Today we had perhaps the most beautiful hiking trail in northern Germany under our feet: in the Saxon forest along the Bille - from the first to almost the last meter the finest, soft, rooty forest soil. Let's go in pouring rain at scanty temperatures and arrived we are sweating in bright sunshine. Things are ... later more.
April 28, 2019
In eigener Sache:
Wir sind mal wieder nicht dazu gekommen, unsere letzten Touren zeitnah zu bearbeiten und einzustellen. Hier sind sie:
komoot.de/tour/182475839Daß Alina vieles ist, weiß ich ja bereits seit längerem. Daß sie aber auch zu den Kanada-Gänsen gezählt werden darf, wußte ich bis heute noch nicht...Wissenswertes:
So lernt man auf jedem Ausflug dazu. Heute haben wir weiters gelernt, daß das Moor vielleicht doch am schönsten ist, wenn das Wollgras seine Fruchtkapseln trägt, diese schneeflockigen Wattebäuschchen. Wir lieben ja Moore sowieso, auch im Winter, wenn vermeintlich alles kahl und tot ist. Aber dieses Wollgras macht das Moor schon ganz besonders.Das hier war eine doppelt schöne Runde. Im ersten Teil haben wir uns das Moor vorgenommen, dessen Weg aus Naturschutzgründen zwar nur aus Hin- und Rückweg bestand, den wir aber dennoch sehr genossen haben. Insgesamt ist der Weg recht kurz, vielleicht etwas über drei Kilometer, unserer Aufzeichnung fehlt ein Stück, da war kein Empfang.Danach hatten wir uns erst einmal ein ordentliches Stück Erdbeertorte verdient im sehr gepflegten und schönen Haus der Natur mit integriertem Café. Zum Draußensitzen war es leider ein paar Grad zu kühl. Bedient wurden wir sehr nett von einer arabisch verkleideten Dame im Sheherazade-Look mit Schleier vor dem Gesicht. Wir mußten Eindruck auf sie gemacht haben, denn sie wollte sogar unsere Adresse haben...Nach dem ersten gastronomischen Erlebnis nach langer Zeit hatten wir dann noch den gleich nebenan liegenden Burgsittenser Wald auf dem Programm – was für ein Glück! Das ist eines der schönsten Walderlebnisse weit und breit, das hier kann ganz locker mit der Hahnheide, dem Buchwedel wie auch mit dem Rosengarten vom letzten Mal mithalten. Fazit + Tips – lohnt es sich?
Ganz klar: Ja, für diese Doppel-Runde gibt es die volle Empfehlungspunktzahl!Navi-Adresse:
27419 Tiste, Hauptstraße 70.Empfohlene Ausrüstung:
Ein Fernglas sollte man dabei haben, denn der Blick über das Moor ist weit, insbesondere vom Aussichtsturm.Begehbarkeit:
Der Hauptweg im Moor ist mit sehr groben Holzschnitzen ausgelegt. Das macht es weich, aber auch ein bißchen komisch zu laufen. Die kleinen Nebenwege sind sehr naturnah, weich, wurzelig und uneben. Wo es weich wird, sind ganz einfach sägerauhe Planken gelegt. Außerdem muß man schon mal über die Schienen. Alles ist rustikal, man muß aber kein Facharbeiter für Equilibristik sein. Im Wald ist es dagegen entzückend. Praktisch alle Wege sind zwar in unregelmäßigen Gevierten angelegt, aber dennoch weich, waldig, moosig, pfadig. Der Wald ist phantastisch zu laufen.Einkehrmöglichkeiten:
