October 31, 2020
Süntel | Halloween on the HohensteinIf you try the picture search on Aunt Google and enter "goats with chin-length floppy ears", you get hundreds of photos. If you quickly click on to Wikipedia, you already have the solution.At the start of the tour at the Langenfeld hiking car park, wonderfully located directly across from a meadow with orchards, we are greeted by curious “Boer goats”. You can read that they originally come from South Africa and came to Germany in 1977 together with lions - as their provisions (!).When I'm out and about with Klaus from Lemgo, it happens in Lipperland. Today is different. We tour around the Süntel. For orientation. The Süntel is a low mountain range southwest of Hanover, north of Hameln and west of Bad Münder.There are five of us from two households. We arrive with two vehicles. Unbeatable advantage, a long hike is possible again. At the destination we deposit vehicle A and drive vehicle B to the start. After the hike we collect A again with the help of B and drive with A and B to Hessisch Oldendorf. In the Weinschänke Rohdental we have the last opportunity to stop for dinner before the lockdown.The phrase "I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list" comes from the pen of the American writer Susan Sontag, not from the cloud of empty phrases. And that's how I felt today. I've never been to this region. It is not checked off now, but kept in mind. The tour was nice.I will forego a detailed tour description. Many were there before me who left their impressions. Even today - on this dark, rainy day - there is a lot of activity.The seemingly subterranean average speed has to do with the fact that the person with the shortest legs always sets the pace. And that was “Mini” today, the youngest participant.We contribute photos. You can find the one from Klaus from Lemgo here.komoot.de/tour/278875094
November 14, 2020
- 01:353.19 mi2.0 mph375 ft350 ft
- Schieder-Karl 58
Very nice hike.This is my home, I was there very often as a teenager, but of course we were never allowed into the military facility, so I don't know where this stone staircase led to. Back then there were stripes on a high fence and behind them were dogs. Photography is also strictly forbidden, even getting close was dangerous.We often went to the Alt-Burg-Sternberg, as we said, even in winter with the sled down the hills, at that time there was still a lot of snow, sometimes up to 1-2m high.
May 25, 2020