The global pandemic has thwarted a great deal of my (and probably everyone else’s) scheduled holidays and confined me to my apartment in Nuremberg since mid-March.
Fortunately, solitary outdoor exercises were and are still allowed to date, and so I’ve made the best of the situation and cycled 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 fairly often during my student days with my buddies, for …
Apart from hiking, cycling is one of my favorite activities during weekends or short vacations.
Bike tours alongside the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal between Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg, Middle Franconia) and Bamberg (Upper Franconia) belong to my personal subset of uncomplicated and convenient tours which do not demand much of a preparation.
There are virtually no climbs, and the track is more or less on my doorstep. For the seventy kilometers from Nürnberg to the city center of Bamberg, I need about three and a half hours with my mountain bike.
Near Nuremberg, 2006
I am in the fourth semester of my engineering studies at the university in Nuremberg and I work like many of my fellow-students in several odd jobs to make ends meet.
One of those jobs is working on a nearby building site with three of my buddies during the weekends, for about fifteen Euros per hour.
The main tasks on this building site, which comprises several dilapidated buildings on a large estate, vary a little from day to day, but our main assignments are primarily clearing out …