Zu Beginn oder Ende der Runde lockt das mittlerweile wieder geöffnete Café im Haus der Natur.MTB:
Eher nicht, das Moor ist tabu und der Wald ist zu platt.Natur:
Jaa... man weiß gar nicht, was man alles erzählen soll. Das Moor ist wunderschön, gepflegt, naturnah und trotzdem begehbar. Sonnentau, Moorfrosch, Wollgras und Kranich – alles ist da, nur leider nicht zeitgleich. Im Herbst (Oktober/November, je nach Wetterlage) treffen sich hier tatsächlich über 20.000 Kraniche, bevor es nach Süden geht – leider auch annähernd ebenso viele Besucher, um ihnen dabei zuzusehen.Der Wald ist ein Traum. Er ist wie ausgestorben, scheinbar gehen alle nur ins Moor. Und auch wenn er zum großen Teil in Gevierte aufgeteilt ist, ist es hier so gänzlich anders als im Lüß, über den wir vor kurzem noch geschimpft haben. Die Wege sind schmal und viel mehr Pfade als Wege. Wir laufen am Wald und sind doch mitten drin. Jedes Geviert ist anders. Manches ist dicht wie ein Vorhang, andere sind licht und offen. Es gibt Lärchen, Buchen, Fichten, Kiefern, Eichen, mal für sich, mal alles durcheinander. Einige sehen aus, als wenn sie in früherer Zeit Allmenden oder auch Waldweiden waren, gut möglich, gibt es doch nebenan noch das Moor und nicht weit ein altes Klostergut mit eigenem Wald auf der anderen Seite des Moores. An den Rändern stehen endlose Reihen an Ginsterbüschen, Insekten summen und brummen und der Wald ist erfüllt von Vogelgesang. Es ist feucht, alle Gräben sind gut gefüllt, in der Mitte gibt es zwei Teiche. Und – nicht zu mißachten: Wir wurden erstaunlicherweise kaum angemückt, das ist immer eine lobende Erwähnung wert.Pausenplätze+Unterstellmöglichkeiten:
Im Moor gibt es nicht nur eine Menge Bänke, sondern sogar Liegestühle und Hängematte...
Im Wald gibt es eine Rasthütte, sonst nichts. Wir haben uns zum Picknick an einen Wegrand getan, allerdings nur für sehr kurz, denn es war dort recht lebendig, große schwarze Ameisen waren in ansehnlicher Zahl unterwegs und die brauchen wir nun wirklich nicht in Hose oder Schuhen...Sauberkeit:
Das Moor ist in einem exquisit gepflegten Zustand und im Wald außer einer uralten Chipstüte haben wir nichts gesammelt, es ist dort auch sehr sauber.Verkehr (Autos, Fahrräder, Mensch+Hund etc.):
Im Moor war es nicht voll, aber für einen Wochentag doch erstaunlich gut besucht. Wie uns ein Mitarbeiter erzählte, der gerade die über den Winter vergammelten Planken auf dem Heideweg erneuerte, ist eigentlich immer was los im Moor und erzählte mit einem lachenden und einem weinenden Auge von den Besuchermassen, wenn die Kranichzeit anbricht.
Im Wald ist so gar nichts los, scheinbar trifft sich alles im Moor.
May 14, 2020
Schleswig-Holstein is still closed due to wealth, so we headed south again and find out every time: It's nice here too. This time we were in the rose garden. Roses don't really grow there, but a lot of trees do. It is the southern extension of the Harburg Mountains. Just as hilly, just as wooded and with many kilometers of paths.Conclusion + tips - is it worth it?
