Category Archives: Abroad

Adventures and discoveries outside of Germany

West Bohemia

Introduction

As my grandmother fled 1945 from the advancing Red Army to Bavaria with her little baby girl (my aunt) in her arms, she had to go westwards across the territory of the then so-called “Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia“, an endeavor that was unimaginably dangerous in a war-devastated Central Europe.

It was the most straightforward route from the home-town of my grandmother’s family Breslau (today Wrocław) in … read more

High Tatras, part 5 (Sedlo sedielko, Sedlo prielom)

Introduction

This blog-post is a continuation of a past article about hiking tours in the High Tatras mountain range1.

Like in summer 2020, the plan was to cross some of the elongated valleys in the High Tatras and to negotiate two particular mountain saddles.

This year these two saddles had to be Sedlo prielom and Sedlo sedielko (colored brown on the map below, the 2020 tours are in … read more

Dolomites

Note

The following text is the continuation of a past article about hiking tours in Northern Italy (Trentino) in fall 2020.

Cima Roccapiana, July 25

Mezzocorona, a town surrounded by large vineyards on 219 meters AMSL (Above Mean Sea Level; every height stated below is AMSL), is reachable from Trento by train within fifteen minutes.

The target I had chosen for this day was … read more