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G 2523 and fire water since 1888 E-Mail: [email protected] NEW ht Übersic gs see Verla Zeitschrift des Eifelverein The pennant hiking group of the Eifelverein on their way to the 107th German Hiking Day Volume 102 Internet: www.eifelverein.de NEW h 2008 issue 6 Nov./Dec. 2007 EIFEL YEARBOOK 2008 see publisher review “Everything for the holiday dream from a single source - in Cologne only in the Olivandenhof!” Regardless of whether your next trip leads to the Eifel or Ireland to Beacon Point, you will find it here at Olivandenhof not only the largest selection of clothing, shoes and equipment for travel and outdoors, but also a fascinating department for travel literature, a particularly qualified travel agency and over 100 globetrotter experts with very personal travel tips from all over the world. 25,000 equipment ideas for outdoors and travel in the Olivandenhof. Olivandenhof Richmodstraße 10, 50667 Cologne Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hamburg | Berlin | Dresden | Frankfurt | Bonn | Cologne and Fire Water Volume 102 Issue 6 Nov./Dec. 2007 Eifelverein magazine for 30,000 members in 162 local groups The standard work of the Eifelverein 64 pages about the Eifel and the Eifelverein The pennant hike of the Eifelverein for the 107th German Hiking Day in Saarland. . . . . . . . 2 Report on nine days of hiking and four days of representation in Saarlouis On the move with young families. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Environmental campaign, In the footsteps of Charlemagne, Nideggen adventure trail, new bus stop all about hiking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Island of Rügen, Saxon Switzerland, South Tyrol, Bavarian Forest, Davos, Calmont etc. Nature conservation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Conference of the cultural maintenance specialist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 History of Lammersdorf, Apple Festival International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Review of the EVEA Congress in Neuerburg From club life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Membership recruitment, immortalized plaque, clean-up campaign, new hiking home, etc. Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Overview 2008, Walking Between the Holidays 2007 In silent memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 honors, loyal and new members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 local groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 OG Düren, OG Neuss Cover picture: The last stage has been tackled; the destination “Saarlouis” is within reach. © Stefan Oerder, Cologne 2 107th GERMAN HIKING DAY IN SAARLOUIS The pennant hike of the Eifelverein for the 107th German Hiking Day in Saarlouis Saarland, we're coming! Willi Hermes Day 1: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Prüm - Waxweiler - Neuerburg (34 km) pelgruppe “is waiting for its first mission. Provisions for an expedition to the Himalayas, one could almost assume. With a quick step to Prüm and Enz on the way But wait and see! You w ill still marvel! Then the uplifting moment. Mayor Alois Söhngen and Mayor Mathilde Weinandy appear with the pennant tree, which the Prüm received for the 106th German Hiking Day in the abbey town of Prüm on July 17, 2006 at the three-country point in Ouren-Lieler and which has now been proudly guarded for a year in the Prüm town hall. A fascinating German hiking day in Prüm with unforgettable memories. And now should we give up the symbol of the hiking day again? Early in the morning, a lower troop, uniformly dressed in a dark blue T-shirt, beige trousers and a smart waistcoat, livened up the Prüm Sommerplatz. The pennant group of the Eifelverein. 38 men - wrong - 22 women and 16 men are counted by head warden Willi Hermes and reports completeness. Hustle and bustle everywhere, because the luggage still has to be stowed in a van belonging to the municipality of Prüm. Karola Elsen collects various items of equipment that are stowed in her support vehicle and stacks the provisions in the team bus, which is finely decorated with the inscription “Hiking day swims - heavy hearts - it can be seen by all the stars and friends of the Eifel club . Then, however, our two musicians, Helga Schepers-Dietel and Josef Schäpers, loosen up, and the pennant group makes its way through the Eifel villages to Saarland with good cheer. HIKING DAY PENNY GROUP 2007 Not only crispy nut corners and fresh Eifel milk are welcome energy donors for the long journey; ……. A strong pea soup also works wonders. 3 4 WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 lively songs, and Willi Schneider proclaims the daily motto with a motto. Axel Mutzberg from the Prüm local group gives us a little food for the journey, and the city and municipality of Prüm ensure a future rich in vitamins with several layers of apples that is good for hikers. But then when the song: “Do I have to go to the Städtele” sounds, Willi Hermes and his 38 pennant hikers take the 200 km to Saarlouis under their feet. With a quick step and a little sadness, you pass the basilica. And the hiking capital of 2006 will soon be behind us. The Prümtal cycle and hiking trail, a real flat stage, seems to give us wings. The 34 kilometers to Neuerburg are only "eaten" in this way. Association Mayor Alois Söhngen and City Mayor Mathilde Weinandy keep pace. How far do they want to keep up the pace? te! Gradually, incorrect and not yet worn-in shoes, but above all the asphalt surface, become noticeable. The heat is also bad, and there are still coordination problems when it comes to clothing. But Waxweiler, a hospitable place, is reached at lunchtime, even a little before the planned time. A quick look into the “Eifel Cathedral”, which has been so wonderfully restored after the fire, and the delicious pea soup served by chairman Fritz Knob and his eager helpers is already a treat. The good Eifel Mirabelle schnapps from mayor Klaus Juchmes is not spurned either, even the ladies lively take it. Perhaps the right doping for the first mountain stage via Bellscheid to Krautscheid. A welcome first strengthening then in Lünebach, where the Dasb ur-Daleiden hiking friends of the Eifel Association are waiting as companions. The nut chunks and the fresh bread from the Prümtaler Mühlenbäckerei are delicious. The further distance to Waxweiler is just a breeze. Thinking The soles are already burning, because there are tons of asphalt kilometers to conquer again above Uppershausen and Scheuer n. Some people no longer have any sense of the wonderful, wide view all the way to Luxembourg and Belgium. Finally it goes downhill on forest paths. The sun is unusually hot for this summer. That is why the ice-cold refreshment, provided by the “Islek-Höhe” inn despite the day of rest, is particularly good. With a loud bang, the men of the Neuerburger Stadtgarde announce the move of the pennant group into the Enzstadt. HIKING DAY FLAG GROUP 2007 The little town of Neuerburg is at our feet. But the feet still have to be moved a bit, as hiking guide Willi Hermes, as city mayor, insists on showing some particularly attractive nooks and crannies, alleyways and squares that the city has just given for its 675th anniversary of being awarded city rights has to offer. Satisfaction and pride can be read on his face as he carries the pennant tree to the reception on the splendidly filled market square. The town guards in brightly colored uniforms pay homage to the pennant group with a mighty bang, and the 1st alderman, Siegfried Mathieu, offers the town's greetings. What is most astonishing: Mathilde Weinandy and Alois Söhngen are still there. Indeed, who would have thought this? Farewell to the pennant, it’s difficult. But while our duo of musicians encourages them to sing some hiking songs, some foot sufferers get blister plasters in the nearby pharmacy. It is obvious: the 34 km on the first day, the heat, the walking pace - we are 45 minutes ahead of time - and especially the asphalt left its mark. That is why it is now time to regenerate quickly. The sun is burning and the way to Schankweiler seems endless ... 