If you like forest, this is the place for you. No road has to be crossed here, it is as quiet as it should be in the forest - fantastic! And you can even do a few vertical meters.Navi address:
21629 Neu Wulmstorf, Rosengartenstraße (without house number). The parking lot has a name (Karlstein), but unfortunately no house number. Caution: You rush past quickly, that's what happened to us, because the signage is poor.Accessibility:
There are wonderful paths here. Narrow and winding they lead through thick forest, but are never neglected, overgrown or overgrown, but always good to walk. It is often hilly and rooty, but it belongs here. However, there are other places: This year everything was dry and crispy, but still clearly visible in places are the contours of veritable mud holes that others before us have tried to make accessible with branches and trunks. With longer wet periods, it can already be demanding here.Refreshments:
No, we are here in the middle of the forest and have everything we need in our backpack.MTB:
Yes!!! Everywhere there were treacherous tire marks, kickers, drops and residents, alone - we hardly saw any bikes, which of course we as hikers did not find too negative. Tours need to be well planned because there are incredible descents here. Driving in the wrong direction will certainly not be much fun ... planning is already underway.Nature:
It is not for nothing that only a small part of this area is protected. Dense forest that you can hardly put your hand in there is - and this on very large areas. The forest thrives on twittering birds and many traces of large animals line and cross the paths. Anyone who is patient has a guarantee of sighting here.Break places + storage facilities:
The supervisors know where it is good. There are very nice seating and picnic areas at various exposed locations.Cleanliness:
It is exquisitely clean here, we could not collect more than a few spoons.Traffic (cars, bicycles, people + dogs etc.):
Yes, it was already well attended. Even on the loneliest paths, someone suddenly came towards us. But never annoyed, because this forest turns every choleric person into a Buddha.
May 14, 2020
On our last trip to the Lüneburg Heath we came through Jesteburg. In the few moments of the passage it was so lovely that we immediately decided to pay him a visit.Useful information:
In short: the core of the city that is worth seeing is small. But it is also very worth seeing, with some historical buildings that give you an idea that it must have been a pretty god-forsaken village. Meanwhile, Jesteburg has become the center of a velvet community. Even at the planning stage, it was foreseeable that Jesteburg alone would not make an entire trip. So we made a dangle through the area. The landscape is beautiful, rich in water and varied, the paths are outside, with the exception of the area around Sülsberg, but rather gravel and not so nice.Conclusion + tips - is it worth it?
You are outside in the fresh air, you move and you always get to see new things - that alone makes every trip to new areas worthwhile. If you don't need new highlights again and again, this round will also have its charm. With the old town, forest and water, there is plenty of variety here too.Navi address:
21266 Jesteburg, Lower Saxony Square. Here is the center of the place, we are right in the heart of the action. The parking lot is not large, but it is still the largest far and wide and - free of charge.Accessibility:
Everything here is civilized, there is a little bit of gravel and in the forest around Aue and Seeve it is also hilly and rooted and some of the paths were also riding trails. But you should always be on the go anyway.Refreshments:
In times of new realities you just stand in front of closed doors, even if the possibilities are theoretically there ... Now they are closed, someone would say, we all know.MTB:
The piece around Sülsberg is pretty, but small. What it looks like is beyond our knowledge. But it is only a few kilometers from here to the right heath.Nature:
Everything here is already shaped by the heath. It is sandy, pine and gorse grow here and the houses are typical of the heath. The forest is rich in birds, it just chirps. Aue and Seeve are water-bearing and clear and clean.Break places + storage facilities:
At the highest point in the forest there is a bench with a wonderful view, otherwise there is not much.Cleanliness:
It is very clean here, which is exemplary.Traffic (cars, bicycles, people + dogs etc.):
No, there is not much going on here. At the ford at the railway bridge were two girls with their horses, who splashed around extensively. Otherwise there was only a few isolated pedestrian or bicycle traffic.
May 14, 2020
After we had a flop last week with a "finished tour" in the Lüneburg Heath -> komoot.de/tour/177492842, we were smarter this time and did a finished tour in the Lüneburg Heath sought out ... 😲🙄😄
After all, we knew what we were getting into, since we were in the classic corner with heather and sand and juniper.Useful information:
Yes, what else can you write about the Lüneburg Heath that Hermann Löns would not have written? Again and again it is a landscape that you could not imagine. Tart, wild, desert, dry, barren, sandy and at first glance repellent. But once you're inside, you can't get rid of it. Magical and dream-lost, not only in winter when you are alone with yourself and the spirit of Löns´, but even on days like these when there are more than just a few characters on the move.
