About Mareike

Im Allgäu daheim und mit Hummeln im Hintern bin ich am liebsten in der Natur unterwegs – mit Stiefeln, Radl, Ski oder Seil.
Meine Erlebnisse verpacke ich in Reise- und Wanderbücher. Dabei versuche ich, die Arbeit am Computer möglichst an Tagen mit schlechtem Wetter zu erledigen.
Hier plane ich Touren für komoot – und das ganz offiziell.

Distance travelled

107 mi

Time in motion

23:50 h

Recent Activity
  1. Mareike went for a hike.

    August 7, 2020

    7.91 mi
    2.8 mph
    3,350 ft
    3,150 ft
    Syltom, Anton and 2 others like this.
  2. Mareike went for a hike.

    August 1, 2020

    2.35 mi
    3.9 mph
    1,675 ft
    0 ft
  3. Mareike went for a hike.

    July 29, 2020

    8.91 mi
    2.9 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,725 ft
    Anton, Syltom and 2 others like this.
  4. Mareike planned a hike.

    July 1, 2020

    12.4 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,875 ft
    2,250 ft
    1. Mareike

      Enjoy your last stage on the Via Sacra with varied ups and downs through mountainous terrain. The descent from Annaberg begins past the cemetery. Enjoy the view again before you go. The first part of the way leads you over a special way of the cross, the stations of which are decorated with monotypes. For this technique, paint is painted on a sheet of glass and then printed on paper. So the pictures are rather blurred and not clear. This leaves a lot of scope for your own interpretations.The first part of the way is entertaining and you will soon have reached the Lessingtal. From here you hike on wooded slopes to the Joachim chapel, which is located on the second holy mountain on the way to Mariazell. You get to Wienerbruck via fields. Behind it comes the next ascent to the third holy mountain, the Josefsberg.Then you hike first steep and then more leisurely down to Mitterbach, where the border between Lower Austria and Styria runs - a sure sign that it is not far to Mariazell. Only a short ascent takes you from here to the fourth Holy Mountain, which is adorned by the Sebastianikapelle. From here the beautiful Sebastianiweg accompanies you with wayside shrines for the last few kilometers to Mariazell, where you reach your destination with the magnificent basilica.In order to have enough time for your visit, you might want to stay one more night in Mariazell. There is a large selection of accommodations for this. You can easily get to Vienna from here on the 169 buses, which travel exactly the route you hiked. So you can review your trip again. You can find your connection here: fahrplan.oebb.at. Or you can take the Mariazellerbahn to St. Pölten and enjoy the new landscapes that pass your window. You can see the timetable at mariazellerbahn.at/fahrplan-mzb.

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      • July 30, 2020

  5. Mareike planned a hike.

    July 1, 2020

    1. Mareike

      Today you increase slowly. With a little up and down you will slowly gain height throughout the day. Your destination is Annaberg, the first of the so-called Holy Mountains on the way to Mariazell. Not only a pilgrimage church awaits you here, but also a wonderful view of the Mariazellerland.The hike begins on fairly flat paths in the valley of the Traisen. You comfortably follow its bank past Schrambach. Then the walls on both sides get steeper and steeper and the valley narrower. Between the river and the tracks you get to Freiland, where the Unrechttraisen and the Türnitz Traisen flow together. You now follow the latter upstream. The path is well developed and is also used by cyclists. It takes you over bridges and through tunnels to Türnitz, where the valley is a little wider again. In Lehenrotte as well as in Türnitz you can make a detour to a church worth seeing.Then the valley becomes narrower and more wooded again. It is hardly noticeable leisurely uphill. Right on the country road you will find the baroque Siebenbrünn chapel, where pilgrims on their way to Mariazell have been taking a break since the 18th century. You should treat yourself to one of these, because it is not far to the last steep climb of the day. This takes you up to the pilgrimage church on the Annaberg, which rewards you with a great view of the Ötscher.Tomorrow is your last day on the Via Sacra. Today you can already dream of your destination Mariazell. The right rooms for this are offered by several inns on Annaberg.

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      • July 30, 2020

  6. Mareike planned a hike.

    July 1, 2020

    21.0 mi
    2.0 mph
    3,425 ft
    3,750 ft
    1. Mareike

      The third stage of the Via Sacra has it all. From Kaumberg to Lilienfeld it is more than 30 kilometers and the 1,000 meters of altitude of the day demand a lot of stamina. So it's best to start early in the morning, then you can take your time and take enough breaks. It's good that chapels, churches and a castle along the way keep the motivation going. And of course you want to arrive at the impressive Lilienfeld Abbey in the evening.After the boots have been laced, the first highlight of the day is soon in sight: soon it goes up to the ruins of the Araburg, which sits enthroned on a hill in the southwest of the village. On her tower you can enjoy a wide all-round view. And the beautiful view stays with you, because you continue hiking on a high path. This is quite comfortable and you hardly lose any altitude until you descend through the forest into the Gölsental.Down in the valley you come first to Hainfeld, where a detour to the parish church is worthwhile. Then you go over a small hill and then stay in the valley. Parallel to the Gölsen you go straight to the west. You pass Rohrbach and then walk directly along the water to St. Veit. You shouldn't miss the local church, which is also called the Gölsental Cathedral. You can also take a break in the village and recharge your energy supply in one of the inns.Now a nice section through the mountains is waiting for you. Alternatively, you can choose the historic and also flatter variant through the valleys. To do this, you first stay at the Gölsen and then change to the bank of the Traisen, which leads south to the stage destination Lilienfeld. And what a goal that is! Lilienfeld Abbey is the oldest medieval monastery in Austria. And the best thing is: You can even stay in the monastery for the night - just like countless pilgrims before you. Otherwise there are other places to stay in the area.