5 Off to the hostel in the Inter nat of the Eifel-Gymnasium, where head chef Peter Irsch with his team and the friends of the Eifelverein bring everything back into shape! Grateful applause when Walter Simon, chairman of the Eifelverein and himself a pennant hiker, announces that the delicious evening menu “Soup - venison goulash with dumplings - Desser t” - is the gift of the local group and the city of Neuerburg. In the school center one is amazed at the extremely quiet night, only a few snorers disturb the peace and quiet in the Enz valley. Day 2: Thursday, July 26, 2007 Neuerburg - Mettendorf - Bollendorf - Ferschweiler (32 km) In Enz and Sauer, pretty pissed If you look after a few figures after spending the night on the Internet at the Eif el-Gymnasium, you would have can believe that these Eifel hikers, adorned with pennants, were preparing to create a new gait that should be carried out without touching the ground if possible. Influenced by such requests, the main hiking guides decided to choose a stage today that should be as smooth as butter and asphalt-free as possible. But after all seven things have been stowed away in our “Eif el-Muli” support vehicle, we first go back to Neuerburg market square to pick up the track. With the splashing of the fountain in the background, the obligatory motto for the day and a happy song on his lips, Mayor Willi Hermes then has to say goodbye to “his” Enz town. ... But an Indian knows no pain. The Schankweiler Klause has been reached! The Jakobusweg with the steep Kreuzberg immediately brings “old sorrows” to freshness on the day. How pleasant the moss-padded flat stage to Mettendorf, where the “Islek” says goodbye and the landscape of the “Bekov” at the “Red Pool”, but also the mayor of the association, Norbert Schneider, who wants to hike with his wife today, and the chairman of the Eif elverein Mettendorf, Reinhold Hoffmann, with his helpers and offer a goulash soup for lunch. It should continue at a rapid pace, because the stage destination in Weilerbach Castle is still a long way off. The sun is pressing and the newly chosen route via Enzen and Schankweiler is endless. Then a merciless ascent to the Schankw eiler Klause. Despite a prayer at the wonderful gem in the Southern Eifel nature park, all schedules have to be planned. WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 be thrown overboard. Report the delay! - But what use is a cell phone when you are in a dead zone. The Bollendorfer and Ferschweiler Eifelfreunde welcome us under the direction of the chairmen Gudrun Johanns and Josef Spartz with warmth and a cool apple juice at the Viking Castle. Then the step becomes faster, because District Administrator Roger Graef is waiting with a meal at Weilerbach Castle. We barely have time to pay attention to the F raubillenkreuz, a special symbol of the Ferschweiler plateau. On the flagpole above Bollendorf, an indispensable view over Bollendorf and over the Sauer into the neighboring country of Luxembourg. Although time is of the essence, we do not refuse a reception by the community of Bollendorf and a greeting from 1st alderman Kurt Allar at Bollendorf Castle. In addition, a cool bit tastes great here. In the meantime, a vanguard group in Weilerbach clears up all the troubles of the day, so that the great buffet, which the district chairman and district administrator Roger Graef offers us in a wonderful ambience, makes all hearts beat faster again. And when Helga picks up the keys and Josef strikes a lower string, the reception in Echternach Council Chamber 7 is no longer angry, the Landrat is no longer angry in his realm on the Sauer, even gets into pennant waves and sings along vigorously. All pennant hikers are amazed at the fine and high-proof guest present from the friends of the Bollendorfer and Feschweiler Eifel Club, but even more so when instead of the announced buses, two covered wagons roll up for the transfer to the “Eifel Hof” in Ferschweiler. The atmosphere on the two companions is unique and makes you "almost" forget all the ailments of this exhausting day. Day 3: Friday, July 27, 2007 Weilerbach - Echternach - Welschbillig (26 km) Across the border to Luxembourg friends A hearty breakfast in the "Eifeler Hof" awakens all spirits again. If the "secret" plan continues, the two covered wagons will have to roll up again. There they are already. But hello, the pennant tree has to come with me. Our pennant hikers do not let up on the wagons, on which some people celebrate in a cheerful mood. 8 HIKING DAY SWIMPEL GROUP 2007 We go back to Weilerbach Castle, where we are greeted by the Mayor of the Association, Hans Michael Bröhl, who, as chairman of the Echternach local group, is today leading the stage with his people. The sun is already there, the princely atmosphere and the grace of the Sour Valley. Everything fits, and you can feel it in the mood as you internalize the morning song and the motto of the day, a unique community grows together in the wake of the pennant tree. You have got used to the step and suppress the pain that many a burning sole still causes. In turn, everyone takes the pennant adorned with wildflowers and oak leaves on their shoulders. Gradually we know each other. People joke and laugh hard and help each other. It's a bit more relaxed today. We walk across the green border over the Fölkenbacher Steg into the Luxemburger Land, where the city of Echternach with the Basilica of St. Willibrord receives. However, in consideration of the next stage, we cannot allow ourselves any “Echternach jumps” - two forwards and one backwards - and headed purposefully to the town hall, where the young and dynamic mayor Marc Dieder I welcomes the Eifel hikers with an honorary award in the venerable “Denzelt” . They understand each other in the common Moselle-Franconian dialect and exchange some greetings. Our guest gift - a specially embroidered hiking pennant backpack filled with Eifel specialties - obviously delights the officials and invites them to lace up their hiking boots themselves. Happy faces for the souvenir photo on the town hall steps, then it goes on to Minden on a wonderful hiking trail, where the Prümer meet again with their Prüm, which flows into the Sauer here. The lunch break and the shady terrace at Gasthaus F erring are just the right time. Local mayor Peter Kreuzkamp insists on greeting the pennant hikers and then accompanying them to Welschbillig. The ascent from the Sauer Valley is still a bit difficult, but unfortunately the Jakobusweg is a long stretch of asphalt. But when Karola shows up with the polo and her “shop” with soda, juice, chocolate drinks, muesli- The mayor of Echternach Marc Diederich (to the left of Willi Hermes with the pennant tree) was an excellent host. WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 9 The Hermen fountain in Welschbillig was quickly renamed the “Hermes fountain” and decorated to match. If you open bars, biscuits, bananas and apples, everything is fine again. In addition, it is now gradually flatter at Eisenach and Helenenberg past Welschbillig. In the middle of the village in front of the castle ruins it becomes clear at the fountain: We have reached the Romans and the Viez farmers. Mayor Helmut Becker, with wise foresight, chose the shady spot by the Hermen fountain as a welcome, whether the heat of the day would