About Peter W. Janakiew
Zertifizierter Natur- und Landschaftsführer für die Region Bayerischer WaldDraußen in der Natur bin ich glücklich. Leider habe ich erst 2018 Komoot für mich entdeckt und nutze die App erst seit 2020 konsequent bei meinen Abenteuern. So sind viele spannende Touren, unter anderem in Georgien, in den Vogesen, in den Alpen, im Pfälzerwald, im Hunsrück, im Rheingau, nur in meinen Erinnerungen dokumentiert.Mit Vorliebe wandere ich in Gegenden, die eine abwechlungsreiche Landschaft bieten, wo alte Gemäuer spannende Geschichten erzählen, wo man von oben in die Ferne blicken kann und wo es leckeren Kuchen gibt. Die Länge der Touren ist dabei sehr unterschiedlich, auch vor Langdistanzmärschen habe ich keine Scheu.Ich freue mich, wenn meine Spuren und Empfehlungen euch inspirieren.Beste Wandergrüße :-)
- 00:554.49 mi4.9 mph625 ft650 ft
- Peter W. Janakiew
The Soviet army once brought 24 rockets and the associated nuclear warheads to the Königsbrücker Heide. A single fired rocket would have had a destructive power of 500 kilotons. And otherwise the Königsbrücker Heide had already been laid out since 1906 as the largest military training area in Saxony. Hard to imagine this past when you hike here today - the importance of the local area has long since changed fundamentally.The Königsbrücker Heide is now Saxony's largest contiguous nature reserve, covering an area of almost 70 km². Only a tiny part is open to hikers, may only be entered on designated paths and is evidence of the rich biodiversity. Like the beaver trail that runs through the homes of some beaver families. A total of about 45 families are said to live in the Königsbrücker Heide.The beaver trail itself is quite short, leads once around the Lake of Friendship, but is also very informative. There are numerous information boards along the way. If you want to hike a little longer, you can add the tower path to the beaver path. This leads to the Haselbergturm, a 34 meter high observation tower.
3 days ago
- Peter W. Janakiew
This tour starts at the terminus of tram line 11. Hard to imagine, here in the middle of the residential area, that a very natural and varied hike is imminent. From here the hike leads down to Altmockritz, a tranquil, beautiful old village centre. Mockritz was first mentioned in 1350 as Mokerus. A boulder with a commemorative plaque commemorates the Battle of Dresden in 1813, from which Mockritz was not spared either.Along the Kaitzbach, with grotesquely grown willows, it goes past the natural pool. This was originally designed as a pond to regulate the water requirement for a mint in Dresden, where the embossing hammers were powered by the Kaitzbach. After crossing the residential area, the path leads to the Nöthnitzbach.Through the reason it goes along the stream to Nöthnitz Castle. This was built around 1630 as a Renaissance building by a master builder who is unknown today and has had an eventful history ever since. Among other things, the Bünau Library was housed here, one of the most extensive book collections in Saxony at the time. During the wars of liberation in 1813, the castle was the headquarters of the Russian Tsar Alexander I.Further through the deeply incised bottom of the Nötnitzbach, we went past the Eutschützer Mühle, a home-style restaurant, further up. Shortly before the headwaters of the stream, however, the tour leads to the other side of the S191. The next destination is the highest point of the tour, the "summit" of the Gohlig. Better known to many under the term "Golden Heights". From up here (346 m above sea level) there is a panoramic view of the Elbe valley, over Dresden, to the table mountains of Saxon Switzerland. Due to the good line of sight, the hill was also included in the network of the Royal Saxon triangulation of the time, a reconstruction of the former sandstone column bears witness to this.From the proverbial highlight of the tour, you descend onto the former route of the Windbergbahn. Today only the railway embankment and isolated indications along the route bear witness to this. Another testimony along the way is the winding tower of the Marienschacht, where coal was mined in 1886. In 1993, the entire shaft was completely backfilled and the area finally rehabilitated, so that little remains of the former mining.The tour continues along the route of the Windbergbahn, which offers further views of the Elbe valley. At some point, a small path leads down to the bottom of the Kaitzbach. Along the way there are isolated well houses, which once supplied the Felsenkeller brewery with water.At the end of the bottom, the Kaitzbach fills a small pond, behind which a large heap rises. Today this heap is a small local recreation area, before reunification it was the overburden heap of low-level radioactive waste from uranium ore mining in this area. We pass the edge of the heap, on the other side the Kaitzbach greets us again.Actually, the further path through the old town center of Kaitz and along the stream was planned, I have already walked it and can highly recommend it. But due to the onset of darkness, we went along the prefabricated buildings and through the housing estate back to the starting point of the tour.
3 days ago
- 01:093.76 mi3.2 mph225 ft200 ft
- Peter W. Janakiew
The tranquil Königsbrück is always on my list of places to visit, because the city is a very good starting point, especially for shorter laps.Today on New Year's Eve it should be time again, before the year comes to an end and the smoke, glitter and noise of the (forbidden) fireworks set in, a little walk was on the agenda.So we left the city in the direction of Gräfenhain, where granite was once mined in numerous stone bridges. The town center was only touched on, because over the fields and through the forest it was already back to the starting point.The round can be extended in various ways, for example by hiking along the Pulsnitz (Tiefental).
3 days ago
- Peter W. Janakiew
At the invitation of Frank Meyer komoot.de/user/42689717614, the three of them went to Lübbenau today. The invitation was followed by other participants from Berlin and Brandenburg, so that a very pleasant group of people came together in the early morning.From the train station we first went through the beautiful old town and past the castle. Thanks to the time of year, nothing of the hustle and bustle of other tourism could be felt, there was an inviting silence in the streets. So the many sights could have a relaxed effect on you. Like, among other things, the large castle complex in Lübbenau.There is a lot to report about the castle, including Wilhelm Graf zu Lynar, Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and other high-ranking military officials to prepare for the failed attack on Adolf Hitler in Wolfsschanze.After the many impressions of a cultural landscape, a short time later we plunged into the nature of the Spreewald. Frank had chosen a very beautiful, varied route that showed us the beauty of the Spreewald.After many kilometers, along streams, over countless bridges, through small settlements, past meadows, we came back to Lübbenau.The bottom line is a perfect day of hiking in the Spreewald, with friendly people throughout. Which is why I am looking forward to repeating it in the near future.
November 15, 2021
- 08:5331.9 mi3.6 mph1,000 ft1,000 ft
- Peter W. Janakiew
Spreewald - seemingly endless expanse, traversed by many branches of the Spree; so the idea of many. Today we were able to experience for ourselves whether this will also come true in the long term. The first Spreewald crossing was offered this year as part of a traditional running and cycling event (spreewaldmarathon.de/wpswm). There were different routes for hikers between 5 and 50 kilometers to choose from. It goes without saying that it should be the 50 route today. As with another 66 participants.The evening before we happened to meet Andreas (komoot.de/user/133735014332) and hiked the first few kilometers together. Respect again, for your speed, your condition and thanks for the entertaining discussions. And thanks a thousand times for the warm welcome at the finish.From Burg at 5:45 a shuttle bus (must be booked and paid for separately) drove the first athletes to Groß Wasserburg. Here there was breakfast, snacks, tea, etc. to create a basis for the day. But also, at temperatures around 2 degrees Celsius, to warm up the body. Shortly before 7 o'clock we went to the dark Unterspreewald, an impressive natural spectacle when the sun gradually begins to warm the damp, cold air. With the sun the day became more and more pleasant.As you can see in the course of the route, it went on and on through the Spreewald. Personally, the many monotonous paths along the various dykes did not elicit a yowoo cry, even if the landscape was very attractive. In addition, the subsurface was almost consistently very hard, often asphalt, stone slabs, gravel or the like. Only about 6 kilometers were left in their natural state and these were mostly turf roads. With shoes that have good cushioning, you are very well served.The organizer has signposted the route very well throughout. However, every kilometer of the route was also marked, which occasionally dampened the motivation. There were a total of 10 refreshment stations, at shorter and shorter intervals towards the end. So nobody had to starve unless you are not a candy junkie, vegetarian or vegan. Towards the end they didn't have a huge selection. At the refreshment stations, rest was not an option, even in the absence of seating. Here you can see very clearly that the event is designed for runners who only recharge their batteries for a short time.Oh yes, speaking of resting. The organizer has set a time limit for the 50km hike of 10 (TEN) hours. Which is very sporty, ambitious for hikers and reduces breaks to an extreme minimum.Shortly before Burg there was a demotivating faux pas on the part of the organizer for some who had already reached their personal limits. It was announced that the destination would be reached in one kilometer. However, it was actually 2 kilometers. The goal was ultimately at the Bismarck Tower, where the longed-for medal and certificate were given. However, from my perception, the focus here was also on the different running distances.In conclusion, I am very happy to have successfully crossed the Spreewald and so far satisfied with the organizer, but it was a running and cycling event that hikers were allowed to take part in for the first time. For this reason, the choice of route and the time limit are certainly not based on the primary needs of hikers, but on those of other participating sports.
October 30, 2021
- 02:035.75 mi2.8 mph700 ft700 ft
- Peter W. Janakiew
Part of komoot.de/collection/1356628/-auf-den-spuren-des-saechsischen-bergbausThe tour starts on the market square of Nossen and delves into the regional mining history. Since mining was stopped as early as 1899, only a few historical documents have survived and many are a bit off the beaten track. Fortunately, the local mining association “Grube Vereinigt Feld” took the trouble to create a circular hiking trail. More on that later.First it went to the castle, which is enthroned on a rock above the hollow. In this regard, it bears a little bit of a resemblance to Albrechtsburg Castle in Meißen. However, Nossen can prove a very famous guest at the castle, because Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, stayed here for a few hours during the Wars of Liberation. More at schloss-nossen.de/de/startseite The path continued through the lower town, along the Freiberger Mulde, to the free hiking car park.The mining trail begins at the parking lot, but it cannot be recognized as such here. Now that you have crossed the Freiberg Mulde, you go behind the sports field into the forest, on a wide, easy-to-walk path between the river and steep slopes. Time and again, little signs point out the mining features, sometimes inconspicuous, sometimes visibly impressive. Behind the remains of the powder house and a tunnel entrance, a small path branches off, which leads up the slope.This is where the little adventure trail begins as part of the mining trail, even if it has small steps, it is not immediately recognizable under the many leaves. At the top there is another gallery to marvel at. If you have difficulty finding your way around, you should now return to the main path on the Freiberger Mulde. Everyone else is advised to continue walking up the path. In the further course the path turns sharply to the left and leads to the highest point of the slope, past an old survey point. The path goes through a sparse forest and is not easy to see, but the edge of the forest provides orientation. Here the path meets a narrow path that now leads down to the right through a small valley back to the main path. Along this path there is another reference to the former mining industry.Back on the main path, when you arrive at the old hut, you go under the motorway bridge and then switch to the other side of the river. Following the mining trail, there are also numerous references to the mining past. At the “Barbara Gesellschaft Stolln” it is essential to follow the small path up to the entrance, because you are allowed to walk a little bit into the tunnel. After registration, a guided tour is even possible. The mining trail led from here back to the hiking car park.But my tour turns left to get up to Rodigt with its new lookout tower. The tower offers a view of the vastness of the landscape and the hiked area of this tour, a perfect end. From here it goes down into the city, past the Jahn monument, back to the starting point.Information on the mining association at nossen-bergbau.de/index.html
October 25, 2021
- 02:188.13 mi3.5 mph375 ft425 ft
- Peter W. Janakiew
The tour takes you into the history of Saxon mining in the Brander Revier. The starting point is Brand-Erbisdorf, a - today - very sleepy town. Until the end of the 19th century, silver mining was predominant in this region, as elsewhere. It brought great wealth to the two once separate “communities” of Erbisdorf and Brand, because 1,500 tons of silver were unearthed in the abundant deposits over the entire mining period, which corresponds to a quarter of the Saxon yield. At that time, mining not only shaped the region underground, but also above it was once evidence of mining heaps, hut houses, ponds and other technical facilities. Today, many of these visible evidence have disappeared or have long been recovered from nature, but some of the traces can still be seen.From the city center, the hike first led to the highest point in the city, where not only is there a wonderful view of the surrounding landscape, but much of the former mining has been preserved at the same time. The "Old Murder Pit", one of the most important pits in the Freiberg mining area, was once located on the site. In the 18th century a new main shaft was christened, which was named "Mendenschacht" in honor of the master craftsman Johann Friedrich Mende. Even today, some buildings, such as the Huthaus, have been preserved and have been recently refurbished.After the many impressions on the Zugspitze, we went across the field to the Erzengler pond. The pond was created as early as the 16th century by the city of Freiberg as a reservoir for the water supply for the mills on the Münzbach and later also used for mining purposes. The pond is fed from the south by the Münzbach, which rises from several sources in the surrounding nature reserve and also drains water from the mine tunnels. Today the pond is not only a recreational area, but also a popular forest pool.Through the forest it went to a source of the Münzbach. The Müdisdorfer Rösche (komoot.de/highlight/3010241) should be on the way, but despite careful eyes and a few meters in the vicinity, it was not to be discovered. Sven (komoot.de/user/963307531622), maybe you can give me a tip where