- 04:5114.8 mi3.0 mph2,600 ft2,650 ft
Today we went - equipped with an umbrella and jacket - on the second stage of the Zähringer hiking trail. The starting point was the Staufen Süd train station, where I had finished the first stage. The tour first took me along the banks of the Neumagen, then through the lovely city center of Staufen and uphill through a residential area, from where you had a beautiful view of the Burgberg and the Kaiserstuhl. Then I followed the beggar's path on beautiful, narrow, but often muddy paths through the gray-brown forest and through meadows to Bollschweil. From there it went a bit into the Möhlintal and in the increasing sleet further uphill to the Salenberg chapel, from where the landmarks drawn in the panorama board could only be guessed with a lot of imagination. After Sölden, I followed a beautiful and panoramic path under overhanging trees, from where you could even today look to the Vosges and as far as Freiburg. Finally I reached an urban area, crossed Au and a residential area on Lorettoberg and enjoyed the view over Freiburg city center on the way down. From the foot of the Lorettoberg I couldn't find any more signposts and ran, with luck, through a residential area in the direction of Dreisam. I followed the riverside path for a while (please do not imitate it, there is too much going on on the FR1 rapid cycle path) and walked into town to the Schwabentor, where the third and last stage of the Zähringer hiking path would start. We went through the Christmas decorated and illuminated city center, with a detour to the Müster and the Colombischlösschen to the train station.
Conclusion: The beggar path and the route on the edge of the Hexental were beautiful, even in rainy weather. The Hexental adventure trail with its countless, really well-made information boards on flora and fauna is also worth recommending. Overall, the tour was a bit asphalt-heavy, but that can hardly be avoided with this route.
a day ago
Today's tour took us from Titisee to the Hochfirst. The starting point was the parking lot at the train station. From there it went through the tourist bustle towards the lake and then also wide paths (Black Forest cross way Freiburg - Lake Constance) through the snowy forest uphill towards Saig. We made our way to the summit on somewhat narrower paths, where we took a short rest in a spacious hut. The mountain inn had company holidays and, according to the notice, the Hochfirst tower could not have been climbed at below 5 ° C, wind and snow anyway. So we walked downhill again on narrow paths through the snow-covered coniferous forest and crossed the village of Saiger Höhe. We followed the path at a constant height before we returned to the lake and then back to the starting point on forest trails.
Conclusion: With today's snow depth, the tour was exactly the right thing - for lovers of narrow paths, the tour would probably be nothing at other times of the year.
6 days ago
Today we were on the winter hiking trail no.4 near Hinterzarten. From the train station we walked a little through the town and then on frosty roads in the direction of Feldberg. Through the beautiful forest with mossy rocks along the wide paths we reached the Mathisleweiher. From the sunny bank we looked at the fog that hung over the partly frozen water today. Back to Hinterzarten it went again through the forest and along pastures.
Conclusion: Cozy round on easy paths.
November 20, 2021
Today we went spontaneously to the Hochblauen. From a parking bay above Badenweiler I walked on beautiful, narrow paths steeply uphill through the autumn forest. When I arrived at the summit, I enjoyed the view from the Blue Tower of the Black Forest Association over the sea of fog, the Black Forest and as far as the Alps. While those who had come by car were making themselves comfortable for the sunset, I quickly went downhill again. First on narrow, then wider paths, I had a nice view of the sunset through the trees. Shortly before nightfall, I returned to the starting point.
Conclusion: what a great start to the weekend! If you have a little more time, you could make a detour to the Alten-Mann-Felsen on the descent.
November 19, 2021
Today we were on the Hohen Möhr, the starting point of the hike was the small parking lot at the Kreuzbühl hut. On natural forest roads and narrow, but not too steep paths, we followed the Westweg to the observation tower on the Hohen Möhr. At the beginning of the tour the view to the south was still quite acceptable; unfortunately the sky closed shortly before the summit, so that the view from the tower only extended to the next treetops. In an arc we went back to the starting point.
Conclusion: We will run this or a similar tour again if visibility is good.
November 13, 2021
- 05:4418.2 mi3.2 mph2,200 ft2,000 ft
Today I was on the Zähringer hiking trail. This 75-kilometer long-distance hiking trail connects the three Zähringer towns of Neuenburg am Rhein, Freiburg im Breisgau and St. Peter with one another (neuenburg.de/Startseite/Tourismus/zaehringer+wanderweg.html#id582838).
