Hiked today on the Remswanderweg, the Pilgerweg and on an old Roman road from Zimmer (Schw. Gmünd) to Böbingen, incl. Römercastell Böbingen.
From the rooms, at the Gasthaus Krone, we went up a steep serpentine, up the above-mentioned paths to the Schelmenäcker, Hammertsäcker to a small forest, the Hafnersholz, near Beiswang. With wonderful views of Bargau and Heubach (incl. Rosenstein) we hiked back down to the "Bubenäcker", just before Böbingen. After a short rest we hiked into Böbingen and then to a former "cohort fort" (Roman barracks). In Böbingen was the turning point of the tour and we hiked towards Windhof and Beiswangkapelle. At the Beiswang chapel we then turned onto a dirt road and then walked back comfortably along the Lützelbach to Zimmer.
Even if we were in the sky with "impending cloud formations" and a wind blowing sharply from the west, we were accompanied by a beautiful hike in the Rems Valley.
2 days ago
In order to avoid the squadrons of cyclists and hikers today a tour in a lesser known region was made. The aim of today's tour was the origin / source of the small river basin. This originates from the Hungerberg near Aufhausen / Forberg (Donauries) , but then turns east towards Bavarian Swabia and flows into the Danube at Donauwörth after approx. 41 km. The boiler has a water catchment area of approx. 175 km².
The tour started at Aufhausen and went from there to the Hungerberg, to the source of the "Kessel". Alternately through forest or open fields we hiked to Seelbronn, Amerdingen, over the "Wolfsgrube", Lach and Bollstadter Feld back to Aufhausen. Although we escaped the cyclists and hikers, contrary to our expectations, there were many motorcycle bikers on the way.
Although not particularly spectacular, it was a nice and quiet hike, alternating between forest and fields, accompanied by wonderful birdsong.
5 days ago
Under the motto: hiking and refreshments, 3-Brunnen-Verlag has published a brochure with selected hikes in the Eastern Swabian Alb. Since the tours always start from a restaurant or inn, the motto is well met. The stop is not so far at the moment. But at least you can enjoy a good coffee with a sweet piece after a tour at a bakery etc.
Today's tour started in Börtlingen at the Gasthof Löwen (also possibility to park). Below the Börtlinger Church we went to beautiful allotment gardens through the "Wasenrain" towards Ödweiler Hof. At a sharp right bend it went through the yard wood down to the Börtlinger sawmill. However, we had to pay for the easy descent by going steeply towards Adelberg. At Adelberg we went towards "Ziegelhau" to the Breecher Halde ". We then hiked to Breech on the paved" Kaisersträßle ". In Breech we made a small detour to the viewpoint at the Breecher Heimatverein from which one had a wonderful panoramic view towards the Welzheimer forest We thought about a detour on foot to the Reinhold-Maier tower, which we dropped as we passed the tower on our way home via Waldhausen * anyway.
Shortly before the end of the tour, above Börtlingen suddenly a Transall (transport plane) of the Bundeswehr thundered over us with a loud roar.
* The Reinhold-Maier tower was a former water pendulum tower (pressure equalization method) and is now an observation tower of the SAV (currently closed).
** There are currently many road closures and diversions in Göppinger Land and on the B297!
7 days ago
If you want to come from Heidenheim to Donzdorf or Steinenkirch / Geislingen, you have to pass the village of Böhmenkirch. Since Böhmenkirch is the highest point, the European watershed is also marked. The highest point is the "beautiful mountain" with 746 meters.
The tour started at the end of Böhmenkirch on the connecting road to Bartholomä. Past a way of the cross we went to the first highlight, the St. Patrizkapelle. There we then turned in the direction of "beautiful mountain" where we hiked below the beautiful mountain along the edge of the forest to "Leispel". Through the forest we went towards Heidhöfe, Gewann Hausknecht and Haspelteich. We went over the hilly mutton pasture above the Wall Valley to the Gewann "Sickenweiler", where we then went back to Böhmenkirch along a straight path.
Conclusion: a hike through a wonderful and flourishing cultural landscape with lots of splashes of color.
May 17, 2020
Today's Ostalb district was a stronghold of the Romans around 1600 with castles (Aalen) and everything that goes with it. Furthermore, there runs the Limes, border between the Germanic and Roman empires (see also Limestor in Rainau-Schwabsberg).
In the picture gallery different perspectives of the wonderfully situated Marienburg!Today a circular hike starting at the Marienburg * in Niederalfingen down to the Kocher. After a short distance along the Kocher (in the direction of Hüttlingen) we turned right onto the Limesweg, which leads up to the "Reute" just before Hüttlingen. Once at the top, we hiked, always following the Limesweg in the direction of Seitsberg, past a former watchtower to Onatsfeld. at the end of Onatsfeld we crossed the B 29. Shortly after the underpass we left the Limesweg which turned towards Aalen, Mögglingen Böbingen etc. We then moved to a small forest, the Brausenried and Albanus to the intersection of B19 / B 29. Then we met a Komoot follower (without knowing it). We then went in the direction of Hüttlingen, through Hüttlingen to the stove. Then we walked a bit along the stove and came to a former "border crossing from the Roman Empire to" Germania "(marking on the street). See also picture gallery! At the Straubenmühle we climbed a hill to the" Greut "and then on Hike along the edge of the forest again towards Niederalfingen.
