Forest Hike from Kelkheim to Waldgasthof Meisterturm, Hofheim
I invite you to join a relatively easy hike mainly through forest with very pretty scenery along the way.
We shall meet at Protected content (Remember that the Frankfurt Regional Transport Authority ( Protected content ) is offering group tickets (Gruppentageskarte) available at ticket machines for up to 5 people travelling together at substantial savings. Even 2 travelling together will save compared to single respectively return tickets). From the train station it would be a Protected content . walk to the beginning of the trail at Protected content Folks arriving by car who are unable to take on arrivals by train respectively those coming by bike may go directly to Protected content
The hike as mentioned before leads primarily through forest paths underneath the forest canopy providing protection in case of rain. We pass first of all another neat forest restaurant (Waldgasthof Gundelhard) and then reach a game reserve featuring wild boar and deer. The trail continues to a small temple erected in honor of Karl-August von Cohausen in Protected content , who was director of the collection of antiquities of the Nassau family in Wiesbaden. He found and excavated nearby celtic defensive walls and came upon the remnants of an alledgedly very high Roman watchtower of which unfortunately nothing is left. The hike continues through a very pretty pine forest, one of the northernmost in Europe. Close by we will find the socalled Hofheimer Bergkapelle (mountain chapel) which was erected in Protected content the citizens of Hofheim amidst the raging plague in the hope of being spared.
A few hundred yards further is a very nice Bavarian style restaurant, where friendly waitresses will serve our lunch in Lederhosen! Afterwards we have the chance to climb the nearby Meisterturm, a 30 m high observation tower providing excellent views. Bypassing Gundelhard on the way back again, we shall take a different return path along fields which will provide us with a nice glimpse of the Bahai Temple of Langenhain we visited on the first hike I organized. A few more minutes through forest and we are back at Gimbacher Hof.
In case folks from Frankfurt are willing to offer a ride, I would suggest you place a post to that effect here in order to arrange for a location and time to meet (maybe Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof).
One final comment and request, If you need to cancel, please do so by 11:00 am on Saturday, Nov. 18 which has been requested by the Meisterturm restaurant.
Any questions, please feel free to call. Looking forward to another hike with interesting conversations amidst beautiful scenery,
With kind regards,
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