"The loop trail is my sports field," says Dominique with a charming French accent. He came to Niederthai with a friend back in 1979 - his first vacation without parents. And from then on again and again. But it was only in 1992 that the professional sign painter met his sweetheart Erika, who grilled a chicken for him on the terrace of the inn and spoke better French than he did German. He fell in love with today's owner of Gasthof Stuibenfall inn and ... stayed.
But Erika rarely accompanies him on the loop tour, the fear of the "Bluatschink" that lurks in Horlachbach is still too big. The terrible monster was a tried and tested threat in childhood times when her parents wanted to prevent the children from recklessly playing in the mountain brook that flows into the waterfall at very high speed.