This hike was one of the most beautiful hikes, there was sooo much to see and do in a wonderful area.
Take your time for this demanding hike, we only hiked for 7 hours, but were over 13 hours. Again and again nice places invited to explore or to linger.It started on a square with storage space under the viaduct, right next to the trass caves.
The trass caves were the first highlight and are witness to the trass mining that was carried out by the Romans in ancient times.
In general, we encounter the Romans again and again on our route.
Once you have explored all the cave passages, you continue on the volcano and panorama trail, which really deserves its name. The ascent to the devil's bone seems almost alpine at times, but this should be topped up later.
Now it goes a bit through Burgbrohl, past its castle, in which a hotel is located.
Then we dive back into the forest.
Stones, there are lots of stones in the forest. If you take a closer look there, numerous boards explain that this is a former Roman quarry. Very interesting, we almost (I rather 😉) ran past it ...
Now follows a piece over land, close past a quarry, past Wassenach over gravelly dirt roads.
Then we went to the Lydia Tower, which has a wonderful all-round view and an overall view of Lake Laacher.
Shortly afterwards, the high trail around Lake Laacher starts, where it became a bit more populated. It was so crowded near the Maria Laach monastery that we refrained from visiting it.
Fortunately, the situation eased shortly afterwards.
Now it went over the Hochkreuz, where there was a little rest to the Teufelskanzel. The demanding increase was taken backwards. Almost the entire route has an alpine character, just great. Once at the top, briefly enjoyed the view and continue over the Krufter stove, which is even higher than the Teufelskanzel.Finding the way into the path near the Devil's Pulpit was not that easy, so we missed it several times until we found that the path that didn't look like path was actually the path we had to take ... 😂
Follow the Höhenweg to the Ahrefeld hut.
There was a somewhat longer rest here before we went past fountains that were even bubbling towards Wolfsschlucht.What can I say, the romantic Wolfsschlucht with its waterfall and stream was the perfect end to a wonderful day. Even if the Wolfsschlucht is right on the street, you can completely hide this fact, it's just too beautiful here.On the way back we went over the little village of Bad Tönisstein, a little uphill and a little more downhill over really nasty steps in the forest until we finally got back to the car.Everything was just perfect, a really unforgettable, wonderful day. Thank you Angela for your company, it wouldn't have been half as nice without you ☺.
Sorry for the many photos and the infinitely long description, but it has to be easy here.
4 days ago
A relaxed hike through the Rurauen near Linnich.
It started at the Broich Rurauen car park. From there it went first to the Barmer See. Here Monty already had the first bathing session, because water magically attracts this crazy dog.
In general, this hike was pure relaxation, small breaks were taken again and again, often by the water.
Then along the course of the Rur. Always with the opportunity to get to the water.
Towards noon the somewhat wider path filled up, especially with a lot of cyclists, which made relaxing walking a little more difficult for a short time, but this section should not last too long.
Past the Rursperre with fish stairs, we went further north along the Rur.
A short section was closed, but not for pedestrians.
It was partly through floodplain meadows, where the tree fellings could be admired by beavers.
Arrived at a fishing meadow, there was first a break for strengthening, while sitting comfortably in the grass.
Once crossed the Rur, the way back was taken. Here we went adventurously through a field, a small piece of road and again through fields and meadows to finally reach the Rur again.
Then a round around the Barmer See, with its wonderful paths, sometimes close to the water. The conclusion should then be another break at the lake. Here we were allowed to watch horses bathing, a great way to end a wonderful long day.
Thank you for the great, deeply relaxed accompaniment by my new adoptive family 😉😂 with dogs.
May 17, 2020
The (almost) clear head after my Friday morning run was so full again today that I needed to clear my head again at the end of the day (a bit earlier today).
Sun shone, short Radbux on and off on the bike.
After Mülheim a.d.Ruhr, on the RS1, over the Grugaradweg, the Annentalradweg, a bit along the Ruhr to Baldeneysee. Here the sun left me, but it was already warm 😂.
From there then from Werden to Kettwig again directly on the Ruhr long. And since I still had so much excess energy after almost 50km, I pedaled up the hill from Kettwig to Hösel. It was nice and liberating 😀.
Today (almost) completely without photos 😉, this time you can get a picture of the highlights, I think there are also some pictures of me.
Have a smooth start to the weekend 🙋♂️🌞
May 15, 2020
Exactly one day after the day of liberation we went on this historic tour in beautiful nature.
The dramatic battle in the Hürtgenwald took place in World War II from November 1944 to February 1945 and claimed thousands of lives.
Today, numerous graves of soldiers, bunker ruins and memorial and memorial plaques still commemorate this terrible event.
The tour started at the Memorial Chapel in Kleinhau.
Nature has long since conquered this area again, but it is sometimes a queasy feeling to hike through this forest, everywhere reminders of the events.
It also went a bit through the bog "Der Todtenbruch" via wooden walkways, also known as "Deadmans moore", today a ground trail.
Some of the bunkers are hidden so well that you simply walk past them, but we managed to get a closer look at one or the other bunker, one of them could even be viewed from the inside 😎.
Finally, we went to the military cemetery in Hürtgen.
An extremely interesting, educational and varied hike, also through beautiful landscapes and the small town of Simonskall. Thanks Angela for taking it with me, the idea and planning.
May 9, 2020
The fog still stands in the fields, the deer gather at the edge of the forest and watch what is happening outside their forest with interest ...
Birds are talking loudly, first dog-goers, few cyclists and even fewer joggers are already on the way, you greet each other friendly.
There is more traffic on the freeway, there is a bit more going on on the railway line, there is practically no flight operations.
May 8, 2020
Bewegt sich am liebsten draußen, geht gerne auf Pfaden (oder Trails mit dem MTB), mag keinen Asphalt zu Fuß (mit dem Trekking Rad ist er ok), mag gerne Abwechslung und liebt die Natur. Ein- bis zweimal im Jahr geht es auch auf eine (Hoch-) Bergtour in die Alpen.
Um das wiederzugeben, was ich auch tatsächlich sehe, bearbeite ich meine Fotos grundsätzlich nicht mit irgendwelchen Filtern. Ich nutze lediglich das Smartphone (S9).
Mir geht es hier auf komoot nicht um irgendwelche Punkte oder Auszeichnungen, ich teile eben gerne Erlebnisse und manchmal auch Gedanken.
Wenn euch meine Touren gefallen, genügt mir das als Anerkennung, vielen Dank dafür.
Fragen zu Touren postet bitte in die Tour, dann haben alle was davon.
Für Tourenvorschläge oder gemeinsame Touren (aus aktuellem Anlass ja dann nur max. 2 Haushalte) könnt ihr mich gerne einladen oder per Mail kontaktieren, auch einfach nur so zum Austausch.
Freue mich immer neue Leute kennen zu lernen, traut Euch ruhig, finde es spannend welcher Mensch hinter dem komoot Profil steckt.