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.
December 4, 2019
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.
December 4, 2019
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"
OR: https: //wandern-in-neualbenreuth.de/das-wanderwege-netz/lokale-wanderwege/
November 10, 2019
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.
September 20, 2019
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
September 18, 2019
Ich bin Jahrgang 54 und mit einem E-Bike unterwegs......