Sabine 🩁

About Sabine 🩁

Wandere meinem Traumziel entgegen - - einmal die Alpen ĂŒber die Via Claudia Augusta zu ĂŒberqueren.
Meine Wanderungen sind in der Regel entweder Strecken von zertifizierten Fern- oder ebensolchen Rundwanderwegen.
Sie sind immer sportlich, anstrengend, aber auch immer angst- und stressfrei, d.h. keine AbgrĂŒnde und seilgesicherte Klettersteige.
Sollten Routen solche Elemente enthalten, werden sie von mir entsprechend abgeÀndert und mit dem Zusatz " Alternativroute" gekennzeichnet.
Ich stelle mir auch Wanderungen selbst zusammen und beziehe hier oftmals historische Wege, wenn sie noch gehbar sind, mit ein. Diese Wanderungen werden mit Titeln versehen, die Charakteristika der Wanderung wiederspiegeln.
Highlights verwende ich sparsam. Fundobjekte, BĂ€nke an WegrĂ€ndern, Holzkreuze im Wald, alte Wanderschuhe, die an einen Baum genagelt sind, stellen fĂŒr mich keine Highlights dar. Ihr findet bei mir nur Highlights mit eindeutig kulturellem Wert, Naturschauspiele oder schöne Aussichten.
Stöcke sind manchmal hilfreich. Trittsicherheit ist sehr oft erforderlich.
Alle Wanderungen sind hundetauglich, denn mein Hund ist mein stÀndiger Wanderbegleiter.
Alle Wanderungen mit 🐕 sind Hundegenesungswanderungen und deshalb kĂŒrzer und anfĂ€nglich mit geringen Höhenmetern.
Ich wĂŒnsche euch viel Spaß beim Stöbern.
Über Fragen und/oder Kommentare freue ich mich.
Fernreisen und -wanderungen findet ihr in meinem Reiseblog "Reiselust mit Sabine", Facebook facebook.com/Reiselust-101872488182665 und Instagramm instagram.com/reiselust_mit_sabine.

Distance travelled

1,656 mi

Time in motion

602:40 h

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  1. Sabine 🩁 went for a hike.

    July 21, 2021

    2.48 mi
    2.7 mph
    400 ft
    375 ft
    Manuela, Gabi and 145 others like this.
    1. Sabine 🩁

      My favorite house tour is also the Cochemer Heimatwanderweg No. 3.The little round starts at the Oberconder Vierzehn-Nothelfer-Kapelle. A long staircase takes us to Brauselaystrasse and from there to Brauselayweg, which leads us past abandoned and still intact vineyards into the Brauselayhang. The vegetation is diverse. Wild Dost, St. John's wort, wild carrots and lots of bluebells vie for the favor of the insects. Clematis, all overgrown, grow everywhere along the way and lavishly give off their honey-sweet scent to the surroundings.
      With the familiar views of the Moselle, the castle, the Pinner Cross and the Winneburg, we climb higher and higher.
      Past the turner, the stations of the cross, the chapel and the many small viewing benches that nestle into the narrow slope.
      The Brauselay view lies in the warm golden evening sun and provides a wonderful panorama of the Ebernach monastery and the course of the Moselle with Valwig and Bruttig.
      We climb past the Brauselayhang and reach the forest with its light-flooded and rooty forest paths.
      Brakes and mosquitoes hold back today and so we can relax and climb through the "hole" to one of the many nameless streams - which for its circumstances leads to a lot of water!
      A tempting grill smell wafts over to us from the Cochem grill hut. Family barbecues!
      We reach the weather vane via a stony and rooty forest path. Here, too, there is a picnic with a view of Cochem.
      Our path now narrows to a narrow path and we disappear again into the deep forest, left and right mossy crippled oak groves, ferns and forest bluebells.
      We pass abandoned vineyards that have long since been recaptured by trees and all sorts of stone plants, dost and clematis. Since everything on this route is quite densely overgrown, the scent of herbs and wood shrubs increases almost immeasurably. There should be a bench here so that I can relax and enjoy this fragrance experience.
      Arrived on the Brauselayweg, it is also not far to the stairs that lead us back down to the fourteen helper chapel.
      Conclusion: My favorite round that has something to offer in every season. Besides, nice climbing, beautiful views and culture.

