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Hiking – Greifenstein-Beilstein

Tuesday, August 17th 2021, was the day where I would attempt to walk a part of the Drei-Burgen route, from Greifenstein to Beilstein, and back. I had no idea if I would be able to walk this, seeing it went downhill first but, of course, what goes down, must go up again as well πŸ˜‰. My hip will be replaced in less than 3 weeks, so I was also hoping it would not give me too much pain/discomfort along the way.

On Monday evening I had adjusted to the route so it would start near the place where we were staying. It was almost 14km, or so Komoot informed me. That’s about 8,7 miles according to my converter app. So after a wee bit earlier breakfast, I went to the loo and then I was ready to go.

I started enthusiastic and after about a kilometer or so, my path was unavailable as there was a gate… Hmm πŸ€” Now I needed to check the map and find a new way… Fortunately, I had made the map offline available, as it turned out, internet cell coverage isn’t what I’m used to at home.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

So I quickly found another way to get to the highlighted path. My watch wasn’t too happy about it as it kept telling me that I was going in the wrong direction. Because I needed to adjust the route, I would not pass a part in the woods that I wanted to see. But with a slight detour I was able to get there and take a picture before getting back to my original route again.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike with Komoot

It looks like the remains of a bunker, perhaps??? I didn’t go to close as I wanted to keep walking, as there was a forecast of rain and I wanted to be back before it would arrive. As Beilstein is a wee bit lower located than Greifenstein, the first part of the route took me down a bit, as my watch also showed me.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

Along the way, I crossed paths with several different routes, some might be interesting to walk another time, perhaps πŸ€”.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

After about 2 kilometers, I came across this sign, located in the woods.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike with Komoot

It said that here was the “High road”, from the middle ages till the 16th century. And the road connected Frankfurt and Cologne. About 40 meters away from the sign, there is the so called “Trompetersloch”, where the known legend of the postal carriage robbery took place. But, when I tried to find information about this so called legend, Google failed me… *sigh*.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

After 2,5km, I had to go right. But, it said on the signs that there was a point with a nice view, only 100 meters away. Well, when walking almost 14km, what’s an extra 200 meters, right? But… It wasn’t that amazing, unfortunately.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike with Komoot

This was it, the place with the view… Slightly anticlimax for sure πŸ˜‚.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

Still going downhill, after about 3km, I decided it was selfie time again. Still rocking my awesome Harley Davidson cap πŸ˜‰.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

After almost 3,5km I came across a very small stream, probably part of the Ulmbach “river”… Not sure, but it was a nice sound, some cobbling water along the way.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

Onwards to the Ulmtal, as that was also the route to Beilstein.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

Enjoying the nature before heading to the small town of Beilstein.

I used Google Maps to show you the map without the route and such. Here you can see Greifenstein (at the blue dot is where I am at) and Beilstein (to the left).
The route from Polar Flow, captured with Polar Grit X.
Zoomed out  bit, to give a better idea of where I’m at πŸ˜‰

So I was getting closer to Beilstein, according to Komoot. After so many kilometers, where I had seen only one man and his dog, I felt like I was alone here πŸ˜‚. But in Beilstein I did see some people, so less alone again.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

I had the “good idea” to use Whatsapp to share my location, so that my parents would know where I am at. But, when I left Greifenstein, the cellular internet coverage went down. Not what I am used to, not having 4G/5G where I go… So unfortunately, that didn’t work. I also was not able to send my parents pictures along the way. But, text messages did work, with some delay at times, but at least I could let them know where I was at.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

After about 6km, a wee bit more, I came closer to the older center of Beilstein.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

There I came across the “BASALT PARKours”, more information can be found on https://www.basalt-parkours.de/.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike with Komoot

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

Part of the old ruins of Beilstein with some new bits added to it, can’t say I was attrackted to this combination, to be honest…

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike with Komoot

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike with Komoot

It looks like there used to be more water running here, but unfortunately, it looked very dry. I needed to look hard to see a wee bit of a stream running.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

After about 9km, it was time for another selfie 🀳! I was still going strong πŸ’ͺ, yay me πŸ˜‰

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

Getting closer to Greifenstein again…

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike with Komoot

Going up to the highest point of the walk, the Hinstein, at 515m height. It went easier than I thought, which really surprised me. As I had thought that going up again after so many kilometers would be what I could struggle with. But I was able to keep a nice pace and get to the highest point of the hike without any issues.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

After 12 kilometers, I spotted the Burg Greifenstein. Yes, getting closer…to a well deserved shower πŸ˜‰.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

Back in Greifenstein, after about 13,5km, I came along the parking (and restaurant) called “A nice view”. So I took a picture of that view as it was this early afternoon.

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

Near “Gasthaus Simon”, where we’re staying, is “Gitti’s Bergrasthof”, which meant, I had made it all the way!

Greifenstein-Beilstein hike Komoot

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Some selfies in Greifenstein

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  1. When I started reading the post I was wondering which country you in as I didn’t recognize the names of the places you were hiking between. As soon as you mentioned Frankfurt, I knew where you were in the world.

    Looks like a great hike judging by your amazing photos. I hope everything goes well with your hip replacement and you can hike pain free in the future

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    1. I was on vacation in the small town of Greifenstein, nearest biggest towns are Wetzlar and Gießen. There are several Frankfurts in Germany, if I remember correctly πŸ˜‰ The state I was in is called Hessen. It’s about 300km away from home, which is in Cuijk in the Netherlands. 😊

      It was an awesome trip and I really had a good time walking it! Thanks πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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