be.Excellent! The fountain splashes cheerfully and cools the drinks while he introduces his community, explains Roman history and shows the hiking guide Hermes the “Hermes” at the fountain. The delicious Viez is wonderfully cool and gives the impetus for the last two kilometers to accommodation in the leisure and sports hotel “Eifelblick” in Träger. Relax - wash your clothes - have a cold beer and after dinner a cozy round with our pennant group's own house band. Day 4: Saturday, July 28, 2007 Welschbillig - Kordel - Trier (26 km) Encounters with witches and Romans Up until now we have only been accompanied by sunshine, but today rainy weather is clouding the start at the Eifelblick Hotel in Träger for the first time. But the Trier local group is ready with a 12-man team to start the hike with hiking guide Josef Kranz from Kordel punctually at 9:00 a.m. to the Roman city of Trier. Also there was Walter Densborn, the organizer of the 106th German Hiking Day in Prüm, with his son Harald and the new chief hiking warden Siegfried Verdonk from Winnerath. Today he replaces Willi Hermes, who as mayor in historical regalia has to fulfill his obligations at the anniversary “675 years of city rights for Neuerburg”. While the escort brings the mighty luggage to Trier in the “W arsberger Hof” on two trips, the Jakobusweg takes you quickly towards Kordel and into the picturesque Butzerbach valley. At the Ramstein Castle, the Trier local group with chairwoman Anita Kruppert and hiking warden Reinhold Müller provides a welcome refreshment for lunch. The next goal is Genoveva Cave - Schuster's Cross - Thick Beech and Eifel Cross, whereby the group disperses a little, perhaps a little bewitched by the Harz witches who crossed the paths of the Pennant Group on the way to the German Hiking Day. Finally at the Dr achenhaus - and in front of us in full splendor: Trier - the oldest city in Germany, which in 1979 itself was the venue for the German Hiking Day. Uplifting the feeling for our large group, in 10 HIKING DAY SWIMPEL GROUP 2007 “Real Romans” awaited the hikers from the far Eifel in front of the more than 2,000 year old city gate in Trier, the Porta Nigra, and accompanied them to the residence at the Augustinerhof. Where the politics for the almost 100,000 "Roman subjects" are usually made, the group listens to the greeting of the city representative. WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 11 City Councilor Hans-Alwin Schmitz (2nd from left) is happy about the "Gifts from the Eifel" presented by the flag delegation Maria Weinand and Anita Kruppert (3rd and 4th from left) as well as Jakob Weinand. unmistakable gap with the pennant tree at the Porta Nigra. We are all very impressed when a “real Roman woman and a real Roman” in toga robes lead us through historic Trier via the main market, past the cathedral and to the Basilica of Constantine. The crowning glory was the reception of the city of Trier in the town hall at the Augustiner Hof. You are happy to take a seat in the councilors' venerable armchairs and listen to the greetings from council member Hans-Alwin Schmitz. The mood was relaxed again during the subsequent honorary wine, which one has really earned after the difficult stages so far. Once again, however, our guest gift, the hiking day rucksack with Eifel products, is also impressive. Then they move into quarters in the “Warsberger Hof” youth hotel and in the directly adjacent “Frankenturm” hotel. After the common evening buffet, which everyone likes very well, there is still some time for a short stroll to the nearby main market and a cold beer. Day 5: Sunday, July 29, 2007 Trier - Konz - Tawern - Saarburg (28 km) Hiking on St. James' Paths and with the fire brigade to the brewery Today it is time to say goodbye to Eif ele. We are now accompanied by the Moselle and Saar. But before we really start the 28 km long piste to Saarburg again after a good breakfast at Warsberger Hof, Pastor Albrecht Luther, also chairman of the Prüm local group, gathers us at the market cross in Trier and gives us early in the morning some substantial and thoughtful Sunday greetings with me on the 12 WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 trail. The pennant tree is carried through the streets that are still quite empty towards St. Matthias, where the Trier hiking warden Reinhold Müller is waiting for the group. Under his guidance, it goes along the Moselle in the direction of Konz. Another mighty detour over Roscheider Hof and then always up to the Roman temple in Tawern. Heavy rain - we protect ourselves during the lunch break under the roof of the lovingly restored, almost 2000 year old temple. The friends of the Hunsrück Club have also met to greet us on their “territory” under the direction of chief hiking warden Helmut Jakobi and give us a strong tailwind with a considerable gift of money. Josef Weirich, the mayor of the Roman village of the “Taberna”, says a friendly “Salve” to us. The scallop shows the way from Trier to Saarburg. But then with giant strides towards Saarburg. Mannebach, our place to stay in the evening, we ignore, but St. Jakobus in the Rehlinger church and at the nearby fountain makes us pause before we wander on to the romantic and water-rushing Saarburg. Mayor Jürgen Dixius asks us to welcome us in the marquee on the banks of the Saar, where the In Tawern, Petrus tested the weather resistance of the troops, which are making their way through the Mannebach valley unswervingly from the rain. WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 13 The hikers do not reach the Rehlingen church at a snail's pace (background). Saarburg fire brigade is just celebrating its 175th anniversary. Association mayor Günther Schartz is also happy about the pennant hikers from the Eifel. Unusual for the firefighters, a pennant tree next to the firefighter uniforms and syringes. Stefan Oerder, our omnipresent master photographer, is in his element and takes amazing photos. But - during the whole party we missed our bus that was supposed to take us to the quarters in Ayl and Mannebach. But Mayor Dixius, himself an Eif eler, doesn’t let his Eifel pennant friends down and unceremoniously orders the fire brigade to transport them to the night quarters. A fair is celebrated in Mannebach. That's why there was some turbulence at dinner in the Mannebacher Br auhaus, where the beer is easier to chew than the half-cooked potatoes. This doesn't bother local mayor Manfred Ar noldi. He helps out with the high-percentage “Kirmeströpp”. "But also the dry Riesling from the Saar and the" Ayler Kupp "are not to be despised," said some night owls who enjoyed the fine drink on the fairground. A little intoxicated we fell into the four-poster beds in our noble quarters. The pennant tree looked on with satisfaction. On the fringes of the anniversary party of the Saarburg fire brigade, this service leader did not want to miss the opportunity to exchange the syringe hose for the pennant tree. 14 HIKING DAY SWIMPEL GROUP 2007 This is where childhood dreams come true: once in a fire truck! No problem in Saarburg. Day 6: Monday, July 30, 2007 Saarburg - Serriger Klause - Cloef - Mettlach-Dreisbach (28 km) On a narrow path over the Saar towards the Saarland Today the bus that we slept through yesterday is supposed to still do its job bring us. Exactly at 9:00 a.m. he is on the spot in Mannebach and collects the church guests from the Eifel, including the hikers relocated in Ayl, in order to bring them back to Saarburg at the end of the previous day. A point of honor for pennant bearers - not a single meter can be left out. In Saarburg, our current hiking guide Gerd Buchmann (OG Trier) with his hiking and wind-tanned hat is also there on time. He's already 77 years under his belt, but