Category Archives: Abroad

Adventures and discoveries outside of Germany

Inspiring figures of history: Jozef Gabčík

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Slovakia during the 2nd World War
  3. Operation Anthropoid
    1. Exiles
    2. Prelude
    3. Preparations
    4. Assassination
  4. Facing the death
  5. Epilogue
  6. References

1. Introduction

During the peak of the global pandemic a few months ago, a remote family member passed away quietly in a nursing home where she had been living in her last years. She was well over ninety, and due to the circumstances at that time only a very small group of people were allowed to attend the funeral.

As our family suffered a great deal during the major …

High Tatras, part 4 (Bystrá lávka, Priečne sedlo)

Introduction

After I’d visited the High Tatras mountain range two times during the past year (August and October), I made further extensive tours this summer.

This time, those tours were supposed to be more difficult.

At least slightly. Otherwise I wouldn’t find any good reason for visiting the High Tatras again without having a challenge of sorts to begin with.

Though I love being in Slovakia and in the mountains, it is not necessarily about one specific location on the map. It is about doing something uncomfortable and …

Slovak Paradise (Suchá Belá)

Introduction

In the last week of June I made use of the regained freedom to travel to visit the Slovak Paradise (Slovenský raj) for the second time in this year.

Admittedly, my first article about the Slovak Paradise cannot serve as a somewhat useful account of the national park, since I marched only through a small part in the east during February as I encountered plenty of snow, but no other hikers.

This article tries to bridge this gap, and also wants to make a small statement about …