Portugal: Flying during Covid-19 times

Mountains of Spain Mountains of Portugal What to expect? Honestly it was not as different, as I thought is would going to be. In the airport in Frankfurt everybody was wearing a face mask. The airport staff and every customer. Luggage drop-off was as slow as usually, also with been check in already. So no change in this department. During the security check, we needed to pull of the face mask…

Continue Reading Portugal: Flying during Covid-19 times

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…

Continue Reading Germany: On the Richard Löwenherz Path (Palatinate)

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…

Continue Reading Germany: On lonely paths in Saxony (Köhlersteig)

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…

Continue Reading Germany: Four Castle Tour (Neckar)

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…

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

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…

Continue Reading Germany: Good Morning Black Forest

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…

Continue Reading Germany: Hikes in the Black Forest National Park

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…

Continue Reading Germany: Hiking in the Eyach Valley

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…

Continue Reading Germany: Escaping the heat – morning hike in Palatinate

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…

Continue Reading Germany: Rimbach-Steig in Palatinate