he can still walk well and safely, and as a Mettlacher he knows the area and was already at the German Hiking Day in Mettlach in 1932 as a two-year-old. It leads us over beautiful, soft forest paths with breathtaking views over the Saar. A short stop at the Serr iger Klause and the former tomb of King John the Blind of Bohemia. In Taben-Rodt, Karola is back on the spot with the sutler's car to provide some refreshment during the lunch break. In addition to the marvelous view from the Michaelskapelle, you can always enjoy the almost inexhaustible supplies from the “on-board kitchen”. So that the bananas do not exceed the short-lived expiry date, some fellow hikers receive a "mandatory banana". Observation on the sidelines: The group seems to have really settled in and even manages to storm a rather steep ascent with a happy wandering song on their lips. Very close - the Saarland border. There you can almost hear the call of the Eifel: “Saarland, we are coming! Unstoppable, our climbing photographer, who, despite his back damaged from carrying his suitcase, wanted to perform daring rope acts on the Altfels in order to catch an unprecedented snapshot. If you looked right, you would have a few steps further to the HIKING DAY FLAG GROUP 2007 The Serriger Klause rises majestically above the Saar valley, simply beautiful. Who would have thought that there was a primeval forest in Saarland? Our hikers from the Eifel have found it! 15 16 HIKING DAY FLAG GROUP 2007 The musicians of the pennant hiking group Helga Schepers-Dietel and Josef Schäpers in front of the Saarschleife in Cloef. Above the Saarschleife, the Eifelverein meets the Saarwaldverein and gives it a musical serenade. WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 led to the same goal. But Stefan needs the so-called "kick". Half an hour more, and this time we're pretty much on time at Cloef. After all, Gerhard Luxemburg, the chairman of the Saarwaldverein with his hiking day strategist and the Saarland press, is waiting for us here. Guest gifts were exchanged and many waiting hikers - also from the OG Brühl - joined in our happy singing.We posted ourselves on the Cloef with our pennant tree for a unique photo high above the Saar loop. Even the radio and newspaper reporters went into raptures. However, we raved more about the high-proof liquor from the Saarland, which, strangely enough, was not used to disinfect wounds and blisters that were still open, as might have been assumed, but rather to calm the nerves upset from the wonderful hike. Now it was only a stone's throw down to the modern Dreisbach youth hostel, which was at least 6 kilometers long. However, the “old people” from the Eifel provided for life in this house reserved for young people that evening. 17 7. Day: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Mettlach - Rimlingen - Düppenweiler (32 km) Receptions from the Merziger Viezkönigin, in the club house in Rimlingen and with the copper miners in Düppenweiler A strenuous day is approaching because the receptions are almost going to be today more tubing than hiking. After a quiet night and a typical hostel breakfast, the k offer are loaded for the last time, to the delight of the “Mulis”, i.e. Willi and Rudolf, which is now going to our home “Haus Sonnental” in Wallerfangen. Our hiking guide from the previous day, Gerd Buchmann from Mettlach, is there again to lead the increasingly happy group on the big loop through Saarland. First of all, the ferry near Dreisbach takes us to the other bank of the Saar in the absence of a bridge. But real pennant bearers insist on covering every meter of the route on foot. That is why the pennant tree wanders back and forth on the ferry crossing. Yes, law is law! With so much charm, instead of the expected beer at the beer hall, people tend to choose the Merzig national drink and try the apple pie. 18 WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 Mayor Erhard Seger of the town of Beckingen (right) presents Willi Hermes with a miner's lamp from the Düppenweiler miners so that he can “shine” his followers at home. The next goal is the area. Beer - think! Viez is the obligatory drink here, because the Merziger Viez triumvirate welcomes us to the sounds of the Saar trumpeter, namely Viezkönigin Melanie I with her princesses Silke and Angelina. A really great arrangement of the city and the district of Merzig and the Saarwaldverein Merzig with the chairman Axel Junker. One could have lingered a little longer with the beauties, the Viez and the hearty soup with a filler, but there is still a long way to go. We soon reach Rimlingen via the wooded hill country with distant views, where the local branch of the Saarw aldverein with chairman Bernhard Müller welcomes us in the decorative clubhouse, which is located directly at a museum association. Holiday apartment in Belgium, 8 km from Aachen, on the edge of the forest. Visit Aachen, Maastricht and Liege, and visit the Calvary in Moresnet-Chapelle, right on your doorstep. MAISON AU CALVAIRE APARTMENTS B-4850 Moresnet-ChapelleRue d'Aix 34www.Au-Calvaire.be Tel .: 0032 877855 750049 17 02 85 98 15Fax: 0032 87 78 55 75 09027 Walk in Border triangle Belgium, Holland, Germany, near Aachen. ker is grown. Then strengthened with coffee and cake on the last stage to Düppenweiler. The hospitality at the receptions and the guided tour to the most beautiful spots keep causing delays, so that we also have to keep the Düppenweiler miners from the former copper mine in their fantastic club hut on the trail. But the warm welcome from Erhard Seger, the mayor of Bec kingen and the organizer of this meeting, Volkmar Schommer. In addition, the finely topped sandwiches taste excellent. We are bid farewell with the miner's greeting, because the bus is already waiting to take us to our home, "Haus Sonnental". Room occupancy - unpack your clothes, have dinner and finally relax. The friends from Thuringia, the emissaries of last year's pennant group, who also stayed with us, showed us that. A big hello and a happy reunion with real friends - Volker Kittel, Dr. Erich Krauss, Jürgen Grollmitz and all the others. Hiking day pennants connect stop! HIKING DAY SWIMPEL GROUP 2007 But people from Eifel also know how to celebrate. Today the birthday of Annegret Hohmann, who has taken care of the fresh flowers for our pennant tree so much for the whole time, with a lot of noise. Edi Schmitz lets the whole e, sometimes incomprehensible happening pass in “last castle” in review. He, too, is simply "formidable" every day. Day 8: Wednesday, August 1, 2007 City of Lebach - Geographical center of the Saarland - Saarwellingen About the “little water Bolivian rebirth” and other delicacies Today a real local hero is part of the party. Josef Riehm, the dynamic, agile and agile hiking warden of the Saarwaldverein, has everything under control. At the precise time he leads us along pleasant paths, skilfully incorporates some lies about Saarland and his hometown Lebach on the way and, under the pretext of instructive explanations about Saarland forestry, has a forester turn up at an excellent spot who creates connections to encourage people and go hiking and friendships, also here in Lebach, where the main hiking warden of the Saarwaldverein, Josef Riehm (center), together with the mayor of Lebach Arno Schmidt (right) looked after the hikers from the Eifel excellently. 