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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Germany: Hikes in the Black Forest National Park

With having the Black Forest National Park right into our backyard. Find on this page a couple of shorter and longer day hikes that can be done in the Northern part of the park. The park was found in January 2014 and is the first National Park in Baden Württemberg. Compared to other National Park worldwide, there is no park entry to be paid. In the Wolfsschlucht (Baden-Baden) Nice hike through…

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Germany: Hiking in the Eyach Valley

Sunrise over Dobeln A wooden hut In order to escape the heat once more, this hike was another 4:30 am challenge. Which for us at the moment is not so much of a challenge anymore. It became already a habit. With climbing temperatures this week until 36 degrees, the mornings are the only way to hike without a heatstroke. As well with having still your animal friend around, nights are short…

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Germany: Escaping the heat – morning hike in Palatinate

In order to escape the heat of the summer in Germany, this hike was another 4:30 am challenge. Which was no problem, as we have at the moment some kind of animal in the surrounding of our house, that is barking all night. I am still not sure if some neighbor bought a pup or if it is some kind of unassignable bird. Nether the less the nights at the moment…

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Germany: Rimbach-Steig in Palatinate

Todays hike lead us once more back to Palatinate. We choose the Rimbach-Steig, which is a premium hike in the area. Including many viewpoints and refreshment possibilities. The description of the hike was 7 hours, 17 km and 670 m ascent. Hiking over the ridges around the two Wasgau villages Schwanheim and Darstein. The Rimbach meanders through the valley that connects the two villages.  We started the hike in the village…

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Germany: Up to the Kuhstall (Himmelsleiter)

Another popular but totally worth wile tour in Saxon Switzerland is the hike up to the Kuhstall. In order to avoid the crowds we started the tour around 8 am at the Lichtenhainer Waterfall parking lot. At that time we were the only car. It is important to start this tour early, as there is not only a huge parking lot but also the last station of the Kirnitzschtalbahn. The train…

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Czech: Into the Edmundova soutěska

As Czech is around the corner from Bad Schandau, we decided to do one hike in the area. Luckily many European borders are open again, including the one to Czech. It is interesting that as a European we do not even think about crossing borders anymore in Europe. It is just a given for years that we can just go from Germany to Czech, or to another European country. Seeing during…

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Germany: Morning hike to the Affensteine

Wald-Geißbart Find the right way Glockenblume This morning should be another 4:30 am challenge but without torturing my family, it became 6 am. The time was right, and we been the only people at the Beutenfall parking lot, where we started this hike. Originally I planned this tour to be around 8 kilometer, but all went a bit different as planned. The first part of the hike was over a wide…

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Germany: Iconic hike to the Schrammsteine (Elbe Sandstone Mountains)

One hike that cannot be missed in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains are the Schrammsteine. There are hikes in various lengths leading up to this iconic rock formation. The Schrammsteine are an elongated, strongly jagged rock group of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. It is located east of Bad Schandau in Saxon Switzerland and lies in the district of Ostrau. In the north they are bordered by the Kirnitzschtal and Hohe Liebe, in…

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