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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 of all. Today, in this regard, things got much better. But then again, they didn’t: The coronavirus started having sweeping effects on the daily life here in Germany. Download kml / gpx Well, the problem is that so far, they shut down all schools, but they haven’t really made a clear decision, which made it very difficult for me to decide whether to…

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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…

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    Hiking from Dortmund to Herne

    After having left Couchsurfing two weeks ago, this one was the very first one that I organized on Meetup. Well, it didn’t make a huge difference, but maybe because it’s still the beginning, maybe because it was said to be…

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    Hiking from Duisburg Schlenk to Angermund

    Here in Germany, wind energy is a big deal. It’s only partially true that the Germans want to live eco-friendly. More importantly, the wind energy is an option here, because there’s no typhoon, hurricane or whatsoever, at least historically. Maybe…

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    Hiking from Essen Werden to Essen Stadtwald!

    It wasn’t the first time, but this time it went really badly: Couchsurfing failed. Here’s what happened: I was trying to send the WhatsApp link to all the participants. And right after I sent the first message, my account got…

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    Hiking around Solingen

    We’ve already been to Solingen several times, mainly to go towards the Müngsten bridge. Except for that area, it is actually extremely rare to visit Solingen, since you can hardly find a train station and hardly find anywhere to hike,…

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    Hiking around Dortmund-Aplerbeck

    Last year and two years ago, it seemed to me like it’s a good idea to bring about the concept of “winter hikes” – I thought it was sufficiently good to have outings to get fresh air. This year, it…

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    Hiking from Hochdahl to Haan!

    Happy new year! We now entered the fourth consecutive year since we started going hiking. It’s almost a wonder that we’re still doing it, and also that we never do the same trail twice. As it looks right now, this…

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    Hiking around Kamakura

    And here comes the highlight of my short stay in Japan: hiking in Kamakura. This is actually quite close to where I was born. Nonetheless, I have never thoroughly hiked in this area, although this is often what happens to…