19 further motivation a "f of a water" - called "Bolivian rebirth", carries in his hunting bag. It was just lucky that Ursula, who immediately afterwards only suffered a small wound in a fall, was not doped with this little water. One could have suspected evil. Bell strikes 12 - the pennant group arrives in Lebach at the town hall. A great reception from the Lebachers with a huge banner. A warm welcome also from Mayor Arno Schmidt, who not only served us an excellent lunch with cool drinks with his Lebach Saarwald friends in the town hall, but also a short time later with the private car at the geographic center of Saarland and attach a button to remember the hiking lapel. Josef Riehm is visibly proud that everything worked wonderfully according to his plan, so that he could now confidently hand over the hiking tour to the Saarwellinger. On an easy stage, with hiking guide Roland Wolf, we soon find our way to the wonderfully located hut of the Saarwellinger Saarwaldverein, where we take a hearty break, of course with Lyoner, the Saarland's national dish. Even the mayor of Saarwellingen, Mi- 20 WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 Neither “nose full” nor….… Our brave men and women had "bubbles full" on the penultimate stage to their destination Saarlouis. WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 chael Philippi, has come to give us a welcome and to invite us to the town hall for the next day before the start of the last stage. It remains to be mentioned that our master photographer Stefan Oerder was almost one of the well-known bums in Lebach, as he positioned himself on the pavement at the well-known meeting point in front of the town hall in such a way as to take a concise photo of the two mayors shoot. Day 9: Thursday, August 2, 2007 Saarwellingen - Saarlouis - pennant handover (10 km) The last kilometers to the pennant handover in Saarlouis We have the big goal almost in front of our eyes. But there are still some invitations to be fulfilled. First of all, it is a matter of honor that we pay a visit to Wolfgang Wiltz, the mayor of the community of 21 Wallerfangen, where we found our Saarland accommodation in the “Haus Sonnental” during the hiking day. Br igitte Simon, who was born in Wallerfangen, is particularly proud of this visit to the town hall and the encounter with her cousin Klaus Schönberger, who is the chairman of the Saarwaldverein Wallerfangen and who also leads our pennant group to Ber us on the final day. A friendly welcome - with lyoners and strong drinks, of course. But Willi Hermes warns to “step on the brakes”, because an hour later the next reception in the town hall of Saarwellingen with Mayor Michael Philippi is due. Now please guess what there was to eat and drink in Saarwellingen! Of course, Lyoner and the schnapps “Hundsärsch”! We are overwhelmed by the hospitality and warmth of all these encounters and are amazed that the palace square was already filled with the final photo on the town hall stairs. The official receptions, which were all characterized by an extraordinary warmth, were also pretty exhausting. Here the greeting in the Saarwellingen town hall with Mayor Michael Philippi (to the left of “Pennant Girl” Maria). 22 HIKING DAY PENNANT GROUP 2007 250 hikers want to accompany our pennant group to the new hiking day capital Saarlouis. Mayor Alois Söhngen and Mayor Mathilde Weinandy arrive just in time to catch up with “their” pennant group shortly before their destination. We are particularly pleased to welcome the former Trier regional president and chairman of the Eifelverein, Gerhard Schwetje, who is now a priest in the municipal hospital in Saar-louis. Our friends from last year's pennant group of the Thuringian Mountain and Hiking Association under the direction of Volker Kittel will also be there. The local Saarwellingen hiker, Roland Wolf, single-mindedly leads the largest pennant group that has ever carried the pennant tree to a German hiking day, including the huge entourage in Vauban's fortress town of Saarlouis. An impressive picture! All over the place people wave to us in a friendly way. But before the reception on the big stage, we make a short stop at the “Small Market” to freshen up and put on the official uniform pennant group clothing. Then the starting signal of the fanfare procession from Neuforweiler, behind which we were frenetically cheered by thousands of spectators. We, a really stately pennant group, all waving with the chic Eifel hats. Helga Schepers-Dietel grabs the keys mightily, Josef Schäpers strikes the guitar strings with vigor and we beat out the hiking songs from the top of our hearts, but the applause and cheers of the hikers from all German countries almost drowns us out as we hit the fairground " Big market ”move in. First of all with particular pride and noticeable emotion - Maria Weinand, our “pennant girl”. Then the crucial moment. - The handover of the pennant to the President of the German Hiking Association, Karl Schneider. Maria - steps into action and hands over the hiking day pennant, which was specially decorated by Annegret Hohmann on this day, and gives the president a hearty kiss on the cheek. President Karl Schneider visibly enjoys this procedure, which has already been practiced many times, also because it is unfortunately the last time for him because of the new election of the President. Simply wonderful for us. The strong ambassadors of the Eif elverein are praised everywhere, followed by the press and television. “What a joy for hiking”, even the Bild newspaper headlines our appearance. We take it easy now, with an inner satisfaction to have been there. A picture show about the experiences of the pennant hiking group can be found on the homepage of the Prüm local group “www.eifelverein-pruem.de”. © All photos were kindly provided by Stefan Oerder, Cologne. The captions for this were provided by Manfred Rippinger, Düren. 01046 After all, it was 258 km on our pennant hike. All of them had survived the long daily stages of around 28 km on average well, a thoroughly “formidable” achievement, as Edi Schmitz, our everyday “Radio-Luxemburg” evening reporter, would put it, and also Jörg Haase, the association press and Moderator, recognized. But before the actual pennant handover, the 38-member pennant choir offers a specially composed Eifel club anthem, in which the hikers vigorously sing the refreshment and give rousing applause for the vocal enjoyment. Always flexible Your reliable partner for school, club and club trips Day trips - city tours - long-distance trips OWN CATALOG MURK REISEN GmbH · Im Tal 50 · 53940 Reifferscheid Tel .: 0 24 82/21 84 · Fax: 17 81 · www.murk-Reisen .de · [email protected] WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 23 Our pennant group experienced an overwhelming reception when they moved into the Saar louis city center in the direction of the market square. "Pennant girl" Maria Weinand hands over the pennant tree to Association President Karl Schneider. 24 HIKING DAY PENNANT GROUP 2007 Over 2,000 enthusiastic hikers celebrated the pennant hiking group of the Eifelverein. The people of Eifel bellowed their hiking songs to the Saarland audience from the top of their throats. WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 25 The Sunday mass was much more contemplative, where pennant hiker Albrecht Luther, pastor of Prüm, held the service together with the Saarlouis pastor. Then at the head of the parade through the city center and towards the end the coveted pennant tape of the 107th DWT was attached to the already well-stocked pennant tree. 26 WANDERTAGSWIMPELGRUPPE 2007 The final event took place in Berus at the European monument. The two 16 m high concrete slabs are intended to symbolize the friendly ties between France and Germany. Everything comes to an end, even the most beautiful hike. Pennant girl Maria and head of delegation Willi (left) wait a little bit sorry for the pennant to be handed over to Association President Schneider (right). Krautscheid, the city of Neuerburg, the Eifel Club Neuerburg, the Eifel-Gymnasium Neuerburg, District Administrator Roger Graef and the Kreissparkasse