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      • July 21, 2021

  2. Sabine 🩁 and MitWandern 2021 went for a hike.

    July 18, 2021

    MitWandern 2021, Angelika & Guido and 328 others like this.
    1. Sabine 🩁

      After I took over the stage from Mainz to Bodenheim (komoot.de/tour/422311328) yesterday as part of the "Mitwandern2021" long-distance hiking trail, I was out and about in the Darmstadt area today.
      Even if the journey was crisp with two hours, the stage was worth every meter of hiking.
      The only downer was the enormous heat, which often hit us bluntly and was very exhausting, especially for my Phoebe. But first of all: with a lot of kefir water and shadow pauses, we made it!
      The stage has two really great highlights: the Scheidgraben and the Griesheimer dunes with oak groves. Both are NSG and pure experience.From the Goddelau train station, I quickly reached the exit from the town. We walk a few meters over the adjacent fields and then enter the Scheidgraben. It is an old neck sling that until 60 years ago still carried so much water that you could swim there in summer. The Romans even needed a bridge to cross the 15 meter wide river. What remains is a small stream with a swampy, densely overgrown meadow.
      In the meantime, the importance of this oxbow for many endangered animal and plant species has been recognized and this special habitat is being protected.
      We cross the swampy, somewhat musty-smelling forest on a comfortable forest path. Thousands of mosquitoes and horseflies smell the moment and pursue us obtrusively. I envy Phoebe her thick fur! The stechviehzeugs only sits briefly on the dog and then decides for me.
      In other words: We can get out of the forest quickly ... although it looks really great and smells close to nature ...
      We accompany the heavily reed-reinforced Scheidgraben for another 5 km, to then reach the Griesheim oak grove and the sand dunes through the fields.
      The fields that we cross have quite a sandy bottom. Beets and asparagus are grown here - as far as the eye can see!
      Unfortunately, much of the cold-age sand dune was also destroyed as a result. The 46 hectare area has been declared an NSG since 1953 and is no longer being changed.
      In the oak grove we walk over sandy ground, the vegetation changes. Oaks now alternate with pines until the latter finally dominate the landscape. However, the flowering herb layer is impressive. Blue scabies and yellow mullein are more broken up by yarrow, toadflax, phlox, St. John's wort and many other herbs. It hums, hums, flutters and chirps. A feast for the senses! The eyes, nose and ears are stressed. The sun makes the colors of the constantly changing landscapes glow. How fantastic!
      These little natural mood enhancers accompany us right up to the beginning of Eberstadt. This blaze of color accompanies us even in the forest, because many pines have blessed the temporal and wherever light falls, the herb layer thrives in abundance. The sandy soil mixes more and more with pine bark and creates a Mediterranean feeling.
      The rising wind gently sweeps through the trees and bushes and finally cools us down. So refreshing!
      When we arrive in Eberstadt, we pass the relics of the Pfungstadt gallows. Photo. And around the corner - the train station. End of the stage.Conclusion: A scenic stage that is reduced to nature. And it's by no means boring. Colors, smells, sounds. If the blackberries were already ripe, the taste would be added. A typical summer stage at its finest!
      There is no place to stop for a break on the way. Part of the route leads over fields, many of the forest areas shown on Komoot no longer exist. So water is important!
      We were completely alone, no hikers, no cyclists. Meadow paths, sand paths and soft forest paths. Very pleasant to go.
      Goddelau is a pretty and old place, Georg BĂŒchner was born here. A museum is housed in the house where he was born.
      If you want to stop by, you have to be content with an ice cream parlor, kebab, pizza snack or Chinese restaurant in Goddelau.

