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Odenwaldbahn Adventure

Let's to hike along the Odenwaldbahn, which starts beyond Eberbach. I have never been in this part of the Odenwald myself, so it will be a bit of an adventure.

Weather let us down last weekend; let's hope we have better luck this time. Please re-RSVP if still interested and available. I noticed it will be election day that Sunday, so our German hikers will have to plan to voting before or after the hike

Plan for a full day. We will hike for at least 5 hrs, so make sure to bring good shoes!

It is unlikely that we can buy food and drink, so bring a small backpack with sufficient snacks and water.

If there is a chance for rain, bring appropriate clothing.

 


Meetup location: Eberbach Bahnhof, GLEIS 5

(the platform from which the Odenwaldbahn departs)

Time: 10.30

 

How to get there:

By car (it is usually easy to find parking at the train station); 4 seats in my car available; first come - first serve.

UPDATED INFO: By train and bus: unfortunately, the S-bahn still does not go to Eberbach due to renovations on the track, so you have to take the train from Heidelberg Hbf (departs 9.25) and transfer to the ‘Schienenersatzverkehr’ bus at Neckargemuend (dept. 9.44)

For people from direction Frankfurt/Darmstadt: unfortunately, arrival times of trains from either direction are always 1 hr apart, so I could not accomodate you very well. Apologies. The best you could do is either drive your car to Ebenrbach and be there 10.30, or drive directly to Hetzbach, Beerfelden Bahnhof and be there before 11 am.


What's the plan:

We will take the Odenwaldbahn from Eberbach to Hetzbach; departure 10.39; arrival 10.59

From there we will walk back thorugh valleys and forests in the direction of Eberbach, aiming for Kailbach, where there is an Odenwaldbahn train station.

If we are fast, we may make it for the 4pm train back to Eberbach; otherwise, we will get on the 6pm train.

(For people from Frankfurt: trains in direction Hetzbach leave Kailbach at 16.49 and 18.49)

DISCLAIMER

* Every pathicipant is responsible for his/her safety and health for the full duration of this event

* Make sure to check the meetup site SHORTLY BEFORE you leave home to check for changes. In order to avoid last-minute cancellations, I will usually make bad weather-related decisions on the evening before, but there could always be unforeseen circumstances why I have to cancel last minute.

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  • Melanie

    Really nice and somewhat adventurous hike! ;) It was great to meet you all. See at another adventure! :D

    September 25, 2013

  • Zhiqi W.

    hammer!

    September 25, 2013

  • anagha

    wonderful hike. enjoyed a lot

    September 22, 2013

  • Victor W.

    Great! Nice Track, Nice People, Nice Weather!!

    September 22, 2013

  • Vincenzo

    Can offer 3 seats in my car. Drop me a line if you wanna hop on. 930 HD Hbf, in front of McD.

    September 21, 2013

    • Vincenzo

      I shld be there at abt 935

      September 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK great, thanks!

      September 22, 2013

  • Melanie

    @Vinay/ Tanya: We live in Mannheim anyway and two of us already have a long term ticket. I dont think I can reach my friend, who has no ticket, in time to change plans (he is not registered here). I think it is fine as it is. Maybe we can organize something for the way back, at least for my friend with no ticket. :) So Tanya, you can go with Vinay! See you guys tomorrow or rather later today! ;-) Looking forward to meeting new people and to a nice hike! :D

    September 22, 2013

  • Rienk

    Anagha, Faranak and Krisztina + 1:
    You can have a ride with me.
    Please make sure to be at Bismarckplatz in front of the Kaufhof entrance in time. I will take off at 9.40 latest.

    September 21, 2013

    • anagha

      Ok Great thanx

      September 21, 2013

    • Jennifer F.

      Hey Reink, do you have one seat left in your car? I would like to come with you guys then.

      September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Melanie, no worries. It doesn't make sense to make 3 go by train and still have two seats left.. Go ahead. If anyone else still has a place available I would really appreciate it.

    September 21, 2013

  • Melanie

    Well, Tanya asked first - so go ahead, Tanja. My friends and me dont mind taking the train together. :)

    September 21, 2013

  • Melanie

    Hi, weather looking good! Looking forward! :D I am bringing two friends. The three of us live in Mannheim. Is anyone leaving from here (or Heidelberg) and still has 3 free seats? Or is anyone also taking the train from Mannheim?

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there,

    I'm new to this group and was just wondering if anyone still had place in their car? I've looked for transport to Eberbach and it seems you first have to get a train to Neckargemünd and then the SEV Bus from there... it takes about an hour. If not, I'll see you at Eberbach! Cheers.

    September 21, 2013

  • anagha

    Reink..do u still have place in ur car? if yes i would like to come with u

    September 19, 2013

    • Rienk

      Yes, let's decide on pickup location later.

      September 20, 2013

    • anagha

      Ok reink, so from Where will u pick us ?

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cannot go finally this weekend

    September 19, 2013

  • Krisztina

    Dear All! I would like to join the trip but I do not now the area. Is there a via ferrata or anything similar or the way? Thank you, Krisztina

    September 18, 2013

    • Rienk

      Via ferrata? No, not in the Odenwald.

      September 18, 2013

  • Liz W.

    Looking forward to another exciting expedition into the odenwald ....

    September 14, 2013

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