Hinter dem Horizont

About Hinter dem Horizont

Hallo, ich bin Verena, Betreiberin des Outdoor- und Reiseblogs "Hinter dem Horizont" und Autorin des Outdoor-Reiseführers "52 Eskapaden in und um Würzburg".Vom kleinen Spaziergang bis zur Mehrtagestour... Wandern ist für mich der perfekte Ausgleich zum Alltag und meine bevorzugte Art, die Landschaft einer Region hautnah zu erleben. Deshalb wandere ich nicht nur vor der eigenen Haustür, sondern auch sehr gerne auf Reisen.Mehr dazu erfährst du auf meinem Outdoor- und Reiseblog:

Distance travelled

488 mi

Time in motion

281:26 h

Recent Activity
  1. Hinter dem Horizont went for a hike.

    4 days ago

    3.03 mi
    2.5 mph
    225 ft
    275 ft
    1. Hinter dem Horizont

      The title may sound theatrical, but that's exactly what it feels like right now: Today was my last day at work as an employee and I have to start my own business as a virtual assistant, or VA for short.I made this decision for myself during short-time work in the spring and had been working towards it with determination over the past few months. It feels right and so I'm optimistic about my future.After saying goodbye to my colleagues this afternoon and taking the bus into town, I decided to celebrate my new freedom in the fresh air - with a walk into a new phase of life.

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      • 4 days ago

  2. Hinter dem Horizont went for a hike.

    5 days ago

    2.43 mi
    1.5 mph
    300 ft
    275 ft
    Jörg, Klaus Becker 🍌🍦🍧 and 17 others like this.
    1. Hinter dem Horizont

      Yesterday I told you that Würzburg is free of snow and only frozen remains can be found in the forest.But it can happen so quickly: overnight the city was suddenly in the middle of a winter wonderland. Some may now say "That little bit, that's only in sugar". A matter of opinion ... Since we have little snow here, two or three centimeters 😅 are enough for this definitionDuring yesterday's hike I saw that there was punch, coffee, waffles and sausages to go at the Nikolaushof (advertising out of conviction 😉). I knew that, but the restaurant normally has company holidays in January.So we trudged up the Nikolausberg around noon and enjoyed hot apple punch with a view of the snow-covered roofs of the city.Also visit my outdoor and travel blog hinter-dem-horizont.com

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      • 5 days ago

  3. Hinter dem Horizont went for a hike.

    6 days ago

    7.12 mi
    2.6 mph
    750 ft
    700 ft
    1. Hinter dem Horizont

      In the past few days I had hardly seen any snow here in Würzburg. But when I started my hike in the forest today, I was a bit surprised to discover some remains of it here. Unfortunately, it was mostly trodden snow, which in the meantime either formed a mirror-like surface or a collection of treacherous, smooth footprints along the way. So today I slid through the forest with little elegance ;-)It started in the slippery Steinbachtal. At the end of the long valley, the road branched off to the industrial area of Höchberg. The path led quickly through and along the first row of houses in the village.Then the local connection road between Höchberg and the Frankenwarte was reached. Unfortunately there was a lot of traffic here: both cars and cyclists as well as countless hikers and walkers.Shortly before the pretty tower of the Frankenwarte my camera spontaneously refused to work. Stupid thing! Black screen and only the menu button worked. Unfortunately, I couldn't solve the problem :-( Mainly because of my freezing fingers. By the way, at home it worked again by itself ... grrr!So I continued with the cell phone, which unfortunately can only partially meet my photographic requirements.The path continued through the park forest and past the large playground to Käppele with its wonderful view over Würzburg. Fortunately, the steps on one side of the Way of the Cross were cleared so that I could safely go down the countless steps.Past the Löwenbrücke, the starting point in the Steinbachtal was soon reached again ... and another 11.5km on the account of the virtual Jakobsweg, which I am currently walking with Shelly from Weltenspatz.You can find out more about this at hinter-dem-horizont.com

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      • 6 days ago

  4. Hinter dem Horizont went for a hike.

    January 10, 2021

    4.67 mi
    2.6 mph
    475 ft
    450 ft
    Kris☀️, ayla1306 and 27 others like this.
    1. Hinter dem Horizont

      This morning the sun smiled so beautifully from the blue sky that I quickly completed a customer order and off to the outside.A hike near Leinach was recommended to me months ago, but somehow it never happened. Today the time had come because I finally wanted to see the largest contiguous black pine forest in Germany ... I love pines!The forest can be reached quickly from the Leinachtalhalle and you are surrounded by endless pine trees. Beautiful! Mainly because in the first part of the forest there is hardly any disturbing undergrowth and nothing obstructs the view of the long rows of gnarled trunks.Soon you will reach the tower ruin and a little later the pretty Erlabrunn Käppele. The view from up here into the wide main valley is spectacular.Then the wooded hill is circled and the starting point is reached again.Please visit my outdoor and travel blog hinter-dem-horizont.com

