Ich wohne in den Berglen, das ist ca. 30 km östlich von Stuttgart. Der Name ist aber nicht Programm - die Berge in der Umgebung sind max. 500 m hoch. Der Schwäbisch-Fränkische Wald, die Ostalb und die Schwäbische Alb sind so meine Haupttätigkeitsgebiete im Alltag. Schon als kleines Kind bin ich mit meinen Eltern viel gewandert. Diese Leidenschaft für die Natur hielt auch in den späteren Jahren an.
Nachdem meinen beiden Kindern das Bergwandern zu "langweilig" wurde, stiegen wir auf das Klettersteig gehen um. Nun kam die "Action" dazu. Neben diesen beiden Hobby bin ich noch gerne auf meinem MTB bzw. Gravelbike unterwegs.
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Short afternoon tour starting at the parking lot at the entrance to Trailfingen. From there we walk towards Hofgut Uhlenfels. Do not follow the signs towards the gorge. The path leads us past huge, green meadows and pastures. The view is lovely. Downhill it goes to the Uhenfels estate. From there it gets really steep downhill to Seeburg for a short time. At the street we go straight ahead for a short time and then turn left across the Erms. There is a small kiosk just behind the Ermsbrücke. There are drinks and small snacks here. Now the path into the Trailfinger Gorge begins. Strangely, the path climbs only slightly - which you wouldn't expect after the steep descent. The path leads past the Ermsquelle. The gorge is very natural. It's green everywhere. After we were able to enjoy the large meadows and the view on the way there - it is now time to enjoy the green, almost "jungle-like" gorge. After a short time we come to the forest building and thus already to the exit of the gorge.
A short but worthwhile tour with beautiful views and lots of nature.
June 5, 2021
Nice fitness tour around Vörhingen. The starting point is the hiking car park to the left of the Schützenhaus Vöhringen. Right after the start comes the first highlight of the tour - the Keltertal. A really great valley, lots of green, juniper heaths, narrow paths - pure nature. This is how hiking trails should be. The second highlight follows immediately - the steep path to Brittheim. A narrow, muddy path leads steeply up in the forest. I love that. Past Brittheim you go to Heiligenzimmer, Hofgut Bernstein and Kirchberg Monastery. Shortly before the end of the tour, the Mühlbachblick offers us another great view down into the valley.
Overall, a really nice, worthwhile tour with great views and deep views of the Swabian Alb.
May 14, 2021
Short tour with my gravel bike "around the mountains". The starting point is Oppelsbohm. From there to Rettersburg in the forest. A forest path leads us up to just before Öschelbronn. The next forest path passage in the direction of Linsenhof follows through the village. But first we turn right and cycle along the edge of the forest to Oberweiler. From Oberweiler down to Bretzenacker and to the sports field in Steinach.
Through the village and on the beautiful bike path to Hößlinswart. There is a wonderful Easter fountain here over Easter - be sure to see it. Another highlight of our tour follows immediately afterwards - the Hößlinswart wood teaching garden. Here, too, you have to get off your bike and look. Absolutely worth it. This is followed by the next forest path passage. Via Birkenweißbuch it goes to Streich. Our turning point is at the water reservoir. Now down to Birkenweißbuch and over Necklinsberg to the Kieselhof. Shortly behind the Kieselhof again into the forest. It goes down to Rettersburg. Now the last forest path follows above Rettersburg to Oppelsbohm to our starting point.
Overall, I think it's a nice tour for the gravel bike, with some forest path passages and not just tar paths. The tour takes us to almost all parts of the mountains. I will make up for the rest on one of the next tours. Have fun cycling afterwards.
April 3, 2021
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Today's tour takes me to the Walkersbacher Tal on the hottest March day since the weather records began.
