Ich bin der Markus!
This time I grabbed my girls again, I was off school, and once showed them the Schwarzach Gorge and the Brück Canal. It is not for nothing that the Schwarzach Gorge has been awarded the seal of approval "Bavaria's most beautiful geotopes". A beautiful path always leads along the Schwarzach through the gorge, where the small river pushes its way through the rocks. Easy to walk, sturdy shoes are recommended, the path leads past beautiful and bizarre rock formations, as well as two caves and a spring. Adventure playground for "young and old". We also took something with us for a break, the Waldschänke has a Corona break and company vacation until December 4th, 2020, and so we were able to enjoy coffee and cake in the Schwarzachklamm in addition to the rest (during the week) during our break. I find it questionable that the traces of the traction current line can also be found here and I don't know whether these (technically not necessary) power lines have to be laid through here.
4 days ago
Today we first went to Velburg and the castle ruins there, then the big and small "hollow holes" were the goal. The starting point was the hikers' car park below the castle ruins and the first section followed the "power place hike" over the castle ruins to the two caves. The place of power hike route leads to five places of power near Velburg and each place of power has been assigned a meditative audio exercise. An interesting layer. I was curious about the two hall caves, the large and the small hollow hole. I've seen the big hollow hole here from time to time and was really curious to see what it looks like in "real". I was not disappointed, an imposing and definitely worth seeing hall-like cave, unfortunately there was a lot going on. Through a small rock hole and a small rock path it went to the small, no less interesting, hollow hole. You have to scramble to get here, but it's worth it. All in all, a nice little hike over great paths through woods and meadows with beautiful destinations. Unfortunately, due to the beautiful weather and the uncertain Corona situation, it was understandably a bit overcrowded today. After my exploration tour today, I will of course stop by here again with my girls, the two should also see the hollow hole and the hike is manageable. But it will certainly not be on a Sunday, because it is simply too crowded here.
November 15, 2020
- 01:3515.9 mi10.0 mph1,875 ft1,900 ft
Today I got on my bike again and drove a bit through our area. The goal was the viewing point on the Mittelbergwand (Norissteig) above Hirschbach. From here you have a very nice view of the Hirschbachtal and the place is easy to reach by bike. Before that, we went to the curbstone (with the controversial memorial plaque) on the Höhenglücksteig and of course to the Noris - Törl (Norissteig). Today it was announced to queue up to take a picture, it was also bad weather! Hopefully the weather will stay that way for longer, I've planned one or the other tour.
November 7, 2020
- 01:002.92 mi2.9 mph75 ft75 ft
This time it went with quick steps through the city park and over the state horticultural show grounds in Amberg, always accompanied by the works of art on the Amberg sculpture path. The start and finish point of the Kunstweg is the city glasses. At the moment, the sculpture path contains 26 sculptural works and sculptures of various styles and art movements. Everyone has to decide for themselves whether the individual sculptures and figures are art; the route is definitely recommended. The round is not only suitable for NW or jogging, a walk through the park and LSG area is also worthwhile. An information board near the Stadtbrille gives an overview of the sculptures and describes the route in detail. The brochure including the map is available from the Amberg Tourist Information Office. amberg.de/fileadmin/Inhalte/Kultur/Skulpturenweg/Skulpturenweg_Heft.pdf
November 7, 2020
- 00:562.73 mi2.9 mph300 ft300 ft
Today we went to the "Hölle" nature reserve between Postfelden and Dosmühle. I've seen it several times at Komoot and since I was traveling here for work, the Hell Trail was of course a good option. The Höllbachtal is wild and romantic at the same time, you make your way over hill and dale through the rocky forest gorge, always accompanied by the roar of the Höllbach. Among other things, the circular route 149 leads through the Höllbachtal. The course of the Höllbach is definitely worth seeing, but you should pay attention to sturdy shoes and surefootedness is also required. Unfortunately, the parking lot for hikers is not particularly large and very quickly overcrowded in good weather. But maybe that's a good thing, otherwise it's like at Stachus.
November 2, 2020
- 01:2112.7 mi9.4 mph2,050 ft2,100 ft
This time it was back home and here first of all to the new panorama cinema near Ernhüll. Here you have a beautiful view of the quarry to Hunas and the Lehental. Again and again I notice these newly created viewpoints of the tourism association along the planned traction current route. Coincidence, or is there a connection? Will the technically unnecessary traction current route come? You don't know, but it would be a serious encroachment on our homeland and would destroy the unique landscape. After the panorama cinema, I drove a few points on the route and also stopped by the Zankelstein and the Lichtenstein castle ruins. I approached Lichtenstein for the first time via the Wied and I didn't think I'd get up there. In any case, it was already a not entirely harmless layer with all the mud and leaves. So guys and gals, watch out and be careful. Stay healthy.
October 31, 2020
- 00:251.01 mi2.5 mph25 ft75 ft
Since customer service at my trusted dealer was due for my bike, I used the time for a tour along the Amberg city wall. When the weather was relatively good, we went along the unmistakable oval shape of the fortification wall, affectionately known by the people of Amberg as "egg". Amberg is one of the few larger cities in which the majority of the city wall that has existed since the Middle Ages can still be seen. At the same time, however, the complete structure of the defensive ring with kennels, city moats and fortress gates has been preserved in most places, while in some places the former walls and towers have been converted into residential houses. Amberg was called the “most solid princely city” in the oldest city chronicle. City moat, outer and inner city wall with 97 towers and gates made the city impregnable for centuries. A walk around the old town is therefore really extremely interesting and a real highlight in Amberg.
October 28, 2020