With the great weather today, part 2 of my hike along the old Thann-Matzbach - Haag railway line. At the beginning, a few pointers: the route runs in the opposite direction of the first part (I used a lift and moved the starting point for today to Pyramoos, in order to walk home from there). On the other hand, the route between Berging is pathless until shortly before Öd, I was hoping I could walk along the embankment. That doesn't work, so please don't try again. The alternative that respects the route and is more scenic, albeit at a distance from the railway line: from Öd at the end of the pensioner path (coming from Isen, otherwise the other way around) to Eschbaum, there behind the former inn "Zum silenten Tal" along the Ambach to Ambach and over Moos up to Berging. From there, follow the recorded route again.
3 days ago
Encouraged by Franz_wandernder, ice swimming cyclist's hike on the railway, I picked up an idea from last year and explored part of the former Thann-Matzbach - Haag railway on foot. The starting point was in Thann at the church and the Scharl inn. Anyone who has watched the film "Ausgrissn" by the two "Zündapp-Buam" Julian and Thomas Wittmann should know the inn, at least from the inside. Most of the scenes there play with Monika Gruber as the toilet attendant. We continued to Thann-Matzbach train station, where you can still get on today, the Munich-Simbach line runs there. Then it went to a wayside cross with a viewing bench, with the light snowfall today without a view. Arrived in Lengdorf, a short detour to the former train station, the battering ram still reminds of it. Opposite is the Holzlechner Chapel, which unfortunately cannot be visited. Past a wooden sculpture by Martina Kreitmeier, we head towards the sports field and across the Isen, towards the railway embankment. On or next to this you can now hike or cycle about 5 km to Isen, from Isen you continue behind the Baywa warehouse with the pensioner path, which runs directly on the dismantled embankment. The end point of the pensioners way is the hamlet Öd near Isen. For today, however, my end point was at home with coffee and cake. I will cover the rest of the route in one or two stages in the near future.
5 days ago
In the second attempt this time the complete circumnavigation of the Finsinger reservoir. The starting point was at the Finsinger Alm, which probably has a beautiful beer garden in summer. We experienced a wonderful sunset, my better half was able to test the new camera extensively. That's why we were on the road for almost three and a half hours. In total darkness and pretty frozen we came back to the parking lot at some point. The tour was very worth it. I would have loved to visit the Lourdes Chapel in Neufinsing, but it was already closed. The highlight will follow.
January 10, 2021
A small Sunday afternoon round, again in the Ebersberger Forest, this time to the Forstinning nature trail. There are many information stations here on the subject of forests and their inhabitants. Unfortunately, some stations are getting on in years and should be renewed. The "trim stations" seem to be relatively new, where you can do various exercises to stretch or strengthen certain muscle groups. All in all a nice little round, especially for families with children. The area is also ideal for a geocaching round, there is a lot to discover here.
January 3, 2021
The last day of work for this year is behind me, a few days off ahead of me. I used what was probably the last long hike of this strange year to review the year again: what was good, what less, what did I learn, what do I want to take with me into the next year and what do I leave behind. Today we went from Anzing to the Ebersberger Forest. The first thing to do was to visit the parish church because it could be closed when you return. I liked the starry sky and the crib, the size of the church is impressive. Then we continued on asphalt for a while, crossing the old B12, not great, but little traffic today. Behind Oberasbach there is a crossing into the forest, after which it goes for hours on mostly straight straight streets and paths.
December 29, 2020