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    Hiking around Iserlohn

    When VRR announced the summer promotion at the beginning of the summer holidays, essentially allowing us to travel everywhere inside NRW, I wasn’t sure how to take advantage of it the most. Now I understand that it was more or less our destiny that we end up swinging between the Eifel and Sauerland, because they are the two opposite extremities around Düsseldorf that we couldn’t visit very often because of the ticket limitation. Here’s an unrelated (to today’s report, but not completely unrelated) side note: I understood one more time that my favourite area is the Eifel, and not Sauerland,…

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    Hiking from Abenden to Rur

    In the last couple of weeks, I tried to organise a hike around a lake or a river, in the hope that we’d be able to enjoy the water when it gets really hot. It never got really hot. With…

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    Hiking around Finnentrop

    End of July, beginning of August seems to be the high season for vacation. Every year we see a lot less people, until they come back in something like September again. As well as the number of visitors on my…

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    Hiking from Langenberg to Holthausen

    After the weekend hike to Heidelberg last week, we got a few days with good weather, but just like many weekends, it essentially ended yesterday. And today, we could hardly see the sun. Well who cares. Compared to the heat…

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    Weekend trip to Heidelberg!

    We’ve already had a couple of weekend trips over the last 3 years. But all of them took place somewhere nearby, either in the north of Rhineland Palatine or inside North Rhine Westphalia. The idea of going much farther popped…

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    Hiking from Hausen to Heimbach

    Day II arrived. I don’t think people really check what kind of trail is ahead of us, but there is a significant difference between the one from yesterday and today’s one: today, I created the trail (and the one from…

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    Hiking around Marienheide

    Just as I said last week, the summer promotion of VRR and VRS allows us to travel anywhere inside NRW for free for 2 people. I had to think about it a lot when I learned it, since usually I…

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    Hiking from Neheim to Menden

    Rohith and I hiked together once during the lockdown period. That was exactly this trail from Neheim to Menden. It’s part of what’s called Ruhrhöhenweg, which apparently doesn’t even have an official website. To be honest, I didn’t get an…

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    Hiking around Bad Münstereifel

    It was right after the hike two weeks ago, that someone posted the link to a VRR promotion, which I first didn’t really understand – free ride everywhere in NRW? That was pretty much what was written, and it turned…

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    Weekend trip to Koblenz!

    It has been a stormy year in many aspects, but regarding the weekend trips, that’s very much the case. We had big trips to the Black Forest and Belgium, which all got cancelled. Seeing all this happen, I thought we…

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    Hiking around Lünen

    So, day II of a long hiking weekend. I could have taken any trail in VRR, but this time, I thought since it would be probably the last hike with corona restrictions (maybe not?), I took a trail in an…