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(Deutsch) Corona-Tagebuch: Silvester 2020 mit Wilhelm Busch

Christina/ January 1, 2021/ Culture

New Year’s Eve 2020 is as different as the rest of the years wars from anything else. Hiking instead of having a party is today’s motto. We choose the “Wilhelm-Busch”-hiking trail around Mechtshausen for this thursday. The weather is quite okay: there is some sunshine from time to time and later on we have some snow grains. After the hike

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Corona diary: The count of Braunschweig trail

Christina/ November 27, 2020/ Culture

Today I walk on a historical path and encounter the count of Braunschweig (CoB). It is about the battle of Jena-Auerstedt. In case you are in doubt whether this hike is worth a visit, let me tell you this much: if Goethe was here it must be interesting. And he was. The so called Goethe cycle path crosses the path

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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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Corona diary: Blütengrund and castle magic

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

It is cold outside, very cold. The thermometer shoes minus 1 degree. The white frost on the grass and on the trees gives me a first notion of Christmas. The sun beams from a deep blue sky and lures me into nature. Wearing some layers of cloths on my body I get on my bike. The air is very clear,

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A short trip to Camburg

Christina/ November 23, 2020/ Culture

Sunday morning. The sky is grey, the chance of rain is about 40 %. Time for a short trip to Camburg by bike and maybe further on to the castles of Dornburg. From Bad Kösen I cycle via Lengefeld, Saaleck, Kleinheringen and Kaatschen to Camburg. The weather stays dry. Whereas the outward journey is unhurried the way back is stressful.

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Hiking around the Geiseltalsee

Christina/ November 23, 2020/ The daily grind, Culture

You know that: commercial brochures always promise you the best experience ever. The brochure „Naturelebnis Saale-Unstrut“ just told me that visiting and hiking aroudn the Geiseltalsee would be it. The lake is supposed to be the biggest man-made of its kind within Germany. We intend to bicycle around the water body. The circle around the lake is 26 km long.

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Corona-diary: An afternoon at Jena

Christina/ November 23, 2020/ The daily grind, Culture

Friday afternoon the sky is grey and rainy. Not the best conditions for sports activities outside. So why not pay a visit to a city nearbye? We choose Jena, a university town. Jena is home of the Friedrich-Schiller university. Moreover the city of lights of Thuringia has more than 330 historic monuments, which are being renovated time after time since

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Corona diary: Thrill at the Saale-Radweg

Christina/ November 16, 2020/ The daily grind, Culture

Did you ever heard of the slogan „Get your kicks on route 66“? If not, it does not really matter, because you can get your thrill much cheaper and with a long-distance flight. Where? On the Saale-Radweg. These days everything is subordinated to an adventure-culture: If it is nacked hiking, diner in the dark or bungee-jumping. But, did you ever

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Corona-diary: At the Kingdom of heaven

Christina/ November 10, 2020/ The daily grind, Culture

A hike to the Himmelreich ( „Kingdom of heaven“) that sounds tempting to me. The Himmelreichweg is a geological path, which I’d like to extend until Bad Sulza. The destination is not too far away and offers numerous possibilities to explore the region a little bit further. The wonderful autumn weather this year dives both, the landscape and the sights

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Corona diary: Naumburg and the Saale-Wein-Weg

Christina/ November 10, 2020/ The daily grind, Culture

Despite the Corona lockdown the motto this autumn is: discover Germany in all its facets. Today’s hiking tour leads us from Bad Kösen to Schulpforta and the former Cistercian cloister. From there we walk through the „Kalte Tal“ to Naumburg. The way back leads us through the autumnal vineyards along the Saale-Wein-Weg: an eye catcher of a special kind. Und:

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