Berlin New Years Hike: Young Swans In The Winter Sun

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Happy 2020!

I wanted to say thank you for this year full of great journeys, friends, places, moments and experiences. Thank you to everyone looking, reading and following and thank you to everyone who gets in touch from time to time and motivates me to continue writing and photographing. Hugs to all of you and a very […]

Odenwald: Short Walk In The Winter Sun

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Odenwald Hike: Sunny Fields And Icy Skies

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This is a picture from an event that dates back to the year 1330 in Walldürn: A priest knocked over a chalice of altar wine and the wine formed a picture of Jesus and his disciples on the altar cloth. He hid the cloth and only revealed the event and the picture 50 years later on his death bed.

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Odenwald Hike: Through The Forest Along Eiderbach

A short hike through the forest with one of my oldest childhood friends who lives very far away from me.

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Odenwald Hike: Impressions Of The Middle Ages At Hornberg Castle

The castle of Hornberg was first built in the 11th century. Germanys most famous knight, Götz von Berlichingen lived there for 45 years and the winery inside the castle is said to be the second eldest in the whole world.

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Odenwald: Engelberg Monastery and Miltenberg

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Engelberg Monastery

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Miltenberg

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Hiking The Azores: The Mystery behind The Mistérios Negros

The hike: wonderful and fascinating hike which is only around 6 kms long with an altitude change of only 100 meters, but heavens, those meters!
We started at Gruta do Natal. From here the hike starts very easily. If there was rain the days before, you should really consider to wear waterproof boots (I don’t say that frequently :)), the entire area is very wet and you won’t be able to not walk through puddles or mud on your way. Gradually the hike gets more complicated and shortly next to the misterios negros you will definitely use both of your hands and be happy about the good shoes, a pole and packing light.
You will be gratified with stunning views over silent lakes, dense and mystic underbrush and a real rainforest atmosphere. About 1,5 km before returning to Gruta do natal you’ll have a wonderful view over the hilly landscape and the misterios negros.
The Misterios Negros are streams of cold lava. People in former times weren’t able to explain what it is and so they called them Mistérios Negros – black mysteries.
If you want you can additionally climb Pico Gaspar (ca. 50m of elevation). Gruta do natal is not open on sundays and opens at 14:30 all the other days. If you are by car, go for the near fumaroles afterwards.

 

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The misterios negros

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Bye-bye Azores, we had a great time!

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