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      • January 10, 2021

  5. Hinter dem Horizont went for a hike.

    January 6, 2021

    9.74 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,325 ft
    1. Hinter dem Horizont

      Today I was on the TraumRunde Dettelbacher Dörfer with Shelly von Weltenspatz. The weather was uncomfortable and the ground was mercilessly softened. So we were mostly with an involuntary mud plateau on our hiking boots and after the tour we were definitely no longer socially acceptable ;-)It started at the city wall in Dettelbach. We left the pretty place past wonderfully beautiful buildings and the pilgrimage church Maria im Sand.Along the fields we reached Neuses am Berg and shortly afterwards the viewing platform above the Main. On the other side of the river, the wine island in the middle of the Main loop showed itself in the usual hatched pattern of countless vines and the wine village of Sommerach on the banks of the Altmain.Next we came to the village of Neusetz and a little later to the village of Brück. Both were rather inconspicuous and without any significant highlights.Then Dettelbach was in front of us again and we climbed down a narrow path towards the many red roofs. In the meantime, the accidental step into a muddy puddle was irrelevant as we had been completely ducked for a long time. It's good that I had a second pair of shoes with me for the drive ;-)Please visit my outdoor and travel blog hinter-dem-horizont.com

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      • January 6, 2021

  6. Hinter dem Horizont went for a hike.

    December 6, 2020

    8.20 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,125 ft
    Sigge🚌💨, Claus Müller and 27 others like this.
    1. Hinter dem Horizont

      After I walked the Südschleife of the culture trail "Vom Charme der neue Reihe" last week, today it was the Nordschleife.The starting point is again the parking lot at the sports field in Theilheim and the path quickly leads to the edge of the forest.After the short stretch of forest, continue along the fields and soon you will reach the Sonnenstuhlturm - or as it is called by the locals: the Potato Tower. It is also the Terroir F Randersacker, one of the magical places of Franconian wine. This is about wine and geology, as the shell limestone, among other things, contributes to the unique taste of Franconian wine.On rustic, sometimes narrow trails, it goes down to Randersacker and after a loop through the old town, the path climbs significantly again along the vineyard.Once at the top you would normally be rewarded with a spectacular view over Randersacker. However, the winter fog only gave an idea of the place during my hike.Continue along the Marsberg-Wachtelberg nature reserve until you reach the next vineyard. Here the path leads downhill again, only to climb again shortly afterwards.Shortly afterwards the vacation tower is reached, which has nothing to do with "vacation". Rather, the name of the pretty observation tower refers to the builders Hedwig and Wolfgang Urlaub. The tower is located on private property, but is accessible all year round at your own risk.We continue towards Theilheim, which you could already see from the tower. However, the place is almost circled before the path leads down a narrow beaten path.In the old cemetery, an information board explains the culture trail and then it goes back to the parking lot at the sports area along the main and side streets.That was probably my last hike in 2020, as the new Bavarian exit restrictions will not allow any further excursions.So I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a good decision in a hopefully better 2021.You can also visit my outdoor and travel blog hinter-dem-horizont.com

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      • December 6, 2020

  7. Hinter dem Horizont went for a hike.

    November 29, 2020

    8.48 mi
    2.2 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Tom, Gisi and 19 others like this.
    1. Hinter dem Horizont

      Hiking with a lost place feeling? No problem on the European cultural route "From the charm of the second row". Why second row? Because the banks of the Main are usually the typical destination for visitors. The small pearls "in the hinterland" are almost forgotten. The Kulturweg should change that.Starting in Theilheim, the path leads through the forest and over the motorway to the old Lützelfeld farm. Hardly anything here indicates a courtyard, but the walled enclosure of the Lützel spring in a depression is quite nice.Shortly afterwards, the historic Lindelbach quarry is reached - my personal highlight of the hike. You will be greeted by some goats who take care of the landscape maintenance and just look at visitors indifferently. A short detour to the quarry is a must. Because a small part is accessible and inspires every Lost Place fan with an old crane and other wonderfully rusted equipment.Lindelbach is soon reached along the vineyard. And on the other side of the valley, a spectacular view opens up to the distant Marienberg fortress.The former Jewish cemetery near Eibelstadt seems to consist of only one large tombstone. Unfortunately, the overgrown area was not accessible.Then it goes down to Eibelstadt, which is on the Main level. The path leads along the old city wall with its towers, which are well worth seeing, and then leaves the village in the direction of the vineyard.On the way back, the motorway is crossed by an underpass and after a sparse wooded area you will soon reach Theilheim again.Please visit my outdoor and travel blog hinter-dem-horizont.com

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      • November 29, 2020

  8. Hinter dem Horizont went for a hike.

    November 15, 2020

    10.5 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,225 ft
    1. Hinter dem Horizont