Bitburg-Prüm, the district group Bitburg-Prüm, the organizer of the 106th. Special thanks go to the following people: Josef Riehm, Lebach, Jörg Dammann, Saarbrücken. Willi Hermes, Manderscheider Weg 6, 54673 Neuerburg 28 OUT WITH YOUNG FAMILIES OG Jülich. Sad result of the garbage collection. Right outside: youth warden Susanne Lehmann. © Helga Dreßen Children are committed to the environment OG Jülich. With grabs, gloves and garbage bags, the 3 to 16 year old members of the children and youth group of the Eif elverein Jülich got to grips with the “civilization garbage” that had accumulated between Bertastraße and the railway embankment. “I don't like it when things are just thrown away. We found paper, bottles - even full beer bottles - and beer mats ”, reported the seven-year-old Leander. Susanne Lehmann, 2nd chairwoman and youth warden, agreed with the children's opinion. It is frightening what some people do with nature. The 13 young people and their six companions roamed the grove for around three hours, around all the family Gillessen Nordeifel Nature Park. Hikers & bus trips welcome! Individual guest care! (13 double rooms / shower / toilet) on the high Fens! Platz 52156 Monschau-Konzen · Trierer Straße 23 Busparkaus Telephone 0 24 72/37 74 · Fax 0 24 72/47 73 am H www.jaegersruh-eifel.de · [email protected] 08026 to collect rubbish, which is often thoughtlessly "disposed of" has been. The visible result was sacks full of rubbish, which the children neatly separated before the city's building yard picked up the rubbish. An ice cream from the ice cream parlor rewarded the afternoon use and at the end the children enjoyed themselves on the playground. The proceeds from the collected bottles will benefit the association's youth fund. Helga Dreßen In the footsteps of Charlemagne, OG Kalterherberg. Petrus understood us when we started our family hike this year in pleasant temperatures. And this with 60 people, including 25 guests and at least 25 young people and children. The chairwoman Elfriede Conrads had chosen a 5 km long hiking trail for this family hike, which led in Mützenich to the edge of the High Fens to the ice lakes, popularly known as “Palsen”, to Kaiser Karls Bettstatt and to the weather station on the Steling. At Kaiser Karl's bedstead, after which, according to legend, the said emperors got lost on a hunting trip and used the boulders they found there as resting places for the night, the local group had a picnic / December 2007 Members receive their own works postage-free and at special prices New EIFEL YEARBOOK 2008 Eifel-Yearbook 2008 Ed .: Eifelverein special price: 9.50 € Book trade price: 12.50 € Eifelführer 2006 39th edition, publisher: Eifelverein special price: 15, 00 € Book retail price: € 18.00 still available Eifelführer 1889 (repro) 1st edition, publisher: Eifelverein 224 p., 17 x 11 cm Price: € 16.40 magazine DIE EIFEL 1900 1st edition, reproduction 64 p., DIN A4 Price: € 9.90 History of the Eifel by Heinz Renn † Special price: € 11.00 Book retail price: € 16.00 The High Fens by Hans Naumann (2007) 130 p., 19 x 12.5 cm Special price: € 11 € 00 Book retail price: € 13.00 The Roman Canal Hiking Trail from Klaus Grewe (2005) Special price: € 12.00 Book trade price: € 14.90 Natur am Mittelrhein by Bruno P. 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The rest of the way finally led us over some very difficult paths, which particularly demanded the fathers of our hiking group, who had taken over the pushing of their pupils' strollers that day, to the Steling, the highest point in the Aachen district On the way back we could once again enjoy the wonderful view of our Monschau homeland. It is not without reason that this wonderful panorama was included in the 45 selected "Eifel views" - the selection was made last year. Our conclusion on this Sunday hike is: The idea of ​​a family hike that not only ends with members, but also as OG Schmidt. The display boards on the Nideggen adventure trail provide a variety of information. © Simone Raasch The offer to guests should be understood, was positively received by all participants. We hope that we will be able to win new friends not only for our beautiful homeland, but also for our dedicated local group, with appropriate offers. Rainer Mertens Nideggener Erlebnispfad OG Schmidt. We set off from the biological station in Nideggen-Brück to demonstrate our knowledge of local nature on various display boards. Various questions had to be answered: Where did the Wingertsweg get its name from? How long does a banana peel or glass bottle rot in nature? Where did Nideggen Castle get its 38 WITH YOUNG FAMILIES ON THE OG Steffeln? The children of the local Eifelverein were eager to beautify "their" bus stop. © Willi Schroden In addition to the question and answer game, the children in particular enjoyed discovering the narrow paths and Nideggen Castle with its climbing elements. After a picnic at the castle and strengthened with an ice cream, the way back was made and one came to the conclusion: nature has something to discover for everyone, no matter how old you are. Simone Raasch bus stop redesigned OG Steffeln. Encouraged by the local community, a children's council was founded in Steffeln. One of the goals is to actively involve children in the design of the village. This is intended to ensure that children pay more attention to public facilities. Martina Berg, youth manager at OG Steffeln, initiated the first major project together with other parents, the redesign of the bus stop in the center of the town. 23 children and some mothers and fathers had waved brushes for a whole day. The result is impressive: the outer wall of the bus shelters was painted a strong red paint - a nice splash of color in the townscape. On the inside walls, the children drew a meadow of flowers with funny little men, a yellow sun and, of course, a big soccer ball for the boys. In addition, road signs were made to warn drivers to drive through the town at an appropriate speed and to watch out for children. Everyone was enthusiastic about the great result, as Martina Berg reported. The Eifelverein donated food and drinks to the young artists and the mayor of Gorges rewarded the children with an ice cream. Werner Grasediek KURPARK HOTEL IN GEMÜND right at the gateway to the National Park Your fine address for a well-kept stay in a small, charming spa town. Upscale hotel luxury. (3 stars). From door to door with our hotel bus. We bring your luggage from your apartment directly to your hotel room and also to your next station. All double rooms with balcony. All rooms with shower, toilet, telephone, television, hairdryer, coffee maker or kettle with accessories (tea and instant coffee). Use of the sauna incl. N! Also the KURPARK-HOTEL group · Owner family Wurst · Parkallee 1 · 53937 Schleiden-Gemünd Tel. 0 24 44/95 11-0 · Fax 0 24 44/95 11-33 · [email protected] · www.kurparkhotel-schleiden. de 01017 names? Or: Why do two trunks suddenly grow from one tree trunk? 39 HIKING AROUND Rügen's chalk coast, OG Adenau. 