About Sabine 🦁
Wandere meinem Traumziel entgegen - - einmal die Alpen über die Via Claudia Augusta zu überqueren.
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 Abgründe und seilgesicherte Klettersteige.
Sollten Routen solche Elemente enthalten, werden sie von mir entsprechend abgeändert 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, Bänke an Wegrändern, Holzkreuze im Wald, alte Wanderschuhe, die an einen Baum genagelt sind, stellen für 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 ständiger Wanderbegleiter.
Alle Wanderungen mit 🐕 sind Hundegenesungswanderungen und deshalb kürzer und anfänglich mit geringen Höhenmetern.
Ich wünsche euch viel Spaß beim Stöbern.
Über Fragen und/oder Kommentare freue ich mich.
Fernreisen und -wanderungen findet ihr in meinem Reiseblog "Reiselust mit Sabine".
- Sabine 🦁
komoot.de/collection/907956/-moselhoehenwegIn the early hours of the morning I set out to hike the second part of the Cochem-Pommern stage.
It promises to be a varied hike, because the path leads through three attractive stream valleys. And the sunny heights around Kail and over the Pomeranian wine terraces are not boring either.
The starting point is Klotten. I park my car on the banks of the Moselle and it goes straight through the historic Klotten to the embankment, which we accompany for a while. The Dortebach valley
(komoot.de/tour/71849119) is the first stream valley that we reach. We feel the special climate directly. Jungle atmosphere, humid and warm climate. The Dortebach seeps over mossy stones and a multitude of butterflies flutter around each other in search of partners and the best flowers.
We only walk a little way up the graceful brook valley. We leave the main path at a small wooden bridge and climb 180 meters in steep serpentines. The Kasteschkopp is our next small stopover and since the day is supposed to be very hot, there is also a first water rest for Phoebe. She slobbers her water and I take photos of Klotten and the Moselle. Sublime high vantage point!
We continue on dried up meadow paths past the Annischerhof. Shortly before the Fellerbachtal we make another water rest. It is already really hot and the dog greedily gobbles its water.
The Fellerbachtal is a pretty winding and deep Kerbtal. At a ford we can cross the stream over a bridge. A few years ago, a few stepping stones were thrown into the water here and you could juggle over them. Now a small wooden bridge adorns the transition, which is already missing a crossbar. Behind the stream it goes steeply uphill and we walk for a while through the forest and then through an open bush landscape with many perennials and grasses.
After we have left the forest and Fellerbachtal, there is another drink break, because now we have to cross the field and through Kail. The sun often hides behind a few clouds. How refreshing!
In Kail we pass the almost legendary "Café zur Tanke" and head towards the church and cemetery. Water break!
Then we enter the Schilzergraben
(komoot.de/tour/69422920) -after the Dortebach valley, one of the most beautiful valleys on the Moselle for me!
The brook has created a very interesting valley - sometimes we walk right next to the brook, we cross it once, then again it is meters deep below us and can no longer be seen. We walk steadily and moderately downhill on a path. Because of the heat, a lot of leaves rustle under our feet. Some trees have fallen victim to the heat, lie in the darn deep ditch or hang over the path. After a kilometer and a half, the path rises a little and we step into the glaring sunlight. Again on the Moselle, but quite high up.
The Schilzerbach plunges into the depths here and disappears into the Moselle.
On our last section we only hike through the vineyard terraces towards the boxy sundial - the landmark of Pomerania. We go around some valleys that drain here into the Moselle. At the second valley that I circumnavigate, I take another water break. It turns out that Phoebe is very troubled by the heat and I decide to change the tour, leave the altitude and take the direct route to Pommern Bahnhof.
Now let's look at the sundial and take photos from below. Next to the train tracks the heat is a bit more bearable and a light wind refreshes us. The train station is conveniently located directly on the extended Wingertsweg. And we don't have to wait long for the Rb either.
The end of this tour will then be added to the beginning of the next tour!Conclusion: A very nice and varied tour that also completely satisfies path hunters. Views over the Eifel heights and views down to the Moselle alternate. And also beautiful stream valleys!
I have added links in brackets to the tours in the Dortebach Valley and the Schilzergraben I've been there a few times and these valleys are well worth a little afternoon lap.
4 days ago
- Sabine 🦁
The circumstances show that my current stage on the Moselle is from Winningen to Koblenz-Güls. The last stage right in the middle. On this stage too, the Moselsteig Trail follows the Moselhöhenweg.
The steep ascent begins in the Moselle town of Winningen on a path between the residential buildings. First into the vineyards and then over the vineyard stairs (what do I love these steep, narrow and eternally easily buried things) and nice slope paths to the Domgartenhütte.
