My better half wanted to use the beautiful day for a hike. But since I didn't want to drive far away, a destination in the vicinity was required. Wolfsegg and its castle were still unknown to me, at least from a personal visit. So off to Heitzendorf with dog and wife and from there first along the Naab through the shady forest. Immediately after the first ascent you could see the valley, but it was not very attractive. Along the Naab, the path led through beech forests and mixed forests. The view of the Naab was only cleared again at Duggendorf. But there you have a very nice view.
After the view, it goes downhill again for the first time, and then straight up again steeply. Unfortunately, the route suggested by Komoot is blocked with fallen trees. But since we were still quite fresh, that wasn't a real obstacle for us - even the dog got through the bottom without any problems 😄. However, the ascent was more strenuous than originally planned and we were happy when we reached the highest point of the route.
Shortly before Wolfsegg, we held our lunch at a rest area right in front of a Marterl. Freshly strengthened, we went a short distance through a beech forest and then through the village towards the castle. Contrary to my original expectations, this part was only downhill - I would have expected an increase on a castle hike. Wolfsegg was actually built in a valley. And therefore not visible from afar. Perhaps that is also one of the reasons why the castle is still so well preserved to this day and was not destroyed in the Middle Ages. On the contrary, it has been restored and is owned by the municipality. Inside there is a museum that depicts life quite beautifully at the time. Household items, a kitchen, a hall, musical instruments - you can find a lot from that time.Interesting: The rock on which the castle stands (yes, you have to go up a little bit), houses a very large cave. This is even accessible from the castle, but not open to tourists. Back then you could certainly have a few surprises when the castle fell into strange hands ...On the way back to Heitzenhofen we shortened a little through the forest, because the steep section with the trees over the path is also dangerous on the descent. Instead, our return route led partly over gravel forest roads.
In addition to the views of the Naab Valley, the castle and the beech forest, there were also small delights from the local fauna. So we found some places where autumn crocus bloomed. Very nice to look at, but unfortunately poisonous and therefore nothing for the garden at home.
September 20, 2020
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It should be a longer tour again. Rather flat and with lots of water - it's hot right now Zeit. The Naab is a nice sub-goal and since I have never walked further than Ettmansdorf north, the decision was made to continue walking there. It then extended beyond Fronberg and Lindenlohe to the area of the Charlottenhofer Weiher. From there it went back home over the Steinberger See.
Unfortunately, after 5.6 km, the recording watch announced that it was not feeling well and started the route again - which leads to two sections at komoot. I was also not sooo well, because it was very hot and the cooling water was always only to the left and right of me, often inaccessible behind nettles and hedges. A more forested route would have been wiser. Despite the heat, I enjoyed running - I just stayed slower than usual.Hellohe
If you walk to the Naab at Teublitz, you can hardly get past the Höllohe wildlife and leisure park. Unfortunately there are no exhibitions open at the moment, but the game reserve and playground for children are still a nice destination for families and nature lovers.Münchshofen
The striking, widely visible "mountain" also has an interesting building to show: the Münchshofen castle. Unfortunately a bit dilapidated and, as far as I know, not to be walked on, it is still a worth seeing goal."Panorama trail"
A well-traveled country road leads between Bubach and Strießendorf, which you would like to avoid as a runner. There is a forest path that runs parallel to it, which leads a long way along the edge of the forest. For the somewhat arduous, quite steep but short ascent, you will be rewarded with a wonderful panoramic view of Klardorf.Naabeck
Here is a brewery that is well known and popular in the region, the "Schlossbrauerei Naabeck". Those who want to have their beer tasted have the opportunity to do so in the previously located town "Wiefelsdorf" in the Plank brewery inn.Naabsiegenhofen
There is the Mulzer Hof, where you can pick blueberries but also raspberries. The HofCafé and the farm shop are open during the season.Fronberg
Already north-east of Schwandorf, the small town has a castle to offer. From the Naab side, it shows itself to the visitor in all its glory. From the town side, it is covered by houses and a park.Charlottenhofer pond area
A huge area that extends east of the A93 down almost to Wackersdorf. Countless ponds are packed close together, separated only by a path. In the middle of the nature reserve, the Chamber of Crafts Lower Bavaria-Upper Palatinate has found a home in the Charlottenhof. In the evening, however, many mosquitoes are expected in summer. If you are interested in fish culture: At the eastern end, towards Lake Murner, there is a water-fish-nature adventure park, where both readers (through many display boards) and children (through water games) get their money's worth.Geotope No. 99
After the pond, the path leads through an unappealing industrial area and then along a strange-looking, fenced-off area. Anyone who has had a closer look at the area from the opposite side knows that this is Geotope No. 99. A document of mining history that has played a major role here around Wackersdorf since the middle of the last century. There is also the entrance to a viewing platform for Geotop 99. You can also see a briquette machine from the time when lignite was actively being mined here. Those who are curious can also visit the museum there.Steinberger See
The path continues between Knappensee and Steinbergersee along sailing boats and bathing meadows to Movin'G'round, an adventure park for the family with a beer garden. Sunsets are particularly beautiful here because the red fireball is often reflected in the lake. Hetue makes me ready for a quick refreshment for the last little bit through the forest home.
July 20, 2020
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