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    Hiking from Kettwig to Werden!

    VRR’s summer promotion is still going on, but as a friend of mine was organizing his birthday party in Essen, today we hiked from Kettwig to Werden, which is somewhat far from the city center, but still within the city…

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    Weekend trip to Offenburg

    Since the beginning of the weekend trips, I have had suggestions for various places. One of the most suggested places was the Black Forest. After all, this is most likely the most famous natural area in Germany, and probably one…

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    Hiking around Aachen and triple point!

    And here we go, it happened again. There was this storm this week in this area of Germany which allegedly brought everything into disarray. That’s certainly true, but it’s also true that it was more a local effect. Here in…

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    Hiking from Honrath to Overath!

    I always knew it could happen. But I never thought it really would. And this time, it did. I feel so stupid about it. This week, I was so excited about my new program, that retraces the trails according to…

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    Hiking around Iserlohn!

    Maybe something rather unrelated first: I created a programme to adapt existing hiking trails to the information available on OpenStreetMap. It’s not really different from what Komoot does, but anyway now you don’t have to see points badly off the…

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    Weekend trip to Sankt Aldegund!

    “Annus horribilis” This is what Queen Elizabeth called 1994. I don’t know what she wanted to refer to, but if ever she had looked at my hiking events, that’s what she’d have called the winter season 2020-2021, after I had…

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    Hiking from Dahl to Rummenohl

    While I really like the VRR area, I have to admit it mostly consists of rather friendly easy places – except for this area, Hagen. It’s because it’s the fringe of the mountainous area called Sauerland , where the nature…

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    Hiking from Eitorf to Dattenfeld

    It was around two or three weeks ago that the things were drastically eased in Germany. At that time, it was not really clear what it could look like in a few weeks – some people predicted a next wave,…

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    Hiking from Essen Kettwig to Kupferdreh

    Just like every year, I planned a few weekend trips this year. One of them was for Bad Berleburg. In fact, I made a reservation for Bad Berleburg twice, first one being in January, in the middle of hard lockdown.…

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    Hiking around Meschede

    Today was the day 2 of the Sauerland weekend. So, essentially I’m staying at my friend’s place at Möhnesee over the weekend and I decided to organise a hike nearby. Well, against my initial expectation, where I thought it might…