icicleA poem by Klaus-Jürgen SchwarzIcicles used to hang themselves in the narrow streets, in different sizes and also in masses. Oh houses, oh forests, oh meadows and heights, the icicles should beautify the white world.When they were hanging from the roofs, the wind often made them sound melodious, soft, the cones once belonged to every cold winter, to the joy of everyone, and especially to the joy of children.It is said that the icicle fairy has long since died, once she was dearly courted by the winter spirits, maybe she still exists, the cold, beautiful fairy and she does not rest in a deep, frozen lake ..
January 17, 2021
- 01:343.94 mi2.5 mph400 ft375 ft
Actually ... is a word that has been used a lot this year.
Well me too: actually .. 😄 ... we have never hiked on New Year's Eve. But there is a first time for everything and this first time went to the Zschoner Grund in Gombitz today. Glorious sunshine accompanied us first up the Ockerwitzerweg and made the temperatures feel pleasant. How beautifully our Florence on the Elbe lies at our feet .. A look for heart and soul. ❤️
Via Podemus we reach the Zschonergrund, where the Zschonerbach accompanies the hiking trail to the Zschoner mill.How nice that everything is not always "real", but sometimes different! Again, you just have to make the best of everyone. So let's make the most of the coming year! Slip in well and stay healthy! 🥂🍀
December 31, 2020
- 01:3814.3 mi8.7 mph1,200 ft1,200 ft
Winter is the time of stories and fairy tales and therefore a fairy tale wants to be told today ...Once upon a time, not so long ago, husband and wife lived in their beautifully decorated house and looked forward to the upcoming Christmas party. You should know that they both guarded a very special treasure, namely two magic horses. Well fed, the two climb every mountain. One day it happened that the two horses just didn't want to hibernate. So the man entered his wife's small pottery workshop and said: Dearest, our two Stromers absolutely want to go out into the sun again. Of course, dearest, said the woman, let's go on a trip, but also follow the ordinance of our Saxon sovereign. She put clay and tools aside, packed up provisions and the fun started within a 15km radius of the place of residence.
Their way led them over mountains and valleys to the Einsiedlerfelsen in the Dippoldiswalde Heide. But oh dear, to meet the hermit, they were 1,100 years late. Only the 10m high rocks testified to the story of the hermit Dippold. Sadly, the woman sat down for a picnic, but her husband pulled his magic book out of his pocket. Don't be sad, dearest, we just ask our magic book called 🤭Handy. And so the two read the story of the holy hermit. He received this honor and the inclusion in the city arms of Dippoldiswalde only after his death in 997. Around 900 the forest part belonged to the Bohemian noble family Dippolicz. Adalbert of Prague, a descendant of this clan, is said to have stayed here for some time before he went on a missionary trip to the pagan north and unfortunately also died there. Ceramics and a coin find with the year 1542 also suggest that several hermits stayed here.Freshly strengthened with food for mind and body, we headed home, because the magic horses wanted to go back to the warm stables. Unfortunately, the woman forgot to record her route. So you did not fly from the Einsiedlerfelsen, but took the Malterweg ..And if they haven't died, they are still alive today and are sure to have many more adventures.My little snowmen and I wish you all a peaceful, peaceful Christmas with your loved ones! Stay healthy and let's go into the new year with confidence! Greetings to everyone, 🙋🏻Marita
December 20, 2020
Why wander into the distance, see, the good is so close .. said who? 🤔
Well, good old Goethe! 😄
That's why today in round 2, stretch your legs and do a little round with consideration for the baby bump of the daughter-in-law.The Wettin treasure was not in Dippoldiswalde, but in Moritzburg. However, their wealth is u. a. on silver mining in the 12th century in the area around Dippoldiswalde. And of course in Freiberg .. There they sat in Meißen in their Albrechtsburg, had a good time and the people in the mines were leading a poor, meager life.
Hard times back then. Much more can be found in the Museum of Medieval Mining in Dipps.Our walk begins at a very special Schwibbogen, which shows all types of rock in the area. Photo 1. Perhaps someone can add expert advice here .. In my search I only found iron ore.
By the way, Dippoldiswalde - the name of the town goes back to a hermit named Dippoldicz, the bishop of Prague, who was in the nearby heath in preparation for a missionary trip (around the year 900). After his death he was canonized and included in the city arms of Dippoldiswalde.
The hermit rock in the Dippser Heide can still be admired today, along with the information boards.
Dippoldiswalde is definitely worth a walk. Next year the currently closed City Museum with its Christmas exhibition with the many mechanically operated models will be another highlight.
December 6, 2020
The fact is that there is a lot that you don't know. Sometimes you don't even know that you don't know 🤣 ..
That's why I filled my Kaitzbach education gap today, followed up on the last tour, and put 😁dem Kaitzbach on the tooth. At the end of my little trip, I know why the Kaitzbach caused the city and the people of Dresden so much trouble.
But let's start at the beginning. In this case that is the source .. So let's get there! The approximately 12km long Kaitzbach, named after the village and current Dresden district Kaitz, has its origin in Kleinnaundorf, on the Horkenberg. Photo 1-3. In Mockritz it joins the Nöthnitzbach (photo 12,13) In Strehlen the Kaitzbach branches underground, on the one hand flows further into the Carolasee and on the other hand it continues towards the city center until it flows into the Elbe at the Jewish synagogue ... and maybe a few more drops arrive in the North Sea. Did you know that? Not me! Finding out all of this was really a big surprise to me!