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      • July 30, 2020

  7. Mareike planned a hike.

    July 1, 2020

    1. Mareike

      On the second stage, the Via Sacra lives up to its name, as it leads past many impressive churches. First, a monastery is on the program, which is housed in a castle. You leave Heiligenkreuz to the west and keep left at Allander Höhe to get to Mayerling, where you can make a detour to the castle of the same name. It is known for a dramatic story: Crown Prince Rudolf, the son of Emperor Franz Josef I and Empress Elisabeth, died here. Today the former hunting lodge is a monastery.Outside the village you cross a river and hike in the valley between hills to Maria Raisenmarkt. From there it's partly steep uphill to Holzschlag. Then you descend on dirt roads into the next depression, where you get to Hafnerberg on small roads and short pieces on the country road. Here you can take a break and visit the imposing pilgrimage church of the place. If you're hungry, there are two inns here that will provide you with goodies.Now it goes over a small hump and then you stay in the valley of the Triesting. Here you come through Altenmarkt and Thenneberg, both of which have a church that is worth seeing. There is also an inn here. In the picturesque valley you hike on to Untertriesting, where you stay a bit on the Kaumbergbach, until you cross it and climb a bit uphill on the other side. If you want to save yourself these meters of altitude, you can simply continue along the road to Kaumberg. There are inns in the village where you can get a regenerative dinner and a bed for the night.Alternatively, you can turn onto Vienna's Mariazellerweg in Hafnerberg and visit the basilica in Klein-Mariazell. That would be twice as many vertical meters and five kilometers more.

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      • July 23, 2020

  8. Mareike planned a hike.

    July 1, 2020

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    1. Mareike

      Brunn am Gebirge was once the 24th district of Vienna, but is now an independent market town again. And because it is so close to the Austrian capital, it is conveniently connected to the S-Bahn network. So you can come here very relaxed with the S2 or S3 line. At the train station you start your journey on the main road to Maria Enzersdorf. Via a few side streets you will soon find yourself at the foot of the Kalenderberg, where you can visit Liechtenstein Castle, which with its walls, towers and battlements could have sprung from a chivalric novel.But now it is time for you to escape the foothills of the big city. To do this, you have to make your way through a few residential areas. It is actually quite green up to the Mödlingbach. The sea grotto is located here. In the former mine, you can take a boat on an underground lake. Then you follow the water a bit to the west and then walk along the foot of the Phoenix Mountain. It continues parallel to the stream through a narrow valley to Gaaden, where there are three inns where you can stop for lunch.The landscape is slowly exchanging houses for trees and roads for field and forest paths. After you have crossed Gaaden, you climb a hill and always stay in or near the forest until you arrive in Heiligenkreuz. This place is a worthy first stage destination on the Via Sacra. To get to the center, you tread the Way of the Cross, which is something very special with its baroque chapels. This puts you in the right mood to visit the real highlight of the day: the Heiligenkreuz Abbey.The monastery has only a few places in the monastery guest wing that you have to register for in advance (stift-heiligenkreuz.org/gaeste-willkommen/als-gast-im-kloster). If nothing is available here, there are several inns to choose from in the surrounding villages. The most practical for pilgrims on the Via Sacra is in Mayerling, three kilometers away, directly on the next stage.

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      • July 23, 2020

  9. Mareike went for a bike ride.

    June 11, 2020

  10. Mareike planned a mountaineering Tour.

    June 9, 2020

    1. Mareike

      Today is the day of the descent and thus also the farewell. The fourth day is the last stage on the Lasörling Höhenweg. You leave the original mountain world through the beautiful Dabertal. Thundering waterfalls sweeten the last kilometers.From the Reichenberger Hütte you head west and begin your descent gently over beautiful mountain meadows. Then it goes steeply down into the Dabertal, the course of which you follow to the northeast. Along the brook you leave more and more vertical meters behind you and, like the mountain water, will soon meet the Isel and thus the Virgental.If you want, you can go a little further down the valley to the Clarahütte and stop there for a last time between picturesque alpine meadows with a view of rock peaks and glacial ice. To reach your milestone, you then hike eastwards down the valley. If you skip the Clarahütte, you save a good half an hour's walk. You can also stop off later on the Islitzeralm.You leisurely descend to the last highlight of your hike: the Umbal Falls. An adventure trail has been set up along the course of the Isel, on which you can learn all sorts of exciting things about the valley and have a breathtaking view of the natural spectacle from viewpoints.Past the Islitzeralm, the valley path finally takes you to Ströden, where your hut hike ends. From here the Postbus line 951 goes back to Matrei, where you started. The same line takes you straight to Lienz and the train station. You can find current timetables at vvt.at.

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      • June 15, 2020

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