Bornheim with its just over 900 inhabitants won the "most beautiful village in Rheinhessen" five times. Pretty buildings and walls with lots of flowers, especially blooming roses, adorn narrow streets and alleys. But Bornheim has even more to offer: the oldest of the three bells in the local church is over 700 years old and thus probably the oldest bell in Rheinhessen. Findings from the Neolithic to Franconian times can be found in the local history, because here too there was once a sea with islands and coasts. Source: bornheim-rheinhessen.deToday's hike mainly took place on nature trails in the forest or on the shady edge of the forest, which was also good because of the sun's rays. The nature trails, distant views and towers were nice highlights, only there were of course many thirsty fathers today, which is why it was sometimes a little louder. In addition, my hike partially overlapped with the Hiwwelt tour "Aulheimer Tal", which I hadn't considered.Conclusion: A relaxing hike despite Father's Day, but I absolutely need binoculars so that I can enjoy these great panoramas even better in the future.Unfortunately I had lost the GPS on the way, and the altitude difference is more like 180 (and not more than 500).
May 21, 2020
Until 1959 the workers in the nearby "Rosengarten" limestone quarry earned their daily bread as "stone breakers". Today, the 12 hectare nature reserve is a wonderfully idyllic place where it buzzes, hums and chirps at this time of year.The remains of an old defensive wall between the two churches in the town center are still witnesses to the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648). The Catholic Church, surrounded by a cemetery, was then used as a fortified church. The farmers stood ready to defend themselves behind the cemetery wall with a defense tower ... and the wall is not very high ...All of this is definitely worth a visit, and you can keep a good distance in the surrounding fields. The tower in the vineyards is a very nice example of what you can build with stones and in Gundersheim there are also numerous examples, as you can see in the pictures.The real tour dates are approx. 12 km, approx. 160 vertical meters, with unfortunately a high proportion of asphalt.
May 3, 2020
The Battenberg with its 300 m above the Rhine valley was inhabited early on; Paleolithic sites, pot shards, coins and a burial ground testify to this. Count Friedrich III. 1238-1248 had the castle Neuleiningen zu Leiningen - and on the opposite hill Battenberg castle built as a barrier (fortification). Both castles were destroyed in 1690 (War of Succession).Below the castle ruins are the so-called "flash tubes" made of ocher-colored sandstone directly on the winding road. It is now known that iron-rich water washed away the soft sandstone until there was even the harder rock left, which is actually very reminiscent of lightning. Very impressive and currently very pretty with the poppy flowers in between.Bobenheim am Berg has about 900 inhabitants and is beautifully situated on a slope, as the name suggests. The forest attached has both the typical wide and many narrow paths to offer. What amazed me the most was the large, "Mediterranean" intermediate section with heather, blueberries and heather gorse, and there were also everywhere these trees with "fruits" (pictures 1 + 2), of which I do not really know what despite the use of various determination apps.Thanks to yesterday's rain, there was no dust today, but a lot of dark, almost springy earth, often covered with pine needles. Wonderful.Tour dates: approx. 11 km, approx. 280 m difference in altitude. The GPS recording sometimes looks like someone has played ice hockey ...
May 2, 2020
The color of the Burgundy Tower is beautiful, so it's worth a visit alone! The 8 km Hiwwelt Tour Neuborn served as the basis; mills should still be visited, but unfortunately they are either no longer available or privately owned.After the delightful Rommersheim, we went straight to the top with wonderful panoramic views including a splash of color from the rapeseed fields that were just blooming. On the way we went through a small forest, otherwise the panorama is left unprotected. This circular route passed the memorial stone of a chapel of the Rommersheim monastery and a former Jewish cemetery, which sleeps mystically and peacefully surrounded by trees and bushes. Always beautiful.This entire hike was very, very dusty ... we urgently need rain !! 🌧🌧🌧
April 25, 2020
Through Andreas I found out about this forest educational trail that I really liked - thank you! Of course I had to go to the idyllic castle park nearby. The castle itself is one of the most outstanding empire castles in Rhineland-Palatinate and the associated park is very idyllic and contains a number of photo opportunities. It is easy to imagine how couples walk arm in arm with a parasol.One more thing: does anyone happen to know a rain dance? It is far too dry everywhere, water is urgently needed! I dance with you!
