Dear friends – and readers of Bad Homburger Infoshow,
again a travel report, as I was on tour by bicycle and walking to Taunus region including Bad Homburg Taunus forest. First 15 km shopping tour to Kronberg to buy the masks, I had seen on my last ride on Easter Sunday.
Just a nice opportunity to meet my Kronberg a dear friend, who also took the chance to buy some masks at that place. Starting her own business as art therapy, she is hit hardly by Corona crisis but is lucky of a back-up by a part-time job. Some of her friends don´t have this back-up and struggle much harder. Economic support given by German states is helping, but only covers costs of enterprise, not of living.
By the same, state gives support to Condor tourism flight company and to Adidas, which recently got into the news, as some of their suppliers use children’s´ work.
We enjoy personal meeting, even by the 2 meters distance, and nature at Victoria Park as we see a mother duck with her 11 chicken.
I continue riding North to Oberursel by some orchards and forests, meeting some women walking their dogs. Reaching Oberursel Old Town by an unknown perspective, nearly opposite the usual view from Frankfurt. Leaving my bicycle I discover the place as a tourist. Strolling by the narrow lanes, seeing St. Ursula church, getting to Market Square by old city hall´s gateway from behind, discovering a golden crown on the ground – may be left over from recent Carnival´s days.
A blewing apple tree works as an airport for bees and bumble-bees. A small river in the sideway of a street, reminding me to Freiburg „Bäche“ running by all city. And a nice red squirrel running up and down a tree, just having a look at me.
Another shopping at Oberursel to get some food and drink for the road, some juice and a bottle of soda-water. I also find a bundle of green asparagus for home. Northbound to Bad Homburg i get to an old linden tree which had served as the place of an ancient court, now crashed by a storm and waiting to give birth to new trees.
Reaching Dornholzhausen at the Western edge of Bad Homburg it starts raining – after weeks of dryness without nearly any rain. It ´s the usual drizzle for some 1 or 2 hours, nut enough to change my clothes and to put my rain-jacket on. Changing from bicycle to walk in the forest, some 2 km along Elisabethenschneise towards Elisabeth rocks, some bizarre rock formation, which forced a little bow around them to straight alley. A sign indicates „Elisabeth Trail“, a walking route connecting Frankfurt and Bockenheim district straight with Bad Homburg, continuing to Marburg.Walking some kilometers more I would reach Limes, the historic embattled border of Roman Empire against old Teutons.