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  1. Otto S. planned a bike ride.

    December 5, 2019

    30.8 mi
    8.2 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,325 ft
  2. Otto S. planned a bike ride.

    December 4, 2019

    1. Otto S.

      A real gem you can discover in the small village of Wilchenreuth. Ortisei is one of the oldest churches in the region. It is of Romanesque origin and the "careful cuboid technique of the 12th century" can be seen here particularly well, as it is called in an art history textbook.In 1903 Romanesque murals were discovered in the apse, which are really worth seeing.In the middle of Weiden's old town you will find the Michael's Church. The bright, spacious room invites you to catch your breath. The baroque high altar is framed by the apostles Peter with lantern and key and Paul as preacher. The Archangel Michael, to whom the church owes its name, can be found above the Schalldeckel St. Michael in Weiden (photo: Stefan Gruber) of the baroque pulpit. If you are traveling with a group and would like to see the city from above, then arrange to meet with the Christian Christian Stahl. Appointments can be arranged through the parish office of St. Michael.On comfortable cycle paths, it goes along the flood channel to the pretty village church in Rothenstadt. St. Dionysius in Neunkirchen was an important "ancestral parish" for the surrounding area in the first half of the 14th century, with the Romanesque stonework of the church surrounded by a wall as a fortified church, invisible to church visitors: from the cellar of the neighboring vicarage lead out two escape routes.
      Last stop of this route is finally St. Pankratius in Parkstein at the foot of the impressive basaltic cone. It is decorated with a richly decorated pulpit and baroque altars.
      Start and finish of the tour is the district town of Neustadt an der Waldnaab, which is also accessible by train.
      Querle: Förderverein Simultankirchen i.d.OPf e.V.

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      • December 4, 2019

  3. Otto S. planned a bike ride.

    December 4, 2019

    23.4 mi
    8.3 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    1. Otto S.

      At the beginning you cycle through the beautiful Haidenaabtal, which is lined with numerous fishmakers. In Kaltenbrunn you take a break in St. Martin's Church. It has been in Protestant possession since the dissolution of Simultaneum in 1932. The Catholics built their own St. Martin's Church on the 2nd market place in Kaltenbrunn. The oldest and smallest bell of the Protestant church is very old. It probably dates from 1344 and is still doing its daily service.The altar in the small church St. Katharina of Thansüß is worth seeing. It shows a landscape from the region: clearly visible are the basalt cones of the park stone and the Rauhen Kulm.After a visit to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Freihung, it's back to Mantel. The tower of the beautiful church of St. Peter and Paul has already seen a lot. Because of lack of money St. Peter and Paul in coat after a fire in 1801 could be covered only with makeshift boards. In 1854 it is reported that the emergency roof of the church tower would have collapsed long ago, if it were not held together by a stork's nest on it. After the dissolution of the simultanum, the dilapidated church remained the sole Protestant. With great commitment, the renovation and extension of the church could be completed by 1908. At the inauguration, a chronicler raved that she was "a true jewel and jewel of noble church architecture for the flat country." Incidentally, today's church tower is higher than the ailing old one!
      Source: Förderverein Simultankirchen i.d.OPf e.V.

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      • December 4, 2019

  4. Otto S. and Ini went for a hike.

    November 10, 2019

    1. Otto S.

      The Gedankental is a beautiful hiking trail, which goes through the forest and the corridor, and is well signposted.
      If you omit the round through the place, you do not need to run the short distance on the road. And at the Sibyllenbad there are plenty of free parking spaces, from where you can start many hikes. In the tourist information there are many flyers, e.g. "Hiking in Neualbenreuth"
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      • November 10, 2019

  5. Otto S. and Ini went for a bike ride.

    October 26, 2019

    1. Otto S.

      Again a tour at 2-digit temperatures, but the fog has left the sun little chance.

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      • October 26, 2019

  6. Otto S. and Ini went for a bike ride.

    October 24, 2019

    27.4 mi
    12.4 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,200 ft
  7. Otto S. went mountain biking.

    October 22, 2019

    ToSo, Robert and 12 others like this.
    1. Otto S.

      On the Nurtschweg forest chapel and through the woods to the ski hut on the Schloppacher slope. Continue to the founding of Waldsassen - Köllergrün. On the Stationsweg to Kappl and again through the forest back to the city park.

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      • October 22, 2019

  8. Otto S. and Ini went for a bike ride.

    September 22, 2019

    35.6 mi
    10.5 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,625 ft
    Ilona, Charly and 14 others like this.
    1. Charly

      Hello Otto, was definitely a super tour, I feel. Weather fit again, nice photos and area. This time I was not down so the Charly was on the spot 😉.
      Season is slowly coming to an end.

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      • September 22, 2019

  9. Otto S. and Ini went for a hike.

    September 20, 2019

    4.12 mi
    2.4 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Ilona, DieMaxi and 9 others like this.
    1. Otto S.

      On the forest adventure trail "Squirrel" shows you the right way.
      Attention: The path is only signposted from the parking lot at the ASV sports grounds in one direction.
      Although a root way, but that's just how it is in the forest.
      For stroller and wheelchair rather less suitable, but that is a matter of opinion.
      I can only recommend anyone, not just kids. Even so, there are interesting things to see and experience. In the course of the path 21 stations are created.
      When you arrive at the "Lauschecke", you have the possibility to go straight on to the Kappl, to have a snack at the Kapplwirt or to visit the beautiful Trinity Church. On the same way back to the Lauschecke, then continue right on the forest adventure trail again (about 3 km more).
      If you do not turn into the forest near the water treading basin, and follow the gravel path, you will pass a deer enclosure at the top of the forest.
      A tip at the end: who owns binoculars, should take it, then you have more of the Kappl and basilica view.

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      • September 20, 2019

  10. Otto S. and Ini went for a hike.

    September 18, 2019

    Birgit, Ilona and 11 others like this.
    1. Otto S.

      Experience in the footsteps of the great world religions
      the importance of water ...
      "Water, you have neither taste nor color nor aroma.
      You can not describe yourself. You are tasted,
      without knowing you. It's not like you're supposed to
      Life needs: you yourself are life. You are the most delicious possession of this earth. You give us an indescribable simple and great luck. "
      Antoine of Saint-Exupéry
      Christianity, Judaism and Islam emerged in one
      low-water living environment. Without adequate water
      but no life can arise. The religious interpretation
      was therefore from the beginning with the element of water
      connected. In the creation myths of many cultures
      it plays a central role.
      As a symbol of cleansing and renewal is the water
      an important part of religious ceremonies.
      In the world religions, water is the source of life
      and elixir of life.
      But water is more than the formula H2O suggests.
      Discover that the water is an amazing part
      a creation is, life in a wonderful way
      creates and preserves.
      Source: Flyer Umweltstation Waldsassen

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      • September 18, 2019

About Otto S.

Ich bin Jahrgang 54 und mit einem E-Bike unterwegs......

Otto S.’s Tour Stats

Distance1,330 mi
Time126:21 h