The start is a parking lot on the left behind the Weitmarser Sägmühle. From there, the Walkersbachertraufweg leads up on the left side of the valley to the Flößsee. From there we unfortunately have to walk directly on the state road for a short time to the village of Walkersbach. In Walkersbach, in the center of the village, a path branches off sharply to the right in the direction of the sports field. Then it goes uphill on the other side of the valley past the Haselhof. The path is unfortunately getting steeper and more sweaty - that goes on until shortly before the Haghof. At Haghof we turn right onto the footpath parallel to Landestrasse. Unfortunately, this section is not that great - as the road is very busy. Shortly before Pfahlbronn we turn right to the Petershaldenhof. From there we roughly head in the direction of Strauben. On the horizon you can already see the Kaiser Mountains of the Swabian Alb. However, we do not follow the small driveway directly into the village, but go right into the forest. There we come to Straubenblick. In the middle of the forest there is a beautiful view of Strauben. Shortly after this point, a narrow path branches off to the left to the Hohlen-Fels-Klinge. The detour is worthwhile. We return to the Walkersbach Valley via the Metzelhof. Cross the road and turn left and we are back at our starting point.
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March 31, 2021
Today's tour starts at the sports fields or at the outdoor pool in Murrhardt. There is enough parking space here. Our path goes straight ahead from the parking lot towards the forest. First we come to the grimacing fountain. The fountain is well worth seeing with its stone source spirits. It continues through the wild and romantic Trauzenbachtal. We follow the marking "Blue Cross". The path mostly runs parallel to the stream. Sometimes you feel like you are in a ravine gorge. Waterfalls and moss-covered trees line our path. At the end of the valley is the Hördter mill. This is very idyllic at the end of the Trauzenbach valley. The mill was built in 1763 and is in very beautiful condition. After we have left the valley we come to Trauzenbach. From there, a small and narrow tar road leads us to Frankenweiler. Behind this hamlet we come back to a meadow or forest path. We follow the marked path and enjoy the view of the plateau. We now have to walk a short distance on the country road in the direction of Kieselhof. Then the path runs again to the left, parallel to the road. We get through front and back grumbling. The paved path then leads us to Hoffeld. Behind the village we go into the forest up to an elevated position. Do not follow the marking there, but turn left. After a short time the path ends on the country road. Now walk approx. 100 m upwards and then immediately turn right into the forest path. This forest path brings us back to the sports field in Murrhardt.You can find more tours on my homepage at the following URL berg-len-outdoor.de/touren/deutschland
March 29, 2021
Today's tour is a long distance hike. That means the starting point and destination are not identical. That's why we start in the center of Oppelsbohm and take the 330 bus for about 45 minutes to just before Kaisersbach and get off at the Eulenhof stop. There we go right into the forest in the direction of Welzheim. Passing the Aichstrutsee we come to the small Roman fort Rötelsee. Parallel to the country road, it then goes on the outskirts of Welzheim in the direction of Rudersberg. Shortly after a garden shed, a forest path branches off to the right. We follow this steep path to the Wieslauf. Since the bridge is currently destroyed, we have to cross the stream on foot. Go through the experience field Eins + Alles and turn left at the end. At the parking lot, turn right into the forest. After about 200 m a narrow path branches off to the right. It goes steeply down into the great Wieslauf Gorge. This is my personal highlight of this tour. The gorge is a so-called spell forest. The trees are criss-crossed across the path. Again and again we have to climb over the trees or overcome muddy and slippery passages. Good footwear is an absolute must here. Right at the beginning we pass the romantically situated blade mill. Shortly afterwards a so-called "lost place" follows - the destroyed electrical works. After about 1 km we leave the gorge and come to the railway viaduct above Klaffenbach. In summer, steam locomotives sometimes run here on weekends. In Klaffenbach we cross at the inn to the left to the sawmill. Shortly after Klaffenbach there is a nice rest area with benches, tables and even a barbecue area. Now it goes along in the Wieslauftal to Rudersberg. There we go through the industrial area, past the Weru company in the direction of the outdoor pool. Shortly before the swimming pool, turn left up the mountain to a dirt road. We now follow this path until we have reached the top of the mountain. Then always straight ahead to the Königsstein. There to the left in the direction of Kieselhof. On the dirt road towards Necklinsberg turn right down towards the forest. After a short while we come to a tarred road. Follow this very steeply to the top left and then branch off to the right. After a few hundred meters, a narrow, hard-to-see path branches off to the right. We follow this downhill and come out above Oppelsbohm. Now it is not far to our starting point. All in all, a scenic and varied tour - which, however, due to its length, requires a certain basic level of fitness.