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      • July 18, 2021

  3. Sabine 🩁 and MitWandern 2021 went for a hike.

    July 17, 2021

    Sven Hering, MoRi and 293 others like this.
    1. Sabine 🩁

      Before I made my way to Bodenheim (my stage destination) today, aid packages were put together for the flood victims. With an arrival time of 1.5 hours, because I had to drive over the Koblenzer Kreuz because of the flood of the Moselle, Phoebe and I arrived at Mainz main station very late.
      But whatever!
      From the main station we dived directly into the Mainz green belt, which runs over the city's medieval ramparts and was laid out at the end of the 19th century when the bourgeois population demanded sophisticated green spaces and parks.
      We move in a semicircle around the city center of Mainz, reach the business center and the begging path. There is a Roman archaeological site here. A part of a late Roman grave road and a neighboring pottery are presented at this original site under a roof. A small open-air museum that reveals more information via QR videos.
      From here I walk to the Rhine and over the unfortunately somewhat unclean Rhine terrace on the edge of Mainz-Weisenau in the direction of the Geopfad. The short tour through the geological history of the city of Mainz starts at the Mainz cement works. With the help of very well-designed display boards, you can get in-depth information and the on-site information material provides the necessary practical insights. Nature is touching here, as it is allowed to expand again unhindered in selected areas of the cement works. Wild growth, dense undergrowth and flowering meadows attract the animals. Above all, birds and butterflies of all kinds can be found here. Unfortunately, most of them are so fast that I can't keep up with my camera. 😔
      The geopath also brings us directly to the Laubenheimer Höhe.
      We walk almost completely around the cement works and reach the Laubenheimer Höfe, where a summer party is taking place this evening. To the sounds of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" we pass the courtyards very lively (at least I, Phoebe would like to cry) on a small path.
      At the Zöller-Kreuz there is a fantastic view of and over the Rhine plain. Mainz - with the cement works in the foreground - and Laubenheim offer a great panoramic view.
      Although we are on both the Rheinterrassenweg and the Rheinhöhenweg to the left, a very monotonous monoculture path through the Lauben and Bodenheim vineyards now begins. I expected more here!
      Maybe I am spoiled as a "Moselaner", but there is nothing here except vineyards. There is hardly a tree, few bushes and the typical vineyard vegetation that I am used to from the Moselle does not exist here. Already sad! The view of the Rhine plain doesn't change that much anymore, only the church tower of Bodenheim is getting bigger and bigger. The stage destination is approaching!
      Constantly changing landscape images that cause a wow effect are unfortunately not available.
      Rheinhöhenweg and Rheinterrassenweg separate shortly before Bodenheim and I decide on the Rheinhöhenweg. Better prospects can no longer be expected. I reach the historic wine-growing site at the ruins of the Imperial Knights' Monastery. The youth celebrate on an adjacent community barbecue area and exuberant voices can be heard from far and wide over the vineyards. I think I missed this happiness very much.
      My last destination on this stage, the Bodenheim Jewish cemetery, will soon be reached. Unfortunately, it is closed, but through the hedges I can see some gravestones, mainly classical and Art Nouveau. The cemetery was only created in the 1880s. Until then, the Jewish population had to bury their dead in Mainz.
      I almost end my stage in Bodenheim in the Strauss tavern "Zum Rebstock".The way to the train station leads me past the old town hall (being renovated), the Metternich farm and the Molsberger Hof with the pretty bay window.Conclusion: a nice stage with a few small highlights. Very asphalt-heavy.
      The ramparts in particular and the vineyards are not particularly attractive. I find the many cyclists annoying who also unabashedly use the pedestrian paths when they feel like it. This is not particularly pleasant for the dog.
      TIP: The town of Bodenheim, already mentioned in the early Middle Ages, is worth a visit with its historic buildings and monastery grounds.

