Today we did a hike in the Odenwald between Schwanheim and Lindach.Starting point in Schwanheim cemetery parking lot.
First we went through Schwanheim into the forest to the little chapel Kirchel. Then it went on the forest highways to the jungle path. Through the jungle path we reached the Stolzeneck castle ruins. The castle ruins are closed due to the risk of falling rocks. You can still take a break there. At the castle ruin we probably enter the most beautiful section of the Neckarsteig and continue on the climb, including the alpine hiking section. Then we reached the heron lake with its water lilies. After the lake we continued to Schwanheim without any noteworthy increases.Sights: Kirchel, jungle path, Stolzeneck castle ruins, Neckarsteig, Reihersee.
6 days ago
Day three in the Palatinate Forest.
Every hiking lover probably knows Dahner Felsenland.
A couple of years ago we did the hiking tour: "Dahner Felsenpfad".
Back then we had a lot of fun, because we wanted to go there again and see more of Dahn around.
This hike, which we ran today, deals with the rock castles near Dahn and of course countless other rock massifs that are there. It is of course impossible to see everything in one day, we tried our best.
We weren't there last time, that's for sure.
Places of interest: Neudahn castle ruins, Altdahn castle massif (temporarily closed), witch's mushroom, Satansbrocken, Hochstein, Wachtfelsen, Moosbach valley, Jungfernsprung, Kurpark Dahn.
June 21, 2020
Day two in the Palatinate Forest.
We completed the bear climb on Saturday.
Fantastic views, varied landscapes and attractive viewpoints characterize the new premium hiking trail "Bären-Steig" near Bruchweiler-Bärenbach.
From the car park at the forest cemetery it goes up to the rock of the shoe. After a rest on the Jüngstberg plateau, a great panorama awaits on the Jüngstbergkanzel. A path leads down the Jüngstberg ridge to the Bundenthaler Jagdhütte. From there you reach the Drachenfelshütte of the Palatinate Forest Association at the foot of the Heidenberg. Freshly strengthened, the climb to the Drachenfels castle ruins is easy. An extensive exploration of the striking rock castle is worthwhile. After a passage through the idyllic side valley of Staubborn, a path leads up to the geologically interesting rock massif Geierstein. From there it goes down over the Lourdessteig, back to the starting point.
Attention: the upper castle of the Drachenfels castle ruins near Busenberg is now open again. So you can enjoy the wonderful view from the Drachenfels again. Most of the castle is open to visitors again.
Only the eastern upper castle is still closed for security reasons and part of the western lower castle.
Attractions: Schuhfels, Schlüsselfelsen, Drachenfels castle ruins, Jüngstberg, Geierstein, Buchkammerfels, Heidenberg.
June 21, 2020
We will be traveling in the Palatinate Forest more often in the near future. We were there this weekend. To kick off, on the day of arrival we turned a small round from our apartment in Erlenbach near Dahn to the mountain Heidenberg to the key rock. Very interesting hike with many beautiful views, mainly on pathways and in beautiful nature.
We don't have internet in the apartment yet, so I only have to upload the tours from home today.
June 21, 2020
I like the city of Gundelsheim, a small city with a great history.
A historical path has been established here, starting at the Catholic Church. You go through the individual stations and can read the information about the sights.
Sights: Horneck Castle, Michaelsberg, Michaelskapelle, Calvarienberg,
Relics from Roman times and others.
June 15, 2020
This Friday we were on the Swabian Alb between Neidlingen and Ochsenwang.
Start of free parking in Hepsisau.
It went immediately through the Zipfelbach gorge to the summit Schaffbuckel (801 m). The Zipfelbach currently has very little water, we were actually disappointed, there was probably more water in the past. It was also very slippery, because of the rain before, we had to be very careful. After we reached the summit we went down to the Neidlinger valley to the Neidlinger waterfall. This waterfall cannot be called a waterfall at the moment, very little water.
After the waterfall the ascent to the castle ruin Reußenstein, very nice ruin, very well visited.
After the ruin it was easier, for a long time no more steep increases, to the summit Auchtert (813m).
After the summit, we quickly went back down to Hepsisau.
Mostly in the forest, shady, very many single trails, only at the end it was a few kilometers in open terrain.Sights: Zipfelbach gorge, Neidlinger waterfall, castle ruins Reußenstein, Heidenloch, Heimenstein hell, Randecker Maar.
June 12, 2020
Finally it worked.
We have been to Heidelberg and the surrounding area so many times, at the Königstuhl and in the castle, at the Thingstätte on the other side, but never in the old town of Heidelberg.
During this hike, we explored both sides of the Neckar near Heidelberg, visited Heidelberg's old town and castle and enjoyed beautiful views of the Neckar valley and the HD old town.
The most interesting thing for me was the snake path, which you go down to the Old Bridge, Heidelberg Castle and the path on the banks of the Neckar below the street, very nice and quiet there. Certainly not accessible during floods
June 10, 2020