March 3, 2021
- 02:327.36 mi2.9 mph750 ft825 ft
Today's tour starts at the hiking car park just behind the Fratzenwiesenhof. The Fratzenwiesenweg starts right at the parking lot in the direction of Ebnisee. After a while we see Ebni's first houses in the upper right corner. Here we branch off to the right in the forest and walk across a large meadow up the mountain to Ebni. Through the village we get directly to the Ebnisee. Today, on a normal weekday, you can really enjoy the Ebnisee. There are few people on the way and the wooden benches invite you to linger. Unfortunately, there is hustle and bustle here at the weekend. We continue on the Salbengehrenweg towards the forest. After a short time the signpost to the Gall Grotto will come. The narrow path leads along the stream to the grotto. Good footwear is important here - as it is often very muddy. The detour to the Gall Grotto is definitely worth it. Huge boulders line the grotto. To the right of the grotto, a narrow path then leads us uphill to the country road towards Kaisersbach. We cross the street and come to a path marked with a Limes tower sign. This leads us down to the Weidenhof. At the Weidenhof keep left in the direction of the Schloßhof. Shortly before the castle courtyard, our path branches off to the left and we come to Hinterwestermurr. Through the village and past a large cowshed it goes into the forest. We follow a path uphill and come to Rotenmad. Now it is only a few hundred meters along the road to our starting point, the hiking car park.
February 24, 2021
Today's winter tour begins at the Hirschtal hiking car park (drive from Steinheim am Albuch towards Gnannenweiler, then turn right). We follow the Y-signs. From the parking lot, the Hirschtal is slightly uphill. In the large clearing we keep to the left by the large fir trees and go back into the forest. Now it's going on on the Tannäckerweg. We made a little off-road detour across the forest - but whoever wants can stay on the Tannäckerweg. Then we come to the forester's house in Bibersohl. From there the path leads us to the Wental Hotel. Here we turn right into the Wental. The Wental is a dry valley with dolomite rocks and was created around 150 million years ago after the Jurassic Sea was withdrawn. A multitude of bizarre rock towers now line our path. The best known is the so-called wental female. Suddenly the Wental widens and we arrive in the Gnannental. A very beautiful wide valley with wonderfully large conifers. In the middle of the valley there is a large playground with a barbecue area. At the end of the valley is the Gnannentalstein. A memorial stone from 1846. We return to our Hirschbachtal car park via the Wental flood retention basin.
We almost had the wental to ourselves today - I don't think that's the case in summer. Thus a wonderful winter tour through great forests and two valleys worth seeing.
January 7, 2021
Today we start directly at the dam of the Reichenbachsee. On the left side of the lake we immediately come to today's highlight of the tour: the unique and great harbor valley. I particularly like this valley. Narrow, muddy paths lead directly along the Hafenbach. Sometimes slippery bridges have to be crossed. The forest is full of moss. A wonderful piece of earth. Our way leads us past the oil mill, which is currently being renovated. At the Luitlenbrünnele we follow the other stream sharply to the right. The great natural spectacle also continues here. Then unfortunately we come back to a "normal" forest path towards the hamlet of Hafental. It goes through Hintersteinenberg and shortly before the end of the village we follow the road to Wahlenheim. Here we have to walk about 600 m next to the road. Then turn right again towards Greuthöfle. We walk over the Vaihinghof down into the Rottal. We stopped directly at the Hummelgautsche. The route continues through the Rottal via the Hüttenbühlsee, the Klarahütte and the still active Voggenbergmühle. At the end of the Rottal, the second highlight awaits us: the camels of the Buchgehrener sawmill. Who thinks of camels in the Swabian-Franconian Forest? Some camels and an ostrich frolic in the yard. Great. Past the Pfahlenhof, through Kapf and the Tennhöfle, we get back to our starting and destination point, the Reichenbachsee.
Equipment: In the harbor valley, good, non-slip shoes are a must. After that, however, the tour mainly leads over wide forest paths or paved side roads.
December 26, 2020