A very beautiful city in the Palatinate, I can only recommend it.
Very beautiful old town, highlights there is the castle, a lot of beautiful half-timbered houses and other houses in different styles. A tour with lots of information about sieges and even round remnants in the walls was very interesting. The observation tower and Liebfrauenberg are also worth a visit, especially because of the view, of course.
5 days ago
This Saturday we hiked a premium hiking trail "Schlossberg Tour" in Homburg and expanded it with Homburg Old Town. Very nice tour, very interesting, we were surprised how quickly the time passed and the kilometers collected. I had a problem with Komoot, so I imported the tour from my wife. Highly recommended👍👍
"Even as a ruin, the Hohenburg still looks majestic! What might it have looked like 300 years ago when the Sun King Louis XIV had the earlier castle from the 12th century expanded into a mighty fortress? This is where the Schlossberg tour begins which the hiker encounters the traces of the past again and again. Celtic places of worship on the stump summit or the stone witnesses of a sunken fairytale castle "Schloss Karlsberg" with its extensive gardens: the swan ponds, the bear pen, the "Appelallee", the orangery and the Karlsbergweiher are Remains of the Karlslust landscape park. After the hike, a visit to Europe's largest red sandstone caves is worthwhile! "
June 6, 2021
Today I was traveling alone. Since I couldn't get up earlier, I wanted a tour without a long journey.
Parked in Kleingemünd, it went over the railway bridge to Neckargemünd into the city center, small but nice. Then it went over the castle ruins Reichenstein to the Roman ruin Villa Rustika and over Herrbachtal steeply to Dilsberg. The festival is definitely worth a visit and the city itself is very interesting.
After a detailed tour of Dilsberg, we went back down to the Neckar Valley and Neckarsteinach. The four castles in Neckarsteinach were of course highlights that shouldn't be missed. The lookout point on the Ochsenkopfberg is also worth the climb, there you can take a break at the massive table with a beautiful view of Dilsberg.
Finally, the former Bundsandsteinbruch was still there, probably the stones for the Heidelberg Castle were mined there, 🤔🧐.
The paths mixed, a lot of paths with soft ground. The weather was excellent, only around lunchtime it slowly gets too hot.
June 1, 2021
Today we were back in the Black Forest in the area between Frauenalb and Bad Herrenalb. Parked directly at the Frauenalb monastery ruins. Right at the beginning it went up steeply, then through the town of Bernbach to the natural monument Bernsteinfels. In Bad Herrenalb we visited the ruins of the monastery and very beautiful spa gardens, there we took a break and tasted the healing water, the water definitely has a peculiar taste. Then it went up a bit and then back to Frauenalb.
May 30, 2021
Our tour last Sunday had been planned for a long time, yesterday the time had come.
A bit challenging, but worth it.
Started in Petersbächel at 7 a.m., the weather wasn't really good, at 11 a.m. according to my weather app it should rain with 40% probability until about 1 p.m., after that it should get better. There was rain, but not too much, in the forest we could hide well under trees.
First we went to the Schanzberg, then to the castle ruin Blumenstein, a castle ruin with many stairs and beautiful views (highly recommended).
At the Maimont summit (515m) we crossed the border to France, then we went to the Wasigenstein castle ruins, as similar as Blumenstein but much larger (highly recommended). On the way to Obersteinbach we visited the castle ruins of Arnsburg and Wachtfels. You can get an adrenaline rush on the Wachtfels because there are no handrails. The view is beautiful. After the Obersteinbach we went back up to the castle ruins Wittschloessel, we didn't find the ruins there, just rocks, strange.
Then it went back down into the Steinbachtal, and then up again to the Steinberg summit and the Bavarian Windfelsen, it definitely deserves its name, very nice view there, but very windy. After the Windfelsen we were back in Germany and very tired, so we were glad that after that it was only slowly going down.
May 24, 2021
Today we explored the vineyards near Pfedelbach in Hohenlohe.
Starting from the parking lot at Schloss Pfedelbach, we first went to the castle to keep some nice memories. Then it went on to the Golberg mountain, there is a playground and very nice views. There were even better views from Charlottenberg, the next highlight on the tour.
The best highlight is of course the castle in Pfedelbach.
May 13, 2021
Last Sunday we were again in the Palatinate, with wonderful weather a round around Lemberg, a must in the Palatinate Forest.
This hike offers everything your heart desires.
Lots of beautiful views, lots of great rock formations that you can walk along or on top of as you like, a Lemberg castle ruin, actually two, Ruppertstein is also a former castle, but currently closed, a bird trail - very informative, a riding route that is cleaned by numerous dung beetles and a pond.
Paths are mostly paths with very soft ground
May 10, 2021
Today we were back in Hohenlohischem Ländle, in Bad Mergentheim and the surrounding area.
Parked at the spa gardens, the first thing to do was to go to Bad Mergentheimer Schloss and the city center, which is definitely highly recommended when you are in Bad Mergentheim.
After extensive exploration of the old town, we went up to the watch tower, the tower is not locked, from there you can enjoy a very nice view of Bad Mergentheim and the surrounding area.
From the watch tower we could also see our next destination, Neuhaus Castle. The way there runs on a high level with views of the Taubertal. At Neuhaus Castle there is a ruin that can be viewed, access is not blocked.
From the castle it went on through Igersheim to Altenberg and then on a panoramic path back to Bad Mergentheim.
Finally, we explored the spa park extensively, made it very beautiful and not overrun at the moment.
May 2, 2021
- 03:5411.7 mi3.0 mph2,450 ft2,400 ft
Although this hike sounds difficult because of the altitude, it wasn't very difficult for us to walk. After each climb, you went straight for a while so that you could relax.
Started in the Bühlertal, it went over the Gertelbachsteige to the waterfalls. Then a short detour to the Wiedenfelsen (first lookout point).
Then slowly ascending past the Kurhaus Hundseck to the Pfrimmackerkopf and Hochkopfgipfel (highest point of the hike 1039m). Once there, you can take a break, which we did. At the summit you walk a longer distance about 2 km on a flat surface. Then go very slowly down to the Omerskopf and on to the Bühl-Achern view. After that, the descent was even easier on very soft ground covered with green.
Up there was even snow in places next to the flowers.
Very nice route, with many beautiful views and highlights.
April 26, 2021