Break! Water for the dog! Enjoy the view and take photos!
Then it goes on dirt roads, past horse paddocks, over soft meadow paths along the height. Above us, tug boxes and redesigned helicopters gain height. Winningen airfield is very close by.
We move a little away from the edge of the slope and come to a small piece of forest that was the scene of very cruel witch burnings 400 years ago. On the witch's hill on which the pyre stood, a memorial stone now lists the names of all the men and women who fell victim to the Christian nightmare.
The stage path is oriented towards the edge of the slope and after a few hundred meters in the refreshing, cool forest, we step through a small forest opening onto a hot vineyard path into the glistening sun. Below us vines and the Moselle.
Again and again we touch grandiose viewpoints, the two Moselle towns of Winningen and Lay shimmer in the sun with their white houses.
Pleasure boats and panorama boats whiz across the Moselle from Moselle town to Moselle town.
From the viewpoints "Panoramaterrasse" and "Pfarrhecks Kopf" I have a total overview of what is going on in the depths.
At the "Pfarrhecks Kopf" vantage point, we climb a typically Moselle staircase onto a lower-lying vineyard path, finally leaving Winningen and Lay behind us and now moving between vines and orchards towards Güls. Blue wasteland horrors cross our path, half hopping, half flying, on the dry and dusty split paths. Wild fruit and cultivated fruit shine in competition. Pigeons, pears, apples, walnuts and plums compete with elder, sloes, rose hips and the red berries of the dogwood. Every now and then a sweet floral scent wafts through the air. Just beautiful!
We are losing altitude and are approaching Güls directly. The orchard path accompanies many club houses and their facilities on its last meters. You can tell that Koblenz is in the immediate vicinity. And finally we walk on a gravel path through the new development area and directly into the center of the village. We pass the Groß-Heiligenhäuschen, a clumsy village chapel, and after another hundred meters we reach the train station. End of today's stage.Conclusion: The Moselhöhenweg creeps out. A short promising tour with little history, scenic. Great cultural landscape pictures, but lots of asphalt or gravel paths, which are just as bad for little dog paws in this heat as are sloping paths.
Great path-stair combinations through the slope.A peculiarity of the Moselhöhenweg operator: The famous white "M" on a black background can sometimes be found as a badge, but it can also be simply painted white on a vineyard wall or a tree. You have to keep your eyes open and be open to all markings, then it will work with the routing.
6 days ago
- Sabine 🦁
komoot.de/collection/907956/-moselhoehenwegA very nice section of the Moselhöhenweg, which largely served as a template for the Moselsteig Trail.
This time the starting point is Wittlich Hbf and from there it is a taxi to Ürzig. We start today's stage from the small romantic Moselle village, which takes us crispy to the Eifelhöhe through a gigantic hollow path made of red slate. We gain a bit more height via the (W) Ürziger Bergpfad and scramble up a nice, rooted Waldberg path up to the Burgberg with the hut of the same name. From here we enjoy a first fantastic view of the Moselle. In the distance I can see the new Hochmosel Bridge, which has been shaping the landscape in this area mercilessly since last year.
Our further path now leads us alternately through forest, vineyards and open landscapes with beautiful meadows. The forest paths, through dark fir forests and light beech-linden mixed forests, run one notch valley after the other. In autumn, when the forest streams carry more water, it has to be an impressive spectacle when they sometimes rush down the mountain over slate slabs and disappear again in the depths of the forest.
From the vineyard trails we often have a great view of the Moselle and its towns. Unfortunately it rains again and again and the views are a bit cloudy.
There are many rest opportunities on this route because the Moselsteig Trail is also used. The Kröver rest area "Zum Hänchensborn" is gigantic. Very nicely located and with a fantastic view of Kröv.
A few hundred meters further on we meet the Kröver Bergkapelle, a chapel of the cross that closes the Keuzweg from Kröv up here. Another uplifting view of the Moselle.
We have already completed most of the stage. In front of us is the Mont Royal fortification from the 17th century. The Sun King had an oversized fortress built on this striking mountain, today's Mont Royal. A bulwark of French power after all the castles on the Moselle had been destroyed. It was intended to support Louis XIV's expansion policy towards the east. However, the system, which was not yet completed, was already ground again in 1697.
After WW2, the ruins of the fortress for tourism were opened up with a network of hiking trails and information boards. Most of the ruins are overgrown with scrub. It is advisable to stay on the paths, ruin traps lurk off the paths. Part of the bulwark can be walked on, a flashlight would not be wrong. Since Phoebe is afraid of dark rooms and caves, I decided not to. Although I would have been very excited ....