      The weather was fantastic and ideal for hiking. Apart from that, I just had to go out on my own again and get some distance from all the crap that is pouring in on me. What could be better than hiking alone?I was drawn to the "Liebliche Taubertal" with its LT circular routes. No. 17 laughed at me because of its easy accessibility and the route length of almost 17km. However, I didn't start the tour at the market square as usual, but rather at the Volksfestplatz, where you can park for free and without having to search for a long time. Thanks to the proximity to the hiking trail, the entire route is hardly longer.The first highlights await right at the beginning: the rose garden and the Japanese garden. Although it was already frosty, some roses are still in bloom. But almost all of them have some freezer burn ;-)After crossing the green of the golf course, the path leads up the Altenberg nature reserve and back down again shortly before Igersheim. I would have liked to have eaten something in town, but unfortunately you don't have a chance on a lock-down Sunday.With a view of Neuhaus Castle, the neighboring town of Markelsheim is quickly reached, which I remember fondly from last year: the night in the wine barrel above the vineyard was unforgettable!Different views alternate before the path slowly leads back into the valley. You will soon reach Bad Mergentheim, which will delight you with its small but enchanting old town.You go through the grounds of the Teutonic Order Castle through the castle park to the spa park and you are back at the car park.Please visit my outdoor and travel blog hinter-dem-horizont.com

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      • November 15, 2020

  9. Hinter dem Horizont went for a hike.

    November 7, 2020

    6.99 mi
    1.4 mph
    875 ft
    825 ft
    Tom, Micha and 26 others like this.
    1. Hinter dem Horizont

      The paths of silence are hiking trails through the Jagsttal (Hohenlohekreis). On this family outing, however, there was little noticeable silence: we had a lot to laugh about on the way :-)Start is the center of Dörzbach. There is a large parking lot here to park the car. The Jagst is quickly crossed, which on this foggy morning splashed quietly to itself. Then it goes into the forest.First the ice cellar is reached. Ice used to be stored here, which is said to have remained in the cave until summer.The path continues uphill at the edge of the forest. A little tip: walk behind the first row of trees, it's much nicer there!Soon you will reach old steps in the forest, which during our hike almost disappeared under the fresh autumn leaves. This used to be the way to school for children who had to commute between Dörzbach and the neighboring village of Meßbach.In the village itself, the Meßbach Castle surprises, which one would not expect in such an imposing size in such a small village.Along the lake and the spacious castle garden, you pass fruit trees towards the forest. The path zigzags through the trees until you reach the junction to the St. Wendel am Stein chapel - a detour that should not be missed.The late Gothic pilgrimage chapel is built directly on the rock that forms the back wall of the building. A staircase leads from the interior out into the rock and directly on the facade of the chapel up to small caves and overhangs. Some of the caves around the chapel were probably around 500 BC. Inhabited as evidence by skeleton finds.We continue towards Hohebach, where the Jagst is crossed again. Then it is worth taking a detour to the Jewish cemetery and then continuing on the Hohenbach adventure trail.We had a lot to laugh about here :-) Be it because of the large path made of hollowed-out tree trunks, over which walnuts could be rolled up to the finish in a grain, or funny balance exercises above the Jagst. Well, you don't have to be a kid to have fun here ;-)Shortly afterwards Dörzbach is reached again.Please visit my outdoor and travel blog hinter-dem-horizont.com

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      • November 8, 2020

  10. Hinter dem Horizont went for a hike.

    October 31, 2020

    6.21 mi
    1.2 mph
    900 ft
    775 ft
    Tom, BirgitDa and 27 others like this.
    1. Hinter dem Horizont

      Yesterday it was that time again: it was time for a dream lap in Kitzinger Land. This time it was the turn of the TraumRunde Hüttenheim-Seinsheim.From the hiking car park, the first step is on the access path to the actual starting point of the hike. The path continues through a forest with an occasional view of the colorful vineyards.We continue on leafy forest paths until the Kapellberg observation tower is reached. Usually you can pick up the keys at the wine paradise barn and climb up. But I suspect that this is currently not possible due to Corona.A staircase leads down the slope through the forest. If it has rained before, be careful here, because the muddy steps are not without ...The next destination is the ruins of the Kunigunden chapel. The ruin itself is not necessarily a highlight, as only the outer walls have been preserved. But the view over the colorful autumnal landscape mosaic is wonderful.It continues downhill until the main path above the vineyard is reached. A little later, the wine paradise barn attracts you with a good franc and recommendable spinach dumplings with Gorgonzola sauce.A small quarry is crossed and then it goes up to the cross on the Tannenberg. Due to the mud, we deviated slightly from the official route and decided to take another bend in the vineyard.From above there is again a beautiful foresight over the wine paradise. Then it goes back to the parking lot.Please visit my outdoor and travel blog hinter-dem-horizont.com

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      • November 1, 2020

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