From the train station in Neuenburg am Rhein I walked to the official starting point of the first stage at the town hall. There I followed the well-marked path through the city and then along the Klemmbach to Müllheim. Instead of through the city center, the tour ran over the vineyards on the Luginsland, from where you had a great view of the Rhine Valley to the Vosges and the Hochblauen. We continued through Niederweiler to Badenweiler, where the path leads below the castle ruins and then through the spa park and the park of the senses, which is well worth seeing. I ran through brightly colored vineyards and in sections through at least as brightly colored deciduous forests, past Britzingen and through Muggardt to Sulzburg. The last section led through the sunny slope of the Kastellberg past dry stone walls with great views. After a look at the Staufen castle ruins and into the Müstertal to Belchen, I reached today's destination, the Staufen Süd train station.
Conclusion: The conception of the Zähringer hiking trail seems to me to be quite ambitious, the first stage is a challenge with almost 30 km. The first section of the trail is mainly on sidewalks and tarred roads; Behind Badenweiler, the tour then leads on easy-to-walk, natural paths through the slopes of the Black Forest foothills. If it is not necessarily a long-distance hiking trail, circular tours through the vineyards near Britzingen or on the Kastellberg are perhaps more recommendable.
October 31, 2021
In the area between Elztal and Simonswäldertal I wanted to hike again for a while and today it worked in the most beautiful autumn weather. The starting point of the signposted summit tour is the car park in Simonswald at Sägplatz. From there he walked a little through inhabited area and then gently uphill on narrow paths. Then the actual ascent began on very steep forest paths, later on also very steep, rooty paths. From the Höllkopffelsen the path followed the ridge over the Höllkopf and the Schultiskopf uphill and downhill through partly rocky terrain; From my point of view, this was the most beautiful section today. Shortly before the Ibichkopf (whose summit is not part of the tour, but which seems to be accessible on paths) I followed forest paths to the wooded summit of the Obereck. From there the route runs gently downhill through sun-drenched slopes and finally uphill again to Tafelbühl. From the two paragliding launch sites I enjoyed the view over the southern Black Forest to the Alps. Following the ridge I reached the Hörnleberg with the pilgrimage church and today's kiosk. With coffee and cake I enjoyed the view over the Rhine plain with Kaiserstuhl and over the northern Black Forest to the Hornisgrinde. Back into the valley it went along the way of the cross to Haslachsimonswald and from there back to the parking lot.
Conclusion: I can only recommend this wonderful and exhausting tour. (Thanks, WanderMicha, for the tip!) The mixture of narrow paths and wider forest paths, on which you can go pace, is really successful. Unfortunately, you cannot rely solely on the signs.
October 24, 2021
In 2020 the Förderverein Dorfgemeinschaft signed a 17.4 km long hiking trail around Wollbach, which I have wanted to see for a while. From the center of the village I ran uphill to the edge of the forest and followed it to Nebenau and Egerten. Passing the Kreiterhof and the Max Böhlen Museum, I reached the Planet Trail, which we already walked at the beginning of the year. After a detour to the quarry, I went up the valley, which I finally left via an old ravine and beautiful forest paths. Through the green beech forest and the vineyards we went to Egisholz and Hammerstein. Past fields and fruit trees I got back to Wollbach.
Conclusion: beautiful and varied circular hike through the autumnal landscape, with a view of the Hochblauen and the Vosges. Two abbreviations are signposted and countless other hiking trails run through the area, such as the Kalkofen-Erlebnisweg, the Kreiterhof-Kulturland-Weg, the Westweg, the Interregio hiking trail and various bike paths.
October 21, 2021
The Rundumwegli Müllheim with a total of 36.5 km can be walked in four stages, each of which is designed as a small circular route. Today we were on the wine landscape stage, the starting point of the tour was Britzingen. From there, the well-signposted path runs - largely on tarred paths - around the village through the extensive vineyards.
Conclusion: A cozy round for cloudy autumn days.
October 17, 2021
Today we were on the way around the Vigiljoch. The starting point of the round tour was the mountain station of the Algund - Aschbach cable car. Past the small, neat church, it went through the village and then uphill on narrow paths through the forest (path no. 27/28, then 28). At the Naturnser Alm we enjoyed the view of the Texel group opposite and into the Schnalstal valley and followed a wider path that first climbs up, then descends through the light forest towards Vigiljoch (path no. 9A, then 9, then 9/30). In several places you have a great view of the surrounding mountain groups through the trees or over the tree tops. After a detour to the little church of St. Vigil, we followed the path to the Schwarzen Lacke, a moor lake (path no. 9). From there we walked back on narrow paths through the forest to Aschbach and to the cable car (path no. 28A, then 28).
Conclusion: Cozy round through a wooded area, in many places with a wonderful mountain panorama.
September 23, 2021