House-Barrett-hike on August 8th, 2020

We hereby invite all Barrett owners, friends and acquaintances to our hiking day this year.

This will take place on August 8th, 2020

Meeting point at 9 a.m. in Groß-Rohrheim

at the dog-place of VdH and of SV OG Groß-Rohrheim

(Directions: Drive on the main road (old B 44) through Groß-Rohrheim. Turn (coming from the north on the right, coming from the south on the left) in the direction of the Bürgerhalle, fire brigade (extended Jahnstraße). Drive past the fire brigade, always straight ahead. The dog place is on the right after a few hundred meters.

We are pleased that this year's hiking day can take place despite the current situation. Every participant can now register in the guest book with the indication of the respective number of people, who will join us on that day

The following link will take you to the page of the registered participants.

The page of the participants will be updated weekly until the registration deadline!

Our two seniors "Funny" and "Yakko" invite you to our hiking day

The starting point of the hike in Groß-Rohrheim will also be the end point.

Meeting point at the dog place in Groß-Rohrheim: Directions see above

Exactly seven years ago we decided on this hiking route. Unfortunately in September the weather did not really play along. Now we try it again in August in the hope that the weather is on our side, the Barretts can swim along the route in the Rhine and the participants have to cover a total distance of 20 km, but moderately and without gradients. That is why all "Lowland Tyroleans" are addressed this year.

A wonderful guesthouse with very good food awaits us for lunch. It is right near the Rhine. In bad weather you can still enjoy the beautiful view from the interior.
Of course there is also the opportunity to either join us for lunch this year, then walk half the way or only come to Gernsheim in the evening for dinner.
In particular, the owners of young and old dogs this opportunity is addressed here!

When registering, we ask you to indicate who is with how many people for lunch and / or dinner.

Brief information about the course of the hike

We meet at 9.00 a.m. in the parking lot of the dog sports field VdH (OG SV) Groß-Rohrheim. We ask that you arrive on time as we still have to compile the list for lunch. The dog place will be the starting and ending point of the hike

The plan is to start off at around 9:30 a.m. After a few kilometers there is a short break on a sand bank on the Rhine. The four-legged Barrett's are then given the opportunity to cool off in the Rhine. Approx. Half an hour before the lunch break, the Barrett's are allowed into the water again

Nordheim is our goal of the hike. However, we will not hike into the village, but stay at the Rhine

"Restaurant to the Rhine ferry", Außerhalb 6, 68647 Biblis

Our lunch will then be taken around 1:30 p.m. There is then a certain number of dishes to choose from. A relevant menu will then be given to each participant in the morning for the order of lunch.

There is approximately a 1 1/2 hour lunch break. Around 3 p.m. the way home is started, again along the Rhine on a partly sunny, partly shady "avenue".

On our return tour there will always be an opportunity to let the Barretts swim in the Rhine. Therefore it is not necessary to take water for our four legged friends on this day.

We will be back in Groß-Rohrheim around 5.30 /6.00 p.m. If participants have joined at lunchtime, the cars will be picked up by carpooling in Nordheim upon arrival at the dog place in Groß-Rohrheim.

Together we drive to Gernsheim to the hotel "Rheingoldhalle". It is planned to arrive there around 6.30 p.m.

Of course, we hope for nice weather and hope that there will be no rain on this day, so that we can also sit in the beer garden in the guesthouse in Nordheim for lunch and more than 30 participants can be hosted. More information on this on our "participants page"

Hotel Rheingold Gernsheim, here we will have dinner. This Hotel is also located near the Rhine

As in previous years, we ask all participants to register in the guest book as soon as possible - so that owners of littermates can see the participants - with details of the number of people.

Registration deadline for this year's hike will be

Saturday August 1st, 2020

As practiced in previous years, Arthur, our "Papparazi", will record the hike with many pictures, which will then be posted on our homepage and in facebook for viewing

Accommodation options near Groß-Rohrheim

Alleehotel Bensheim

Europa-Allee 45
64625 Bensheim, Germany

Beautiful and affordable Apartments Ochsenschläger in Wattenheim

other hotels in the vicinity, Hubertus in Gernsheim

Anyone who has already stayed with the Ochsenschläger family in the past knows how nice it is there and that it is therefore advisable to register early if you want to stay there

The following places are close to Groß-Rohrheim: Gernsheim, Biebesheim, Biblis, Wattenheim, Nordheim, Stockstadt

In all towns listed above there are other accommodation options that can be found on the Internet