Conclusion + tips - is it worth it? - Go there and enjoy!Navi address:
29646 Bispingen, Niederhaverbeck (no number, between 15 and 17). Niederhaverbeck consists of a few houses - the rest are large parking lots. Yes, the Heidjers know what they owe their well paying guests. € 3, - for a day ticket under shady birch trees is more than adequate. The place is unpaved, but still very firm and also very clean.Accessibility:
The paths are sandy, so sandals are out of the question. It is often rooted and uneven, ankle-high is ideal.Refreshments:
Usually there is always something here, even on this tour you could have stopped in before or after, Niederhaverbeck actually only consists of catering and parking, but in times like these everything was strangely quiet.MTB:
There are definitely better corners in the heath than here. It is very flat and not very exciting.Nature:
It is unique here. At first glance, everything looks modest and barren, but if you take a closer look, you will find a lot of life forms that have settled here, you just have to keep an eye for the little one, because there is nothing lavish or excessive here. Incidentally, we were approached in places by a small, strange-looking insect in flight (see photo) - and not too short. But Autan helps well!Break places + storage facilities:
Feels like nowhere are there so many benches as here in the heath, sometimes every twenty meters. But all are very robust in nature, you have to see that you don't catch a splinter in your tender ass. There are also shelters, funny back-to-back huts (see photo) that we have never seen anywhere else. If there is no one nearby when the storm hits, you can of course also get to an apiary to safety ...Cleanliness:
We usually know the heath as if someone would go through with a broom in the morning. It's not quite as perfect here, but it's still well above the general average.Traffic (cars, bicycles, people + dogs etc.):
Oh well. Everyone knows it, almost everyone loves it, it is on Hamburg's doorstep and Hanover and Bremen are hardly further away. You are practically never alone here, except maybe during a snow storm. There is a state of emergency for the heather bloom here, you have to be clear about that. It was really full during our visit, but by no means annoying. Anyone who is on the move here is instantly relaxed - that alone makes the presence here.
May 9, 2020
Imagine you are sitting in a café, which was recommended to you, there should be a great coffee there. And then you sit there, but the waitress only carries this coffee past you. This is how we felt.This Lüßwald is said to be great, home to wolves, wild cats, lynxes and many deer. But - what do we get out of it if we can only walk along the edge and never get in?Yes ... so there are tours ... we already know why we mostly avoid the official hiking routes. Now we have made an exception, and - got the worst hike ever.Yes, really, this was exorbitantly bad. As you can see from the recording, it's actually just a triangle. Then we did something that I don't think we have ever done before: we stopped the round because of me. If we had finished the tour, it would have been about two squares, but we really didn't want to be able to look so far that we would know where we would be in two hours ...The paths were 100 percent dusty gravel, pulled like a laser, thanks. In addition, there is a power highway next door and a maximum frequented ICE route in the ear ...Who thinks of something like a hiking tour, please. That can only come from an advertising agency, but probably never from practice.In the meantime, the indignation has subsided a bit, but the judgment does not change that. We will see if we at OSM can perhaps plan our own tour again, which also leads into the forest.Until then - feet away from this tour!
April 29, 2020
In own case:
I saw some comments in different tours. There have been no notifications about this. I take care of it and go through the tours.Useful information:Conclusion + tips - is it worth it?
The old country at its best. We hike high on the dike through Finkenwerder, Francop and Neuenfelde from Dradenauhafen to Mühlenberger Loch - almost. Old country farmhouses are lined up here like a string of pearls and flaunt their jewelry and decorations, in the middle of it the former courtyard of Arp Schnitger, the famous organ builder.
The round is a real tip and absolutely worthwhile, especially now in the spring with apple blossom the landscape is a single sea of flowers.
The small Süderelbpark at the northwestern end of the Alte Süderelbe is very beautiful. There is fishing, grilling and just lying around lazily. And - there are as many garbage boxes as we have never seen before.
