Wandern, Mountainbiken und Fotografieren
Today we went on tour in the family association, the boys had their bikes with them and we were on foot for an extended autumn walk along the Spree. We also picked up a couple of geocaches.
It was a lot of fun on the narrow bike path, everyone wanted to enjoy the sunny day. 🌞🍁🍂🍄
November 8, 2020
- 04:3013.5 mi3.0 mph1,950 ft1,825 ft
An extended round was planned for today. The weather forecast was actually quite good, at least in the preview. Then we started with a light drizzle. The first highlight demanded a lot from an inexperienced flatland Tyrolean. The Torstein, an imposing rock formation, turned out to be a great motif.
Then it went on to the small Inselberg and over the Rennsteigweg to the old Spießbergbahn. The upper part of the original runway, which has not been used for around four decades, is increasingly falling into disrepair. The fairway is already completely covered by earth and roots over long stretches and the walls of the curves are covered with moss.
On the way to Friedrichroda there was a little detour to the reed waterfall. The reed water used to be used as an energy source for seven water mills and also as a water supplier for twelve home breweries. Today, great efforts are made to preserve the river bed and its surroundings.
In Friedrichroda we went through the spa gardens to Reinhardsbrunn Castle and back to Tabarz via the Marienglashöhle.
A very interesting and varied round that was also very demanding.
October 31, 2020
- 02:167.02 mi3.1 mph700 ft750 ft
Today we went hiking in the Thuringian Forest for a long weekend.
For a long time I had planned to go on tour together with my "little" brother. Now it finally worked.We started from Tabarz on the Lutherweg to the monastery park Reinhardsbrunn. Here lies the "cradle" of medieval Thuringia. The first castle of the Thuringian landgraves was built above Friedrichroda as early as the first half of the 11th century. Today you can visit the Schauenburg, the Benedictine monastery Reinhardsbrunn and the baptistery of Boniface, reconstructed from the year 724
We then continued towards Schloss Tenneberg. Here we have just met the cleanup work on the medieval market. After a quick look into the inner courtyard, we went back to Tabarz.
October 30, 2020
Today I started my tour near the Finsterwalder Castle. The first of a total of six churches that I visited today is already within sight.
The Trinity Church, a typical Reformation church, was completed in 1585. In 1581/82 the extension with the Renaissance gable on the north side and the high tiled roof was built. The entire interior work dragged on until shortly before the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War.We then continued past the zoo, along the fitness trail, to Eichholz. The church there, which dates from the 13th century, is a brick building with a rectangular nave and a tower on the south side of the nave.I continued the round in the direction of Lugau. The church there at the end of the village green is a well-preserved late Romanesque granite ashlar substructure from the 13th century and a raised brick and brick superstructure from the Gothic building era. With its double helmet on the tower, the Lugau Church is unique in Niederlausitz. A similar church building is in Koblenz on the Rhine, which suggests the origin of the settlers or the builder. The church is believed to be consecrated in 1228.On the way to Fischwasser, I made a short detour to the former quarry beforehand. Here the old basement, which is otherwise around 150 to 250 m deep, extends to the surface of the earth. However, the rock was used for building houses and roads. Only a small pond still bears witness to the former quarry, which is protected as a geological natural monument.When I arrived in Fischwasser, a half-timbered church from 1620 awaited me. The free-standing bell tower, which houses two bells - one of which is from 1410 - was built in 1699. The gallery was built in 1678. In the same year, a “wanton” carving was made in the entablature of the gallery. It encourages reflection as to who could have immortalized themselves here.Then we went to Drößig, first mentioned on February 20th, 1199 in the document book of the Dobrilugk monastery as the eastern border of the monastery.
In and around Drößig there are many archaeological sites that point to settlers in the Neolithic around 5,000 years ago.
The church was rebuilt shortly before the turn of the 19th century. The brick building erected by a Finsterwald company was inaugurated on November 17, 1897 and is the landmark of Drößig.The last stop on my tour was the St. Katharinen Church in the Finsterwald district of Nehesdorf. The stone building from the second half of the 13th century is the oldest building in the urban area of Finsterwalde today.
October 25, 2020