Besser spät als nie - ich geh jetzt wandern!Seit über 10 Jahren wohne ich im Hunsrück (AKA Hunsbuckel), habe mich aber erst im September 2018 dazu entschlossen, diesen jetzt auch per pedes zu erkunden. Erstaunlich, was man da so alles entdecken kann.Mittlerweile habe ich 5.500 Kilometer (teils nicht öffentlich) zurückgelegt und zehnmal die Höhenmeter des Mount Everest überwunden.Besonders gefallen mir die Traumschleifen des Saar-Hunsrück-Steigs, die nicht wie andere Wege über ausgebaute Forststraßen sondern über manchmal ausgetretene, manchmal kaum erkennbare "Trampelpfade" verlaufen.Zur Info: Die von mir eingestellten Bilder entstehen mit Nikon-Spiegelreflexkameras, eine D5600 mit 10-20 Weitwinkel-Zoom und eine D5300 mit 18-300 Tele-Zoom.
Beide Kameras könnten die Bilder mit Koordinaten versehen, das habe ich aber deaktiviert, weil GPS und SnapBridge höllisch den Akku leersaugen und Komoot die Bilder auch so anhand der Aufnahmezeit mit dem Track verortet.Was ist eine "Hunsbuckel-Tour"?
Das sind Touren, die ich selbst mit Komoot geplant habe, also keine vorgegebenen Touren, und müssen auch nicht nur durch den Hunsrück führen. Diese führen manchmal über bekannte Wege, oft aber auch direkt in die Botanik, man ist also vor Überraschungen und Irrwegen nicht gefeit, aber meist alleine auf unbeschilderten Wegen.
There are 5 versions of this tour in Hunsbuckels
Short version with 18 km (530 m)
Long version with 26 km (870 m)
Extra long version with 29 km (940 m)
Hardcore with 34 km (1120HM)
Die hard with 41 km (1310HM)At the beginning of the week I wanted to run the hardcore version, but the closer today came, the less I wanted to do it. Yesterday we decided to go for the long version but Hunsbuckel delivered a 29 km version that came close to 1000 m. Let's go!We started in Boppard-Buchenau and ours
first discovery was an old Jewish cemetery!
From here it first went up the Mittelbachtal for a long time. The 250 m
we destroyed them in the Brudermichelstal in order to partially run them again in the Fraubachtal,
which we destroyed again in the Mörderbach valley!
At the Schwarzen Tor we turned left into the Schertelbachtal to cross it on the Teufelsbrücke. Now it was back up the mountain to the heavenly ladder, along a very nice battle bike to descend over the heavenly ladder of the same name!
Here we met ware hikers crowds, all of whom were on the Elfenlay dream loop.
But our way led us to the Hubertus Viaduct and from there our way went up again with a 22% incline, which didn't feel like ending! Once at the top, the path led us to the Liesenfeldhütte. Here you have a wonderful view of the viaduct from above!
Over the Elfenlay we dismantled 100Hm and hiked further in a large arc to the Kurt-Alich-Blick.Now it went back up through the Kalmut valley
to look for the summit of the same name of Kalmut (320m)!
The next highlight was the Sabelskopf with its view of the Rhine. Now it went on to the Sabelsfelsen. We didn't find our actual hiking trail here and walked back a little to get to the L 209 via the dream loop. We followed this a little bit and then
to descend on a forgotten path in the Fraubachtal! At the first house in Boppard it went up to the right to get to the L209.
We went on, again over a forgotten path up to the stadium path, in order to get a short distance further towards the goal! Now it's on to the goal via the Marienberg pond!
