Tag Archives: Wanderung

No sweet without sweat at Hohegeiß!

Christina/ May 16, 2021/ The daily grind

We are on the move at the mountain village Hohegeiß which is one of the highest places within the Harz Mountains with 642 metres above sea level. Right at the arrival we smell the fresh and clean air of this area. The village is located in the middle of mountain meadows, forests and “Dicke Tannen”. And today’s walk is just

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Inside devil’s kitchen at Bad Salzdetfurth

Christina/ May 10, 2021/ The daily grind

This panoramic loop above Bad Salzdetfurth has it all: Wild animals and other dangers are lurking on this breathtaking hike which is 26 kilometres long and one has to manage nearly 800 metres of difference in altitude altogether. And: look out for the devil’s kitchen! At the witchhouse Today’s hike is called: Around Bad Salzdetfurth. The tour is supposed to

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Corona diary: the Frog King of Lammer Holz

Christina/ March 28, 2021/ The daily grind

Just the crown was missing otherwise we would have met the incarnation: the Frog King of the Lammer Holz! The stupidest thing: I did not even try to find out whether it is a enchanted prince! What a wasted opportunity! Well, at least I have my Braunschweig horse whisperer with me, who saves us just a couple of minutes later

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Corona-diary: The way of the siskin

Christina/ February 7, 2021/ The daily grind

I did not expect that a little bird can brighten a whole day. In this case I am talking about an siskin. Again and again it and its companions crossed our way this saturday. That’s more than coincidence I guess. Today, the way of the bird leads us to the Moorhüttenteich at Volkmarode. Formerly there used to be an eminent

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Corona-diary: Hiking around the Oker

Christina/ January 10, 2021/ The daily grind

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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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: the terrassed vineyard of Kaatschen

Christina/ November 17, 2020/ The daily grind

I’ve already been to the kingdom of heaven last weekend, at that time I continued in direction of Bad Sulza. This time I wanted to do the same on a different path, i.e. via wine village Kaatschen. Unfortunately the dwindling daylight put a spoke into our wheel. So we did not made it to Bad Sulza. Still it was a

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Corona-diary: King Hübich and the roast pork

Christina/ October 19, 2020/ The daily grind

We are approaching our first Covid-19 winter and this is serious: There is again talk about social distancing, about wearing a mask everywhere and about social isolation. Prior to a next possible shutdown I need something for the heart to keep it in me for the dark time of „solitary confinement“: An enchanted forest. Where can I find it? Of

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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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(Deutsch) Corona-Tagebuch: An der wilden Ilse

Christina/ September 20, 2020/ The daily grind

This Corona summer Germany definitely turned into a sports nation. Both, in the city and at the country side bicyclers as far as the eye can see. In the Harz mountains hiking is the number one past time of the German tripper. I rarely saw the parking site for hikers at Ilsenburg that packed as last sunday. Also the way

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