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      • July 17, 2021

  4. Sabine 🩁 went for a hike.

    July 6, 2021

    4.54 mi
    3.0 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    1. Sabine 🩁

      komoot.de/collection/890629/-traumpfaedchenI ran this dream path two years ago. In March 2019. I found it to be a calm and relaxing path. (komoot.de/tour/58283382)And that's exactly how I feel about the path again today. Relaxing, promising and full of colors.
      The views of the dream path become more daring with every meter and reveal more and more of the Maifeldblick. Halfway through the lap I get the ultimate view into the depths of the Eastern Eifel. That's exhilarating ...
      Yellow grain fields alternate with maturing rapeseed fields and colorful green manure meadows. A typical heavy field smell wafts through the landscape. But that's part of it. The constantly new views of the Maifeld are fascinating. Always from above down into the depths of the Maifeld plane. A really well chosen path.
      Halfway through the path we meet the Polcher Bach, which we accompany for a while.
      The orderly field management takes a backseat in favor of a naturally wild meadow landscape on the stream side, which alternates at times swampy, at times grassy next to us. Mosquitoes and horseflies seize the moment. Slightly annoying. Even with Autan.
      On the far side of the stream there are old cripple oak forests, which are criss-crossed by slate rocks. The typical Eifel landscape in the Maifeld.
      We walk through a very pristine landscape that couldn't be more different. But here, too, there are always small glimpses of the Maifeld on Polch and its surrounding villages.
      When we arrive at Polch, our tour ends on the Veilchenweg.
      Conclusion: a dream path through and through. July is a good month to fully enjoy this little round. It is sure to be beautiful in other seasons as well.
      But when the grain is high and the green manure fields are blooming, it is buzzing and flapping everywhere, this round cannot be beat. With the views, the varied landscapes, the far-reaching views of the deepest East Eifel, this is a pleasant tour that does not require any major highlights. A little holy house halfway and a cross at the end bring a typical Eifel culture flair to the Paradiesweg.
      Recommendable! As an evening round and for the weekend!

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      • July 6, 2021

  5. Sabine 🩁 went for a hike.

    July 3, 2021

    Marc GĂ€umann, FJ and 212 others like this.
    1. Sabine 🩁

      komoot.de/collection/1058451/-themenrundwege-geschichtsstrasse-vulkaneifelThe title "Volcanoes, Water and Knowledge-Themed Trail History Route" is a bit surprising at first. Because the tour runs mostly over the field.
      In addition, it is not particularly long.
      Since the history road tours have not disappointed me so far, I drive to Rothenbach today and start walking.
      The small town of Rothenbach alone is delightful. Well-restored half-timbered houses decorate the place, the catholic hall church Maria Himmelfahrt was built in 1946 in quarry stone construction.We leave the place and walk next to the Rothenbach towards the Trierbach. We have the first beautiful views of the Eifel and the Hochkelberg. Next to a cow pasture, we climb down the slope on an "off-grid" meadow path and meet the Trierbach, which takes in the Rothenbach. The small stream is surrounded by a species-rich meadow landscape. Fragrant flowering meadows and pronounced bank vegetation form the habitat for a multitude of butterflies, dozens of which fly jagged or jiggled over the meadows. On the banks of the Trierbach, shimmering blue-winged dragonflies cavort in the afternoon sun. That is a truly beautiful sight! My luck, a few weeks later the flutter would have been over. Phoebe doesn't care that much about the dragonflies. Are not mice ...
      She gets impatient - as always when I take longer photos, and so we go on.
      At the Meisenthaler MĂŒhle we leave the Trierbach and hike over a gentle hill to Meisenthal, a hamlet belonging to Rothenbach.
      A little detour to MĂŒhlenweg is a must, because here is an old knee-high house from the 18th century, one of the first to come into fashion in this one.
      In Meisenthal we pass the catholic chapel St. Antonius from 1706 and the rectory from the first half of the 19th century. Century.
      In a long curve we climb to 510 meters and once again have a very nice view of the hamlet with its chapel and rectory. The Meisenthaler grill hut with a wave lounger, which offers a fantastic view of the volcanic landscape, is also located here.
      We come closer to Rothenbach again via a wooded descent and pay a visit to the Rothenbacher Drees.
      Shortly before the village, a dirt road leads us to the small stream, which is fed by two springs. The Drees is of volcanic origin and comes from the rock layers of the Lower Devonian. The potable water has a high CO2 and iron content. The Drees gave their name to Bach and Ort.
      We walk the last few meters through the village back to the car.
      Conclusion: "volcano, water and knowledge" is a perfectly fitting name; although the real volcanoes only appear as cones in the landscape background. The visible result of volcanic activity is the Drees. Water plays a major role in this hike. Finally, we accompany the Rothen- and Trierbach, both of which keep unique biotopes alive. And there is a little culture at the edge of the hiking trail and spices up the little round a bit.
      Mainly sandy dirt roads, little asphalt and a small proportion of paths. Extensive views of the surrounding landscape with volcanoes top this tour.
      The lap could have been longer, but otherwise it's a nice afternoon lap where you can also let your mind wander.