April 24, 2020
Monsheim with its almost 2500 inhabitants is beautifully situated in southern Rheinhessen and an ideal starting point for many hikes and bike tours.
The Anhäuser Mühle is known nationally for its events and the environmental station for the Zellertalbahn. Not far from the castle is the bird nature trail, which offers narrow paths along the Pfrimm in a jungle-like forest with information boards. There were also fields, vineyards and even a trullo the size of a child; all in bright sunshine and blue skies.The successful conclusion of a working day at home.
April 21, 2020
I used to think that only we Rheinhessen had “hollow paths” gef, but far from it: A. Winterlich showed me hollow paths in the mountain road region and through Nicolet I came across the hollow paths in Kraichgau, which are even more impressive than ours, see also many of them previous tours or Kauais yesterday 😏"Our" ravines were created in the loess of the Rheinterrasse by driving on horse-drawn vehicles and agricultural vehicles. The inner structure of the loess, which forms “cement-like” structures due to the sun's rays, is destroyed by the wagon wheels and slips. Left and right loess walls remain, which become very hard when there is sufficient sunlight and which become unstable when plants are covered too much. The ravines, which are protected as biotopes according to Section 30 of the Federal Nature Conservation Act, form ecologically valuable habitats for many plants and animals on the Red List.Other highlights were both the enchanted cemetery at the Heidenkirche and the Maria Magdalena ruin in the hamlet of Hangen-Wahlheim belonging to Alsheim (among the 34 inhabitants of Hangen-Wahlheim is 1 winegrower).At alsheim.de you can download the GPX data for the 10 hikes in the Hohlwegeparadies Alsheim (including the WeinAromaMeile). Alsheim also has a train station (Mainz-Worms).Sorry for the flood of images, but I have a new mobile phone and had to test it 🙈
April 19, 2020
Fascinating after-work tour:
Stones from 30 million year old sea sand that has solidified together with oysters, a former beach slope (Trift) in which the fossil manatee Spuren and traces of rays were found, former surf coast with oyster bank (Zeilstück). Today's motorway bridge roughly shows the sea level at that time. On the panorama pictures you can see that it is a kind of pool, and that is exactly what it was. Mind you, 30 million years ago. Wow.In addition, the Lohwald, where the bark of young oaks was scraped off (with a spoon) in order to process them in a Lohmühle so that the resulting tan could be used for tanning leather. Wow again.Today I was a guinea pig for someone else's pre-tour and I really liked it. Both the bridge, the pool and the former sea sand left a deep impression; now i see this area with completely different eyes !!
April 17, 2020
After-work tour.The small village with its 1300 inhabitants has surprising things to offer:1. Dinotherium path and museum
2. Effenkranzweg, 💚-shaped
3. Dalberger Tower cultural monument
4. Lime kilns cultural monument
5. Nature reserve "Am Huckenhofer Weg"
6. Jewish cemetery
7. Scientific excavation site and ancient finds (Iron Age, Bronze Age, Celts, etc.)On the Dinotherium path there are beautiful panoramas, unfortunately no information boards at all; but you just fantasize about the dinosaurs. The NSG 🐇🦋🦎 is still very "young", which will surely still be. I found the Effenkranzweg cute and so nice green 🥬.
April 16, 2020
After-work tour. Almost no one was on foot, while there were relatively many cars. I always like the Prinz Carl complex, formerly Taukkunen Barracks, very much, just because of the buildings. Where Baptists used to gospel, in the chapel, events of all kinds can now be held; bookable through the Parkhotel Prinz Carl. The Liebfrauenkirche is always beautiful to look at surrounded by the vines. Who knows the wine "Liebfraumilch-Kirchenstück"? The legend is the highlight! (Without the suffix "Kirchenstück" it is not the original.) I am not directly to the Rhine today because I simply suspect too many people there. Back in the city, we passed the old slaughterhouse, which I always find fascinating, the Waaggarten and the Turnvater Jahn.
April 7, 2020
Beheimatet im südlichen Rheinhessen, auch Wonnegau genannt, finde ich immer wieder erstaunlich, wie sehr sich mit Komoot mein "Wander-Horizont" erweitert und freue mich auf zukünftige Entdeckungen !!