Mich zieht es fast täglich hinaus, seit ich im Ruhestand bin. Fahrradfahren ist eine meiner Leidenschaften, gern in der Gruppe; allein ist es für mich weniger schön.
Zum Wandern habe ich eine ständige "Partnerin": Mein Hündchen, eine Hundedame, Border-Collie-Schnauzer-Mischling. Sie ist sehr lebendig und -genau wie ich- gern in der Natur unterwegs.
Today we wanted to test this part of the Saale-Harz-Weg. Lots of nature, beautiful little villages with their old churches, the sweet lake and the vineyards were impressive. Unfortunately, the signs on the bike path around Eisleben were smeared and illegible. The city has an interesting history that is reflected in the historic buildings - so it's well worth a visit. This does not only apply to Luther. The second minus point was the condition of the bike path below the vineyards: gravel, sand, partly mud. Not that cheap for cyclists. In front of Halle we drove on a beautiful forest path. That's where we came to Handel!
June 9, 2021
- 04:4739.4 mi8.3 mph1,700 ft1,700 ft
On our slimmed down castles tour today, I had memories of the Loire castles tour that we drove a few years ago. So spontaneously I thought of Uzés with its many towers, Chambord in all its "bulk" and Chenonceau as a moated castle. The castles in Thuringia are a bit smaller, but each one has its own charm. We also drove mostly through our beautiful Thuringian nature on the Saale and Orla.
June 2, 2021
I've always had this path in mind, but there were often obstacles of some kind and it just didn't work out. In May she was super understandable on Komoot and today there were finally no more "excuses". We ran it the other way around. At the beginning our bitch had a little trouble because of the smells from the cat village, which we preferred not to visit.
The sculptures in front of the beautiful summer sky were very impressive. But with some of them I also remembered the saying: "Is this art or can it go away?" But there is no one here to clean or tidy up - so it will probably stop. Perhaps the meaning will still open up to me. :)
May 30, 2021
I have walked this path, part of the hiking trail from Eisenach to Jena, several times this year and have often asked myself at the Kaiserwiese why it is listed as a monument worthy of protection. I haven't discovered anything worth protecting. But now I know: The European globe flower grows here and it is worth protecting! In addition, it glows in a beautiful yellow tone. That was the 1st surprise for me.
Then there were yellow Adonis roses and the Teufelskanzel at the Riechheimer. From here we had a wonderful view of Hohenfelden and the lake, because the sun was shining. We weren't alone on the Riechheimer Berg - small groups camped around and picnicked. Full of life!
The puppy was also happy about the many dog bathing areas and the branches that had fallen from the storm of the past few days.
May 24, 2021
I have only known since last year that there was once a ski jump in Erfurt. Not much of the hill has survived and you need a bit of imagination, but it's exciting. It was built in 1936 - by an Erfurt engineer - but only inaugurated in 1940. The first jumper back then, Hans Marr, was German champion and reached 39m in his opening jump. Unfortunately he died in Russia in WWII. The hill was not in operation for a long time. During the war there were no competitions and after that all sport was banned by the Russian administration. So the hill fell into disrepair and no longer played a role in the life of the people of Erfurt.
By the way, the tour has a gap because the recording between Nonnenholz and Hubertus has failed.
May 23, 2021
The tour has a good height profile, which I notice in my thigh muscles. In the Leutratal there were not only beautiful orchids again, but also a well-preserved fortified church from 1250. It's a shame that it was closed. The weather held out well. This makes cycling a little more fun.
May 19, 2021
There is a lot of life in the "Dead Valleys" - as we saw today. The puppy had to stay on a leash, but accepted that well. She also accepted the horses and enjoyed the beautiful, large pasture.
She didn't care about the orchids, but I was happy about various orchids and ragwurze.
The area is called Dead Valleys because of armed conflicts between Hungary and Henry I and a flash flood - both coinciding and with many deaths - in the year 933!
May 16, 2021