Tip: Under no circumstances should you walk on the street "An der alten Süderelbe". It is very busy and you walk right next to the cars.Navi address:
21129 Hamburg, Finkenwerder Westerdeich 11. The parking lot is nice, but small and if the weather is good it will be a bit tight. However, you can probably stand on the side of the road. There are alternatives at the Süderelbpark and the Airbus visitor platform.Accessibility:
Sturdy shoes are a good idea, because the dike crown is lined with slabs, but it is quite uneven and the path through the NSG Westerweiden is rough. Otherwise everything is fixed.Refreshments:
The Storchennest restaurant and the Hotel-Restaurant Deutsches Haus are right here on the way.MTB:
The Old Country isn't really famous for its trails ...Nature:
The area is a bird life dream. Large areas, lots of water, lush pastures - all good prerequisites for the success of the brood. There are perches for grabs everywhere, swallows are welcome guests and there are many prepared clumps for storks - you live here in symbiosis.Break places + storage facilities:
There are no shelters, but if necessary, there is also a bus stop. Benches abound.Cleanliness:
This may be the cleanest corner of town, but it's still pretty "crumbly" ...Traffic (cars, bicycles, people + dogs etc.):
The time of the apple blossom here is comparable to the heather blossom there: it will be full. You have to put up with that. Also takes some getting used to: bikes are riding on the dike crown! That is perfectly allowed, so you have to come to terms with each other. With us it worked well and without bitch.
April 29, 2020
Unfortunately, the NSG was completely closed. Therefore, viable routes in OSM or possibly elsewhere are no longer open! So you can only run on the sidelines. In principle, that's okay, especially during the breeding season of the birds. However, running is then limited to very firm paths, mostly sand, and is more of an extended walk than a hike. The area is very varied with Dove-Elbe and Eichbaumsee.
April 26, 2020
Fortunately, being locked up is slowly coming to an end, but yesterday we were once again in our homeland: it was jam-packed! We haven't met so many people in a long time.(Word seems to have got around that the virus is just a multimedia mass mess, including a large-scale psychological experiment.) In brackets for anyone who thinks it's "real" - they can read about it. 😉I haven't been here for a long time, it seems. I recognized a lot of things, but some of them were new to me. And there are construction sites on every corner. The harbor was almost completely extinct - this is a picture never seen before.
I was surprised at how hilly it really is. As a child I walked the routes at the harbor and in Altona with my grandmother hundreds of times, but I don't remember that I would have found it as exhausting as this year ... 🙄Yes, it was nice - but whether it will still be, when the system with all its noise will be up again, is in question. We will see.PS: It is absurd that on a round like this you get a hundred highlights, some five times or even more often ... Komoot would have to do a spring cleaning.
April 20, 2020
Where can you reach four nature reserves on a ten kilometer lap? We can't think of much, but here we go. Admittedly - we only touched the Hansdorfer Brook at one point, but we could have installed a dangling, but then we would have got deep into "enemy territory" and we wanted to avoid that.Yes, it is spring. The delicate green, which has been hinting at more and more for two weeks, is already showing itself clearly. Everything is still light and translucent, but in a few days the forest will probably become denser. It just has to rain again, because the bogs that have filled well are already losing their level.The cranes are already breeding and various lizards hatched around us, but did not feel photogenic enough so that they quickly disappeared into the next green.The way behind the Moordamm settlement through the Ammersbek lowlands is only suitable in longer dry periods like now - when it is wet it is really nasty and muddy because of the high volume of tractors.No, you don't always have to drive far.
April 16, 2020
Halt´ offen Deine Augen,
geschlossen Deinen Mund
und wandre still, so werden Dir
geheime Dinge kund.
Hermann LönsWer reisen will,
der schweig fein still,
geh´ steten Schritt,
nehm´ nicht viel mit,
tret an am frühen Morgen
und lasse heim die Sorgen.
Johann Michael MoscheroschWenn man so ganz allein im Walde steht, begreift man nur sehr schwer, wozu man in Büros und Kinos geht. Und plötzlich will man alles das nicht mehr.
Erich KästnerAktivitäten: E-MTB, Kajak, Katze, Motorboot, Wandern.
Gebiete: Deutschland im Allgemeinen, Norddeutschland im Besonderen und Hamburgs Nordosten und Umgebung im Speziellen.