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      • July 3, 2021

  6. Sabine 🩁 went for a hike.

    July 2, 2021

    Patrick Sattler, Rudolf and 171 others like this.
    1. Sabine 🩁

      komoot.de/collection/890635/-wanderungen-durch-die-eifelThe weather doesn't really get going this Friday, lots of clouds and cool temperatures keep me indoors. Until the afternoon. The sun comes out and in no time I start a short Eifel hike with Phoebe.
      I have had the BĂŒchel round tour No. 7 in my head for a long time and the weather is great.
      I park at the BĂŒcheler Friedhof and immediately have some wonderful views into the distance. The circular route leads us towards the Enderttal. The lowest point is Pozdamer Platz (yes, you read that correctly, with "z") a wide clearing from which a remarkable ravine (BĂŒcheler hiking trail No. 3) leads to the Endert.
      I'll keep that in the back of my mind for another time ...
      The path to this clearing "Pozdamer Platz" first leads over a field path with great views, which turns into a steep gravel forest path. On my right side there are initially many clear cuts that are being renatured, on my left a deep valley is formed, which is traversed by a small, nameless stream that rises in the Gauchkaul. A quiet and pleasant forest path that is entertained by the chirping of countless birds. Again and again the sun twinkles through the oak and beech branches and gives the path a cheerful character.From the Pozdamer Platz just mentioned, it goes back up in long serpentines. We have already left the small brook, we hike around the Schleimet and here, too, a lot of small brooks arise, whose valleys we can see and which drain into the Endert. So beautiful views.
      The mountain side presents itself from its Eifler side. Rocky. Ferns stand on the barren ground, small blackberry hedges grow sprawling, gorse and thimble stuck in the cracks in the rock. A truly beautiful landscape that is lush on these rather hidden and lonely paths.
      At another fork in the road we cross one of the many small Endert tributaries and come to the Bonertskump, the washing point that was used by the faiders in historical times for washing and bleaching larger items of laundry.
      Today there is a pretty grill hut here. A small pond is fed by a small stream that rises nearby. A very romantic spot in the forest.
      At this point I am changing the original course of hiking trail no.7. I want to walk over the Haykreuz, which is surrounded by a moving legend.
      Via a meadow field path I reach the said cross, which is hidden behind a tangle of poorly cut evergreen trees.
      A BĂŒcheler died a long time ago at this point and a wooden cross was erected exactly at this point. The cross deteriorated with age, and when the deceased's wife became ill, she promised God that she would donate a new wooden cross when she got well. No sooner had she recovered than she forgot her promise. Only in old age did she redeem it, but the curse already weighed on her. When she died, as a spirit she had to carry the old cross back and forth at this point as a punishment until she would be redeemed. But who would have the courage to release them from the curse? It was believed that she would inflict calamity on anyone she met.
      It was a little boy and his grandfather who built a new wooden cross and placed it in the place of the old one. They implored God to remove the curse from the old woman. And indeed! The old wooden cross dissolved, the old woman thanked the two of them and let a small red stone tumble into the boy's lap, which he was allowed to keep. The curse was gone.
      In 1940 the wooden cross was replaced by a basalt cross and you can linger there on a small bench framed by bushes.
      My further path now leads me down to the Ruusbach, which flows into the Bohrbach at the level of the grotto on the Leien. With pretty views of the Eifel, I get back to BĂŒchel and my parking lot at the cemetery.
      Conclusion: A very nice round over fields with great views and through quiet forest passages. Pleasant to walk, lots of rest options, culture and nature present themselves in pleasant alternation.
      Some path sections, mostly wide hiking trails.