5 days ago
I created 5 versions of this tour, from "Short Version" (18km) to "Hardcore" (34km) to "Die Hard" (42km). Manggongjai was for the "long version" with 26 km, which I then brought to 30 km by an additional loop through the Hubertus Gorge, for which Komoot saw 940 meters in altitude on the map, but this does not correspond to the conditions on site.I also decided to load the backpack with tent, sleeping bag, tarpaulin, air mattress, etc. (training for the Palatinate Forest Trail) and with 3 liters of water and solar panel I got 10.2kg plus the cameras. I regretted something later, but you don't know beforehand ...The tour starts at the swimming pool in Boppard-Buchenau, which does not need the parking spaces during the renovation and due to Corona. There we stumbled across a fairly large Jewish cemetery with numerous gravestones, before we followed the Mittelbach a full 250 meters in altitude, then switched to the Bruder-Michels-Bach and lost another 250 meters in altitude. Here Manggongjai was allowed to experience the wet stones of a moat, which carried him towards the center of the earth, causing wet pants and a sunk smartphone. Then it went on to the Fraubach and 140 meters up. Then on to the Mörderbach and 180 meters downhill. Then it goes on a wonderful detour to the Himmelsleiter, in order to then work quite steep 140 meters in the Hubertus Gorge.Since we always had parts of the Elfenlay dream loop in the tour, we had to live with having other hikers in sight and hearing range all the time. That only changed with a detour to Kalmut (320m), for which we had to work 140 meters along the Kalmutbach again. From there it goes down again on the Burdenbach, then up to the Sabelsköpchen and then to the almost unknown Sabeler Felsen. Unfortunately, we did not find the direct route into the Fraubachtal, but it was clearly recognizable from below (but it is not mapped).In the Fraubachtal it then goes down to the residential development. Komoot only knows parts of the path that leads over serpentines to the old way of the cross and considers it to be without inclines, which it really is not! I ran out of water a few kilometers before, so I was quite happy to be able to fill up my hydration bladder at the overflow of the Boppard water reservoir, even if Klaus worriedly wanted to dissuade me.So it went over a forgotten, but with new benches (freshly painted!) Equipped path above the center of Boppard to Marienpark and then back to the starting point.
5 days ago
During the week I looked around in Hunsbuckel's tours treasure chest and came across Wolfsheim. 14.3 km and 530 m.
Since I wanted to do a test run with a full backpack (see below), the length and altitude were not enough for me, so drill a little.
Oops, 1100 m ascent and 27 km, were too much of a good thing, so I tried it again
and designed our tour for today!There are plenty of free parking spaces in the middle of Wolfsheim, we decided on
the parking lot in the diving valley!
Get out of the car and it was easy to climb the mountain. After about 300m, Komoot showed an incline of almost 30%, here I thought it was today
Could be really fun with a 10kg backpack!After 1.7 km it became a little flatter for the first time, up to this point we had percentages between 13 and 22%! Once at the top, it went on to the Laufhauser Weiher and the associated ponds
Next up was the VCJM hut.
From here it went up again to the Königsberg summit 568m. From this point on, the meters in altitude had to believe in it again until we reached the furthest point of our tour. Here I actually only wanted to avoid the gravel path and since one or two parallel paths were drawn further up on the mountain on the map, I chose this one!
Well, to get to this we had to overcome a path that was buried under masses of leaves, trees that had fallen due to windbreak and had an average gradient of 25-28%! When we finally got to the junction, I asked Hunsbuckel if we didn't want to go all the way up!
I couldn't persuade him to do that! "The paths are overcrowded and nobody goes here"
It went on, this time on slightly sloping terrain to the approach to the Leienberg,
which offered the first real view of the day and was unfortunately overcrowded!
It continued with 15 to 17% to the summit 520m!
Done, apart from one or two small exceptions, it went downhill from here.
Now there was still a tunnel, unfortunately walled up except for a small opening, a small, unfortunately dried up well, the Blue Halde (well with a pond and
the Dümmler Hütte on our way.
From the Dümmler Hütte the path became a single trail, so that the last few kilometers to the Alt Wolfenstein castle ruins were entertaining.
After another 1000m we reached the second castle ruin of the day, Neu Wolfenstein,
Of which, however, not much can be seen except for the foundation walls!
In Wolfsheim we took a look around the old town, the few nice ones
old half-timbered houses to offer!On the way to our cars, we discovered an ice cream parlor right next to the town hall!