The rest of our way to Kövenig runs along beautiful forest paths, grass paths, which are sometimes better or less well maintained. Here, even in summer, torrents come down the slopes and flood the red slate floor. Large puddles are on the way and Phoebe uses the opportunity to quench their thirst. It has now become very hot, the sky is cloudless, there is no trace of rain. I reach Kövenig in no time via the old fortress path and the vineyards. And I'm lucky: I can still get the train at 3:06 p.m. I'm very happy about that because Kövenig is a rather uninteresting place with a lack of gastronomy.Conclusion: A very entertaining and promising hiking trail with a few meters of altitude and some history!One more thing:
I ran the tour from Ürzig to Kövenig!
Signed pictures always reflect the clear point of view. Unsigned pictures are inserted at the right place, but not to the meter!
August 1, 2020
- Sabine 🦁
komoot.de/collection/907956/-moselhoehenwegThe starting point for my next Moselle tour is the station in Bullay.
Directly behind the double-decker bridge there is a steep path up to the top with a first very nice view of the Moselle. The Prinzenkopfturm intensifies the view of the Moselle loop!
Then it goes together with the Moselsteig over the Eifel heights past other beautiful views and shelters. From the managed Drieschhütte the Moselhöhenweg goes its own way again. Over clear heights, through dark pine forests, past lonely huts and through deep notch valleys, first that of the Pfahlbach and then through the Burgerbach valley. Lonely and romantic!
The Moselle panorama Birkenstöckchen offers an enchanting view over Reil and the Moselle, at the same time you are on the 50th parallel. A very nice idea!
The further route leads us through the Birkensteinchesbach valley, then we walk around the castle hill, on which are the remains of a Celtic refugee castle.
A short time later we come to the Mont Royal, the 17th century French fortress hill. On this expiring part of the fortress mountain there is a somewhat impersonal holiday settlement, from which the historic fortress path leads to Kövenig. A very nice forest path past rugged rock formations and promising open slopes. It ends in the small village of Kövenig, which fortunately has a train station. From here I drive back to Cochem via Bullay.Conclusion: A great, promising tour with hidden hiking trails and paths through quiet and deep notched valleys, some history and fantastic vegetation! An unforgettable tour!
July 25, 2020
- Sabine 🦁
komoot.de/collection/907956/-moselhoehenwegThis stage of the Moselhöhenweg starts at Neef train station. The way up leads over the Neefer bridge through the wine-growing region into the Geulbach valley. We accompany the Geulbach first on asphalt, later on typical vineyard gravel paths and finally on soft grass paths. The climb is gentle for the first two kilometers. We pass the winegrowers' storage huts, which are not always well-kept, and which are sometimes used as private bulky waste dumps. The path soon turns into a jungle-like forest path, the Geulbach gently ripples by our side. Phoebe runs through the stream, cools her paws and slurps from time to time from the deliciously cool water.
We cross the brook at an iron bridge with a bench and from here the character of the gentle forest path changes suddenly. A steep path leads from here to the Heidenpforte natural monument. The wide, cozy valley has changed into a notched valley with enormous depth. We climb up the rock path, fallen trees make it even more difficult. The vegetation is incredibly diverse, the humid air under the jungle-like tangle of trees encourages their lushness. The rock path winds several times around the mountain and after a good 4 km I am at the Heidenpforte. Here you can climb back down to the Geulbach and run through the Heidenpforte, provided the stream has no or little water. The natural monument is simply a breakthrough in the massive rock wall through which the Geulbach squeezes through on very rocky and rocky ground. Nice to look at.
On a Sepentine it goes steeply uphill until we come across a somewhat wider path that takes us to the actual Moselle Heights Trail after one kilometer.
From here on asphalt over the height, very sunny, and very very vegetation rich. I have rarely seen such lush vegetation. Quite apart from the exuberant blooming wildflower meadows, which seem to have taken every free spot, there are a lot of wild fruit varieties here that I have not seen in nature for a long time - except in my own garden, planted as a rarity. I'm excited!
Wild apples and pears, elderberry, elderberry, service tree, mountain ash, viburnum, whitebeam, sweet chestnut and other typical Moselle wild trees accompany us on the mountain trail. In between, the wild hogweed blooms and smells seductively honey-sweet. After several kilometers, the asphalt path changes back into a forest path and we now run towards the Sollig, at 398 meters the highest accessible elevation in the Kondelwald. A hut with a wood stove and a war memorial mark this place.
