Category Archives: The daily grind

Workday reflections outside the box.

Corona-diary: The Asse and a piece of winter wonderland

Christina/ January 17, 2021/ The daily grind/ 0 comments

What is as annoying as Corona? Exactly, politicians in a bumper election year. As a consequence of this the actual conincidence of Corona and a bumper election year is something like a super event of vainness or simply a nightmare for the citizen. The signal has just been sent and the representatives of the parties are already busy with positioning

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Corona-diary: Hiking around the Oker

Christina/ January 10, 2021/ The daily grind/ 0 comments

Saturday morning, I take a look out of the window and I have no trust in my eyes: Snow! Snow in Braunschweig. Fantastic! We do not have to go to the Harz mountains any more the white substance is right here under our feet. It is lockdown again. An the one hand we do not want to join the Harz-bobsleigh-pack.

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(Deutsch) Corona-Tagebuch: Querfeldein am Westrand des Elms

Christina/ January 3, 2021/ The daily grind

When Ute suggested a round lap at Destedt to me I was skeptical at first. Destedt does not sound very tempting to me. She tells me that she came across the “Proto-Opti” trail on her DAV-App, a loop road at the Western border of the Elm. Right away the path’s name sound queer to me and I cannot tell what’s

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Corona-diary: The playboy-lap within the Einbecker urban forest

Christina/ December 26, 2020/ The daily grind

The Motto: “Doing something different for a chance” has a quite new meaning these days. Spending time outdoors has become very popular by now. Today, on Christmas day, Christian take his bunnies for a walk into the Einbecker urban forest. Why? Because the playboy-bunny has a trial of its own down there! Next to the bunny’s path there is more

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Corona-diary: A circuit trail around Altencelle

Christina/ December 23, 2020/ The daily grind

Here it is again: the second lockdown this year has arrived in Germany. Once again I look out for rewarding excursion destinations in the neighbourhood. This time I discover a new hiking trail close to Celle, more precisely at Altencelle (the old part of Celle, but not the historic town). The path is called the “C1” and leads via Osterloh

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Corona-diary: The Mini-Christmas markets have gone

Christina/ December 22, 2020/ The daily grind

Twelve degrees and sun shine in December and regardless thirsty for mulled wine? Well, these three wishes cannot be combined with each other. Whereas wish no. 1 and 2 are fulfilled on this saturday, wish no. 3 is neglected. We missed the “Drive-in christmas market” at Rautheim. Since Wednesday we have our second lockdown of the year. Merry Christmas? We

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Corona-diary: Three castle tour at the Elster valley

Christina/ December 6, 2020/ The daily grind, Categories

After four weeks at Bad Kösen we have seen a lot! This will be our last excursion today. We have mixed feelings but first of all we want to enjoy this final discovery tour. And it is once more special to us! The wineroute hiking trail is on our itinerary. We are heading for Zeitz and its Moritzburg. The weather

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Corona-diary: Freyburg and the Schweigenberg circuit

Christina/ December 1, 2020/ The daily grind

This time it is love at first sight: Upon our arrival at Freyburg/Unstrut on a sunday morning we are immediately enchanted. The town is very nice and above all offers a wide range of different hiking trails. On the parking site for hikers we choose the Schweigenberg-Rundweg which is genuine piece of jewellery! Zscheiplitz with its minster is definitely the

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Corona-diary: The mill hiking trail close to Naumburg

Christina/ December 1, 2020/ The daily grind

Where are the mills? During our hike this Saturday we kind of wondered where the mills promised are supposed to be. The brochure of the tourist information promised us „nine impressive wind and water mills“ on this walk between Naumburg, Boblas, Wetterscheid and the Kroppen valley. But we saw almost nothing of that. The actual surprise of the day was

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Corona-diary: The castles of Dornburg

Christina/ November 26, 2020/ The daily grind, Culture

I mentioned it already in my article about Jena that the castles of Dornburg are still on my to-do-list. The beautiful weather on this tuesday invited us to make this trip and visit the castle ensemble with its gardens today. And I can tell you this much by now: No matter if it’s Rokoko, Renaissance or high-medieval architecture: the so

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