About Maria Bechtoldt
I actually don't like the big cities and Munich hasn't changed my mind, too big, too dirty, too loud, too hot🥵😒.
Today the parks of Munich were on the plan, namely the Nymphenburg Palace Park, Olympiapark and Hirschgarten.
This variant appealed to us more, because because of the heat you can move more in the shade in the parks and you can always find a bench to take a break. In the Olympic Park we also visited the Olympic Tower and enjoyed the view from above (€ 9 per person). The Nymphenburg Palace Park is very large, so you can unwind for kilometers if you want to see everything. The heat still bothered us, in the end we were very happy to get into the shower and drink cold cyclists.
a day ago
On the way to Munich we made a little detour to Linderhof Palace in the Ammer Mountains.
Magnificent royal residence of King Ludwig 2 from the 19th century. Originally I wanted to go there especially, so that was done. Very nice castle in the mountains, well worth a visit.
We parked in the chargeable parking lot by the castle (€ 2.40). We then went up above the castle, I thought there was a view of the castle from above, no, nothing. In the end we were rewarded with a path along the three-column brook, a wild mountain river with many waterfall steps. For me the highlight was the hike.
2 days ago
Start of our trip to Bavaria and Austria.
On the way to Munich we hiked Eselsburger Tal with its Steinerne Jüngfrauen. Very beautiful valley.
We were already there at 7 a.m., started from a hiking car park. The sun wasn't that high yet, we were in the shade of the rocks almost the whole time until Herbrechtingen😊.
Then the sunny transition to the other side of the valley, here we went into the forest, it was also very pleasant to walk in the shade of the trees to the starting point.
2 days ago
Today we were finally on the Ottilienberg near Eppingen.
Starting from the Chartaque forest car park, it went effortlessly in the shade of the trees to the sky ladder. After the descent of the sky ladder, we continued as normal, without becoming much more interesting, until we discovered a large cluster of a plant on which a large number of large butterflies descend, then the photo hunt was opened. For me it was the highlight of the hike. I personally have never seen so many butterflies in one pile. My wife even said that the butterflies would be on her hand.
Of course you have to mention that we were also on the Ottilienberg, saw the Ottilienkapelle and we were also at the Jägersee.
August 2, 2020
On Sunday we were in Alsace, more precisely on the German-French border.
It started from the parking lot at the German Wine Gate in Schweigen-Rechtenbach.
Through the gate first went to the vineyards, from there we enjoyed a beautiful view and already crossed the border to France. Then we went for a while in the forest to Langenberg Castle (nothing special I have to say), past Buchbachsee to the Landgasthof St. Germanshof, and we crossed the border again and were back in Germany. After that, we went across the border again, following the Lauter River to Wissembourg. Very beautiful historically interesting city and flower-friendly. The highlight in the city for me was the St. Peter and St. Paul church, almost too big for such a small town, there was a lot to see. You can visit the church with mouth, nose protection equipment.
After exploring the city we went back to Schweigen-Rechtenbach, it was not far.
During this hike we filled up somewhere along the coast like on vacation, lots of exotic plants that you won't find in our area.
PS: My wife also found that she needs new hiking shoes.
July 27, 2020
A vineyard delight round between Neckarsulm, Dahenfeld and Binswangen.
There are a lot of fruit trees to see, very nice almost 360 ° view from Scheuerberg and of course vineyards.
The entrance to the highlight "Hohlweg" was difficult to find from the other side, so there is a small wrong passage in search of the way.
July 18, 2020
A nice relaxed round of Saturday in the Wental and Gnannental not far from Aalen. Chose my older friend. There are several parking spaces and refreshments in the Landhotel Restaurant Wental.
Very good as a destination with older people or with children. On the way there is a rest area with play equipment, information boards about the history of the Wental and of course a lot of rocks.
The highlight of this hike is a rock called Wentalweible with a small cross on the summit, not to be overlooked.
The trail runs mostly on well-laid gravel paths, without long gradients, alternately on meadows and in the forest.
There are many beautiful views of the valley and rest opportunities.
July 12, 2020
Today we did a hike in the Odenwald between Schwanheim and Lindach.Starting point in Schwanheim cemetery parking lot.
First we went through Schwanheim into the forest to the little chapel Kirchel. Then it went on the forest highways to the jungle path. Through the jungle path we reached the Stolzeneck castle ruins. The castle ruins are closed due to the risk of falling rocks. You can still take a break there. At the castle ruin we probably enter the most beautiful section of the Neckarsteig and continue on the climb, including the alpine hiking section. Then we reached the heron lake with its water lilies. After the lake we continued to Schwanheim without any noteworthy increases.Sights: Kirchel, jungle path, Stolzeneck castle ruins, Neckarsteig, Reihersee.
June 28, 2020
Day two in the Palatinate Forest.
We completed the bear climb on Saturday.
Fantastic views, varied landscapes and attractive viewpoints characterize the new premium hiking trail "Bären-Steig" near Bruchweiler-Bärenbach.
From the car park at the forest cemetery it goes up to the rock of the shoe. After a rest on the Jüngstberg plateau, a great panorama awaits on the Jüngstbergkanzel. A path leads down the Jüngstberg ridge to the Bundenthaler Jagdhütte. From there you reach the Drachenfelshütte of the Palatinate Forest Association at the foot of the Heidenberg. Freshly strengthened, the climb to the Drachenfels castle ruins is easy. An extensive exploration of the striking rock castle is worthwhile. After a passage through the idyllic side valley of Staubborn, a path leads up to the geologically interesting rock massif Geierstein. From there it goes down over the Lourdessteig, back to the starting point.
Attention: the upper castle of the Drachenfels castle ruins near Busenberg is now open again. So you can enjoy the wonderful view from the Drachenfels again. Most of the castle is open to visitors again.
Only the eastern upper castle is still closed for security reasons and part of the western lower castle.
Attractions: Schuhfels, Schlüsselfelsen, Drachenfels castle ruins, Jüngstberg, Geierstein, Buchkammerfels, Heidenberg.
June 21, 2020