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Evening mini-hike, picnic and Neckarsteinach castle illuminations

  • Jul 27, 2013 · 7:15 PM
  • Neckargemünd Bahnhof

As Saturday is going to be very warm, we'll start a little later than planned (7.25pm at Neckargemünd Bahnhof). From here we'll walk through the old town and a little stretch along the river - before heading into the cool forest.  We'll then continue a little uphill then along the edge of the valley for about 2 km, before heading down to the meadow opposite Neckarsteinach, from where we'll have a great view of the fireworks.  About 4km (1 hour) hiking, with 100 m ascent.

We'll then find a spot at the meadow for our picnic (from about 8.45 pm) , watch the sunset and wait for the castle illuminations and fireworks (at about 22:15).

What to bring:

Most importantly water (although we'll be hiking mostly in the cool forest, after a high of 37 degrees it will still be warm).

Sunscreen, if (like me!) you burn even in the weaker evening sun.

Something to eat at the picnic, and soft-drinks / beer / wine (as you wish)

If possible, a torch (flash-light) as there is about a 15 minute walk back from the meadow to the station - good paths but some of it is unlight.

A comfortable back-pack to carry the food / drink in.

Trainers or walking shoes - please no flipflops nor sandals (unless specifically designed for hiking).

A picnic blanket, if you have one

If you wish a frisbee, football etc for entertainment until the sun goes down

Transport

Those travelling by train can meet at Heidelberg main train station - outside the tourist information office - at 18:35, and leave on a bus to Neckargemünd at 18:46 (the bus is a rail replacement bus, due to engineering work that weekend).  For those travelling by car, meet us outside the railway station at 19:25 - there is some parking at the station.

There are return trains from Neckarsteinach to Neckargemünd at 23:19  or 23:49 . Both go to Neckargemünd where drivers can pick up their cars and those going by public transport change to the rail replacement bus to Heidelberg (arriving at midnight or 00:30, depending if you get the earlier or later train).

 

 

 

 


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  • Ceren

    Thank u for the photos Sean... They r much much better than my handy!!! :)

    July 29, 2013

  • Alicia Bueno B.

    Nice hike and fireworks! Really enjoyed meeting all of you. See you for some other hike hopefully and thanks to Rachel for all the organisation!

    July 29, 2013

  • Ceren

    Hello everyone.. ı also had a good time and it was really good to know u all...
    Thank u Rachel for the perfect organization!!

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    was hot, but real nice! thanx Rachel

    July 28, 2013

  • Julia

    & thanks to the group for interesting conversation! Hope to see our trip pictures soon.

    July 28, 2013

  • Julia

    Hi Rachel, thanks a lot for organizing of the trip. I liked it very much. Hope to join you soon again.

    July 28, 2013

  • Alicia Bueno B.

    Thanks for the great organisation! See you in front of the tourist info office!

    July 27, 2013

  • Pamela

    Hi all!

    I live in Karlsruhe and i would like to particpate in this hike. Hope i make it this time :)

    July 25, 2013

  • Peter H.

    I'm interested but the RSVP's says closed?

    July 15, 2013

    • Rachel

      It's open now...

      July 22, 2013

  • Rachel

    For anyone whose waiting on tenderhooks for more details - these will follow later this week - I've just moved flat and waiting for KabelBW to connect the internet at the new place. Hopefully will happen early this week, and I can then have the chance to check train times etc and confirm the details...

    July 22, 2013

  • Ceren

    Hello everyone:) I'm also new in Germany and looking for company to spend time with, I would like to join this event and meet u all.

    July 19, 2013

  • Alicia Bueno B.

    I'm new to Heidelberg and will stay here a while. I would love to attend this event and get to know the region a bit more and find new people :)

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Rachel, I'm also interested in the mini hike. Please let's know when more details are available.

    July 10, 2013

  • Suman D.

    Hallo Rachel
    I am new to the region and would like to join in this trek. Looking forward to meeting new friends. I stay in Weinheim and is willing to travel anywhere in the region. Please let me know the meeting point when it is decided.

    June 30, 2013

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