* Marienburg, was a former Hohenstaufen high castle and is now used as a youth education center and school camp. The former Vogteig building below the castle is now used as a local museum.
May 12, 2020
Today a circular hike on the "Wiesensteiger Geopfad" and made the Fils origin. It started at the "Gasthaus am See" in the center of Wiesensteig. The start, up to the first geotope and to the Kreuzkapelle made it clear that this would not be a walk. Past a beautifully laid out "way of the cross", you were at the top, with a wonderful view of Wiesensteig and the "monumental building" of the German railway, the Filstal bridge, rewarded. Then it went a bit down the mountain to get back on the geopath. Since the upper path was blocked, we had to hike on an alternative route towards the PP paper mill. The PP then went through the "Filstal" up to the Fils origin. That was the turning point of the tour and we went back to the starting point above Wiesensteig, ascending or descending through the Betttelhau.
May 7, 2020
After the lunch table made a small circular hike in the surrounding area. We started at Gottesacker in Söhnstetten. From there it went up to the Mühlberg in a west / southwest loop. Once at the top, we went past the Dinkelhof Maurer towards Dudelberg, down the Dudelhof (riding and horse therapy center) back to Söhnstetten.
Just a shame - that there are no "fragrance pictures" - everywhere there smelled like flowers.
May 3, 2020
Today, a not-dangerous circular hike - because according to Emanuel Geibel (poet and poet) the trees are supposed to knock out in May 😂😂 - done in the small Lautertal. Start was above Herrlingen at the castle, now also an agricultural business. Above the valley it went over the Bärenhalde, Lauterhalde to the former Lauterstein Castle, or the origin of the little Lauter. However, access to the source of the small volume was blocked, presumably to avoid crowds. But that's not too tragic, as a hike with the local group in the valley of the little Lauter is planned for September. Through the wonderful valley or along the little Lauter we went back to Herrlingen.
Just in time for the beginning of May, the first lily of the valley blooms ... see picture gallery.
May 1, 2020
Since it is supposed to rain tomorrow 😂😂 a hike "squeezed in" quickly today. This time I made a trip to the Schurwald / Plochingen in the Fils / Neckar valley. The Schurwald is also a popular cycling habitat for some "Komooter".
The tour started at the "SAV anniversary tower" at Stumpenhof, a little above Plochingen. From there it went down to Plochingen with a wonderful, historic city center. The well-known "Hundertwasser residential tower" is also located in Plochingen. Friedrich Hundertwasser was an architect born in Vienna and an artist and opponent of clear lines and forms. Plochingen is also a place well equipped with fountains and sculptures. In the village we went past the "Kulturpark Dettinger" (beautiful green area and millstone museum) towards the town hall. From there it went on an access path of the "SAV" and Jakobsweg pretty tight up in the Schurwald. We then hiked over the Plochingen plain to the Oberesslingen-Baltmannsweiler connecting road or to the Aichschiess / Baltmannsweiler connecting road. Then it went in a "right turn" on a forest path towards Baltmannsweiler. Shortly before Baltmannsweiler we then swung over the Baltmannsberg towards "Dachshau". We then crossed the spell forest on the Dachshau and Halden on a wonderful forest path. After we left the spell forest behind, we went steeply up to the climbing forest, shortly before the Stumpenhof (starting point). From there you also had a good view of the "Swabian Jura with the castle" Teck ".
April 27, 2020
Today a circular hike through the Hochsträß (with stone circle), in the Danube valley and in the Illerauen. The starting point was at the Gasthaus Hirsch in Grimmelfingen (here we were allowed to park with the kind permission of the Hirschwirt). We climbed up the mountain road to the edge of the forest and then hiked in the direction of Allewind to the Sonnwendplatz and the stone circle. The stone circle is a former place of worship of the Celts (similar to Stonehenge 😊😊 in England). On the stone circle there is also the Sonnwendplatz with a barbecue area. Then we went towards "Butzental" (restaurant and horse farm) to the edge of the forest, down through the forest to the "Tertiary Water Horizon (source), at the shooting club in front of the" Bundesfestung Ulm ". From there we had to box our way down into the Danube valley (Relocation) to the Danube level (power station) and to the Iller. After a short rest on the Iller, we went back towards Wiblingen and the starting point in Grimmelfingen. It is sad when you get thirsty to an inn but can't drink anything because everything is tight. 😒😁
April 23, 2020
Habe 2014 eine Ausbildung zum Natur- und Landschaftsführer gemacht mit staatl. Zertifizierung durch den Deutschen Wanderverband und BANU (Bundesweiter Arbeitskreis Natur und Umwelt).
Mache Landschaftsführungen, geologische Exkursionen. Aktives Mitglied bei Ortsgruppe Zang, im schwäbischen Albverein, als Wanderführer.
Mache Wanderführungen auf dem Albschäferweg im Ostalbkreis und Führungen auf dem Meteorkraterrundweg im Steinheimer Becken.
Bin aktiv im Rahmen des Vortragsprogrammes des schwäbischen Albvereins und mache Vortragsabende - Audio-Visuell und PowerPoint - zu vielen interessanten Themenbereichen.
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