Germany: Another 4:30 am challenge

As summer is approaching Germany with high temperatures, we did another 4:30 am challenge in order to take an early morning hike. The last two weeks we got temperatures around 30 degree. For my taste this is not really hiking weather. In order to enjoy hikes anyway, early mornings needs to be used. In the morning the air is still fresh, the temperature is mild and the birds songs are 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 the…

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Germany: This atmosphere in the morning

We started this day again at 4:30 am, in order to enjoy the morning atmosphere in the woods. Our hike today lead us from the Monbach Valley in the Monbach Gorge to the Wolfschlucht. The Monbach Gorge was created around 350,000 years ago. When the Nagold river cut into the sandstone of the Monbach Valley. The Gorge was developed in 1901 and is part of the Black Forest East Trail. Moos…

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Germany: The 4:30 am Challenge

This morning lead us again in the North Black Forest. In order to avoid once more the crowds we set our alarm to 4:30 am. Hikes are more intense in the morning hours, quiet nature only broken through by bird singing. On the way to Kaltenbronn we saw an amazing Sun Rise. The sky was bathed in a soft pink color. Even that a sun rise start every day, it is…

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Germany: Attention Wilderness!

Lucky Clover Fir Moss Today we started really early in order to enjoy a special hike. Or better a combination out of two wilderness hikes in the Northern Black Forest. The Wildnispfad (Wilderness Hike) and the Luchspfad (Lynx Hike). Both paths are around 4 kilometer long and can be combined easily. Starting point was the parking lot near the Hotel Plättig. The overall round took us 3 hours and included a…

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Germany: Hike at the Mummelsee (Hornisgrinde)

Today's day-trip lead us over the Schwarzwaldhochstraße to the Mummelsee. Which is a well-known tourist attraction and with that the parking lot was already filled up in the morning. The place is not only known for the lake, it also offers five different main hiking options near and far around the lake. The hikes further away from the lake are less crowded and worth the visit. Scheiden-Wollgrass Bergkiefer Spieß-Weide We chose…

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Germany: Early morning hike in the Black Forest (Schönmünzach)

With tourism opening up again in Germany and the long weekend due to a public holiday, the only chance to enjoy nature alone was an early morning call. The day started at 5:30 am with preparing some snacks and coffee to go. In order to enjoy breakfast in nature. We started this weekends hike around 7 am in Schönmünzach in the National Park of the Black Forest. Plan ahead was the…

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Germany: Hiking in the Black Forest (Bermersbach)

With the best spring weather predicted for the day, we decided to go on an early morning hike in the black forest. Within a 40 minutes drive and so many lifted restriction we gave it a try. Bermersbach in the Murgtal (Murg Valley) is a small town, which provides a lot of hiking options. In the town center several information signs are providing insides in the hiking possibilities. As we wanted…

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Italy: A day in the Puster Valley

The accomodationIn case you have only one full day in the Puster Valley in Italy, here some tips how to fill our day. One of the most important things in the Italian Alps is to have apartment that is facing the mountains - look here for inspirations. Just waking up with a view to the mountains in a cozy Italy home. Enjoying the great breakfast with fresh bread and a cheese/meat…

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Italy: Hike around Sexten

After our amazing days in Slovenia we soon needed to go back home. But on our way back to Germany we stopped again for a couple of days in the Dolomites. This time we stayed in the Pustertal in Sexten (Italy). As we knew the place from our visit 3 years back. We knew it would be a great ending for this year's Europe trip. In Sexten we stayed in the…

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