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  1. Mike went for a hike.

    6 days ago

    4.69 mi
    3.1 mph
    600 ft
    700 ft
    Janine, LoKi 🚴 and 33 others like this.
    1. Mike

      It is better to speak of a source area of the Werra. Because minds argue about THE Werra source. There is a source near the Bleßberg. But the first recorded Werra spring from 1897 is on the southern slope of the Eselsberg near Fehrenbach at about 797 m above sea level. NHN. On August 14, 1898, the Werra spring, also known as the Schröder spring version, was inaugurated with a forest festival. It was named after the forest master Georg Schröder from Heubach. Two plaques on the frame commemorate forestry master Georg Schröder and master mason Elias Traut, who put the spring in local natural stone. Since then, the water has been flowing out of the lion's throat.
      In the further course the Werra crosses cities like Eisfeld, Hildburghausen, Meiningen, Bad Salzungen, Eschwege and Bad Sooden-Allendorf. In Hannoversch Münden Werra and Fulda unite to form the Weser. (Source:

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      • 6 days ago

  2. Mike went for a hike.

    May 17, 2020

    2.13 mi
    2.3 mph
    225 ft
    275 ft
    Jordis, Rainer und Cornelia and 31 others like this.
    1. Mike

      From the Hotel & Gasthaus "Oberland" it goes up to the "Eselsberg" at 842 m asl. But no problem, the base camp in the mountain town is already over 700 m above sea level. In general, the area around the "Eselsberg" is more for easy hikes - sometimes. also suitable for wheelchair users - or accessible to cyclists. But you can also find the small, narrow and quiet paths. They flatter your feet through sparse spruce forest with a soft needle carpet. Without having to leave the territory in the direction of the valley or the next mountain, the round tours last for 3 to 8 km.

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      • May 17, 2020

  3. Mike went for a hike.

    May 3, 2020

    2.22 mi
    2.7 mph
    400 ft
    450 ft
    LoKi 🚴, Toralf and 29 others like this.
    1. Mike

      Straufhain Castle is located on the Straufhain Mountain, which was formerly a volcano, near the village of Seidingstadt. Sounds a bit fluffy, but it actually exists. On the left on the route between Hildburghausen and Heldburg. Around 140 million years ago, a volcanic vent emptied the lava, which then became the said mountain and a little later the site of the castle mentioned. Today ruin, you climb it by walking through light broadleaf forest. Once at the top, there is also the reward: a wide panoramic view. For example to the Großer Gleichberg. And that was also a volcano. Honest!

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      • May 3, 2020

  4. Mike went for a hike.

    May 2, 2020

    3.08 mi
    2.9 mph
    250 ft
    275 ft
    Lorenz, christian and 32 others like this.
    1. Mike

      In its upper course the Saale breaks through the Thuringian Slate Mountains. Here are the two large dams Bleiloch and Hohenwarte. They are part of the hall cascade. Five barrages at five dams regulate the Saale. This primarily serves to protect against flooding and generate energy through four pumped storage plants. They were built in the 1930s and 1940s. The Bleiloch reservoir is at an altitude of 410 meters and has a total length of around 28 km. Today it is also a recreation area for water sports enthusiasts in the mountains and mountain climbers on the water. The Bleiloch reservoir is one of the most popular sailing and camping areas in Thuringia. The town of Saalburg, right on the shore of the lake, forms the tourist focus.

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      • May 2, 2020

  5. Mike went for a hike.

    May 1, 2020

    2.98 mi
    2.6 mph
    450 ft
    525 ft
    LoKi 🚴, BAMA and 38 others like this.
    1. Mike

      Treffurt is located here in the far west of Thuringia. In the wide valley of the Werra, the Hessian country within reach, the small town lies between the banks of the Werra and a steep limestone wall. And like many of its kind, it offers visitors a specialty. Normannstein Castle rises above the river and city, visible from afar. A castle, finely prepared, a viewpoint with a castle tavern for sitting inside and outside, getting married and looking into the country.Tip: Easy to access for wheelchair users thanks to the elevator!

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      • May 2, 2020

  6. Mike went for a hike.

    April 23, 2020

    3.86 mi
    3.0 mph
    700 ft
    575 ft
    Werner, Micha and 34 others like this.
    1. Mike

      Surrounded by rustic spruce forest, located in the middle of lush mountain meadows. Too bad that I can not save the smell of forest and meadow. Friedrichshöhe - nature park center, hay hotel and Blessberg view. The narrow cul-de-sac of Siegmundsburg ends here. You can only continue by hiking shoe or mountain bike, either on the Rennsteig or one of the many other forest trails. For example, on a round trip to the Three Stream Stone. The water catchment areas of the Elbe, Weser and Rhine meet up here.

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      • April 24, 2020

  7. Mike went for a hike.

    April 22, 2020

    Frank Skibbe, Mapf and 39 others like this.
    1. Mike

      After half a lap around the reservoir, you take a rustic forest path over roots and rock up to the Schwarza spring. Up here at around 700 meters, the Schwarza gurgles as a stream through the forest. Once it has run through the reservoir, it becomes a mountain river up to the mouth into the Saale, about 50 km away. It winds its way through the romantic valley that bears your name, past Schwarzburg, Bad Blankenburg, down to Rudolstadt. A paradise for hikers and bikers.

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      • April 22, 2020

  8. Mike went for a hike.

    April 19, 2020

    EmEf, LoKi 🚴 and 39 others like this.
    1. Mike

      On the route between Blankenburg (Harz) and Ballenstedt, the Devil's Wall runs through the country for around 20 km. Especially the western part from Blankenburg to Timmenrode shows itself with wild rock formations. With names like grandfather stone or Hamburg coat of arms. When the camera is held in the right angle, the images show sections that make you think of landscapes in New Mexico or Arizona with a little imagination.

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      • April 21, 2020

  9. Mike went for a hike.

    April 18, 2020

    1.96 mi
    2.5 mph
    125 ft
    200 ft
    Karin Nitzschmann, Jana and 19 others like this.
    1. Mike

      It was only recently that a member of the government announced that it could not recognize a specific German culture that went beyond everyday and family cults. And when I immerse myself in up-to-date media, German history begins there mostly with the year 1933. Today I made a detour into the roughly 1,000 years before that.I circled a relic, as we often find between the Lower Rhine, Swabia and Ottonian regions. Located on a mountain spur in the Kyffhäuser Mountains, surrounded by rich deciduous forest. Although the Kyffhäuser is one of the smallest mountains in Germany, the Reichsburg Kyffhausen is one of the largest medieval fortifications in our country. It extends around 600 meters from the lower to the upper castle. Surmounted by the Kyffhaus monument, whose statement one might argue with excellently.But isn't everything that we have made a piece of our (culture) history? As well as roulades, fish rolls and Saturday cleaning.

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      • April 21, 2020

  10. Mike went for a hike.

    April 16, 2020

    3.65 mi
    3.0 mph
    1,775 ft
    350 ft
    Werner, D.Klockhaus 🇩🇪 and 27 others like this.
    1. Mike

      Once again it goes into the Vessertal biosphere reserve. From Breitenbach northwards, up to Erdeberg. It is circled. At around 530 meters, it is one of the hills in the Thuringian Forest. When you are at the top, you only notice that everything is going downhill. All around the forest and no distant view. The charm of the Erdeberg lies in its beautiful valleys on the flanks.

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      • April 18, 2020

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Mike’s Tour Stats

Distance464 mi
Time163:54 h