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      • July 2, 2021

  7. Sabine 🩁 went for a hike.

    July 1, 2021

    3.37 mi
    3.2 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Paul Udo, Michael and 162 others like this.
    1. Sabine 🩁

      Short circular hiking trails are good for rain-shaded week afternoons!
      So also the Eulgemer circular hiking trail no.8.
      He connects Eulgem and Gamlen in a nice round. Asphalt, field, meadow and forest paths form a natural, scenic and culturally colored little walk here.My starting point is in Eulgem at the fire brigade. The place is so small that it doesn't need sidewalks. If a car arrives, it is best to jump against the wall of the house or on a meadow.
      In this way I reach a larger intersection with a small chapel, whitewashed and nice to look at. Inside it houses one of the many very sad Pietas.
      From here an asphalt path leads us out of the village to the Brohlbach. This route serves as a "secret route" for some commuters. So here we had to push along the roadside in a very civil manner. But a nicely planted cross from the year 1727, erected by an Adam Emrich, calmed me down a bit.
      Likewise, the beet washing plant, which is located on the Brohlbach, has not been used for a long time and is completely overgrown. Long ago the sugar beets were washed here by hand, i.e. they were freed from earth and stones so that they could be sold to the sugar industry. There are several beet washing systems in the EIfel. Either the stream flowed directly through it like at Gevenich (komoot.de/tour/347143122) or it was diverted like here in Eulgem.
      The landscape highlight is the Brohlbach with its floodplain, which always conjures up new landscapes. On the two kilometers that we accompany him to Gamlen, he clearly increases in width and wildness and his brook vegetation is also getting stronger. Finally it splashes between mighty willows, which let their silvery leaves flutter in the wind. A successful composition of irrepressible wildness.
      Shortly before Gamlen we see the chapel of the same name, which is massive and gloomy on the side of the road. Not a single light blinks through the small windows outside. With the dark forest in the background, it seems almost eerie and threatening.
      That makes it an uncomfortable highlight on the track for me.
      We quickly leave Gamlen behind us and head for the gallows, an elevation of 423 m, which I don't really want to call a mountain. Nevertheless, from here you have a great view of the Eastern Eifel on all sides. I couldn't find out whether there was an execution site here. We walk on a very beautiful meadow-forest path through the Galgener forest, and then reach the K21 on a field path. We are almost back in Eulgem.
      On the county road, which we still have to walk a bit (but on a well-tended grass path), there is another chapel and a crossroads. Both from 1830. The cross was erected by the couple Josef and Maria Esper and is very similar to the cross by Adam Emrich. Maybe the same stonemason?
      After another 300 meters we are back at the fire station.
      Conclusion: a nice circular route that is not worth long journeys. Good as an extended dog walk. Beautiful views, some culture and of course the Brohlbach, which brings a beautiful landscape with it.

