“It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.” – Oscar Wilde (Thank you, Moni)
Location: Müggelheim – Große Krampe – Krampenburg – Along Langer See – Hirtenwiese – Teufelssee – Müggelberge – Müggelheim / Distance: 12 km / from city center: 25 km / east / Weather: 4 °C, foggy / Camera: Nikon D90, 35mm lens
“Die transsibirische Eisenbahn fährt nicht durch Mörschenhardt” (Andreas Balles, 1990)
This was my first thought when I arrived in this very small village called Mörschenhardt not far away from my hometown in Southern Germany.
In 1990, a former classmate wrote this sentence while imitating Günther Eich, a famous German poet. He – the classmate – became a poet later on – at least he wrote a poetry book.
And there is so much more in this sentence. There are quite a lot of villages where there is, metaphorically speaking, nothing like the Trans-Siberian Railroad. And sometimes this is a great advantage.
Location: Mörschenhardt, Klinge, Ernsttal, Schloss Waldleinigen, (from there we hitch-hiked to Schloßau) – Schloßau – Mörschenhardt / Distance: 12 km / Weather: 2 °C, cloudy & freezing
We went to a friends birthday party who invited us to celebrate with him in a castle in the Scottish Highlands. We arrived by car at night in a hotel near Glencoe and woke up the next morning without having seen the scenery surrounding us.
Can you imagine waking up to this?
I went to Scotland once before and I will never forget the breathtaking atmosphere, the light, the remoteness and the magic of this land. I’m in love again.
While we crossed the dark underbrush with its huge rock walls and its exagerated green and steaming mossy grounds I thought about what left of “Deutsche Sagen” (German Myths) that I read at primary school. I pictured dragons, elves and fauns and the landscape is totally stimulating this kind of thoughts.
I love mountains but I don’t like abysses so much. In fact I suffer from fear of heights. We had some challenges today and the path along the ridge of Schrammsteine wasn’t made for us. We have been brave enough to turn around and continue to enjoy our hike instead of being threatened by it.
Location: Restaurant Forsthaus Leuenberg – western shore of Mittelsee – eastern shore of Langer Haussee – Leuenberg – Röthsee – Leuenberg – Restaurant Forsthaus Leuenberg / Distance: 12 km / Weather: -2 °C, sunny Near Forsthaus Leuenberg: Mittelsee and Langer Haussee: From Leuenberg to the Forsthaus: