Germany: Time for hope (Vaccine)

This week's news were dominated by the announcement of two different vaccines for Covid-19. That could get a license in the USA and Europe. Which been the best news in weeks. After the rising Covid-19 numbers all over Europe and the following shutdowns, this seems to be the light at the end of a really long tunnel. Even that it is not sure by when the vaccine will be available for…

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Germany: Back to my childhood (Harz)

In order to escape the same white walls, that I am looking at in home office for nearly 9 months now, I went on a trip back to my childhood. What is the best place to hide in a pandemic? The countryside. Which is not densely populated and has a lot of nature to offer. It is just great not to have a constant reminder of the pandemic. Like wearing masks,…

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Germany: Time to breathe

Now we are back where we started, this all feels like March/April again. Only that this time we all saw it coming. Covid-19 numbers are rising around Europe and measures are taken in all European countries. It was only a matter of time when the German government is announcing the next lockdown. Starting by tomorrow we will get a Lockdown light in Germany. This means all restaurant, bars, hotels, cinemas, theater…

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Germany: A weekend walk in the Odenwald in Autumn

Rötlicher Lacktrichterling Kubanischer Kahlkopf This year is with all means special, with the good and bad phases. But what 2020 is giving us is a golden autumn, which means a warm October. Nature in all the colors autumn can paint. At the moment the game of colors is amazing. Leaves are painted in yellow, orange, red and a combination in between. It is a phenomenon that is happening in this intensity…

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Germany: Autumn in the Black Forest

After coming back from a still warm Portugal, Germany welcomed us already in full autumn. With night temperatures around 3 degrees and day temperatures around 9 degrees, summer is officially over. With the falling temperatures also the colors of the leaves are changing from green to yellow, orange and red. The play of the color can be mostly enjoyed in the woods and this is where we headed once more. Today's…

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Germany: On the Richard Löwenherz Path (Palatinate)

Weidenrösschen Weiße Natterwurz This morning lead us once more to Palantinate, in order to hike another beautiful rock trail - The Richard Löwenherz Trail. As the summer is coming to an end, the sun is rising later and with that we had a hard time to get out of bed at 5 am. We heard the clock ringing at 5 am, at 7 am and finally around 9 am we woke…

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Germany: On lonely paths in Saxony (Köhlersteig)

With the summer heat nearly gone we were on another hiking in our own backyard mission. The south of Germany, including the black forest, palatinate and the neckar region, is completely expanded for tourism. It is easy to find tours or weekend activities in that region. It is a bit different in the eastern part of Germany. Also, there it has popular touristic regions like the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. But besides…

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Germany: Four Castle Tour (Neckar)

Four Castle View View from the Castle This weekend the temperature finally dropped from around 37 degrees to around 28 degrees. I hope this is the start of the end of the summer and with that the heat. As Saturday was mainly rainy we took a lazy one and moved the hiking activities to Sunday. With just another holiday region, the Neckar Valley, in our reach this tour led us to…

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Germany: A hike with a view (Northern Black Forest)

This week's hike lead us to the Büchenbronner Höhe. The hike lead mainly over small natural trails in the woods. As summer is still present in Europe we started another early morning call. Unfortunately, we hadn't noticed that the sun rises later now. With that said we had to wait a couple of minutes at the parking lot before we could start. Additionally, the first kilometers of the hike been in…

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Germany: Good Morning Black Forest

Sunrise Skabiose As the summer has a firm grip on Germany, with 36 degree for the last 3 days, it is only possible to hike in the early morning hours. With having 26 degrees in the apartment and still our night visitor the young long-eared owl, we took another 4:30 am approach. With being in home office now for over 5 months, I take every chance to get out of the…

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