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      • July 1, 2021

  8. Sabine 🩁 went for a hike.

    June 27, 2021

    8.62 mi
    3.1 mph
    875 ft
    850 ft
    Stefanie, Pn and 197 others like this.
    1. Sabine 🩁

      komoot.de/collection/1053931/-heimatspurenI have had the biodiversity path from the series of HeimatSpur circular hiking trails through the Vulkaneifel in my collection for a long time. But winter and spring didn't seem like the right times of year for this tour.With slightly cloudy weather and a little drizzle, I start today in Darscheid in the passenger car park.
      The route takes us very quickly on meadow-flowery paths into the Lehwald. I already hiked through this enchanted forest last autumn on the "HeimatSpur Lehwaldweg" (komoot.de/tour/285369646) and found it enchanting, a fairytale forest path.
      Impenetrable, gloomy fir forest on both sides, the paths alone are flooded with light and lively overgrown on both sides with foxgloves, lupins, hawkweed, daisies, ferns, clover and so on ... It flutters, buzzes and buzzes, dung beetles crawl across our path in abundance. Even a mole scoops a bit bumpy through the grass, a squirrel jumps over the forest floor and disappears behind a tree. Frog croaking accompanies us. In the forest there are several smaller and larger ponds and a lot of smaller streams flow through the surrounding landscape. Birds call and answer, birds of prey screams through the air. There's really something going on here ...The drizzle releases fantastic smells. It's a lot of fun to walk along these densely overgrown paths. New landscapes emerge around every curve. It doesn't bother me much that the autobahn is close and has to be crossed under three times, and the noise from the car fades into the background.Small highlights along the way spice up the route even more.
      There is Darscheider Drees, whose rusty water I sip a drink. Well Nothing for me...
      A small moss-covered refuge lies romantically in a curve and the Kaiserstein - a tribute to Kaiser Wilhelm I, who died long ago in 1897, seems much friendlier to me today - embedded in forest green!
      Halfway along the circular route, the emergency cross from 1944/45 lines the side of the road, a reminder of the terrible war years of 1944/45, in which the Vulkaneifel was bombed to the worst.

      The old Douglas fir forest offers a completely different picture. The widely spaced trees let a lot of light through and the route takes us on an off-grid section through the middle of this forest. We scare away a few wild boars and quickly disappear back on our way to slow down.
      The small Alfbachtal represents a special forest chapter. A typical habitat for black storks. I haven't seen any, but I can imagine it vividly. Brakes keep me company for this, but I clap them to refuse.
      We walk past the source of the Alfbach. Here you can really see how the water comes out of the ground. The whole valley is more swampy and the forest more like an impenetrable jungle. Nature is allowed to rule here and what falls over falls on what has fallen and so on, all over the place. In the end, nothing can be seen of the brook. Where the thicket of trees clears, grasses, flowering shrubs and ferns cover the stream. We marvel at this wilderness and often look for the way. At some point we leave the valley, our black stork path winds through thickets up to a wider path.
      Most of the last part of the biodiversity trail runs over fields. We walk across the juniper meadows on the Semetberg with a great view of Darscheid and into the distance. Wonderfully blooming dry meadows are on our way. And the swamp area of the Sauerbach puts the brakes on us again.
      These different habitats are fluidly lined up and each one is incredibly intense. Finally, we accompany the Hirtel and Helkenbach a little further in the direction of Darscheid and end our round at the passenger car park.
      Conclusion: A wonderful, fascinating circular hiking trail, for which I really chose the best day. The drizzle not only brings out the colors of the plants, it also fills the air with spicy scents. Forest paths alternate with meadow and gravel paths, many path sections, always new habitats. Every time I'm in a rut, something new comes along. Incredibly varied - just great.
      Since the path is in the shape of an eight, it can also be cut in half.
      Don't forget mosquito repellent. Sturdy hiking boots are essential for the Alfbachtal and the giant off-grid section.
      A sensory path for the summer ...

