Tiempo  5 horas 58 minutos

Coordenadas 3218

Fecha de subida 1 de noviembre de 2020

Fecha de realización octubre 2020

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536 m
271 m
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5,1
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20,43 km

Vista 49 veces, descargada 0 veces

cerca de Gemünd, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)

Nice hike in the Eifel with the former Nazi estate Ordensburg Vogelsang, the Urftsee and the Urft valley, woods, and wide Eifel views. You can find something to eat and drink in Gemünd and in Vogelsang. At the start is free parking within Gemünd. The level of the Urftsee was very low during my hike: the Urft is clearly visible as a river, rather than a lake.
From the start you make a small detour past the church and Neustrasse with colorful houses. You then follow the Dreiborner Strasse, the main street in the center. Shortly after you start to climb along the Alter Römerweg, and then follow a path along a woody slope on one side and houses on the other. Clearly, wild pigs had foraged along this path just before my trip. You descend again and walk through the village and the Schöttgasse to the edge of town. You choose an unpaved road through a farm with timber-framed buildings and then along the Horrenbach. You climb a bit further, and then descend on the other side of the Horrenbach to the main hiking route to Morsbach. You follow this path, with the Urft far below, cross the Lassbach, and climb towards Morsbach. When you get a bit higher, forest is substituted with pasture and the views get wider. Near Morsbach you turn back on the Willibrodusweg to the Modenhübel, a hill with a wide view across the Eifel. From here, you descend on a wide path, past the viewpoint Kickley towards the Morsbach stream. Close to the stream the path is substituted with an elongated bridge across the marshy area. You then climb to the entrance of the Burg Vogelsang. You walk around grey buildings to the viewpoint Wollseifenblick and then continue to the heart of the Voggelsang area (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordensburg_Vogelsang), with more grey barracks, a cinema for soldiers, and when you get near the edge of the plateau, wide views across the Urft valley and reservoir. You walk towards a viewpoint, where there is also a museum, and a restaurant. You walk around the ‘Turm mit Ehrenhalle’, a large tower with a Hall of Honour built by the Nazis, to a lower viewpoint. You continue further down past some barracks to a relief of torch bearer, Nazi art. Then you descend on a road towards the Victor-Neels bridge across the Urft reservoir. The level was low during my trip, so there was only the river Urft, and not a lake. You walk along the Urft on an unpaved forest road for 2.3 km, and then take a path (‘Wildnistrail – or wilderness trail) along the Grosser Böttenbach stream all the way up to the village Wolfgarten at the highest point of the day around 530 meters. From the village you take a path through the woods. There were some sections of dead conifer trees (‘Waldsterben’): watch out for falling trees… A bit further you take a path down to Gemünd. In Gemünd you walk through the Kurpark along the Urft, and then along the Urft to the center of Gemünd. At the end you pass a weir where the Urft tumbles down, and two bridges across the Olef, another river that flows into the Urft. A short while later, you are back to the starting point.
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Along the Horrenbach

You walk uphill on a forest road through the Horrenbach valley, and then turn back down on a path on the other side of the stream
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Along the Urftsee

A forest road takes you along the Urftsee, which was just the Urft river during my trip.
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Below Schweizer Berge

Viewpoint along the Urft valley below the Schweizer Berge
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Burg Vogelsang entrance

Entrance to the Ordensburg Vogelsang. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordensburg_Vogelsang
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Burgschänke

Burgschänke is one of the building in the Ordensburg Vogelsang. A Belgian cinema for soldiers is nearby as well. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordensburg_Vogelsang
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Climb to Morsbach

Climb to Morsbach through forests and pasture
Panorámica

Eifelblick Modenhübel

Top of a hill at 485 meters with a great view.
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Fackelträger-Relief

Nazi art in the Ordensburg Vogelsang. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordensburg_Vogelsang. From here you walk down to the Urft
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Farm with timber-framed buildings

Farm with timber-framed buildings
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Forest path to Morsbach

Main path to Morsbach through forest
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Forest track with Waldsterben

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Avituallamiento

Gastronomie Vogelsang

Restaurant in Vogelsang
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Gemünd

Center of the town
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Kurpark Gemünd

Kurpark in Gemünd
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Laßbach

Stream on the way to Morsbach
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Meadow in the forest

Meadow in the forest on the Wildnistrail
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Morsbach

Here you cross the stream in a marshy valley bottom on a elongated bridge
Puente

Olef bridge

Bridge on the Olef
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Path along slope in Gemünd

Path between a wooded slope and houses
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Path down to Gemünd

Path down to Gemünd in a clearing for power cables
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Schöttgasse

Path ending at a large tree
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Turm mit Ehrenhalle

Tower with Hall of Honour built by the Nazis. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordensburg_Vogelsang
Río

Urft in Gemünd

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Urft Meander

Meander of the Urft
Puente

Victor-Neels-Brücke

Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the Urftsee
Panorámica

Viewpoint Kickley

Viewpoint on a rocky outcrop
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Vogelsang Lower Viewpoint

Viewpoint in Ordensburg Vogelsang of the Urft valley and the lower lying parts of the Ordensburg. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordensburg_Vogelsang
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Vogelsang Viewpoint

Viewpoint in Ordensburg Vogelsang of the Urft valley and the lower lying parts of the Ordensburg. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordensburg_Vogelsang
Cascada

Weir in the Urft

Weir in the Urft
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Wildnistrail along Großer Böttenbach

The Wildnistrail turns left and follows the Großer Böttenbach
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Wildnistrail

Wilderness trail taking you past the ruins of a house and along a small stream (Großer Böttenbach)
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Willibrordusweg

Road to the Eifelblick Modenhübel
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Wolfgarten

Panorámica

Wollseifenblick

Viewpoint from the plateau on which Ordensburg Vogelsang is constructed. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordensburg_Vogelsang

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