49 hikers from the Eifel Association undertook their autumn hiking week by bus across the Strelasund on Germany's largest island. From their hotel in Sassnitz, the Eifel hikers explored the varied island landscape between the Baltic Sea and the Jasmunder Bodden for six days. Who could say where it was most beautiful on the island, whose most attractive places were hiked by the Eiflers? Perhaps at Cape Arkona with its two lighthouses and the remains of a place of worship from Slavic prehistoric times or on the 117-meter Königstuhl, the landmark of Rügen, with a wonderful view over chalk cliffs and the sea. Possibly on the island of Hiddensee with its famous lighthouse and the unspoilt charm of old towns, in the natural Jasmund National Park, in the Granitz hunting lodge and its 38 meter high tower with its unique self-supporting spiral staircase. But maybe also in the wagons of the rattling “Rasender Roland”, the historic island railway, behind the puffing steam locomotive. Not necessarily, however, the 4.5 kilometer long structure of the gigantic recreation area built by the National Socialists on the beach of Prora for planned holidays at the whistle rhythm. But it could also have been the white villas of Binz, the pier in Sellin, the harbor promenade in Sassnitz or the Putbus, which was designed according to princely architectural tastes. Oh yes, and then there was a dramatic highlight of the Rügen adventure: the evening rendezvous with Klaus Stör tebeker on the open-air stage in Ralswiek. A thrilling theatrical experience between medieval set structures with daring riders on galloping horses, incoming pirate cogs, fire-breathing cannons, clinking swords and a spray of fireworks at the end. Rügen will definitely find a place of honor in the memory of the hiking enthusiasts of the Adenauer Eifelverein. Rüdiger Müller In the land of the white kings OG Andernach. The 2007 autumn hike took 28 hikers from the Andernach Eifel Association to the “Saxon Switzerland” nature park. On the way there, the group made a detour to Marktheidenfeld, a town on the Main, which with its two Main bridges connects the woodland of the Spessart and the Franconian landscape, which is characterized by viticulture. After arriving at the Hotel “Ster n” in the climatic health resort of Gößweinstein, a slide lecture on Franconian Switzerland in the four seasons took place in the evening. In the next few days these beauties were then hiked. First it went from Pegnitz over the Schloßberg through the Püttlachtal to Pottenstein and then further on the pilgrimage route to Gößeinstein. The next day, the group from Gößweinstein hiked through a landscape similar to that over the 588 m high Wichsenstein with a panoramic view over the heights of Franconian Switzerland and a view of OG Andernach. Take a break at the “Großer Lochstein”, a prominent rock in Franconian Switzerland © Peter Fischer 40 HIKING AROUND THE WAY to the lower Trubach and Wiesent valleys with the town of Forchheim and the Steigerwald. a special experience that is exciting and instructive under expert guidance. The city tour then took place on Wednesday. In the afternoon, the group drove past the rocky village of Tüchersfeld to the wonder of nature with a guided tour to the Teufelshöhle in Pottenstein. Always planned, but finally hiked on this hiking tour, the symbol of South Tyrol, the Schler n (2563 m). Rosengarten, Sella and Geisler groups a fairytale scenery in every season. The drive to the Pordoi Pass and then the hike on the Bindelweg to Lago di F edaia in front of the magnificent backdrop of the Marmolada, the only glacier in the Dolomites, is terrific.The absolute highlight, however, was the hike over the Dreizinnenhütte around the Three Peaks - dreamy weather, azure blue sky - pure Dolomite magic. The other hikes, too. B. to Steiner Felsen, to the Bienberg Dolinie or to the Schottersmühle were unforgettable experiences in Franconian Switzerland, the "White Queen" among the hiking areas of the German low mountain range. Peter Fischer In the Grand Canyon of South Tyrol on the upper floor of Brühl. 43 Brühl hikers hiked for the fourth time under the guidance of their chairman Karl-Heinz Keim in the beautiful landscapes of South Tyrol. The standing quarters were the recommendable hotel in Naz near Brixen. Whether Langental, Eisacktal, Vinschgau or Passertal, there was something for everyone. The Grand Canyon of South Tyrol was rediscovered. The Geopark - Bletterbach Gorge was only made accessible to the public for a few years. A hike through the geological history of Europe was OG Brühl. The "Drei Zinnen" enchanted hikers from the Middle Rhine. © Helga Schepers-Dietel Culture also belongs to nature: Tyrol Castle, Brokulus Church with museum, Bad Dreikirchen, the jewel in the Eisack Valley. Not to forget - the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle near Merano. Finally, the local mountain was "circumnavigated" - the Plose. The whole slope full of alpine roses, that invites you to come back, but then in early summer. Helga Schepers-Dietel On the "Böhmweg" OG Eschweiler. In September nine members of the OG Eschweiler - under the direction of Willi Körfer - started on a weekly hike on the “Böhmweg” in the Bavarian forest. First the train brought us to Plattling. There we boarded the “Bavarian Forest Railway” that took us to Deggendorf. In the late afternoon - after a tour of the old town center - we reached our hotel. The next day a steep ascent to Josefs-Buche at 918 m. On the descent to Bischofsmais, where we stayed three nights, we stopped at the pilgrimage chapel of St. Hermann at a rider festival. On the following two days we hiked to the Geisk opf (the local mountain with 1097 m) and to the Teufelstisch. After a short hike to Weißenstein with the castle ruins and the "Glass Forest" we visited the district town of Regen, about 3 km away, with a beautiful church and spa garden. The “Böhmweg”, a trade route from the 18th century, now leads from Weißenstein to Zwiesel along the main road, so we were advised to take the much more beautiful “Flußweg” along the Regen. In the afternoon, the exhibition “1500 years of neighborhood between Bavaria and Bohemia” was visited in Zwiesel, before going into the quarter. The last day of hiking led again - - Advertisement - First national park guest house opened in the Eifel In April of this year, North Rhine-Westphalia's Environment Minister Eckhard Uhlenberg came to the national park town of Heimbach / Eifel to open two new facilities: the wilderness workshop was opened and inaugurated in the Düttling district , in the Hergarten district, the city of Heimbach presents an integrative, barrier-free guest house. Both institutions claim a unique selling point in the Eifel National Park and in the region. In the wilderness workshop, young people and adults can look forward to an excellent range of nature experience education, in the national park guest house the hiking groups take hold of the handle and start their explorations in the Eifel National Park from here. Today we introduce you to the National Park Guest House: It is located on the outskirts of the village of Hergarten within sight of the National Park and has 59 beds in 17 rooms on three floors. The special thing is that the house is also suitable for wheelchair users on two floors. The rooms and the outdoor area are prepared for blind and visually impaired people. The city of Heimbach and the Rureifel-Tourismus e.V. pursue an integrative approach with this offer. Groups that have participants with restricted mobility in their ranks are in good hands in Hergarten. Group occupancy with breakfast costs 14.50 euros per person per day. Full board can also be booked on request. In front of the front door, the hunter's path invites you to take a first 9 km exploration tour. The central town of Heimbach (with National Park Gate, Eifel Water Information Center, the pilgrimage church and numerous sights) is 7 km away, surrounded by mixed forests and nature at the foot of the Rurtalsperre Schwammenauel. The Mariawald Monastery and the former Ordensburg Vogelsang can be reached as excursion destinations in a few minutes by car or bus. Hike through the Eifel National Park and spend the night in the National Park Guest House in Heimbach-Hergarten. The employees of Rureifel-Tourismus e. V., phone 0 24 46/8 05 79 11. There are still dates available in 2008 !! AROUND WANDERN 43 reached. Another overnight stay and the circle was started. We would like to express “great