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      • June 27, 2021

  9. Sabine 🩁 went for a hike.

    June 25, 2021

    3.46 mi
    3.0 mph
    475 ft
    450 ft
    Pam, Alfons and 194 others like this.
    1. Sabine 🩁

      komoot.de/collection/927278/-heimatwanderungen-ueber-der-moselIt is a pity that so many home tours are simply forgotten in favor of certified hiking trails. Our homeland trails lead us into the deepest valleys, to promising heights, over stony mountain tops, through secluded forests and past gigantic rock formations. They do exactly what every hiker wants. They open up our closer homeland and its peculiarities, their history. And yet they have an outdated, somewhat village-like image. If an old wooden sign marks the way, the way has reached the status of boring, of uncool! Unfortunately, the municipalities are also ashamed of putting these circular hiking trails on their homepages, as they have so much praised certified hiking trails in their immediate vicinity or further afield. Forget that there are very cool paths on the doorstep that tell the story of your village almost better than any village scholar.One of these "older" trails is the Faider circular hiking trail No. 6.The path starts at the edge of the village of Faid and moves quickly to the edge of the slope of the Ellerbachtal. In no time at all, we disappeared into the forest on initially grassy paths.
      The forest is left to its own devices, fallen trees have been disposed of in a few places, but the overgrown paths suggest that forest vehicles rarely pass here.
      And that is also an advantage of these "old" ways: They are not overcrowded and nothing has been corrected. No luxury benches, just forest, path, nature and that has been for decades. Wonderfully grown paths!
      The landscapes in the forest change behind every curve. Most of the time we run parallel to the Ellerbach. However, the valley is so deep and steep that we can neither see nor hear the stream.
      Depending on the incidence of light, the forest path is flooded with light and grassy or dark and terribly gloomy. Huhuhu ....
      The forest above the path is mostly covered by crippled oaks that have to work their way through moss-covered boulders. Below there is jungle-like disorder, which is maintained by the cycle of life.
      The second half of the path is dominated by huge rock formations, and some of the path also runs over rocky outcrops. There are also views of the infinitely deep Ellerbachtal or the other side of the valley, where paths meander through the slope.The vegetation is lush and the many islands of light along the way produce a variety of plants.We walk almost four kilometers in a steady up and down along the edge of the Ellerbach valley. Only once does the path lead us into a small side valley of the Ellerbach in order to cross one of its tributaries.
      Especially the second half scores with me because of the beautiful views, the great rock formations and the stunted oak forest.
      The forest path very carefully turns into a mixed oak forest with gentle slopes. We have already left the Ellerbachtal and are marching on the heights. We have reached the Faider fields at the height of the shooting range. We enter Faid with beautiful views.Conclusion: a wonderful hiking trail for warm summer afternoons. Entertaining, full of insights into Eifel forest life and smaller views of and over the Ellerbachtal. Varied, just great ... On this hiking trail, the path is simply the highlight!
      The paths are often a bit overgrown. Hiking shoes and long pants make him more comfortable to walk.
      If you want, you can indulge in the thirst for adventure here: There are two ways to explore older (slightly overgrown) trails that are no longer shown on the map. They lead down through the slope towards Ellerbachtal.

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      • June 25, 2021

  10. Sabine 🩁 went for a hike.

    June 22, 2021

    2.42 mi
    2.6 mph
    425 ft
    400 ft
    AllgÀuOutdoor, Yvi 71 and 135 others like this.
    1. Sabine 🩁

      komoot.de/collection/927278/-heimatwanderungen-ueber-der-moselA little morning lap over the shower relay while the temperatures are still pleasantly cool.There are a few trails that go through the Brauselay, but today's one is my all-time favorite.
      I love vertical meters and beautiful views, special surfaces, varied landscapes, the seasonal nature, a little history and winding paths that give me a little adventure feeling.
      A wonderful way to start the day. In summer as in winter.
      Do you also have such wonderful day starters on site?

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      • June 22, 2021

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