Now a lot has been explained to me. During the August flood of 2002, the Kaitzbach overflowed its banks with a flow rate of 2000 liters / second (normally 35 liters) and caused severe damage in residential areas, in the Great Garden, the zoo and the Blüherpark. Look at the source again, actually unimaginable!
In the inner city the water combined with the Weißeritz flood. Together with the Elbe from the other direction, the flood was devastating. That will certainly remain unforgettable for the people of Dresden.
For this reason, extensive flood protection measures were taken. One example of this is the flood retention basin in Mockritz. (Photos 8-10).
So I was sitting in the Great Garden at the Carolasee and for the first time in my life I knew where the water in it came from.
Conclusion: If you knew everything, there would be nothing left to discover!
November 25, 2020
Today I was out on foot and spent the day on vacation with my girlfriend. Honestly, in the end I would have liked to have my bike under me ..
😄Sorry, there was only tea in the pot. 🤔Poor preparation, mulled wine would have been better at 2 degrees. 🙈😀
For me, new and particularly romantic with its pastures was the path along the Kaitzbach that feeds the Mockritzer Bad.
There was also a little bit of "input", see the information boards on the Kaitzbach.Waldkautz has just conveyed to me that the pool has its own supply, so that the Kaitzbach does not provide bathing pleasure. Great, we missed the fact that another river has snuck in. 😅 Well, when girlfriends are out 🙊
All in all, a surprisingly nice tour, also through the Nöthnitzgrund, but ... 😉 your feet prefer to cycle!
November 20, 2020
18 years is a long time. A human child grows up during this time. But for someone who has experienced something terrible, that experience is always timely. In 2002 the floods of the Müglitz destroyed the beautiful village of Weesenstein in the Müglitz valley through heavy rains. More on this in Figure 8. Sure, some still have pictures in their heads. In many places in Germany people lost their belongings and their lives.
Weesenstein with its great castle is a wonderful place again today! But somehow, as with everyone looking at high water marks, depression creeps into me. How much grief, how many lost memories and later diligence and work are unspoken behind every line ...Anyone interested in history will be amazed at the details of the butcher's fountain in Dohna on the market. What you can discover so!
November 18, 2020
Today's round starts in Dresden at Körnerplatz with the goal: the old railway embankment in the Schönfeld highlands and the magic castle Schönfeld.
If you are wondering where for God's sake you can park your car on Körnerplatz, I can reassure you. In the parking lot in Fidelio-F.-Finkestr. there is a spacious parking lot (€ 2 for a day ticket).
If you take the main road at the beginning, the cyclist will warm up very quickly, because it means to overcome 300 meters of altitude.
Alternatively, you can cover the distance with a funicular or suspension railway and enjoy a wonderful view of Dresden. You can take your bike with you.Our highlight today, the Schönfeld magic castle, is located in the east of Dresden, the Schönfeld highlands. In addition to various exhibitions related to the art of magic, the 16th century built Wasserschloss 4Theater. At the moment, of course, Corona is unfortunately putting the bolt on the whole thing. 😕
From Weissig to Porschendorf you can cycle about 15km on the old embankment. Unfortunately the wind whistles around your ears up here .. but in summer it is definitely a great tour. Funny to meet the television tower at eye level.
Another highlight of the tour for me is one that has grown naturally. The sandstone quarry in Lohmen. Its sandstone is called Postaer Sandstein. Perhaps the best-known building that was restored with it is the Dresden Frauenkirche. The sandstone was also used in the construction of the Dresden Zwinger, the main train station, Coselpalais, Albrechtsburg Castle and in many other buildings in Dresden and Germany. The internet knows more ..
So we had a very fresh, but also interesting round.
November 17, 2020
Nobody wants to believe it, but in two weeks the 1st Advent is! 😮
And what do we associate with the Christmas season? Juhu ... the gingerbread💟💖😇!
There are supposed to be some who drive especially to where the little delicacies are made. To Pulsnitz, because there they are very fresh and only produced there they are allowed to bear the name "Pulsnitzer Pfefferkuchen". You bite into these little sins fresh from the Pfefferküchlerei and imagine yourself in culinary heaven. 😂
The gingerbread market takes place every year on the first weekend in November and is highly recommended! All 9 Pulsnitzer Pfefferküchlerei are then centrally represented and countless people enjoy this event, which is similar to a Christmas market. 🤨Corona unfortunately prevented this highlight of the region this year.
If you don't like crowds, you can of course also visit the sales outlets during the week. Attention, opening times! It's best to ask Google.
If you take the bike with you, you can work out a bit before or after the feast. 🤔Might be recommended 🤣
We did the same, but by no means imitate our dodging in Großhartau! I guess I was in gingerbread heaven🙈. Actually, I really wanted to visit the Wallroda dam, but it got dark too quickly. A reason to do this tour again next summer!
November 15, 2020
According to Wikipedia, a break is the name of a moor or swamp landscape and a tree break with a tree population. Logical.
So you shouldn't go into it. 🙈 Otherwise ... encounter a🤔 tree break. 😄🙈
Criss-cross ... from left to right and vice versa ... and there is nothing left but to turn around.
Well, you'd better look at the map beforehand!
I don't have a little punishment for me on Friday the 13th. Unfortunately, what hits me also hits my husband, who had to bravely lift the wheels over tree trunks ..
So, take the road from Hermsdorf via Ottendorf Okrilla to Cunnersdorf and do not drive into the Moselbruch!
Otherwise a nice round on field, forest and meadow paths. In Moritzburg time was on our necks, so we just quickly took the lighthouse and the pheasant castle with us. We promise we will have more time next time!
By the way, in the "Biobahnhof Klotzsche" you can go shopping in the Vorwerk Podemus organic market.
November 13, 2020