My first tour - together with several other Komoot members. It's really fun!The path leads along the Schussen from Mochenwangen via Durlesbach to Aulendorf. In this section, the stream is very attractive in hidden loops, several weirs and canals running in parallel to a power station and a paper mill.
The train station in Mochenwangen is an ideal starting point. There you can park for free and then come back with the train, the BOB. In Aulendorf you can refresh yourself and strengthen yourself at the end of the hike.A word about the "Felsbädle": You have to see what the Schussen shows there. Yes, you can also go into the water (but too cold for me). But now in late summer the path up the stream is very overgrown. We made our way back through balsam to the meadow.I find this one-way tour varied and highly recommended.
September 8, 2021
Once again in the wonderful Ried. Start and finish today was the Gasthof zum Ried. The beauties of nature (and here the lakes above all) reveal themselves in different forms in every season. When the sun was high, I chose a section above Egelreute as a part of the route. There is refreshing shade.The few parking spaces at the inn were already full. But on the side of the road I found a niche where nobody was handicapped. After a short stretch on a solid path (in the traffic with bicycles) I turn onto a path to the first lake. The subsoil is very soft and the fauna and flora are varied. I was again fascinated by the views over the water landscape.Today the pastures were without cattle (= good when crossing). All paths are easy to walk, with the exception of a short stretch above Egelreute (around 3.6 km). The path there was disfigured by heavy forest equipment. But it is not muddy, it is covered by branches.Overall, I liked it very much again. And then as a reward at the end there was a stop at the garden restaurant on the Ried.
September 5, 2021
A hike to my liking: paths, forest trails, with the stream in the valley.One way tour. We parked in a free parking lot a few meters east of the train station in Herrlingen. Every hour (Saturday / Sunday every 2 hours) there is a bus in the direction of Bermaringen from the "Post" stop. It's a few minutes north of here. We drove to the "Hohenstein" stop. There a steep path leads down to the quelltopf (directly behind the Gasthof Lamm). From here it's almost flat along the Lauter back to Herrlingen.Despite lunchtime, the path was almost entirely in the cooling shade of the trees for the first 5 km.Variations:
Those who prefer not to go steeply downhill can simply reverse the path, so start from Herrlingen and then take the bus in Hohenstein.
If you like it longer, you can go to Bermaringen, for example. The valley stretches much further to the north-east, even if there are no Lauter there yet.You can see my opinion above: just as I like it.
August 12, 2021
This time I was attracted by the striking church tower of Oberteuringen, the stretch along the Rotach and the wet meadows near Wammeratswatt (a wonderful name).
The starting point is the town hall square at the church with easy parking and from here on the shortest route to Rotach. On the "Bächlesweg" I walk past some sculptures, over the brook and then continue on a gravel path to the B33.
Unfortunately, this means that car traffic is my companion for some time. On foot I see a couple of neat little houses and gardens across the street, and I look forward to the luxurious sports car in a dealership.
The asphalt ends in the direction of the forest. An off-grid section continues easily accessible. At the other end of the forest, briefly across the meadow ... and off you go again on asphalt (unfortunately the information about asphalt in the komoot planning was far too low, in reality it was significantly more than half of the route). After Wammeratswatt, the little road runs through lush wet meadows. Originally created as a pond by monks, then silted up, today overgrown with reeds and tall grass. The water is just up to the street.
Finally, in the south of Oberteuringen, I come through a settlement area, through a green belt with a playground, down to the center of the village. There is a conclusion in the cafe at the town hall and a tour of the church.My impression ?
Without denying the charms of the sculptures and the wet meadows, the effort is not really worth it for me this time.
August 2, 2021
Circular route through the valley of the Große Lauter in the Lauterach area. It is best to visit the famous cathedral in Obermarchtal with its characteristic twin towers beforehand (after that you may be too dirty).Easy access to the parking lot at the replica of a "limestone saw". We leave the street at the Laufenmühle (catering). From here "hiking in nature", on easy roads, meadow paths, forest paths.I find the weirs interesting, through which water is diverted from the Great Lauter, and channels next to and above the Lauter then lead it to the mills (today power plants). I have never seen myself exposed to such a large number of mosquitoes.The forest paths and paths require careful orientation. I saw more paths and ways than on the map. For this, some of them may not have existed in reality. Especially on the ascent east of Reichenstein I got confused, and then it got really muddy in front of the really wonderful viewpoint at the edge of the forest after the rain.My impression: the valley of the Große Lauter is definitely a recommendation for hiking. But I wouldn't want to take a good friend with me over the heights through the forest.
