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: 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: 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: Tree Top Path in the Black Forest

With another very overcast day ahead, I was on the search of an activity that also can be done in light rain. I knew Bad Wildbad only for having a Bike Park, which I sadly not visited yet, but I was not aware what else it had to offer. With following the recommendation of a friend we drove to the Tree Top Path on the Sommerberg.  Tree Top Path (Bad Wildberg)…

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Germany: Road trip in the North Black Forest

Adlerfarn Waldkiefer Fichte Heidelbeeren Even with a real moody weather predicted for today, I planned a short road trip in the North Black Forest. Following first the Schwarzwaldhochstraße to the Lotharpfad and then following the Murg Valley to Gernsbach. Both roads got their own charm and are particularly popular for motorcycle. As the weather was overcast, rainy and foggy we mostly had the streets for ourself. Weiße Lichtnelke Leimkraut Teppich-Knöterich Lotharpfad…

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