Category Archives: Abroad

Travelling outside Germany.

The Low Tatras main ridge (part 2)

Nízke Tatry (Low Tatras) – Ďumbierske Tatry

Part 1 (hiking from Telgárt to Chopok, Kráľovohoľské Tatry) is available here.

This spring I was able to finish the Low Tatras main ridge tour, namely the part between the small town of Donovaly and Chopok, a mountain boasting a height of 2024 meters (hence making it the third highest peak in the Low Tatras mountain range).

The section between Donovaly… read more

Ascent to Nosi (Hardangervidda nasjonalpark)


Hiking tour from Lofthus (100 meters AMSL) to Nosi (1016 meters AMSL) and beyond across the Vidda.

Nosi is an elevation in the Hardangervidda nasjonalpark (national park) in South Norway.

Photos and video



The actual hiking season starts in July in this part of Norway, so in May many footpaths are impassable or untraceable due to (melting) snow, and summer bridges had not been mounted yet.… read more

Visiting Poland: Kraków, Warszawa, Poznań, Szczecin, Wrocław

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Cities and places
    1. Kraków (Krakau)
    2. Warszawa (Warschau)
    3. Poznań (Posen)
    4. Szczecin (Stettin)
  3. Genealogy
  4. Epilogue

1. Introduction

My mother’s parents are from small towns near Wrocław, a city in Lower Silesia that belongs to Poland since 1945.

My grandparents met in the mid-1930s as my grandfather was working as a butcher in and around Breslau1 (which was the German name of Wrocław) and my grandmother was occupied … read more