July 28, 2021
Many people from Komoot love the ravine of the Salemer Aach (Maria im Stein, Hohenbodman). The ravine has been closed since spring 2021 and can no longer be hiked.
That is still the case today. The former paths are blocked by "Baum-Mikado" and as a result very overgrown: so please stay outside.There is a dam in the ravine. Above this, the retention basin and thus the valley fills up when it rains heavily. That was already the case in January. Recently, however, there was a new high of almost 13 meters. In the meantime the water has drained again. But the traces of it are unmistakable (and actually impressive).
The path around the retention basin was also not yet accessible because it was completely muddy.But I didn't want to withhold this impression from komoot friends.
July 22, 2021
Schaffhausen is always worth a visit. For me it is exciting to walk through the alleys and squares of the old town.
Today I want to go left-Rhenish to the Rhine Falls, there by boat to the other bank, then up the stairs on the fall and right-Rhenish back to town.
It is very easy to get here by train.
Overall, the path can be walked well.As a transition to the south bank, I choose the barrage. There you can feel the power of the Rhine for the first time. The path then leads over long stretches under shady trees. In any case, it is worth taking a detour to the small peninsula in the Rhine just before the path to Laufen Castle climbs. This is where the first water stages of the Rhine Falls begin. You stand right next to it and can hang your feet in it.
There is a free exit to the boats at the castle. I choose the exit from the castle courtyard for 5 SFr (can be purchased at a machine in the courtyard). Only then can I get to the grotto and the viewing platform directly on or above the fall. It's breathtaking how the spray wets your skin!
Often the boats go to the opposite bank in shuttle operation. You can buy a ticket from 3 SFr "simply" at the counter at the landing stage.
Then I walk around the large basin of the falls, up the stairs right next to the water, and the hiking trail along the Rhine.
The path leads me up a long steep staircase under the railroad. There I have a nice view back over the natural spectacle and walk through a small park back to the Obertorturm and from there to the train station.My impression ?
Overall, the trip was very worth it. I will visit the old town and the various sights such as the Munot another time. The waterfall, which only appeared in this form after the last ice age, is an experience in summer when the water level in Lake Constance is high (but also in winter when the grotto is iced over when the temperature is below zero).
July 21, 2021
A very popular path, and rightly so: right on the lake (postcard idyll), well-placed benches to rest, stately buildings, old trees provide shade.
I choose the direction out of the city (e.g. start at the Sternenplatz bus stop) and walk past the pool to the ferry terminal. There the circle can easily be closed again with a bus.
Very easy to walk, but a pleasure.
Photographed a thousand times, as I said: rightly so.
July 16, 2021
Komoot offers numerous hiking suggestions around the Lower Franconian wine village of Eußenheim (especially: the incredible view from the 'Edelweiß' over the Main Valley). This time I looked for a different way: it starts from the parking lot next to a bakery and restaurant, a little through the narrow alleys, past fish ponds, along an elongated valley behind the Ensberg (Ennertsberg, Enerzberg, whatever), above the vineyards the forest, past a farm of wind turbines, to an exhibition of historical landmarks on the 'glee Flürle' (small hallway), past a hut with a wonderful view over Eußenheim to the heights of the Spessart, down into the valley of the Wern.
After the rains of the past few days, some places were muddy, some of them were already well overgrown. All in all, for "real hikers" it is easy to do and worthwhile. However, at 2.9km, if you turn left into the forest from the valley, you should rather take the detour along the forest. Then you walk a bit longer on the uppermost of the vineyard paths, but you are rewarded with a wonderful view. Anyone who walks through the forest like me must look very carefully for footprints on the almost no longer existing path.
The two pensions pension-heuler.de and fitnessoase-eussenheim.de are worth staying overnight
The whole region is also highly recommended for bike trips.
June 29, 2021