From here it is only downhill in wide serpentines, first through a very beautiful forest with soft meadow paths. Again and again I can catch views of the Moselle and above all the Arras Castle, which towers mightily on its castle hill. The last few meters lead us through the vineyards. Here the vegetation really opens up again. The typical vineyard wild flora in the most abundant variety - fragrant, colorful and full of insects! A wonderful feast for the eyes and an unmistakable hum and buzz.
The vineyard trail ends in Alf, a stop at Bömer's Stiffje replenishes our water reservoirs.
Then it goes to the ferry, which translates us to Bullay for € 1.50. After another 200 meters we reach the environmental station and are back in Cochem in 10 minutes.Conclusion: A very nice tour through a great brook valley, with a lot of typical Eifel and vineyard flora. Few views, the Heidenpforte and the Sollig with hut as small highlights.
Nature scores on this tour! Very lonely!
July 19, 2020
- Sabine 🦁
A beautiful archaeological hike is on my hiking list today.
From the parking lot in Remstecken, we first hike to the Roman villa on Remstecken. A medium-sized manor house villa typical of the Moselle, largely preserved in its foundations and giving a good idea of how Roman manor houses were laid out.
We continue through beautiful thick beech forest - crossing the Hunsrückhöhenstraße - to the Temple of Mercury, which was also dedicated to the Gallic goddess Rosmerta. The foundations of the temple are located within a polygonal wall, which can be seen very well in places. Those who want to get a more precise idea of Gallo-Roman temples can find elaborately reconstructed temples on the Martberg or on the Calmont.
From the Temple of Mercury I walk the pastor's path to the Roman villa at the Schüllerhof. In past centuries, the pastor's path was the fastest way for the pastor of the parishes of Waldesch and Stolzenfels to get from worship to worship.
Not much of the Roman villa can be seen at the Schüllerhof; a few foundation walls that are scattered over the area. In this area was built again and again. Several farms were built here. This archaeological site is named after the last courtyard, the Schüllerhof. The Roman Villa vom Schüllerhof is located on a former Roman thoroughfare, a cross-connection between Ausoniusweg and the Rhine. Typically, the path runs straight through thick beech forest to the Kühkopf, at 382 meters the highest mountain in the Koblenz city forest. A beautiful large hut and a cross give the viewpoint a special ambience.
The downside on this route is that a large part of the Roman path runs on asphalt. Not least because the historic path leads past the Koblenz radio tower, which is a good photo opportunity in the light fog today.
From the Kühkopf it goes steeply downhill on narrow winding roads until we come to the Forsthaus Kühkopf. From here I run on a mountain bike trail to Hunsrückhöhenstraße. On the other side of the street is the Remstecken car park with my car.Conclusion: For those interested in history and forest fans, the circular hike is definitely worth an afternoon tour.
Rather not for "little hunters"!
July 16, 2020
- Sabine 🦁
A little hike in my former home, the front Odenwald.
This tour starts in Leutershausen, Gde Hirschberg.
I would like to go back to the Hirschburg, one of my favorite castles next to the Schauenburg ruins in Dossenheim.
Thirty years ago, the Hirschburg ruins were very difficult to find. The castle hill was completely overgrown and so were the pathways that led to the castle hill.
In other words, only hard-boiled people found their way to Sleeping Beauty Mountain.
The remains of the overturned keep and also the legend of the headless horseman, who was beheaded for a misguided night watch and has been riding restlessly through the forest on moonless nights, tempt me to visit this eerily beautiful ruin again. The paths are now cleared well and you can climb the mountain plateau on a narrow climbing path and take a little break up there between the rubble ruins.
It continues around the castle hill to the predecessor castle of the Hirschberg, the Schanzenköpfle. A very pretty hiking trail leads past the castle hill, which is surrounded by a deep moat and additional wall. On the side of the path are some old boundary stones from the beginning of the 18th century.
A lot of history in a small space.
With a dog, I don't climb the plateau this time, which is also very uncomfortable because there is no way up there. You have to climb up through the bushes.
The Schanzenköpfle was built around 1100 and was already abandoned around 1400 in favor of the lower Hirschburg. For this reason there are not many ruins left, small remains of walls can be found between the giant trees on the small castle plateau. The Schanzenköpfle is already very high at 400 meters, but the Hohe Waid is a little higher, at 455 meters the highest peak in the area. A cross and a rest area adorn the highest point of the summit. From there, it goes steadily downhill along beautiful forest paths, over paths and through hollow paths back to Leutershausen. What is striking are the many beautiful huts, which were not simply erected on the side of the path, but rather a little higher on the slope, inviting you to take a rest, protected by bushes and trees.Conclusion: A nice hike with many reminiscences and very nice trails, great views and a good portion of history.
July 9, 2020