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Corona diary: Thrill at the Saale-Radweg

Christina/ November 16, 2020/ The daily grind, Culture/ 0 comments

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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Corona diary: respite at Bad Kösen

Christina/ November 5, 2020/ The daily grind, Culture

Upon rising Corona cases and increasing panic it is advisable to look for some calm and relaxing place offside the sources of infection. Such as place is the spa Bad Kösen at Sachsen-Anhalt. If it were not for the closed cafés and restaurants nobody would guess that Corona exists here. Lovely vineyards, castles, salinas and a multitude of hiking trails

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Corona-diary: Art exhibition opening of Dariush Farazi

Christina/ October 31, 2020/ Culture

It is my first art exhibition opening of the year. And it will be my last. The lockdown is back again – this time in a „light“ version. It is supposed to be a calories reduced alternative to the full shutdown in March. It is for the second time that we have to renounce exhibitions, cinemas or theatres, meeting with

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Wine-hiking within the smallest growing area of Germany

Christina/ October 13, 2020/ Culture

Always expect the unexpected also within the Saxon Switzerland. Upon a verspertine walk around Pirna I learn about the Saxon wine route and the corresponding hiking trail. Wine-hiking in the smallest growing area of Germany that sounds tempting. That’s why I am using my day off to try the first stage of the path. It starts at Pirna and leads

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Königstein

Christina/ October 13, 2020/ The daily grind, Culture

Going to the Elbsandsteingebirge I do not know more of it than Pirna and Bad Schandau. That changes quickly during this week. Upon taking the urban railway to reach the access points of the hiking tours you get to know the places along the route quite quickly. When we come to Königstein on our second day I realize quickly that

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