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  1. Franz went for a hike.

    about 10 hours ago

    6.11 mi
    2.8 mph
    475 ft
    525 ft
    Sven, Silvia and 4 others like this.
    1. Franz

      The small, idyllic Holzbach valley lies between Seelscheid and Mohlscheid. The 2.5 km long, winding wooden stream rises near Nackhausen / Weiert and flows into the Naafbach between Meisenbach and Ingersauler Mühle.
      From the church square in Seelscheid (N50.874971 E7.315458) the path leads through the Krautbitze via the Frauenstraße out of the village, down to the Naafbach. The planned route, via the Naafbach to Ingersauel, was not manageable due to flooding. So we went across Breite Straße to Ingersaueler Mühle and right into the Holzbachtal. The route leads through Weiert and Oberdorst through the Lessbach valley back to Seelscheid.
      It is winter time. Cloudy sky, rain and hail. The paths through the Naafbach and Holzbach valleys are muddy at this time of year. It is quiet in the little-visited valley, only sometimes you can hear the sounds of forest animals or you see deer scurrying past. This hike is recommended in summer.

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      • about 6 hours ago

  2. Franz went for a hike.

    4 days ago

    Franz , Andreas and 15 others like this.
    1. Franz

      Cloudy sky is no reason not to go hiking. From the hiking car park (N50.81804 E7.26345) the path leads over the Ummigsbach, and 2.5 km through the valley to Seligenthal. (This section seems to be very popular with bikers). The St. Antonius monastery church and the Rochus chapel were open to visitors. After crossing the Wahnbach, an approx. 330 m long climb (from 115 m to 139 m height) begins towards the Wahnbach dam. Behind the dam wall it goes over the second climb (approx. 620 m) to Gut Umschoß. A magnificent view of the dam is a reward. It goes back to the starting point via beautiful forest and meadow paths.

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      • 4 days ago

  3. Franz went for a hike.

    January 21, 2020

    5.58 mi
    2.2 mph
    425 ft
    400 ft
    Sandra, Sven and 27 others like this.
    1. Franz

      Frost, sunshine and a clear sky. Good arguments for a few hours in the fresh air.
      The tour begins at the hiking car park in front of the church in Wipperfeld (GPS N51.08896 E7.323361), and leads down "Professor-Mausbach-Straße" past the former school of Wipperfeld. Through meadows and forests you can reach the small pond KOFELN and the town "ENTE" on the federal road 506, a popular route for motorbikes (background noise). At the height you have a nice view towards THIER. Through the small towns of GRUND, UNTERSCHWARZEN and JULSIEFEN it goes back towards Wipperfeld. From the crossroads on the level in front of Wipperfeld you have a beautiful view of the St. Clemens Church.
      ROUTE PROFILE: Mostly well paved paths, short sections on low-traffic roads. Several easy to medium climbs (see my tour schedule). Varied landscapes, forest, meadows and heights with a distant view.
      MAP: Hiking map Bergisches Land:
      Map 2: Northwest. Sales: Bücken & Sülzer.
      RETURN OPTIONS: "Haus Hembach" Dorfstraße 2-4 Wipperfeld. Tel: 02268-466. "Bauernschänke" in Duck, Tel .: 02268-6341.
      INFO: wipperfü

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      • 7 days ago

  4. Franz went for a hike.

    January 16, 2020

    4.29 mi
    2.2 mph
    450 ft
    475 ft
    Franz , Sabine 🦁 and 30 others like this.
    1. Franz

      A nice, short tour for the winter time when the sun only shows up briefly. From Ründeroth over the Agger bridge on Dörrenberger Weg and Buschhausener Straße to Osberghausen and Oesinghausen. Along the Agger to Strausee Wiehlmünden and back to the starting point.
      Two climbs (see my hiking map). Nice views and easy-to-walk paths.

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      • January 16, 2020

  5. Franz went for a hike.

    January 12, 2020

    2.09 mi
    1.7 mph
    275 ft
    175 ft
    Dan, Sven and 15 others like this.
    1. Franz

      Short circular hike from Steinenbrück via Großdresbach, to Boddert and Bleifeld. At 11:00 the sun appeared. The tour is on my doorstep. So shoes on and out.

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      • January 12, 2020

  6. Franz went for a hike.

    January 11, 2020

    4.88 mi
    2.2 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    1. Franz

      From the hiking car park in Walmwiese (n50.916560 E7.404209), take the "Lyrikweg Much" to the heights of Roßhohn. From here you have a beautiful panoramic view of the land of the "Mucher hay eaters". The people in Mucher Land are sometimes teasingly called "hay eaters". Not because the grass is a delicacy here, but because it is said that the grass was used as heavenly medicine. The Much Mayor, it is said, tried to provoke the pastor at the regulars' table. "Mr. Pastor, you have a lot of power over your people, but you do not bring the believers to hay eating". The pastor accepted the bet. The following Sunday, after the sermon, the pastor took a bundle of hay and announced that he had received these healing herbs from the bishop in Jerusalem. Since the seekers could not all go there on pilgrimage, they should all eat some of it. "Then you will never get sick, you will not be seduced by the devil, and you will not get into purgatory," promised the man of God, and after a few minutes he won his bet and helped the ministers to get their nickname.
      From the way you have a charming view of the Much town center with its St. Martin church, whose tower dates from the 12th century. Much is mentioned for the first time in 1131. Unique in the archdiocese is the chapel, built in 1714, and dedicated to St. Germana, the patron saint of shepherds. On the way back to the starting point there is the Fatima chapel, which Mucher citizens built in 1945 as thanks for the rescue of the village in need of war.
      ROUTE PROFILE: Mostly well-fortified forest, field and farm roads
      STOPPING POSSIBILITIES: Various gastronomic offers in Much.
      The tour was published on June 20, 2006 by Mr. Guido Wagner in the Kölner Rundschau.

