburg monastery. I had spent quite a bit of time there. That's why I didn't feel like doing a full lap anymore. So only 3.99 km instead of 4.1 km came about. If you are interested in information about the 4 elaborated hikes, you can find information at natur-muschenheim.de.
July 7, 2021
There was an uncomfortable headwind for the first few kilometers. However, from Munzenberg it lay down and it got significantly warmer. Very pleasant!
In the military cemetery there are very many, if not all, grave slabs with the death date spring 1945. Striking is April 11, 1945 - 4 weeks before the end of the war, so many dead of all ages. Then there are the victims among the Russian prisoners of war.
In the chapel there is a memorial list in which you can write down your thoughts on the visit. IT'S A SHAME SOMEONE TRIED TO LIGHT YOU!
After the visit, I had compared the remaining range and route back. Still to drive: 29.4 km, remaining range 30 km. That could be close! So I planned around and targeted Hungen as an intermediate goal. From Langsdorf I wanted to drive parallel to the railway line to Nidda in order to end the tour by train if necessary. But due to cautious driving in 3rd gear, the calculated remaining range actually increased again at the beginning. But the smartphone said goodbye - battery empty! But I no longer needed route guidance. In the end, the bike found its way home on its own. There was a cup of coffee and a piece of cake in Hungen.
Then it went to Inheiten, Trais-Horlloff, Steinheim and Ober-Widdersheim home. The bike speedometer showed 66 km on arrival. The remaining range displayed was 0 km. I am considering buying a new battery.
July 3, 2021
But really now! I have no idea why a tour of the same name, but ultimately modified, was visible to everyone. I was not aware of the release click.
But about today: The temperatures were very pleasant, it wasn't hot. We passed the Schleifelder oak - this time in full summer splendor. It was nice to see that the terrace in front of the Ysenburg Castle in Staden was occupied again. Hopefully Corona is not just taking a break. There was hardly any shadow until shortly after Stammheim. But then it went through the forest - and up. Since the path is very good, it was pleasant to drive. The reward follows immediately, namely on the other side of the hill. Road works are under way in Altenstadt. This can lead to diversions. Between Altenstadt and Oberau, the cycle path and, in some cases, the road will be redone. On the way there, I still drove on the road. It would have been smarter to drive like on the way back. There was also a diversion sign at the level crossing in Altenstadt; I didn't get the hint straight away.
Behind Oberau we went into the forest. Alternatively, you can also continue on the tarred cycle path towards Rommelhausen for a while and only later take the Limes cycle path. The path through the forest is really very nice. The tall trees provide shade. The Roman times on the Limes are documented along the way. The area is also suitable for a walk. There should also be a parking lot in Rommelhausen for those interested.
If you follow the route on the map, you will see a small corner in Staden. No, I wasn't lost, I wanted to see whether the "canary" was really a Kona Elektro. I recently started driving one too - great car!
On the way back I had looked for a different route to Dauernheim. Variety is a must!
June 28, 2021
Sunshine, almost 20 degrees and hardly any wind: ideal conditions for a brisk tour. The range display partially ran backwards, but unfortunately nothing ran back into the battery.
On the steep incline, I was overtaken by a fast, uninsured eBike. Hopefully nothing will happen. It could be expensive.
May 9, 2021