I turned wrong.At the source of the Münzbach, not only does the spring water invite you to rest, but also the cozy shelter. Opposite is another covered resting place on an old dump. Fortunately, the storm knocked over the trees at this point so that the huts remained intact. From here we continued on the root path through the forest to the next shaft. An information board provides interesting information to take even laypeople into the history of the place. Today the site is privately owned, but it also shines in a well-groomed shine. Some testimonies can be seen from the garden fence on the property.With the change to the other side of the federal road, the forest was abandoned. But evidence of the former mining industry can also be found here. Unfortunately, there is no information board at this point. At the large fallow deer enclosure, the path led towards Himmelsfürst. Unfortunately, the rain gradually set in, so that the detour there was postponed to another time.We went back to Brand-Erbisdorf via a narrow meadow path. There are also evidence of mining in many places in the village. In particular, the hat house of the "Einigkeit Fundgrube" invites you as a museum (brand-erbisdorf.de/inhalte/brand-erbisdorf/_inhalt/kultur/museum/museum) to learn more about the time. Unfortunately, it closed today for organizational reasons. According to the website, minerals, rocks and tools, traditional costumes, uniforms, but also beautiful testimonies to the artistic work of the miners can be admired in the exhibition.It was only a short distance from the museum to the starting point of the interesting hike.
October 24, 2021
- 03:3412.6 mi3.5 mph1,125 ft1,125 ft
- Peter W. Janakiew
The Saxon Elbland has all kinds of castles to offer, some are very well known, others hardly. This tour connects three castles and starts on the market square in Dohna, the second oldest city in the Free State of Saxony. Here, too, once stood a stately castle, which not only secured the entrance to the Müglitz Valley, but also offered protection to important trading routes in the region. Unfortunately, only a few remains of the castle have survived today.From the quiet but inviting center of Dohna we went out of the city, over a dirt road to Großsedlitz. Many people are familiar with the local baroque garden, as it has long since regained its baroque splendor and is a masterpiece in many ways. The complex goes back to August Christoph Graf von Wackerbarth, who had a castle built here as a retirement home from 1719 to 1721. As early as 1723, August the Strong bought the complex from the Count, because he wanted to have his central mansion built here. But as early as 1732, all construction work on the complex was stopped, so that only a third of the planned gardens and buildings were built. Much bad has happened to the complex in the course of history, which makes it all the more beautiful to be able to experience baroque flair and the Friedrichschlösschen today. Although I did not take a detour to the garden.Behind the castle it went into the forest of the hospital bush. Obviously a raging brook flows in the valley cut from time to time, because numerous retention basins line the lower section of the path. The path then leads into the shopping area, which also ends the beautiful and quiet part of the tour for the time being. Along expressways, through residential areas, it goes through the city to the district of Zehista. Here again a green section of the path follows, which leads to the rural palace ,zutendorf.The two-wing Renaissance castle was built by Hans von Carlowitz in 1553, who also built the connected church a short time later. Today some of the place is well known because it is the home of Saxony's green treasure trove. Numerous ornamental plants are nurtured and cared for on over 6 hectares, of which 1800 m² are glass houses. In particular, there are camellias, azaleas, hydrangeas and rhododendrons. At certain times, the botanical collections are open to the public and events are held.The path continues from Beimendorf on the country road, unfortunately there is no hiking trail here. The Alte Dresden-Teplitzer Poststrasse crosses in Niederseidewitz, on which the tour now runs. So it goes over the field path, between the fruit trees, to the former Eulmühle on the Seidewitz river. Bread was baked and sold in the mill until 1960. The mill is now a residential property and is currently not open to the public.Back on asphalt, we continue on the Autobahn 17. At the end of Meusegast, there is finally another green section of the hike. On a dirt road, which offers an impressive panorama over the Elbe valley, it goes to Weesenstein.Actually, a descent was planned here in order to get directly to the castle, but there was not enough time for this because it was gradually getting dark. But it would be possible. At least there was an impressive and for me unknown view of the castle from the narrow path above the Müglitz valley. Once in the valley, the further path follows the Müglitz. On the shore there were always beautiful views, but also alternating sections with rocks and forest.At the end of the varied tour, the route followed through the industrial park and through the city, where the destination was reached on the market square.
October 27, 2021