Tag Archives: St. Ulrich

Return to the Lebensweg

We had guests from Canada, and when they were given options as to what they would like to see or do, they chose to walk the Lebensweg in St. Ulrich. Naturally we went with them. It’s a short walk, 3.8 kilometres according to the sign, and this time we made no deviations from the trail […]

Black Forest Ramble – XII

Do you see it? Along the Lebensweg in the Black Forest above St. Ulrich, I came across this rock formation. I can’t decide if it looks more like a dog or a lion. Or maybe it is just a rock. What do you see?

Black Forest Ramble – XI

If you opened an ice cream parlour in the middle of nowhere, would people come? Apparently, especially if the ice cream is good. I guess that is why the Eckhof family started selling ice cream on their farm in 2002. When we stopped at Berglusthaus (see yesterday’s post) on a detour from our exploration of […]

Black Forest Ramble – X

One of the delights about not having a set schedule is that it allows you to explore without time constraints. That is why the four-kilometre “Lebensweg” walk above the village of St. Ulrich took us about four hours to complete.  Given that our usual average walking pace is about four kilometers an hour, it would […]

Black Forest Ramble – IX

Today’s post is a pictorial follow-up to Sunday’s examination of St. Ulrich’s Church, located in St. Ulrich (where else) in the Black Forest.

Black Forest Ramble – VIII

When we entered the Lebensweg above the Black Forest village of  St. Ulrich, we did so from behind the church from which the village takes its name. It was founded by St. Ulrich himself almost a thousand years ago, and the monastery he started is still attached to the church where he is buried. I […]

Black Forest Ramble – VII

My wife mentioned that the walk we were taking last Saturday above the village of St. Ulrich had a spiritual component, that it was kind of a mini-pilgrimage. I thought it might be like walking the stations of the cross, as many Roman Catholics do on Good Friday. I suppose that isn’t surprising – the […]

Black Forest Ramble – VI

When I was a child we visited Ontario, where I was warned it was illegal to pick trilliums, the provincial flower, if you came across any growing wild. Turns out that wasn’t true – the flower does not have protected status. The Black Forest seems to be one big nature park, and I have yet […]

Black Forest Ramble – V

I know there is wildlife in the Black forest – but I never seem to see any. That may be because there are always people on the trails. When walking in Ottawa’s urban forest it is not unusual to see many different animals. Small ones like squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and raccoons are common. There are […]

Black Forest Ramble – IV

A continuation of yesterday’s post, pictures taken in the hills around St. Ulrich.