Today we were looking for the bal or staircase in the Bischwinder forest. Looking for it, because the stone is not signposted and from the point where you go straight into the forest from the main path, it is not even a footpath. Coming from Bischwind, white hearts are sprayed on trees. At some point a heart comes with an arrow, from there you have to punch through the undergrowth. The Balstein can only be seen when you are standing in front of it. And it's worth it. I think it's a special and mystical place. I always get goose bumps there. There is a very special aura on the stone. The stone bench is said to have healing powers.Today it was still a somewhat chaotic tour. Now that we know how to get there, we will definitely do this tour again.The name "Balstein" comes from pre-Christian times and probably has its roots in the Celtic spring god Belenos. The festival, which was celebrated there for a long time, allows this assumption. Quote from Werner Pfeil
2 days ago
We were in Weißenbrunn in front of the forest today to take a look at the sinter terraces that I read about recently. We started directly in the village, which was not so advantageous, because we had already reached the actual highlight after 5 minutes and you don't need to look around at the terraces.I would have found it nicer if we had only taken a tour and the terraces were the end, because there you can listen to the water rippling on a bench and enjoy nature.We then circled the Froschgrundsee from there and so it was a nice round of Sundays. Certainly you can also make beautiful hikes from Weißenbrunn, but there was no time for exploring today, but we will definitely make up for it.A nice gentleman who lives directly in Weißenbrunn told us that the terraces will soon be made even more beautiful.
He gave us the tip that we should come again in about 2 weeks, because then the roses will bloom on his beautiful old half-timbered house and people will probably go there to photograph the flowers. And you could smell the rose scent up to the street.
Maybe we'll do that too ...I wish you all a nice Sunday
May 17, 2020
The Querkelsteinweg itself begins at the "Alte Henne" in Hohenstein and is 3 km long. Since we wanted to walk a little more, we started from the hiking car park on the B303 above v Schafhof. We could not go through the circular route today, because a part of it was closed due to logging work.
May 15, 2020