• Hiking report

    Hiking from Brachbach to Siegen

    It’s been seven years hiking around Düsseldorf for me, but there are some areas that we don’t visit very often. Siegen being one of the biggest (?) cities in NRW, we rarely go there. The main reason is because it’s simply very far. Another reason is the line between Cologne and Siegen crosses the border to Rhineland Palatinate, and it was never clear to me what kind of tickets we needed to buy before the DeutschlandTicket got introduced. This time, as Amr wanted to celebrate his birthday, I organized a hike there, especially because he wanted me to do so.…

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    Hiking from Braubach to Koblenz

    There’s this super annoying thing called Deutsche Bahn. This time it got us really hard again. Download kml / gpx This time we anyway had a fairly tight schedule with 10 min time to change trains at Koblenz to go…

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    Hiking around Hagen Wehringhausen

    Somehow it does not really give the summer feeling in Germany this year yet, but it’s already time to think about going a little bit farther away, to explore more wild areas. That was what I was vaguely thinking when…

  • Cycling report

    Hiking around Porta Westfalica

    There was this one hike that I missed a few years ago around Porta Westfalica, because I got corona just a few days before the event. I was kind of looking forward to it, but I couldn’t do anything about…

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    Hiking from Wittbräucke to Wetter

    May started. It’s a very weird period of time here in Germany, as so many holidays appear at once in May and June, frankly only disrupting my life. Anyway there was one this week, the Labour Day. Since I didn’t…

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    Hiking around Opladen!

    As Hilal kept showing interests, I let him organize yet another hike. I don’t really understand why, but he decided to organize one right next to where he organised his last three hikes. I was slightly upset, but ok it’s…

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    Tag der Steige in Essen!

    Some people a few years ago told me about this hiking trail called Baldeneysteig, which appeared somewhat interesting. However, by the time I learned it, we had already done almost all of it, so I never really properly paid attention…

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    Hiking around Leichlingen!

    I have to admit I’m writing this article 4 weeks after we finished the hike and I don’t really remember the details – the main reason being due to the one for Crete, which took quite some time for me…

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    Easter trip to Crete!

    There are not so many public holidays in Germany, but there is a particularly long weekend in March or April over Easter. About a year ago, Rohith and I decided to go to Crete over the Easter weekend, as we…

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    Hiking around Mechernich

    Today I did something for the first time: I joined a hike that someone else organized. Well, it’s not literally true, because last summer I cycled with Amalia to Wuppertalsperre to join Hilal’s hike. This time, however, it’s not a…

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    Weekend trip to Bad Berleburg!

    It’s around 3 years ago now that we started organizing weekend trips in apartments. At that time, I looked for options on booking.com for some time, and one of them was this one in Bad Berleburg. In this regard, the…