praise” to our hiking guide, Heinz Willi Körfer. Rosemarie Slabe Up high in Davos / Switzerland OG Mayen. Full of expectation and good things, 47 members of the OG Mayen set out for a week of hiking in Davos, where we moved into the 4-star Posthotel. Comfortable living, first-class service and a good kitchen characterize this house. Aroused curiosity by a film about Da vos and its surroundings, the first day began with a walk around Lake Da vos and then the P arsenn cable car took us up to the Weißfluhjoch at 2,693 m, then back to the middle station, where our hike was via the panorama path to the Parsennhütte and then to the Gotschnag rat. OG Eschweiler. At the Teufelstisch in Bischofsmais © OG Eschweiler through the forest and over heights with a beautiful view. Shortly before the Zwieselerwaldhaus we went through the large wilderness youth camp with solid buildings and tents. After a rest in a forest restaurant, the last kilometers of the “Böhmweg” to Ba yerisch Eisenstein were hiked. After about 100 km of hiking days, the destination is OG Mayen. On the way to an unforgettable alpine hike. © OG Mayen On the second day, the post bus took us to Dürrboden, the starting point of our hike through the Dischmabach valley. The highlights of the week were the trips from Davos with the Bernina Express to the Mediterranean Tirano and with the Glacier Express to Ander matt. The unique route of the Bernina-Express with many serpentines and spiral tunnels, the Albula tunnel, further in the direction of the Bernina Pass with inclines of up to 70 per thousand without gear support, past Lago Bianco, from there to Alp Grüm with a view of the Palü Glacier and then across the unique circular viaduct from Brusio to Tirano. we went through the village. The largest Trinity pilgrimage church in Germany is located here. The panorama trip with the Glacier Express took us through the Zügen Gorge, over the Wiesner and Landw ater Viaduct, through the Sch yn Gorge to Chur and on to Disentis, then over the Oberalp Pass and steeply downhill in tight serpentines to Andermatt. Franconian Switzerland is one of the most charming landscapes in Germany. The rugged Dolomite rocks alternate with romantic valleys. Proud castles and picturesque ruins on the rocky outcrops bear witness to the eventful history of the Franconian landed nobility. On the last day of the stay, another hike was on the program. The Rhinerhornbahn took us to the J atsmeder / Rinerhorn station. From there, despite light snowfall with wonderful views of the snow-capped mountains, we went over the Abir ück hut down into the Ser tigbach valley to Ser tig Dörfli with a stop at a rustic, historic restaurant and back to Davos via Clavadel. In the valleys there are a large number of mills and a large number of caves, one of the largest stalactite caves is the Devil's Cave, which are worth a visit. Our culture and trail keeper, Herbert Berbuir, skilfully included these many sights in our daily hikes. The program also included a visit to the beautiful city of Bamberg. After impressive hikes through this beautiful country, it was a bit quieter on Saturday. We visited the historic craft market in Tüchersfeld. Small half-timbered houses, nestled close to the steep rocks, are available all year round as museum buildings. On the museum courtyard, among others, Brush binders, potters, glassblowers, bookbinders, beer boilers, goldsmiths, etc. show their craftsmanship. We started our journey home full of fond memories in our luggage. Gerd Jakobi The sociability was not neglected during the stays, the last evening ended with singing, individual performances and a thank you to the organizers Wolfgang and Susanne Reppenhagen as well as Karl-Heinz Pütz, who gave us an unforgettable hiking holiday. Elisabeth Stadter Am Rheinsteig near Braubach OG Ratingen. We (eight "strong" women between the ages of 66 and 82!) Drove with Dor is Lorenzen to the Rheinsteig hike to Br aubach. Our quarters were in the country inn “Zum Weißen Schwanen”, where we were well looked after, so that we could go off every day strengthened and enterprising. The first stage of the Rheinsteig took us to Filsen, on the 2nd day we went from there to Kestert and on the 3rd day we hiked from Kestert to Sankt Goarshausen. It was a wonderful, exhausting day, long ascents and descents had to be mastered. The paths were often rocky and narrow and after sections in the slope and over the heights led down several times into narrow stream valleys, but they were stretches with intoxicating views of the Rhine with its castles. We are happy that we were all able to experience these days safe and sound. Ingrid Schwarz In Franconian Switzerland OG Sötenich. “Franconian Switzerland” was the goal of this year's hiking week. Eleven participants made their way to Gößweinstein. After we moved into our quarters, OG Sötenich. Only in the Teufelshöhle did it go downhill with the Sötenich hiking friends. © OG Sötenich 45 HIKING AROUND Wine hike in the Calmont OG Üdersdorf. In sunny weather, 17 hikers from Üdersdorf had come and set out from Eller to hike in the Calmont, the steepest vineyard in Europe. Five of them decided on the high route (initially steep, then relatively flat), the others set out on the 3.5 km long via ferrata. Over sometimes inaccessible rock areas with step aids, permanently installed ladders and steel ropes as a safety aid, it went up steeply, then downhill again through vineyards with almost ripe berries. A rest was taken at some of the flatter sections. On these occasions one could enjoy the impressive views over the mountain slopes and the Moselle. The way to the summit cross on the Höhenweg shortly before Bremm cost quite a few drops of sweat. Here both groups met and could relax with a glass of wine and small snacks. The wide view over the Moselle valley and the opposite slopes of the Hunsrück was captured by all photographers on the film. The smaller group then continued on the route they had begun to Bremm, while the climbers returned to Eller via the Höhenweg. After the smaller group was picked up by bus, all hikers met for a wine tasting in Eller. In the fruit distillery and in the dark vault of the wine cellar we listened to the explanations of the winemaker. Her knowledgeable remarks, paired with humor and a good dose of self-confidence, cast a spell over all listeners. A hearty vesper platter created the necessary basis for enjoying the Calmonter Moselle wine. In the evening our hiking warden Udo Kleser drove us safely home with the minibus. He and his wife managed to create an unforgettable day. Volker Herrmann OG Üdersdorf. A good physical condition is the order of the day when hiking in Calmont. © OG Üdersdorf On the Saarschleife OG Waxweiler. This time the Eifelverein Waxweiler chose the northern Saarland for its two-day hike. In good weather, 24 hikers started the Saarschleif en hike on the first day in Mettlach. The attraction was Montclair Castle on the rocky ridge around which the Saar flows. After crossing over the Saar by ferry, the ascent to the famous “Cloef” vantage point began, from which one has a wonderful view of the Saar loop. Strengthened by a good dinner and a restful night in the hotel "Dellbor ner Mühle" in save and feel good HOTEL AND LANDGASTHOF IN SPESSART 11027 open all day: Mon. – Sat. from 11.30 a.m., Sun. from 10.00 a.m. from 1. 11. - 31. 3. Tuesday rest day 5 days, pay 3 days Price per person 111, - € Feel yourself - experience yourself. Be in contact with yourself and nature. Create space - experience common ground. Take time for common strolls through the Eifel forest, go on excursions, swim in the Brohltal leisure pool or experience a joint wagon ride in the Brohltal / Laacher See volcano park. 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