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      • January 11, 2020

  7. Franz went for a hike.

    January 6, 2020

    5.81 mi
    2.3 mph
    700 ft
    800 ft
    Franz , Sabine 🦁 and 20 others like this.
    1. Franz

      From the parking lot in the center of Marienberghausen (GPS N50.918225 E7.495498) it goes to Humperdinckstraße. (The Siegburg-based composer Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921) is said to have often spent vacation days in Marienberghausen).
      The Evangelical Church in Marienberghausen is one of the five so-called "Colorful Churches". It was built in the Middle Ages. In the past centuries, several renovations were carried out, so that today only the west tower, which was probably built in the first half of the 13th century, remains as the last part of the original church.
      The route leads through the hamlet of Hasenberg, through the valley to Erlinghausen, and over the Homburgische Bröl. The hiking path leads through Heddinghausen, Vorholz and Grünthal back to Marienberghausen.
      From many waypoints of the hike you have a beautiful view of Homburg Castle. (Lock eye)
      Restaurant "Zur Alten Post" Humperdinckstraße 6, 51588 Nümbrecht-Marienberghausen. Tel .: 02293 / 9118-0
      Colorful church in Marienberghausen. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      The hike was presented on Saturday 4 January in the Cologne Rundschau by Mr. Guido Wagner. Keyword: "Hiking day January 2020 Marienberghausen" on the website

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      • January 6, 2020

  8. Franz went for a hike.

    January 2, 2020

    4.50 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Franz , Frank and 20 others like this.
    1. Franz

      The tour starts at the church in Marienfeld.
      Marienfeld is a district of the municipality Much in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia. Marienfeld began in a public school built in 1837. Construction of the first house, which was occupied in 1866, also began in 1864. Instead of the previous name "Schule Ortsiefen", the name Marienfeld prevailed in 1866. The Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is located in Marienfeld.
      Via Berzbach, which lies on the slopes of the Bergisches Land 200 m northwest of Marienfeld, and was first mentioned in documents in 1388, you will go to Wersch. The place was first mentioned in 1351 as Kylgen von Werze. Via Engeld and Erlen, the place south of Marienfeld, where there is a 250 to 300 year old linden tree that has been listed as a historic monument, we head back towards Marienfeld. The tour leads partly over the Heinrich-Böll Weg. GPS, distance and altitude information can be found in "my tour plan".

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      • January 2, 2020

  9. Franz went for a hike.

    December 30, 2019

    5.14 mi
    2.1 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Franz , RobertO and 34 others like this.
    1. Franz

      The "Sonnenweg" leads over the hills east and south of Olpe on quiet side streets and paved forest paths. In this way, you still have a lot of sun in the afternoon in the cold season. From the hiking car park in Olpe, the path leads over the "St. Margaretenhöhe" and the "Alte Schulweg" to the Höhenweg. From here you can enjoy the view of Lindlar and the Siebengebirge and on the right of the Siebengebirge and the Cologne Bay when the weather is nice. Via Petersberg it goes to the small town of Weier. After a descent you reach the famous roast chicken restaurant "Hähnchen Ewald". Over a hill with meadows and fields, it goes to the nature reserve on Olpebach. Through the Kohlgrube, past the Hermannsquelle and the Dorfbiotrop, the path leads back to the hiking car park.Starting point: hiking car park, 51515 Kürten-Olpe
      Main street at the fire station.
      GPS N51.044906 E7.289066
      Bergisches Land hiking map. Map 2: Northwest
      Sales Bücken% Sülzer ISBN 9783936405859
      Refreshments: Restaurant "Hähnchen Ewald"
      Selbach 4 - 51515 Kürten.
      Tel: 052 268 6226

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      • December 30, 2019

  10. Franz went for a hike.

    December 27, 2019

    4.81 mi
    2.4 mph
    275 ft
    325 ft
    Franz , Sven B and 33 others like this.
    1. Franz

      Olpe with its surrounding hamlets and courtyards is located in the mountainous hilly landscape. The appearance of Olpe (first mentioned in 1171) is characterized by many monuments consisting of crossroads and buildings. The monument trail leads through towns, meadows and forests, and runs over valleys and heights. The circular hiking trail starts at the hiking car park / village square in Olpe. (N51.044906 E7.289066). Via Bornen, Forsten and Biesenbach to Delling. (Refreshments in the restaurant "In der Delling"). Via Büchel and Kohlgrube it goes back through the Olpebachtal to the starting point. The Olpe Monument Trail can be downloaded as a PDF file from A file with the cultural history certificates Kürten-Olpe is also available.

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      • December 28, 2019

Franz ’s Tour Stats

Distance1,319 mi
Time451:11 h