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    Hiking from Hennef to Siegburg

    It was first Bogdan’s idea to go hiking inside the VRS area (around Köln), when we were in lockdown. We did it a couple of times and I really liked that area. If you live around Düsseldorf you certainly know that VRS is an area that cannot be reached for free with the VRR tickets, which are what most of the people living in Düsseldorf and the Ruhr area have. So, so far I mostly avoided VRS for this reason, but now after having done so many hikes inside the VRR area, and also because of this thing called Bahncard…

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    Expert hike from Gevelsberg to Hattingen

    It’s been more than three years since I started organising hiking events in the VRR area (and around) and there has always been an area that we never visited. This is because of the way the train lines are created…

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    Hiking from Wuppertal Oberbarmen to Barmen

    Okay things got better today. Much better. But this is about corona. Probably I should talk about the hike first. This was one trail that I had prepared for a hike in March, which had to be cancelled in the…

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    Expert hike from Wickede to Neheim

    I had planned an expert hike in Winterberg before the outbreak of the coronavirus. And just like many people, I was quite looking forward to that one. Then came first the coronavirus, but then last week’s hike, where things went…

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    Hiking from Kettwig to Velbert-Neviges

    So, people started coming back. It’s time to see how people are going to react. Today is the third session after the lockdown was partially lifted. And we’re in the second week in the current period. In the last two…

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    Hiking from Dahl to Hagen

    You might have noticed there’s a certain number of trails which have been there for ever on my map, but never selected. That’s mostly because there’s no place for a break. Without is often rather difficult, or at least I…

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    Hiking around Rolandseck

    Things sometimes go bananas in life, but that’s mostly an individual thing. It’s certainly rare that this applies to an entire society. That’s what happened after the last hike. And even though the signs were everywhere, I’m pretty sure that…

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    Hiking around Hohenlimburg

    I’m not going to say that it was particularly comfortable at the end of last year. The fact is that it has been particularly uncomfortable from the beginning of this year. What I mean is of course the weather first…

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    Hiking from Frimmersdorf to Grevenbroich!

    Both in Cologne and Düsseldorf, there’s a huge difference between the two sides of the Rhine. In both cities, the same side is rich and the other is poor, although the rich side of Cologne is a little bit like…

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    Hiking from Kettwig to Ratingen!

    Warm winter is what we had had before. Together with the coronavirus, now comes winter. We were probably rather fortunate that the true misery seemed to be somewhat alleviated today. At least in terms of rain, we were lucky today…

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    Hiking from Grafenberg to Ratingen

    We made history today; I changed the trail entirely, in the last minute, leaving all the people who went to the original meeting point behind. Download kml / gpx Here’s what happened: today, we were supposed to go to Kaldenkirchen, from where we’d…