Category Archives: Hiking

Franconian Switzerland

Introduction

The global pandemic has thwarted a great deal of my (and everyone else’s) scheduled holidays and confined me to my apartment in Nuremberg since mid-March.

Fortunately, solitary exercises outdoors were and are still allowed to date, and so I’ve made the best of the situation and biked extensively through solitary landscapes in Franconia.

The Franconian Switzerland is an upland in Upper Franconia not far off from Nuremberg (which is situated in Middle Franconia).

I visited the Franconian Switzerland quite often during my student days with my buddies, for the …

Back in Slovakia (part 5): Spišská Nová Ves and Slovak Paradise

Slovakia, February 2020

Introduction

Winter fades gradually into spring, the days get longer and I am once more in my second home Slovakia.

This time I visited the Slovak Paradise and Košice (see part 6) in eastern Slovakia.

Slovenský raj

The Slovak Paradise (Slovenský raj) is a jagged limestone plateau without a dominating mountain ridge.

The national park, with its northern edge around ten kilometers southwards of Poprad-Tatry, stretches over a total area of around two hundred square kilometers – small in comparison with the Low …

Sentier cathare and Montségur

Traveling in France

If you have followed this blog-project for a while you might think me as one experienced, solid and well-traveled guy who has probably scores of travel stories in mind (all worth writing about, of course).

This would really be a cool thing, but I have to admit that this is unfortunately not exactly the case – I never traveled that much in my life, and I visited France (one of my favorite destinations by now and the immediate neighbor of Germany, after all) for the first time …