Backpack in the car and let's go ........Backpack: 1.96
Sleeping bag: 1.09
Rain cape: 0.38
First aid: 0.45
Solarstr. : 0.50
= 9, 87 KGgreeting
April 25, 2021
My tour suggestion with 500 meters of altitude was too sluggish for Manggongjai, so that he added a few summit climbs and was not stingy with paths that were completely forgotten with leaves, stones and dead wood and up to 28% incline that led up to the heights. What fun! (I'm sure nobody heard us gasp and swear ...)The tour starts in the tranquil Wolfstein directly in the old town and first leads jagged 240 meters up to the Todtenkopf (446m) and then a further 130 meters to the Königsberg summit (586m). From there it goes down again and along the slope, then again 130 meters, this time off-grid, to change to a higher level.After descending again, the path then leads over the eroded stony slope of the Leienberg to the lookout point and then to its highest elevation (524m). We circled the Hahnenkopf (535m) and covered the path between the Archangel (497m) and Schmelzerkopf (489m) on the Palatinate High Trail, before we made a detour to the Blauer Halde. Past the Dümmler-Hütte it goes over beautiful paths to the ruins of Alt-Wolfstein and Neu-Wolfstein, before we treat ourselves to an ice cream in the sun after the short walk through the old town in Wolfstein.
April 25, 2021
Two and a half years ago I learned to fear the observation tower of the same name on the five-lake view dream loop. At 27 meters, it offers a unique view of the Middle Rhine Valley, where the Rhine loops appear like "five lakes" if you dare to climb the 136 lattice steps through which you can see the gruesome abyss permanently. That was NOTHING for me back then, so the dream loop was just a nice hike.But now I've worked on myself and climbed some towers with closed steps, but the variant with grating steps still brings the red "P" in my eyes. So quickly recapitulate the mental training and get to work. So I was surprised that there is an intermediate platform after 68 steps that I had previously missed. Very helpful. Another 68 steps and the Rhine Valley was at my feet, still a bit sleepy with a haze of fog. The descent was another special number, but in the end it was inevitable and almost done with a prance towards the end!Ok, so much for my phobia ...The tour starts at the tennis court above the spa gardens of Bad Salzig and then goes straight up to the Hochlei in long serpentines and from there to the observation tower. From there it continues up to the Fleckertshöhe, at 531m the highest elevation in the anterior Hunsrück, on which there is a hundred meter high radio tower. From here it was no longer on the dream loop and walking paths, but partly on paths that no one has been on for ages and which I would not come across with the X-Trail. The tour leads from the Fleckertshöhe down to "Above in the Next Valley", where I first chased away a pack of deer and then saw a dozen mouflons at the end of a clearing. Unfortunately, my eyes played the trick on me afterwards that I couldn't find the way, which was certainly due to the blackberry tendrils and the young coniferous forest that grew where the path should be. In fact, there is a detour that is not marked, so that you can then follow the forgotten path to the headwaters of the Salziger Bach. Then it goes high up through the forest on the "ridge path", which leads over a wooded ridge that slopes down into the Middle Rhine Valley towards the forest house Buchholz.After almost all vertical meters have been destroyed, it goes up again via the "Giebelpfad", which works its way up past two mighty rock formations of the 465m high gable, before it then goes down again into the Kerbtal of the Salziger Bach. Komoot says "now sharp left" and I see nothing, no way, no branch, nothing. Yes, there is "Bad Salt" with white paint. and an arrow scrawled on a tree. I take another closer look and yes, with a lot of good will there could have been something like a path ... a hundred years ago! Nevertheless, I plunge into the steep slope and follow the pile of rubble and leaves, which is marked as a path above the Dammig, a tributary of the Salziger Bach. Difficult, but somehow funny and typical for a "Hunsbuckel tour". Halfway through the road there suddenly rushes in the previously dry Kerbtal, because at one point the water of the Dammig comes to light and immediately gushes loudly with a splash.The path continues along the Dammig, which merges with the Salziger Bach. In the very wild and romantic valley, old fish ponds and elongated dry stone walls on several levels testify to the former intensive use, where today only "poor Jupp" has his little hut.If you want to run the tour you have to expect "adventure" on two sections as described; o)
April 20, 2021
In the last 15 years I've driven past the rocks near Rümmelsheim a thousand times on the A61 and actually always wanted to see what they look like up close. So it was obvious that today we went to the Nahe tributary Trollbach, on the left bank of which several rock formations tower up clearly visible.The Troll Cliffs are a designated natural monument. They consist of a coarse-grained fanglomerate, which is composed of the Lower Devonian rocks of the Hunsrück. These are mainly quartzites, sandstones, slate and phyllites. In addition, there are limestones that come from a central Devonian reef near Stromberg. The three most conspicuous rocks are called "Nicholas", "Camel" and "Egg Rocks".
de.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrollfelsenSo it went a little criss-cross past the rocks in order to be able to see them from all directions. From there the tour then leads through the vineyards and the forest above Münster-Sarmsheim to the Galgenberg near Waldalgesheim. Past a game reserve, it goes back in a loop to Rümmelsheim, where the fire brigade had meanwhile confiscated our parking lot for practice purposes.
