Alb river in Karlsruhe-Daxlanden

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Alb river in Karlsruhe-Daxlanden Reviews

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Alb river in Karlsruhe-Daxlanden May 06, 2017
The small river Alb is accompanied by parks, footpaths and bike trails on both banks. The best known part is the Günther-Klotz-Anlage further upstream, but the prettiest and most idyllic part is to be found in Karlsruhe's south western suburb of Daxlanden between Entenfang and Rheinhafen.

The very most idyllic part involves the little chapel by the river. This chapel had originally been standing at a different spot in the settlement but had to make room for the enlargement of a street. Instead of demolishing it for good, it was taken down and transferred onto a small hill by the river. Only once per year or so mass is celebrated inside. Otherwise its only task is being pretty, which it fulfils perfectly. The best pictures can be taken in spring, when the large tree behind it is in bloom, and in October among autumn colours.

Bikers: The paths along the Alb are part of the Alb-Radwanderweg which leads up the river to the Northern Black Forest and downstream toward the trail network in the floodlands along the Rhine.

Joggers: Parts of the paths used to be unsealed and good for running. However, in recent years more and more stretches have been paved, which is good for cyclists but bad for runners and walkers.

Families: several playgrounds, meadows, the banks of the shallow river will easily entertain the littlies.

Bird lovers: The parks and the river banks are home to a lot of birds, even rare specieses. I've even observed kingfishers (yes, right in town!) a couple of times along the Mühlgraben near Appenmühle.
Winter impression with chapel
The little chapel
Biking along the Alb
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