Germany

Lines and roofs – Mosel, Rhein and other curves (31 photo)

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Once a yellow blanket of nature fell from the sky and tightly covered the vineyards around Mosel and Rhein, even the hedgehog got to understand that the season has changed. Soft tones invaded little sleepy towns, adjusted all shapes and lines. Lines, that lead to…

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Nuclear ghost town – Vogelsang military base (27 photos)

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Deep in the woods of Brandenburg lies sleepy Vogelsang. From the first sight, it does not look any different from other villages with a similar population of 100. What makes this area interesting is another, much bigger and more mysterious Voglesang hidden in the forest nearby.

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Where monsters live – Papierfabrik Wolfswinkel (20 photos)

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Colourful, fury and cute. They are called monsters and they live in and old abandoned paper factory in Eberswalde.

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Rügen – Cycling around Jasmund

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White sandy beaches, dense tree canopy and massive chalk cliffs. Loved by Bismark and Einstein, Rügen has all a tourist needs as well as a good deal of quiet corners to hide from the crowd.

Arriving by train to Lietzow was a great idea and it was a good place to start heading north towards a little beach-town Glowe next morning. As it would have been boring otherwise, cycling the narrow, curvy and hilly coastal hiking trail to Lohme was simply a must. It would be difficult to find a more bike-unfriendly path on the island, but carrying a thin tired citybike (with two backpacks duct-taped to its back) up and down the stairs spiced up the trip. Actually, it surprised other hikers even less than an ordinary pasta cooking process on the bench at Victoriasicht, a spectacular viewpoint facing the highest and the most famous chalk cliff in the area – Königsstuhl.

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Climbing in the flats – Löbejün

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I haven’t been getting up early on a weekend (earlier than during the week) already for quite a while and I haven’t been properly climbing for quite some time too. Well, it was just about time to get out. This time to Löbejün.

Located in a former quarry near Halle/Leipzig, this is one of the closest climbing areas from Berlin. It may not be the perfect crag, but it has more than 150 routes facing all directions and is less than two hours away, what makes it a great location for a day-trip.

Löbejün near Berlin, is a bit like Sarentino near Bolzano – nice and relaxed atmosphere, good grip and a rather good accessibility. Actually, Berlin is not that bad for climbing in the end!
 

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Spring is here again

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While for the sake of optimism I’d still find it handy to have a browser plugin that censors information and hides Bolzano from weather maps, spring is finally here. In the air. In the sky. In people’s faces. Again. Hopefully it will stay longer this time!

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