April 17, 2021
Today I wandered around America with Hunsbuckel!We started at a parking lot at the L213 between Werlau and Holzfeld, which was roughly in our direction!
After about 1000m we got lost because I misinterpreted the map or the existing paths.
"Oh, look over there, a big hole in the ground" .......
"How long?" And already we were standing on a large spoil dump from which there was no getting down!
So back, just different and the two boys were already standing in front of an open shaft, which of course we had to explore!
After we had done that, it went in an arc around the dump and on towards Holzfeld!
From here our way led us over the donkey path to the viewpoint "Elberheide" where we could catch a first glimpse of the Rhine.
Here the donkey path took us to the “Wilpertskopf” and then back to Holzfeld!
Now the “Erzweg” took over our tour, which led us to the “Prinzenstein” lookout point!
From here it went in a small loop back to the Erzweg or Rheinburgenweg (9 stage).
The Rheinburgenweg led us to the next
Viewpoint, this time even with a cross!
From here the Rheinburgenweg became more and more a single trail, wonderfully narrow on the slope down to the Rhine and sometimes the thought crossed my mind
"Just don't go wrong" through your head! Since our tour was mostly accompanied by light rain,
the paths were muddy and the slate was as smooth as a mirror, so that I was happy about the attached safety rope in a particularly narrow and rocky place! At this point we also met the only other "lunatics" who were hiking in this weather!
After further kilometers on the Rheinburgenweg we reached Sankt Goar, where unfortunately we did not see the castle “Rheinfels” and the associated mine passages
because they were closed due to Corona!
Now it went through the Gündelbachtal, always along the stream of the same name!
Here we came closest to the namesake of our tour, although we avoided him, but slowly returned to his extensive flanks
screwed up to get back to our cars!
April 11, 2021
ATTENTION: Pictures from the interior of the Sabelsmühle
removed at the request of relatives!
The relatives are also requested to refrain from viewing the interior!
Thank you!At the end of my three-day boot camp near Hunsbuckel, I went today on the Felsenweg Zilshausen, which can only be 11.7 km.
but only go up and down!
I find it difficult to throw out one of my three top tours, but this tour is my number one !!!!!
Narrow paths, less than 50cm wide,
Views, streams, tree trunks as bridges
(you don't have to go over it)
and caves!Heart, what do you want more!!!Requirements for this adventure:
Solid hiking boots, hiking sticks (recommended),
Attention, the path is without safety devices, a misstep can end badly!
And a lot of perseverance!
Please only go in dry conditions, otherwise there is a risk of falling!LG Klaus
April 4, 2021
I already ran the Zilshausen (Zelse) rock path last November and was absolutely thrilled
komoot.de/tour/289814347So I knew that after a marathon and a discovery tour on the Baybach, Manggongjai could round off my Hunsrück Easter weekend with a "short" tour. I had almost forgotten how awesome this tour is and how grateful you have to be to the Komootler Bassmanstef for maintaining this extraordinary tour.
Klaus also looked a little incredulous when I tied my shoes with rope pull technology and unpacked the sticks, which I usually only carry around as ballast. He probably already knew what to expect.Today, in addition to the increasingly demanding tour, we made a detour to the Mirza Alpe in order to be able to see the Mörzer waterfall up close and also to look into the Sabel mill, which has now broken open, where the fragments of an entire life can be found. Numerous personal things tell the story of the residents who look at you from pictures on the wall. We recorded the impressions, but otherwise left everything untouched.The rock path crosses the paths of the Dünnbachtal dream loop several times, even uphill and downhill, while dozens of families and groups follow the paths mostly horizontally on the dream loop. We were allowed to scramble down numerous of the rocky ridges, follow the stream and climb up again at the next rocky ridge to an overwhelming view. This is really exhausting, but it is so fun that we couldn't get the grin off our faces and allowed ourselves a rest at the Laafheck viewpoint at the end of the ascent, because we actually didn't want to leave.So again big praise to Bassmanstef for this crazy good path, which I will gladly go many times over!
April 4, 2021